Gil Shwed
Name: Gil Shwed
Occupation: Technology
Gender: Male
Birth Day: November 7, 1968
Age: 54
Birth Place: Tel Aviv, Israel, Israel
Zodiac Sign: Leo

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Gil Shwed

Gil Shwed was born on November 7, 1968 in Tel Aviv, Israel, Israel (54 years old). Gil Shwed is a Technology, zodiac sign: Leo. Nationality: Israel. Approx. Net Worth: $1.7 Billion. With the net worth of $1.7 Billion, Gil Shwed is the #905 richest person on earth all the time in our database.

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$1.7 Billion
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In 1993, Shwed founded Check Point with Shlomo Kramer, Shwed's friend from the military unit, and Marius Nacht with whom he worked at Optrotech.


That year, Shwed invented and patented stateful inspection, which served as the basis for the first version of the company's renowned FireWall-1, released in 1994. Stateful Inspection is still widely used in network firewalls today.


In 2002, Shwed appeared on the front cover of Forbes’ Billionaires issue.


He received an honorary Doctor of Science from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, which he received in June 2005.


In 2010, Shwed was recognized as the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in Israel.


Globes honored Shwed as their "Person of the Year" in 2014. In September 2017, Shwed was ranked 12th in TheMarker Magazine list.


Shwed and Check Point emphasize the "fifth generation" of cybersecurity, addressing the underlying issues behind such vulnerabilities as the WannaCry and NotPetya security breaches in 2017. He has stated that enterprise businesses are "two generations behind" in their security thinking, and describes the industry as being at an "inflection point."


In 2018, Shwed was the recipient of the first-ever Israel Prize in technology.

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Currently, Gil Shwed is 54 years, 2 months and 29 days old. Gil Shwed will celebrate 55th birthday on a Tuesday 7th of November 2023.

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