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# 146 Henry Samueli 


Real Time Net Worth
as of 4/12/2024
-$325.4M (-2.36%)

# 146 Henry Samueli 


Real Time Net Worth
as of 4/12/2024
-$325.4M (-2.36%)
OccupationCofounder, CTO and Chair, Broadcom
Source of WealthSemiconductors
ResidenceNewport Beach, California
Marital StatusMarried
EducationBS, University of California, Los Angeles; Doctorate, University of California, Los Angeles; MS, University of California, Los Angeles
Age-Adjusted Net Worth$7.51B
Henry Samueli
Henry Samueli
United States
Net worth: $13.8B

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Wealth History

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Early Life

Henry Samueli was born on September 20, 1954, in Newport Beach, California.
His parents, Sala and Aron, were Polish-Jewish immigrants who survived the German Nazi occupation of Europe.
Samueli developed an interest in electronics while building an AM/FM radio during a shop class at Bancroft Junior High School.
He attended UCLA, earning his bachelor's degree (1975), master's degree (1976), and Ph.D. (1980) in electrical engineering.
Samueli's Ph.D. dissertation is titled 'Nonperiodic forced overflow oscillations in digital filters,' advised by Alan N. Willson Jr.

Broadcom Co-Founder

In 1991, while still a professor at UCLA, Samueli co-founded Broadcom Corporation with Ph.D. student Henry Nicholas.
They each invested $5,000 and initially worked from Nicholas' Redondo Beach home.
Broadcom went public three years later, and Samueli took a leave of absence from UCLA to work full-time at Broadcom.
He remains on leave from UCLA and is listed on the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department faculty roster.

Professional Accomplishments

Samueli holds honorary doctorate degrees from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and the National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan.
He is a named inventor in 75 U.S. patents and a Fellow of the IEEE and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2003, Samueli won the Marconi Prize in 2012 for his contributions to communication systems.

Anaheim Ducks Ownership

In 2005, Samueli and his wife purchased the Anaheim Ducks NHL team for $70 million; the team is now valued at $480 million.
The Samuelis also acquired ownership of the Ducks' AHL affiliate, the Norfolk Admirals, in 2015, relocating the team to San Diego and rebranding it as the San Diego Gulls.
As of December 2016, Samueli serves on the executive committee of the NHL Board of Governors.

How long would it take you to become as rich as Henry Samueli?

If you started with $10,000 and invested an additional $500 each month at a 44.41% CAGR, it would take you 5 years to reach Henry Samueli's net worth of $13.8B.

Is this realistic? It depends how closely the VIX-TA-Macro Advanced model performs to its history in the future. Since Grizzly Bulls launched on January 1, 2022, it's returned 38.63% compared to 10.38% for the S&P 500 benchmark.

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Henry Samueli is very wealthy, but what's stopping you from reaching that same level of success? As summarized in our five fundamental rules to wealth building, becoming wealthy in a modern capitalist economy is not complicated. There's actually only three variables:

  1. Your starting capital
  2. Your earnings after expenses
  3. The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of your savings

Most people start with zero or very little, so if you weren't born into wealth, don't fret! The majority of the fortunate folks listed in our Grizzly Bulls’ Billionaires Index came from middle class or lower backgrounds. The most distinguishing characteristic of the group is their ability to consistently earn a high CAGR on their savings.

Every billionaire has a unique strategy to achieve high CAGR. For Henry Samueli, Semiconductors is the primary source. Whether you choose to invest your savings in your own businesses or the businesses of others is not as important. The salient piece of the puzzle is ensuring that your hard-earned savings are generating sufficient CAGR to reach your long term goals.

Most people simply invest their money in index funds and call it a day. There's nothing wrong with this approach, but it guarantees relative mediocrity. To achieve greatness, you need to invest your money to earn higher than average returns. In the long run, better investors will always finish ahead of better earners.

Source: Grizzly Bulls reporting

Methodology: Grizzly Bulls' Billionaires Index is a daily ranking of the world's billionaires and richest people. Grizzly Bulls strives to provide the most accurate net worth calculations available. We pull data from public equity markets, SEC filings, public real estate records, and other reputable sources.

The index is dynamic and updates daily at the close of U.S. stock market trading based on changes in the markets, economy, and updates to Grizzly Bulls' proprietary algorithm of personal wealth calculation. Stakes in public companies are tracked daily based on the relevant closing prices of the underlying securities. Additionally, stakes in private companies, cash, real estate, and other less easily valued assets are updated periodically through careful analysis of insider transactions, comparable public company sales / EBITDA multiples, etc.

Edited by: Lee Bailey