Pat Gelsinger - CEO of VMware

BY SMRITI Updated on 15 January, 2021

Pat Gelsinger was the CEO of VMware for eight years and is now the CEO Intel. Image Source: The Business Journals.

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Birth Name Patrick Paul Gelsinger
Birth place Pennsylvania, USA
Nationality American
Profession Technological Engineer and Business Executive
Husband/Wife Linda Gelsinger
Net Worth $97 million
College/University Stanford University,
Children Elizabeth Gelsinger, Josiah Gelsinger, Nathan Gelsinger, Micah Gelsinger
Eye color Blue
Hair Color Brown

Patrick Paul Gelsinger or Pat Gelsinger is a technological engineer born in 1962. He is currently the CEO of VMware, which is a software company and a global leader in cloud infrastructure and digital workspace.

Pat Gelsinger is currently married to Linda Gelsinger and has four children named Elizabeth, Josiah, Nathan, and Micah Gelsinger. He also has six grandchildren. 

Net Worth and Career

Pat Gelsinger's net worth is estimated to be around $97 million. He has worked as the CEO of VMware starting from September 2012 and resignied from his post in January 2021. Established in 1998, VMware provides different applications and software for virtualization. It is a multi-billion dollar company and as the CEO, Pat must have earned a large amount of money from it.

The VMware CEO got a tattoo in his arm that simply read "VMware", in August 2018. He posted a picture in his Twitter account of himself in the tattoo shop getting it. He has said that he got this tattoo to show his commitment to the company. And while it was only a temporary tattoo, there is no doubt that, Gelsinger did helped VMware progress as a company.

Pat Gelsinger's tattoo

However, in January 2021, Gelsinger revealed that he had stepped down as the CEO of VMware. He spent eight years with the software company but resigned to replace Bob Swan as the CEO of Intel Corporation.

Additionally, Pat Gelsinger has worked for reputed companies even before VMware. According to Pat's Linkedin account, he had worked at Intel Corporation for 30 years. He was also the President and Chief Operating Officer at Dell EMC from 2009 to 2012. He was also named the No. 1 most influential executive of 2018 by CRN.

By working in some of the biggest organizations in the world, no wonder Pat Gelsinger's net worth is grand. And with him returning to the Intel Corporation as it's new CEO, it won't be a surprise if Pat's wealth sees a massive growth in the upcoming days.

Besides, Pat is also an author and has written some books. Well, he too must have earned quite some cash from the sales of his books.

Pat Gelsinger's Charity Works

Pat Gelsinger alongside his wife Linda, is also known to be a philanthropist. The married couple donates large amounts to charity every year. They donate half of their annual income to charitable causes each year and seem to be devoted to this method. As they have large earnings, the amount donated to charity is also big.

Pat Gelsinger charity works

Pat helps to build colleges and churches in various places. He is also actively involved in disaster relief efforts. He supports Christian based medical teams that help when disaster strikes. He is also known to support students in Kenya. He climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in 2018 to raise funds for the construction of a girl's school in Kenya. Pat Gelsinger has always supported charitable causes and organizations. We can say that he will keep on continuing to do good for society. 

Wife and Family

As mentioned previously, Pat Gelsinger's wife is Linda Gelsinger. The couple has been married for more than 20 years. Pat has said that the pair first met in Santa Clara Christian Church. They have four children named Elizabeth Gelsinger, Josiah Gelsinger, Nathan Gelsinger, and Micah Gelsinger. Three of the four children are already married. Pat also mentioned in The Point Church, that he has six grandchildren. 

Pat Gelsinger's wife

Well, Pat Gelsinger seems to be filled with love for his wife, children, and grandchildren. Although not much is known about his family, Pat has mentioned that his father was a farmer. He often talks about his family on his Twitter account. He also posts pictures of him and his wife hiking or visiting different places. And after all this time, there has been no love lost between the pair. 

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Published on 14 November, 2019

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