Steve Jurvetson is an American business man who made most of his fortune by being an investor in Hotmail and his partnership with Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ). He presently has a place on the board of multiple companies, like SpaceX, Synthetic Genomics, Planet Labs, Nervana Systems, Flux, D-Wave, and Tesla Motors. Combined with his ownership of the Tesla Model S and the Tesla Model X, Jurvetson currently has a net worth of $1.8 billion.
Jurvetson’s smarts have been the key to being successful in the business world. His intelligence helped him get through his college degree in electrical engineering at Stanford University in less than years. In spite of his quick rush to graduation, he still managed to graduate first in his class. He continued on to earn an M.S. degree in electrical engineering and an M.B.A., both from Stanford.
However, his major opportunity came when he was approached by the founders of Hotmail. His decision to invest in a young entrepreneur earned him a lot of attention in the media, which earned him accolades from MIT TR35 in 1999 for recognizing “young entrepreneurs who can deliver.” Since his major developments in business, Jurvetson was named to Forbes’ “Midas List” of Tech’s Top Investors in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014. Additionally, Deloitte named Jurvetson “Venture Capitalist of the Year” in 2012.
Presently, Jurvetson is married to Karla, who has been his wife since 1997. In his free time, he likes to spend time with his son and seek out additional financial endeavors. Little else is known about his personal life at this time, since most of Jurvetson’s platform deals with financial commitments that can increase his overall net worth. The headquarters, along with Jurvetson’s home, is located in California, where he stores his multiple, high-priced vehicles, which contribute to his overall net worth.