John Morgridge

CATEGORY: Billionaires
COMPANY: Cisco Systems
INDUSTRY: Technology

WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE: John Morgridge joined Cisco Systems, Inc. in 1988 as president and CEO (today he is chairman emeritus) and grew the company from $5 million in sales to more than $1 billion, and from 34 employees to more than 2,250. During his tenure, Cisco became the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet, with more than $25 billion in revenues and some 47,000 employees in 77 countries.

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