|Born||June 2, 1967 (age 49)|
|Known for||Founder of Expedia, Founder of Zillow, Founder of Glassdoor|
|Net worth||US $400 million|
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. In April 2014, he was named to Barack Obama's Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship.
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. Barton founded Expedia within Microsoft in 1994.
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