Marc Andreessen is an American entrepreneur, software engineer, and investor. He founded Netscape, Andreessen Horowitz, and Ning, a company that provides a platform for various social networking websites. He also serves on the boards of directors of numerous companies, including eBay, Hewlett Packard, and Facebook.
Wiki, Bio, Family, Siblings, Childhood & Education
Marc Andreessen was born in Cedar Falls, Iowa, on July 9, 1971, to Lowell and Patricia Andreessen. He grew up in New Lisbon, Wisconsin.
He received his bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. During his college years, he interned twice at IBM in Texas in the AIX graphics software development group. While at the University of Illinois, Andreessen worked at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). In 1993, he and Eric Bina co-created the Mosaic Web browser.
Marc Andreessen’s Age, Height, Weight, and Body Dimensions
Marc Andreessen was born on July 9, 1971, and will be 50 years old on June 28, 2022. His height is 1.9 meters and his weight is 80 kilograms.
Marc Andreessen’s Profession & Career
After graduating in 1993, Marc Andreessen began working at Enterprise Integration Technologies. He met the founder of “Silicon Graphics,” and together they founded Netscape Communications, which launched their flagship web browser, the Netscape Navigator.
Marc Andreessen rose to prominence in 1995 as a result of Netscape’s IPO, and he was also featured on the cover of Time magazine.
Following AOL’s acquisition of Netscape in 1999, Andreessen founded another company, “Loudcloud,” which provided hosting and software services. Later that year, in 2003, Andreessen sold his hosting company to Electronic Data System (EDS).
Andreessen and his business partner, Ben Horowitz, became super angel investors in a number of start-ups, including Twitter and Qik. They founded “Andreessen Horowitz,” a venture capital firm. The firm’s portfolio holdings include Foursquare, Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, and many others.
The company paid $2.75 billion for a majority stake in Skype in 2009. When it was sold to Microsoft for $8.5 billion, the deal paid off.
Andreessen was appointed to eBay’s board of directors in 2008. He served the company for six years before resigning from the board in 2014.
He also invests in a number of other technology start-ups, including Digg, Plazes, CastTV, RockMelt, and Netvibes. Andreessen is also on the boards of several companies, including Bump Technologies, Oculus VR, Dialpad, Stanford Hospital, and TinyCo. He is also the director of CollabNet and an Asana advisor.
Achievements and Awards
Marc Andreessen was named to Time magazine’s “Time 100” list of the world’s 100 most influential people in 2012.
He was one of five Web pioneers to receive the inaugural “Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering” in 2013. In 2011, he was ranked sixth on Vanity Fair’s New Establishment List and first on CNET’s list of the most influential investors. In 2012, Forbes ranked him second on its list of the Top Tech Investors. In 1994, he was inducted into the World Wide Web Hall of Fame.
Marc Andreessen’s Wife, Marriage & Relationship
Andreessen married Laura Arrillaga, the founder of the Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund, in 2006. The couple’s son, “John,” was born in 2015.
Marc Andreessen’s Salary and Net Worth
Marc Andreessen’s net worth is estimated to be more than $1.5 billion as of June 2022. He sold his company Netscape to AOL for $4.2 billion in 1999. Hewlett-Packard paid $1.6 billion for Andreessen’s hosting and software services company “Loudcloud” in 2007. He is also an angel investor, having put $4 million into over 45 start-ups. When he sold his company “Ning” to the digital lifestyle media company “Mode Media” in 2011, he received $150 million.
Marc Andreessen is one of the world’s most well-known entrepreneurs and investors. The MIT Technology Review TR100 named him one of the world’s top 100 innovators under the age of 35. He also advises the CEOs of many large corporations, including Zynga’s Mark Pincus and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg.
|Celebrated Name||Marc Andreessen|
|Real Name/Full Name||Marc Lowell Andreessen|
|Age||50 years old|
|Birth Date||9 July 1971|
|Birth Place||Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States|
|Wife/Spouse (Name)||Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen (m. 2006)|
|Children||Yes (John Andreessen)|
|Profession||American entrepreneur, investor, and software engineer|
|Net Worth||$1.5 billion|