Rich Barton

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Richard Barton
Born June 2, 1967 (1967-06-02) (age 47)
Occupation Entrepreneur
Known for Founder of Expedia, Founder of Zillow, Founder of Glassdoor
Net worth US$400 million[1]

Richard Barton (born June 2, 1967) is a former Microsoft executive and founder of online travel company (and Microsoft spinoff) Expedia, Inc., real-estate internet company Zillow, and job search engine and career community Glassdoor. In 2002 he was named as one of the top 100 innovators under 35 by MIT Technology Review. [2] In April 2014, he was named to Barack Obama's Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship. [3]

Early life[edit]

Barton, raised in New Canaan, Connecticut is the son of a teacher and mechanical engineer. He graduated from Stanford University in 1989 with a degree in engineering. He first worked for Alliance Consulting and in 1991 began working for Microsoft.[4]


  1. ^ Wingfield, Nick (2014-04-13). "The Art of ‘Something From Nothing’". Retrieved 2014-07-28. 
  2. ^ "Innovator Under 35: Richard Barton, 34". MIT Technology Review Magazine. MIT Technology Review, Cambridge, MA. 2002. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Announcing President Obama’s New Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship". 2014. 
  4. ^ Eng, Dinah (January 14, 2013). "The King of Travel and Real Estate". Fortune 167 (1): 21–24. 

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