JOAN AND IR­WIN JA­COBS

Forbes Middle East - - THOUGHT LEADERS -

Net worth: $1.4 B Na­tion­al­ity: Amer­i­can Year of sign­ing: 2010 Source of wealth: Semi­con­duc­tors

Ir­win Ja­cobs co­founded mo­bile chip­maker Qual­comm in 1985 but, since re­tir­ing from its board in 2012, has been fo­cused on giv­ing away his for­tune.

“We con­tin­u­ally re­ceive great sat­is­fac­tion from our phi­lan­thropy and stim­u­la­tion from the many with whom we come in con­tact.”

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