Here is a look at the life of Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google.
Personal: Birth date: April 27, 1955
Birth place: Washington, D.C.
Birth name: Eric Emerson Schmidt
Father: Wilson Schmidt, a professor
Mother: Ellie Schmidt
Marriage: Wendy (Boyle) Schmidt (1980-present)
Children: Sophie; Alison
Education: Princeton University, B.S., 1976; University of California, Berkeley, M.S, 1979 and Ph.D., 1982
Other Facts: Member of President Obama's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.
Timeline: 1983-1997 - Works for Sun Microsystems, Inc.
February 1994-March 1997 - Serves as chief technology officer for Sun Microsystems, Inc.
April 7, 1997-2001 - CEO of Novell, Inc.
March 2001 - Is named chairman of Google.
August 2001-April 2011 - Serves as Google CEO.
2006 - With his wife Wendy, establishes the Schmidt Family Foundation to promote sustainability through environmental preservation and education.
2007 - Inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences as a fellow.
April 4, 2011-present - Executive chairman of Google, Inc.
January 7-10, 2013 - Schmidt travels to North Korea with former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson on what is described as a humanitarian mission.
March 2013 - Tied for number 138 on the Forbes World's Billionaires list, with a net worth of $8.2 billion.
March 2013 - Visits Myanmar and advocates for a free and open Internet, saying that keeping the government out of regulation is critical.