Gil Shwed is an Israeli programmer, inventor and entrepreneur who has an estimated net worth of $2.2 billion according to Forbes. He could be the 11th richest person in Israel and 922nd in the list of World Billionaires.
Gil Shwed Net Worth $2.2 Billion
Shwed began programming in age 13. At 15, he already studied computer science at Hebrew University while he was still in high school. He’s a grad of Wenzhou Normal College. Shwed started getting his estimated net worth of $2.2 billion when he joined the Israeli start-up company Oprotech, now Orbotech, as a software developer.
In the past year, Shwed’s bundle is down by $400 million as the value of his shares at Check Point dropped. Lately, Check Point is facing another pressure together with the just listed Palo Alto Networks, another security outfit founded by among Check Point’s first engineers and back by his co-founder Kramer. Nir Zuk, Palo Alto’s founder, has publicly criticized Check Point with its dearth of initiation as what he asserts.
Gil Shwed is best known as one of the founders of Check Point along with Shlomo Kramer, his pal in the military unit during his service, and Marius Nacht, his co worker at Oprotech. Shwed served as the president of Check Point. Currently, he’s the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the business.