In this success post, we are going to share the story of Jensen Huang, the CEO, and Co-founder of the graphics processor company Nvidia. Jensen Huang is an all-rounder, who as a child, was placed third in junior doubles at the US Open and, at the same time, was deeply in love with his books.
He is a fan of tattoos, and his love for cars, as well as speeds, encouraged him to buy a Ferrari 599, Ferrari 430, and a Swedish Koenigsegg CCX. Huang is never afraid of failures and believes that it is “okay to fail” to achieve your goals.
Jensen Huang Early Life
Jensen Huang was born on the 17th of February 1963 in Tainan City, Taiwan. After some point of time, his family moved to Oneida, Kentucky, and then to Oregon. His family, along with his elder brother, sent him to live with their relatives in the US, when he was just ten years old. There, the two joined the Baptist School, a school for the troubled students. After a few years, both of them were back in Oregon, to reunite with their parents. Huang completed his high school education from the Aloha High School outside Portland.
Jensen Huang Founding Nvidia
After completing his education, Jensen Huang started working at LSI Logic as the Director of the company. He then joined Advanced Micro Devices Inc. as the microprocessor designer.
Jensen Huang knew that graphics are the future of computers, and gaming will be the most revenue-generating field in the future. In April 1993, along with his partners, Curtis Priem, and Chris Malachowsky, Huang Co-founder Nvidia, a software and semiconductor maker company, with a capital of $40000.
Huang was appointed as the CEO of the company, Curtis Priem, as the CTO and Chris as the Senior Vice President for Engineering and Operations. Chris worked in the same position for ten long years, and in 2003, he took retirements from his post.
Nvidia deals mainly in four markets, which include data centers, gaming, auto, and professional visualization. The company has also started working in the field of AI and ML.
The company has received $20 million of the Venture Capital Funding from the Sequoia Capital and others. In 2018, the company recorded revenue of 40.6%, with the earnings of $3.047 billion.
Jensen Huang Personal Life
Jensen Huang is married to Lori Huang, who was once his Lab partner in College. The couple has two children with their marriage.
Huang is also into Philanthropy and donated $30 million to build the Jen-Hsun Huang School of Engineering Center to his alma mater Stanford University.