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Thomas J. Perkins
Thomas Perkins at TechCrunch SF 2013.jpg
Perkins speaking at TechCrunch in San Francisco in 2013
Born
Thomas James Perkins

January 7, 1932(1932-01-07)[1]
DiedJune 7, 2016(2016-06-07) (aged 84)
Alma materMIT (BS)
Harvard University (MBA)
OccupationVenture Capitalist
Known forCo Founder of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Spouse(s)Gerd Thune-Ellefsen (m. ?–1994) Danielle Steel (1998–2002; divorced)

Thomas James Perkins (January 7, 1932 – June 7, 2016) was an American businessman and capitalist. He was one of the founders of venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

Perkins died June 7, 2016 after a long-illness at his home in Marin County, California, aged 84.[2]

References

  1. Who's who in Finance and Industry Inc., Marquis Who's Who., 1989 edition, p. 601
  2. Pui-Wing Tam (June 9, 2016). "Thomas J. Perkins, Pioneering Venture Capitalist in Silicon Valley, Dies at 84". https://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/10/technology/tom-perkins-dies.html. Retrieved July 4, 2016.