American businessman and capitalist Tom Perkins has an estimated net worth of $8 billion in 2012. Capitalist Tom is regarded as among the founders of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byersventure capital business. Eventually, he attended Harvard University where he completed his MBA. His first marriage was to Gerd Thune-Ellefsen. The couple has two children. When his wife died, he wed Danielle Steele. Two children amicably divorced later on. Eventually,Brook Byers and Frank Caufield joined the business and became partners. Formerly, Perkins has served as the director of Corning Glass, Compaq, Applied Materials, Hewlett Packard,Philips Electronics and Genentech.