Henry Samueli

Henry Samueli

Co-founder of the famous company "Broadcom"
Date of Birth: 20.09.1954
Country: USA

  1. Biography of Henry Samueli
  2. Education and Early Career
  3. Co-founding Broadcom
  4. Challenges and Philanthropy
  5. Later Years and Achievements

Biography of Henry Samueli

Henry Samueli is a famous American entrepreneur, billionaire, and co-founder of the renowned company Broadcom. He was born on September 20, 1954, in Buffalo, New York.

Education and Early Career

In 1975, Samueli earned a prestigious Bachelor's degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). A year later, he received another honorary degree, an MBA. In 1980, he became a Doctor of Philosophy. Throughout his education, Samueli specialized in electrical engineering, with his dissertation focusing on non-periodic oscillations in digital filters.

Co-founding Broadcom

In 1991, while still working at UCLA, Samueli and one of his former students decided to establish the corporation Broadcom. The company quickly gained recognition and became a highly sought-after organization. However, it faced its own challenges.

Challenges and Philanthropy

Broadcom, under Samueli's leadership as one of the co-founders, attracted significant attention from government organizations due to its involvement in securities and various financial processes. When problems arose, the management was listed as responsible. However, Samueli managed to prove his innocence in relation to the identified shortcomings.

Later Years and Achievements

In June 2005, Samueli and his wife, Susan, purchased the NHL's Mighty Ducks (now Anaheim Ducks) from Walt Disney Company for $75 million. Currently, the Anaheim Ducks are valued at $197 million. The team has had considerable success, winning the Stanley Cup championship in 2007.

Samueli is also known for his philanthropic actions. He has made significant donations to various institutions, such as the Irvine UC and UCLA projects. In 1999, he provided substantial financial support of $20 million and $30 million to these projects respectively. His philanthropic activities have been recognized by the public and awarded prestigious awards.

Currently, Henry Samueli continues to actively pursue entrepreneurial and social activities. His personal wealth is estimated to be approximately $2.3 billion, according to Forbes, which has listed Samueli among the most influential and wealthy people on the planet.