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Wealthiest VCs

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John Doerr

Net Worth: $11.5 Billion

Notable Investments

Google, Amazon, Sun Microsystems, Netscape


John Doerr (born 1951) is a Venture Capitalist at storied Silicon Valley-based Kleiner Perkins, where he currently serves as Chairman. In 2009, Doerr was appointed a member of President Obama's Economic Recovery Advisory Board to provide the administration with advice and counsel in trying to fix America's economic downturn. He is a New York Times bestselling author of Measure What Matters.

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Douglas Leone

Net Worth: $5.7 Billion

Notable Investments

ServiceNow, Aruba, Meraki, Rackspace, Netezza


Douglas Leone (born 1957) is the global managing partner of Sequoia Capital. Born in Italy, Leone began his career working in sales and management positions at Sun Microsystems, Hewlett-Packard, and Prime Computer. Leone joined Sequoia Capital in 1988, became a managing partner in 1996, and the global managing partner in 2012.

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Michael Moritz

Net Worth: $5.6 Billion

Notable Investments

Google, Yahoo!, PayPal, Webvan, YouTube, Zappos


Sir Michael Jonathan Moritz KBE (born 1954) is a venture capitalist with Sequoia Capital, philanthropist, and former journalist who was born in Wales. He is the author of the first history of Apple Inc., The Little Kingdom, and of Going for Broke: Lee Iacocca's Battle to Save Chrysler. Previously, Moritz was a staff writer at Time magazine and a member of the board of directors of Google.

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Yuri Milner

Net Worth: $4.8 Billion

Notable Investments

Facebook, Zynga, Twitter, Flipkart, Spotify, JD.com


Yuri Milner (born 1961) is a Russian-born entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist, and physicist. Milner is a co-founder and former Chairman of internet company Mail.ru Group (former name Digital Sky Technologies (DST); and a founder of investment firm DST Global. Milner's personal investments also include a stake in 23andMe, Habito, Planet Labs, and minority stake in a real estate investment startup, Cadre, founded by Jared Kushner (son-in-law of President Donald Trump).

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Mark Stevens

Net Worth: $3.7 Billion

Notable Investments

NVidia, Pixelworks, Quicklogic, Documentum, Quickturn


Silicon Valley venture capitalist Mark Stevens (born 1960) was a partner at Sequoia Capital, and now invests in startups through his family office S-Cubed Capital. Stevens joined Sequoia in 1989 after positions at Intel and Hughes Aircraft. Stevens serves on the board of semiconductor firm Nvidia and owns a minority stake (estimated 8%) in the Golden State Warriors NBA basketball team. Stevens was ejected from Oracle Arena during the 2019 NBA Finals, after pushing Kyle Lowry of the Toronto Raptors.

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Jim Breyer

Net Worth: $2.5 Billion

Notable Investments

Facebook, Etsy, Legendary Pictures, Spotify


Jim Breyer (born 1961) is the Founder and CEO of Breyer Capital, a private investment firm based in Menlo Park, CA. Formerly a Partner with Accel Partners, Breyer has been an early investor in over 40 technology companies that have completed highly successful public offerings or mergers. Many of these investments, including Facebook, returned over 100 times their cost, and over a dozen more have returned over 25 times their cost. Breyer is also the Co-Chairman of IDG Capital based in Beijing.

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Peter Thiel

Net Worth: $5.0 Billion

Notable Investments

Palantir, SpaceX, Airbnb, Facebook, LInkedin, Yelp


Peter Thiel (born 1967) is an entrepreneur, hedge fund manager, and Venture Capitalist. He is a co-founder of PayPal and Palantir Technologies; and currently invests through Founders Fund, Clarium Capital, Valar Ventures, and Mithril Capital. His Thiel Foundation gives a small number of young entrepreneurs $100,000 over two years to skip college and pursue their business dreams.

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Ram Shriram

Net Worth: $2.5 Billion

Notable Investments

Google, Stripe, Inmobi, Filecoin, Dropbox, Pinkberry


Kavitark Ram Shriram (born 1957) is a founding board member and one of the first investors in Google. Shriram joined Amazon.com in 1998, when Amazon acquired Junglee, where he served as a VP. In January 2000, Shriram started Sherpalo, a venture capital firm that invests in promising new disruptive technologies. In 2008 and 2009 Shriram was ranked number three on the Forbes list of top tech dealmakers, and in 2007, number six on top ten kingmakers in tech by Business 2.0 magazine.

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Vinod Khosla

Net Worth: $2.8 Billion

Notable Investments

Juniper Networks, Academia.edu, Bloom Energy, Plastiq


Vinod Khosla (born 1955) is an Indian-American Venture Capitalist and the founder of Khosla Ventures. He was a co-founder of Daisy Systems, which had an IPO; and Sun Microsystems (where he served as CEO). In 1986, Khosla joined the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins as a General Partner. Since 2010, Khosla has been engaged in a legal dispute surrounding public access to Martins Beach, which abuts his residence near Half Moon Bay, CA.

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Ron Conway

Net Worth: $1.5 Billion

Notable Investments

Google, Ask Jeeves, PayPal, Airbnb, GitHub, Poshmark


Ron Conway (born 1951) is a Venture Capitalist, angel investor and philanthropist, and is often described as one of Silicon Valley's "super angels." He is the founder of SV Angel, a seed fund, and has made 650 investments. As founder and Managing Partner of the Angel Investors LP funds, he was an early stage investor in Google, Ask Jeeves and PayPal. He began investing independently in 2005, and by 2006 had achieved sixth place in the Forbes magazine Midas list of top "dealmakers."

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Marc Andreessen

Net Worth: $1.7 Billion

Notable Investments:

Facebook, Foursquare, GitHub, Pinterest, Twitter


Marc Andreessen is a Co-founder and General Partner at the Venture Capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. Andreessen co-created the highly influential Mosaic internet browser and co-founded Netscape, which later sold to AOL for $4.2 billion. He also co-founded Loudcloud, which as Opsware, sold to Hewlett-Packard for $1.6 billion. He later served on the board of Hewlett-Packard from 2008 to 2018.

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Tim Draper

Net Worth: $1 Billion

Notable Investments

Skype, Twitter, Ring, Theranos


Tim Draper (born 1958) built his fortune through the Venture Capital firm he co-founded in 1985, DFJ (previously known as Draper, Fisher, Jurvetson). Draper was an early investor in Bitcoin, and Forbes estimates that Draper has between $350 million and $500 million in cryptocurrency investments. Draper has publicly defended Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes, who is accused of defrauding investors.

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Chris Sacca

Net Worth: $1.2 Billion

Notable Investments

Twitter, Uber, Instagram, Twilio, Kickstarterv


Chris Sacca (born 1975) is the founder of Lowercase Capital, a venture capital fund that has invested in seed and early-stage technology companies such as Twitter, Uber, Instagram, Twilio, and Kickstarter. He was recognized as No. 2 on Forbes' Midas List: Top Tech Investors for 2017. Prior to founding Lowercase in 2010, Sacca held several positions at Google. Between 2015 and 2017, he appeared as a guest shark on ABC's Shark Tank. In early 2017, Sacca announced that he was retiring from venture investing.

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Chamath Palihapitiya

Net Worth: $1 Billion

Notable Investments

Palantir, Pure Storage, Playdom, Bumptop


Chamath Palihapitiya (born 1976) is a Venture Capitalist and the founder and CEO of Social Capital. Palihapitiya was an early senior executive at Facebook, joining the company in 2007 and leaving in 2011. He is a minority stakeholder of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors. Palihapitiya joined AOL, becoming the youngest VP in AOL’s history. After a stint as a VC at Mayfield Fund, he joined Facebook, which was then a little more than a year old.

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Nick Hanauer

Net Worth: $500 Million

Notable Investments

Amazon, aQuantive, Insitu Group, Market Leader


Nick Hanauer is a Venture Capital partner at Seattle-based Second Avenue Partners. Hanauer has founded, co-founded, or invested in dozens of companies. He was the first non-family investor in Amazon.com; but earned the bulk of his fortune in aQuantive, a company he founded and sold to Microsoft for $6.4 billion. He is the founder of Civic Ventures, a public policy incubator devoted to catalyzing social change, and the co-author of two bestselling books: The True Patriot and Gardens of Democracy.


Wealthiest Venture Capitalists was compiled from numerous sources notably Forbes, Wikipedia, and Business Insdider. Most of the wealth estimates are derived from Forbes Billionaire list. VC News Daily's 'Wealthiest VCs' list is for informational purposes only, and does not claim any guarantee of full accuracy nor completeness.