|Real Name/Full Name:
|Robert Leroy Mercer
|77 years old
|11th July 1946
|San Jose California
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):
|Yes (Rebekah, Jennifer and Heather Sue)
|Is Bob Mercer Gay?:
|Hedge fund manager and computer scientist
|Net Worth in 2024:
Bob Mercer, being born as Robert Leroy Mercer, is an American who is usually described as a billionaire, although he his worth is not yet a billion. He is a hedge fund manager and a co-owner of Renaissance Technologies, a hedge fund company. Early in his career, he used to be an artificial intelligence researcher as he had great knowledge about computers. He also supports politics and donated data analytics to Nigel Farage. He also participated in the presidential campaigns of Donald Trump in 2016.
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Early Life & Biography
Robert Mercer was born on 11th July 1946 in San Jose, California, in the United States. His family stayed in New Mexico, although he has kept the information about his family away from the public. He had a great love for computers as he was growing up, and his parents were very supportive and offered him the help that he required.
He attended the National Youth Science Camp and learnt how to program the IBM computer. He later attended the University of New Mexico, earning a degree in Physics and Mathematics. In 1972 he received his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Illinois. While still a student at the University of New Mexico, he got a job at Air Force Weapons Laboratory, where he used to write programs.
Robert is a family man and is married to his wife, Diana Lynne. The couple is blessed with three daughters, Jennifer, Rebekah, and Heather Sue. Rebekah has been put in charge of managing the Mercer Family Foundation. The three daughters also joined hands and started a bakery, Ruby et Violette.
Robert lives at his mansion, which he named’ Owl’s Nest’ and owns a yacht by the name Sea Owl. He also owns a horse riding center. In 2013, Robert was involved in a controversy when his household staff sued him for docking their wages as well as failing to pay their overtime.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 11th July 1946, Bob Mercer is 54 years old as of today’s date 25th February 2024. His height is 1.8 m tall, and his weight is 81 kg.
Robert started working with IBM Research in 1972 after earning his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois. He helped in the development of Brown Clustering at the Thomas J. Watson Research Centre. He became a member of Renaissance Technologies in 1993, a hedge fund company that had been founded by James Harris Simons. The company was supposed to employ business students with knowledge of financial analysis but preferred one like Robert Mercer, who has mathematics and computer science knowledge. After the retirement of Simons in 2009, Robert welcomed one of his former colleagues from IBM, Peter Brown, to become a co-CEO.
His other involvement apart from the business is his participation in a business where he participated in the 2016 presidential elections as one of the major donors to the campaigns. He also took part in the activism of ending membership between the United Kingdom and the European Union.
Awards & Achievements
Robert received awards in 2014 from Lifetime Achievement Award. Another of his greatest achievement is the success in his computer knowledge, which was his dream as he was growing up. In the 2013-2014 elections, he was ranked among the four largest individual donors and was second among the republican donors. He has also been in a position to donate to various needy foundations, and in return, he receives even more. He even owns his own foundation called Mercer Family Foundation run by his daughter Rebekah which has given various donation assistance.
Net Worth & Salary of Bob Mercer in 2024
As of February 2024, Robert Mercer has an estimated net worth of $950 million. Although his wealth has not reached a billion worth, he is mostly regarded as a billionaire as he seems as one. He made his high amount of net worth from being a co-owner of Renaissance Technologies, which is a hedge fund company. His high amount of net worth has enabled him to donate a great amount of money to various politicians and also other foundations in need of funds. He has been able to build for his family a big mansion in New York as well. Even after donating a huge amount of money, he still remains one among the richest men.
Robert Mercer has remained a successful man from the level of dedication he had to his career. He is also kind-hearted and always gives a helping hand to those who require financial support, which has made him more popular and thus successful.