Guy Kawasaki
Name: Guy Kawasaki
Occupation: Business
Gender: Male
Birth Day: August 30, 1954
Age: 66
Birth Place: Honolulu, United States
Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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Guy Kawasaki

Guy Kawasaki was born on August 30, 1954 in Honolulu, United States (66 years old). Guy Kawasaki is a Business, zodiac sign: Virgo. Nationality: United States. Approx. Net Worth: $30 Million.

Trivia

He's also written more than a dozen books, including The Art of the Start. His first, The Macintosh Way, was published in 1990.

Net Worth 2020

$30 Million
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Before Fame

He attended Stanford University, where he graduated with a psychology degree. He then went to UCLA to attend business school and worked for a jewelry company.

Biography

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1972

Guy Kawasaki was born in Honolulu, Hawaii to Duke Takeshi Kawasaki (d. 2015) and Aiko Kawasaki. His family lived in an area outside Honolulu called Kalihi Valley. His father, Duke, once served as a fireman, real estate broker, state senator, and government official while his mother was a housewife. He attended ʻIolani School and graduated in 1972.

1976

Kawasaki graduated from Stanford University in 1976 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. He then attended law school at UC Davis, but quit after about a week of classes when he realized that he hated law school. In 1977, he enrolled in the UCLA Anderson School of Management, where he earned an MBA degree. While there, Kawasaki also worked at a jewelry company, Nova Stylings. Kawasaki observed, "The jewelry business is a very, very tough business, tougher than the computer business... I learned a very valuable lesson: how to sell."

1983

In 1983, Kawasaki got a job at Apple through his Stanford roommate, Mike Boich. He was Apple's chief evangelist for four years. In a 2006 podcast interview on the online site Venture Voice, Kawasaki said, "What got me to leave is basically I started listening to my own hype, and I wanted to start a software company and really make big bucks." In 1987 he was hired to lead ACIUS, the U.S. subsidiary of France-based ACI, which published an Apple database software system called 4th Dimension.

1989

Kawasaki left ACIUS in 1989 to further his writing and speaking career. In the early 1990s he wrote columns that were featured in Forbes and MacUser magazines. He also founded another company, Fog City Software, which created Emailer, an email client that sold to Claris. A collection of software utilities called Guy's Utilities for Macintosh (GUM), which was named after Guy Kawasaki, was published by After Hours Software in the early 1990s. An edition of GUM for PowerBook systems was acquired by Gordon Eubanks and was subsequently remarketed by Symantec as The Norton Essentials for PowerBook.

1995

He returned to Apple as an Apple Fellow in 1995. In 1998, he was a co-founder of Garage Technology Ventures, a venture capital firm that has made investments in Pandora Radio, Tripwire, The Motley Fool and D.light Design. In 2007, he founded Truemors, a free-flow rumor mill, that sold to NowPublic. He is also a founder at Alltop, an online magazine rack.

2013

In March 2013 Kawasaki joined Google as an advisor to Motorola. His role was to create a Google+ mobile device community.

2014

In April 2014, Kawasaki became the chief evangelist of Canva. It is a free graphic design website for non-designers as well as professionals and was founded in 2012.

2015

On March 24, 2015, Kawasaki joined Wikimedia Foundation's board of trustees. He stepped down at the end of December 2016.

2017

On April 25, 2017, Wikitribune mentioned him as an adviser.

2019

On February 26, 2019, Penguin Group released Wise Guy, described as Kawasaki's most personal book to date. While the book is written as what could be considered a memoir, it contains a series of vignettes that include various personal experiences that Kawasaki says have enlightened and inspired him.

🎂 Upcoming Birthday

Currently, Guy Kawasaki is 67 years, 4 months and 27 days old. Guy Kawasaki will celebrate 68th birthday on a Tuesday 30th of August 2022.

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