Gor­don Moore, In­tel

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Net worth: $9.9 bil­lion Foun­da­tion: Gor­don and Betty Moore Foun­da­tion Es­tab­lished: 2000

Sil­i­con Val­ley pioneer

Moore co­founded semi­con­duc­tor firm In­tel in 1968.

He had pre­vi­ously co­founded Fairchild Semi­con­duc­tor. In 2000, he and his wife launched the Gor­don and Betty Moore Foun­da­tion, which has over $6 bil­lion in as­sets. A year later, Moore do­nated his In­tel shares, worth at least $5 bil­lion, to the foun­da­tion. It sup­ports en­vi­ron­men­tal con­ser­va­tion, pa­tient care, sci­en­tific re­search and projects in the San Fran­cisco Bay area.

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