65. Gor­don Moore

Forbes - - PROMOTION — DAN FRANCIS -

The co­founder of semi­con­duc­tor gi­ant In­tel is also the name­sake of Moore’s Law, his pre­dic­tion more than 50 years ago that com­puter pro­cess­ing power would dou­ble ev­ery year. Moore and his wife, Betty, are pro­lific phi­lan­thropists. In March they do­nated $50 mil­lion to the Lu­cile Packard Chil­dren’s Hospi­tal at Stan­ford, where one of their grand­chil­dren had life­sav­ing surgery. While a stu­dent at UC Berke­ley, Moore de­signed a rocket en­gine as a mem­ber of the Rocket So­ci­ety.

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