Steve Ballmer

Founder, USAFacts and Former CEO, Microsoft | April 30, 2019
Presented USAFacts' annual report and analyzed national demographic data.

Thank you to our event sponsors: Bernstein Private Wealth Management, JBG Smith, Russell Reynolds Associates, USAFacts


Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is the Founder of USAFacts, a not-for-profit, non-partisan civic initiative making government data more accessible and understandable.  USAFacts.org is an online resource of well-visualized data and trends in US spending, revenue, demographics, and policy outcomes – aimed at helping to ground our public debate in facts.  USAFacts produces an annual report and 10-K each spring on how the nation is doing.

Along with his wife Connie, Steve serves as Co-Founder of Ballmer Group, which supports efforts to improve economic mobility for children and families in the United States who are disproportionately likely to remain in poverty.

Steve is Chairman of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team. He is working with LA-based tech company Second Spectrum to change the way sports is viewed. Their augmented reality streaming video product CourtVision was named the NBA’s Innovation Award winner in January 2019.

Steve became Microsoft’s CEO in 2000, having served for 20 years in roles as president, senior vice president of sales and support, senior vice president of systems software, and vice president of marketing. He was the company’s first business manager. During his tenure at Microsoft, the company pioneered personal computing and democratized enterprise computing, growing from a small start-up to a company that today employs more than 110,000 people.  When Steve retired from Microsoft in 2014, it had grown to almost $80 billion in revenue and was the third most profitable company in the United States.  He remains a significant shareholder.

Steve and Connie have three sons and reside in Bellevue, Washington.

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