Gordon Moore

CATEGORY: Billionaires
INDUSTRY: Technology

WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE: Moore is the co-founder of the Intel Corporation, and since 1997, he has served as the Chairman Emeritus. In 2001, Moore and his wife donated $600 million to Caltech, the largest monetary gift ever given to an institution of higher learning. The library Center for Mathematical Sciences at the University of Cambridge is named after the tech titan, as is the Moore Laboratories building at Caltech. The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, established in 2000, focuses on environmental conservation, science, and the San Francisco Bay Area with a goal of improving life for future generations.

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