|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. He also founded the online travel photography sharing site Trover, which was acquired by Expedia in 2016. Barton is also a venture partner at Benchmark and is on the board of directors for Netflix, Avvo, RealSelf and Nextdoor.
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.
Many of Barton's companies add transparency to their industries and provide people with data and information. Expedia gives people more information on travel, Zillow gives people more information on real estate, and Glassdoor gives people more information on salaries and company ratings. Barton refers to his business philosophy as "power to the people."
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