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J J Ebers Award (1974) Time Man of the Year, 1997 CEO of the Year, CEO magazine, 1997

Andrew Stephen 'Andy' Grove (born András István Gróf; 2 September 1936 – 21 March 2016) was a Hungarian-born American businessman, engineer, author and a pioneer in the semiconductor industry. He escaped from Communist-controlled Hungary at the age of 20 and moved to the United States
United States
where he finished his education. He was one of the founders and the CEO of Intel, helping transform the company into the world's largest manufacturer of semiconductors.[3] As a result of his work at Intel, along with his books and professional articles, Grove had a considerable influence on electronics manufacturing industries worldwide. He has been called the "guy who drove the growth phase" of Silicon Valley.[4] In 1997, Time magazine chose him as "Man of the Year", for being "the person most responsible for the amazing growth in the power and the innovative potential of microchips."[5][6] One source notes that by his accomplishments at Intel
Intel
alone, he "merits a place alongside the great business leaders of the 20th century."[7] In 2000, he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease; he became a contributor to several foundations that sponsor research towards a cure.[8] He died at his home on March 21, 2016; the cause of death was unspecified.[5]

Contents

1 Early life and education 2 Career

2.1 Helping start up Intel 2.2 Management methods and style 2.3 Preference for a "job-centric" American economy 2.4 Writing & teaching 2.5 Philanthropy

3 Honors and awards 4 Books 5 References

5.1 Further reading

6 External links

Early life and education[edit] Grove was born to a middle-class Jewish family in Budapest, Hungary, the son of Maria and George Gróf. At the age of four he contracted scarlet fever, which was nearly fatal and caused partial hearing loss.[7]

Nazi invasion of Budapest, 1944

When he was eight, the Germans occupied Hungary and deported nearly 500,000 Jews
Jews
to concentration camps, including Auschwitz. Its commandant, Rudolf Höss, said at his trial that he killed 400,000 Hungarian Jews
Jews
in three months.[9] To avoid being arrested, Grove and his mother took on false identities and were sheltered by friends.[7] His father, however, was arrested and taken to an Eastern Labor Camp to do forced labor, and was reunited with his family only after the war.[10] During the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, when he was 20, he left his home and family and escaped across the border into Austria. Penniless and barely able to speak English, in 1957 he eventually made his way to the United States. He later changed his name to the anglicized Andrew S. Grove.[1][11] Grove summarized his first twenty years of life in Hungary in his memoirs:

By the time I was twenty, I had lived through a Hungarian Fascist dictatorship, German military occupation, the Nazis' "Final Solution," the siege of Budapest
Budapest
by the Soviet Red Army, a period of chaotic democracy in the years immediately after the war, a variety of repressive Communist regimes, and a popular uprising that was put down at gunpoint. . . [where] many young people were killed; countless others were interned. Some two hundred thousand Hungarians escaped to the West. I was one of them.[1]

Soon after arriving in the United States, in New York, in 1957, he met his future wife, Eva Kastan, who was a fellow refugee.[12] They met while he held a job as a busboy and she was a waitress. They married in June 1958 and remained married until his death. They had two daughters.[13] Even though he arrived in the United States
United States
with little money, Grove retained a "passion for learning."[14] He earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the City College of New York
City College of New York
in 1960, followed by a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1963. Career[edit] Helping start up Intel[edit]

When I came to Intel, I was scared to death. I left a very secure job where I knew what I was doing and started running R&D for a brand new venture in untried territory. It was terrifying.

Andrew Grove[3]

After completing his Ph.D. in 1963, Grove worked at Fairchild Semiconductor as a researcher, and by 1967 had become its assistant director of development.[15] His work there made him familiar with the early development of integrated circuits, which would lead to the "microcomputer revolution" in the 1970s. In 1967, he wrote a college textbook on the subject, Physics and Technology of Semiconductor Devices.[16]

Andy Grove, Robert Noyce
Robert Noyce
and Gordon Moore
Gordon Moore
(1978)

In 1968, Robert Noyce
Robert Noyce
and Gordon Moore
Gordon Moore
co-founded Intel, after they and Grove left Fairchild Semiconductor. Grove joined on the day of its incorporation, although was not a founder according to the company. Fellow Hungarian émigré Leslie L. Vadász
Leslie L. Vadász
was Intel's fourth employee.[4] Grove worked initially as the company's director of engineering, and helped get its early manufacturing operations started. In 1983, he wrote a book, High Output Management, in which he described many of his methods and manufacturing concepts.[14] Initially, Intel
Intel
primarily manufactured dynamic memory chips, DRAMs. By 1985, with less demand for their memory, production problems, and the challenges created by Japanese "dumping" of memory chips at below-cost prices, Grove was forced to make radical changes.[17] As a result, he chose to discontinue producing DRAMs and focus instead on manufacturing microprocessors. Grove played a key role in negotiating with IBM
IBM
to use only Intel
Intel
microprocessors in all their new personal computers. The company's revenue increased from $2,672 in its first year to $20.8 billion in 1997. Grove was Intel's president in 1979, its CEO in 1987 and its Chairman and CEO in 1997. He relinquished his CEO title in May 1998, having been diagnosed with prostate cancer a few years earlier, and remained chairman of the board until November 2004. Grove continued his work at Intel
Intel
as a senior advisor and had been a lecturer at Stanford University. He reflected back upon Intel's growth through the years:

In various bits and pieces, we have steered Intel
Intel
from a start-up to one of the central companies of the information economy.[14]

Grove is credited with having transformed Intel
Intel
from a manufacturer of memory chips into one of the world's dominant producers of microprocessors. During his tenure as CEO, Grove oversaw a 4,500% increase in Intel's market capitalization from $4 billion to $197 billion, making it the world's 7th largest company, with 64,000 employees. Most of the company's revenues were reinvested in research and development, along with building new facilities, in order to produce improved and faster microprocessors.[14] Management methods and style[edit]

Probably no one person has had a greater influence in shaping Intel, Silicon Valley, and all we think about today in the technology world than Andy Grove.

Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMware[18]

As director of operations, manufacturing became Grove's primary focus and his management style relied heavily on his management concepts. As the company expanded and he was appointed chairman, he became more involved in strategic decision-making, including establishing markets for new products, coordinating manufacturing processes and developing new partnerships with smaller companies. Grove helped create the Intel
Intel
Architecture Laboratory (IAL) in Oregon to ensure that software was developed in time to take advantage of their new microprocessors. Grove stated that "you are making decisions about what the information technology world will want five years into the future ..."[14] He created a culture within Intel
Intel
that allowed innovation to flourish. As CEO, he wanted his managers to always encourage experimentation and prepare for changes, making a case for the value of paranoia in business. He became known for his guiding motto: "Only the paranoid survive," and wrote a management book with the same title.[19] According to Grove, "Business success contains the seeds of its own destruction,"[14] explaining that "Success breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure. Only the paranoid survive."[19] As a result, he urges senior executives to allow people to test new techniques, new products, new sales channels, and new customers, to be ready for unexpected shifts in business or technology.[14] Grove biographer Jeremy Byman observes that Grove "was the one person at Intel
Intel
who refused to let the company rest on its laurels."[20] Grove explains his reasoning:

A corporation is a living organism; it has to continue to shed its skin. Methods have to change. Focus has to change. Values have to change. The sum total of those changes is transformation.[21]

Intel
Intel
Senior Vice President Ron Whittier notes that Grove preferred to keep open channels of communication between employees, and encouraged people to speak their minds: "People here aren't afraid to speak up and debate with Andy."[14] They termed this style "constructive confrontation."[13] According to Grove's successor at Intel, Craig Barrett, "It's give and take, and anyone in the company can yell at him. He's not above it." Grove insisted that people be demanding on one another, which fostered an atmosphere of "ruthless intelligence."[13] About that philosophy, writes business author Ken Goldstein, "you bought into it or got your walking papers."[22] Grove's office was an 8 by 9 ft (2.4 by 2.7 m) cubicle like the other employees, as he disliked separate "mahogany-paneled corner offices." He states, "I've been living in cubicles since 1978 — and it hasn't hurt a whole lot."[14] Preferring this egalitarian atmosphere, this made his work area accessible to anyone who walked by. There were no reserved parking spaces, and Grove parked wherever there was a space.[13] This atmosphere at work was partly a reflection of his personal life. Some who have known him, such as venture capitalist Arthur Rock, have stated that "he has no airs." Grove has lived modestly without expensive cars or an airplane.[13] Grove was noted for making sure that important details were never missed, with one of his favorite sayings being, "The devil is in the details." Intel
Intel
Vice President Dennis Carter states that "Andy is very disciplined, precise, and detail oriented ... But at the same time, he has an element of intuition and creativity that is fundamental to Intel's innovation."[14] According to Industry Week magazine, Grove feared that the "brilliance that sparked the creation of Intel" during its early years, "might come to nothing if somebody didn't pay attention to details." Carter recalls that Grove would even correct his spelling errors:

When he came to this country from Hungary in 1956, he didn't speak English. Yet I learned spelling from him. Not only does he have the instincts of a teacher, but he also has a great deal of patience.[14]

Preference for a "job-centric" American economy[edit] While Grove naturally supported helping technology startups, he also felt that America was wrong in thinking that those new companies would increase employment. "Startups are a wonderful thing," he wrote in a 2010 article for Bloomberg, "but they cannot by themselves increase tech employment."[23] Although many of those startups and entrepreneurs would achieve tremendous success and wealth, said Grove, he was more concerned with the overall negative effect on America: "What kind of a society are we going to have if it consists of highly paid people doing high-value-added work—and masses of unemployed?"[23] He felt that employment growth depended on those companies' ability or willingness to scale up within the U.S. According to Grove, Silicon Valley's "innovation machine" over the last few decades has not been adding many jobs, although American tech companies have instead been adding jobs in Asia "like mad."[23] He noted that while our investments in startups have increased dramatically, those investments have in fact resulted in fewer jobs: "Simply put," he wrote, "the U.S. has become wildly inefficient at creating American tech jobs."[23] He therefore worked to keep Intel's manufacturing in the U.S., with the company having 90,000 employees in 2010.[24] He explained the causes and effects of many business's growth plans:

Each company, ruggedly individualistic, does its best to expand efficiently and improve its own profitability. However, our pursuit of our individual businesses, which often involves transferring manufacturing and a great deal of engineering out of the country, has hindered our ability to bring innovations to scale at home. Without scaling, we don't just lose jobs—we lose our hold on new technologies. Losing the ability to scale will ultimately damage our capacity to innovate.[23]

To remedy the problem, he strongly believed that "job creation" should become America's number 1 objective, much as it is in Asian nations. Among the methods he felt were worth considering was the imposition of a tax on imported products, with the funds received then made available to help American companies scale their operations here. However, he also accepted the fact that his ideas would be controversial: "If what I'm suggesting sounds protectionist, so be it."[23] Or that those protectionist steps could lead to conflicts with our trade partners: "If the result is a trade war, treat it like other wars—fight to win."[23] He added:

All of us in business have a responsibility to maintain the industrial base on which we depend and the society whose adaptability — and stability — we may have taken for granted.[25]

Grove was also in the minority of high-tech leaders when he advocated taxing internet sales made to other states: "I don't think electronic commerce needs federal or state subsidies in terms of tax advantages," he told a Congressional committee in 2000.[26] At the same hearing, he also expressed his opinion about internet privacy, stating that "personal data is a form of property and it's inevitable that governments will regulate property rights." He said that it would be better if the federal government established its own uniform privacy standards rather than have states create a patchwork of different laws.[26] Writing & teaching[edit] Grove was also a noted author and scientist. His first book on semiconductors, Physics and Technology of Semiconductor Devices (1967),[16] has been used by leading universities. Another book he wrote on business operation methods, High Output Management (1983), has been translated into 11 languages. He also wrote over 40 technical papers and held several patents on semiconductor devices.[27] Grove wrote Only the Paranoid Survive, a business book, whose core message is that a company in pursuit of a stronger competitive advantage never rests.[28] He also taught graduate computer physics courses at the University of California, Berkeley and the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Philanthropy[edit]

Grove School of Engineering-CCNY

In 2005, Grove made the largest donation that the City College of New York (CUNY) has ever received. His grant of $26 million transformed the CCNY School of Engineering into the Grove School of Engineering.[29] Grove was also instrumental, as a key fundraiser, in establishing the University of California, San Francisco's Mission Bay Campus, the largest ongoing biomedical construction project in the world.[30] Chancellor Sam Hawgood said that Grove's "generous and tireless support of UCSF has transformed our university and helped accelerate our research into breakthrough treatments and better patient care."[30]

UCSF Mission Bay campus

Among the research facilities which he helped fund were the UCSF Prostate Cancer Center, the Helen Diller Family Cancer Research Building, and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute. He also promoted general surgery initiatives and supported various obstetrics and gynecology research programs.[30] Grove was a longtime member of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), along with being one of its overseers and a member of its Board of Directors. He was also the founding supporter of the IRC's Pathways to Citizenship program. In 2010, the IRC honored him as one of ten distinguished refugees.[31] In an interview in Esquire magazine in 2000, Grove encouraged the United States
United States
to be "vigilant as a nation to have tolerance for difference, a tolerance for new people." He pointed out that immigration and immigrants are what made America what it is.[21] Honors and awards[edit]

Grove received honorary degrees from the City College of New York (1985), Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
(1989) and Harvard University (2000). In 2004, the Wharton School of Business recognized him as the "Most Influential Business Person of the Last 25 Years."[27] The 1st Annual Heinz Award in Technology, the Economy and Employment.[32] Grove received the award in 1995, and he was honored by the foundation for representing a story "as old as America: the story of a young immigrant rising to great success." The donors of the award added that Grove "has played perhaps the single most pivotal role in the development and popularization of the twentieth century's most remarkable innovation – the personal computer."[27] On August 25, 2009, California
California
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger announced that Grove would be one of 13 California
California
Hall of Fame inductees in The California
California
Museum's yearlong exhibit. The induction ceremony was on 1 December 2009 in Sacramento, California. Strategic Management Society's Lifetime Achievement Award (2001)[33] IEEE Medal of Honor (2000)[34] Time Magazine's Man of the Year (1997)[6] "1997 Technology Leader of the Year", IndustryWeek.com, December 15, 1997[14] Chief Executive's CEO of the Year (1997)[35] Medal of Achievement from the American Electronics Association (1993)[36] IEEE Engineering Leadership Recognition Award (1987)[37] Franklin Institute
Franklin Institute
Certificate of Merit (1975)

Books[edit]

A. S. Grove (1967). Physics and Technology of Semiconductor Devices. Wiley. ISBN 0-471-32998-3.  A. S. Grove (1988). One on One With Andy Grove. Penguin Putnam. ISBN 0-14-010935-8.  A. S. Grove (1995). High Output Management. Random House. ISBN 0-679-76288-4.  (originally published in 1983) A. S. Grove (1996). Only the Paranoid Survive. Doubleday. ISBN 0-385-48258-2.  A. S. Grove (2001). Swimming Across: A Memoir. ISBN 0-446-67970-4.  Robert Burgelman and A. S. Grove (2001). Strategy Is Destiny: How Strategy-Making Shapes a Company's Future. ISBN 0-684-85554-2.  Robert A. Burgelman, Andrew S. Grove and Philip E. Meza (2005). Strategic Dynamics: Concepts and Cases. McGraw-Hill/Irwin. ISBN 0-07-312265-3. 

References[edit]

^ a b c Grove, Andrew S. Swimming Across: a Memoir, Hachette Book Group (2001) Prologue. ^ "Former Intel
Intel
chief Andrew Grove
Andrew Grove
dies aged 79", BBC, March 22, 2016. ^ a b "Andy Grove, Valley Veteran Who Founded Intel, Dies at 79", Bloomberg, March 21, 2016. ^ a b Gaither, Chris (2001-11-12). "Andy Grove's Tale of His Boyhood in Wartime". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-02-19.  ^ a b Kandall, Jonathan (21 March 2016). "Andrew S. Grove, Longtime Chief of Intel, Dies at 79". The New York Times. Retrieved 22 March 2016.  ^ a b Isaacson, Walter (1997-12-29). "TIME: Man Of The Year". Time.  ^ a b c Movers and Shakers: the 100 Most Influential Figures in Modern Business, Basic Books (2003), pp. 205–207. ^ "Andy Grove's Last Stand". ^ This statement is corroborated by information shared in his autobiography. See: Rudolf Höss, Death Dealer: The Memoirs of the SS Kommandant at Auschwitz
Auschwitz
(Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 1992), p. 39. ^ "Andrew S. Grove Dies at 79; Intel
Intel
Chief Spurred Semiconductor Revolution", New York Times, March 21, 2016. ^ Nocera, Andrew (2005-07-30). "From Intel
Intel
to Health Care to Beyond". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-04-08.  ^ Tedlow, Richard (2007). Andy Grove: The Life and Times of an American Business Icon. Penguin Books. ISBN 9781591841821. Retrieved 1 January 2015.  ^ a b c d e " Andrew Grove
Andrew Grove
1 of the 3 co-founders of Intel
Intel
Corp", CrownHeights.info, July 18, 2007. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "1997 Technology Leader of the Year", IndustryWeek.com, December 15, 1997. ^ Henderson, Harry. Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology, Infobase Publishing (2009), p. 218. ^ a b Grove, Andrew. Physics and Technology of Semiconductor Devices, John Wiley and Sons (1967) ^ "Intel's Long Awaited Return to the Memory Business". www.realworldtech.com. Retrieved 8 April 2018.  ^ "Former Intel
Intel
CEO Andy Grove Dies at 79", Wall Street Journal, March 22, 2016. ^ a b Grove, Andrew. Only the Paranoid Survive, Doubleday (1996). ^ Byman, Jeremy. Andrew Grove
Andrew Grove
and the Intel
Intel
Corporation, Morgan Reynolds (1999), p. 65. ^ a b "What I've Learned: Andy Grove", Esquire magazine, May 1, 2000 ^ Goldstein, Ken. "The Many Lessons of Andy Grove", The Good Men Project, April 26, 2016. ^ a b c d e f g Grove, Andrew. "Andy Grove: How America Can Create Jobs", Bloomberg News, July 1, 2010 ^ "Former Intel
Intel
CEO Chairman Andrew Grove
Andrew Grove
Dies at 79", Fox Business, March 22, 2016. ^ "Andy Grove’s Warning to Silicon Valley", New York Times, March 26, 2016. ^ a b "High-Tech Chiefs Lobby Key Issues at Capitol Hill Hearing", Computerworld, June 12, 2000, p. 8. ^ a b c Koven, Steven G.; Gotzke, Frank. American Immigration Policy: Confronting the Nation's Challenges, Springer Science (2010), p. 81. ^ Best, Roger (2013). Market-Based Management. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice Hall. p. 195. ISBN 9780130387752.  ^ Hershenson, Jay; Arena, Michael (October 28, 2005). "Intel's Grove gives $26 million to CCNY'S school of engineering". News Report. CUNY Newswire. Retrieved September 30, 2016.  ^ a b c "UCSF Mourns Loss of Andrew S. Grove (1936-2016)", UCSF, April 1, 2016. ^ "Remembering Andrew Grove, IRC Overseer and champion of refugees", Rescue.org, March 30, 2016. ^ The Heinz Awards, Andrew Grove
Andrew Grove
profile. ^ Strategic Management Society – Home Archived September 23, 2006, at the Wayback Machine. ^ " IEEE Medal of Honor Recipients" (PDF). IEEE. Retrieved November 20, 2010.  ^ CEO of the year 1997 Archived 2016-04-04 at the Wayback Machine.. ^ " David Packard Medal of Achievement
David Packard Medal of Achievement
— Previous Winners (1959 to Present)". TechAmerica Foundation. Archived from the original on 2011-07-19. Retrieved March 14, 2011.  ^ " IEEE Ernst Weber Engineering Leadership Recognition
IEEE Ernst Weber Engineering Leadership Recognition
Recipients" (PDF). IEEE. Retrieved November 20, 2010. 

Further reading[edit]

Tim Jackson (1998). Inside Intel: Andy Grove and the Rise of the World's Most Powerful Chip Company. Plume. ISBN 0-452-27643-8.  Richard Tedlow (2006). Andy Grove. Penguin. ISBN 978-1-59184-139-5. 

External links[edit]

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Andrew S. Grove 1936 – 2016 from Intel. Andrew S. Grove Biography, Engineering and Technology History Wiki. "Andrew S. Grove collected news and commentary". The New York Times.  Appearances on C-SPAN.

Business positions

Preceded by Gordon Moore Intel
Intel
CEO 1987–1998 Succeeded by Craig Barrett

Awards and achievements

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1927–1950

Charles Lindbergh
Charles Lindbergh
(1927) Walter Chrysler
Walter Chrysler
(1928) Owen D. Young
Owen D. Young
(1929) Mohandas Gandhi (1930) Pierre Laval
Pierre Laval
(1931) Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt
(1932) Hugh S. Johnson
Hugh S. Johnson
(1933) Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt
(1934) Haile Selassie
Haile Selassie
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Wallis Simpson
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Chiang Kai-shek
/ Soong Mei-ling
Soong Mei-ling
(1937) Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
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Joseph Stalin
(1939) Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill
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Franklin D. Roosevelt
(1941) Joseph Stalin
Joseph Stalin
(1942) George Marshall
George Marshall
(1943) Dwight D. Eisenhower
Dwight D. Eisenhower
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Harry S. Truman
(1945) James F. Byrnes
James F. Byrnes
(1946) George Marshall
George Marshall
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Harry S. Truman
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Winston Churchill
(1949) The American Fighting-Man (1950)

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Mohammed Mosaddeq (1951) Elizabeth II
Elizabeth II
(1952) Konrad Adenauer
Konrad Adenauer
(1953) John Foster Dulles
John Foster Dulles
(1954) Harlow Curtice
Harlow Curtice
(1955) Hungarian Freedom Fighters (1956) Nikita Khrushchev
Nikita Khrushchev
(1957) Charles de Gaulle
Charles de Gaulle
(1958) Dwight D. Eisenhower
Dwight D. Eisenhower
(1959) U.S. Scientists: George Beadle / Charles Draper / John Enders / Donald A. Glaser / Joshua Lederberg
Joshua Lederberg
/ Willard Libby
Willard Libby
/ Linus Pauling
Linus Pauling
/ Edward Purcell / Isidor Rabi / Emilio Segrè
Emilio Segrè
/ William Shockley
William Shockley
/ Edward Teller / Charles Townes / James Van Allen
James Van Allen
/ Robert Woodward (1960) John F. Kennedy
John F. Kennedy
(1961) Pope John XXIII
Pope John XXIII
(1962) Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr.
(1963) Lyndon B. Johnson
Lyndon B. Johnson
(1964) William Westmoreland
William Westmoreland
(1965) The Generation Twenty-Five and Under (1966) Lyndon B. Johnson
Lyndon B. Johnson
(1967) The Apollo 8
Apollo 8
Astronauts: William Anders
William Anders
/ Frank Borman
Frank Borman
/ Jim Lovell (1968) The Middle Americans (1969) Willy Brandt
Willy Brandt
(1970) Richard Nixon
Richard Nixon
(1971) Henry Kissinger
Henry Kissinger
/ Richard Nixon
Richard Nixon
(1972) John Sirica
John Sirica
(1973) King Faisal (1974) American Women: Susan Brownmiller / Kathleen Byerly
Kathleen Byerly
/ Alison Cheek / Jill Conway / Betty Ford
Betty Ford
/ Ella Grasso / Carla Hills / Barbara Jordan / Billie Jean King
Billie Jean King
/ Susie Sharp / Carol Sutton / Addie Wyatt (1975)

1976–2000

Jimmy Carter
Jimmy Carter
(1976) Anwar Sadat
Anwar Sadat
(1977) Deng Xiaoping
Deng Xiaoping
(1978) Ayatollah Khomeini (1979) Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan
(1980) Lech Wałęsa
Lech Wałęsa
(1981) The Computer (1982) Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan
/ Yuri Andropov
Yuri Andropov
(1983) Peter Ueberroth
Peter Ueberroth
(1984) Deng Xiaoping
Deng Xiaoping
(1985) Corazon Aquino
Corazon Aquino
(1986) Mikhail Gorbachev
Mikhail Gorbachev
(1987) The Endangered Earth (1988) Mikhail Gorbachev
Mikhail Gorbachev
(1989) George H. W. Bush
George H. W. Bush
(1990) Ted Turner
Ted Turner
(1991) Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton
(1992) The Peacemakers: Yasser Arafat
Yasser Arafat
/ F. W. de Klerk
F. W. de Klerk
/ Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela
/ Yitzhak Rabin
Yitzhak Rabin
(1993) Pope John Paul II
Pope John Paul II
(1994) Newt Gingrich
Newt Gingrich
(1995) David Ho
David Ho
(1996) Andrew Grove
Andrew Grove
(1997) Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton
/ Ken Starr
Ken Starr
(1998) Jeffrey P. Bezos (1999) George W. Bush
George W. Bush
(2000)

2001–present

Rudolph Giuliani (2001) The Whistleblowers: Cynthia Cooper / Coleen Rowley
Coleen Rowley
/ Sherron Watkins (2002) The American Soldier (2003) George W. Bush
George W. Bush
(2004) The Good Samaritans: Bono
Bono
/ Bill Gates
Bill Gates
/ Melinda Gates
Melinda Gates
(2005) You (2006) Vladimir Putin
Vladimir Putin
(2007) Barack Obama
Barack Obama
(2008) Ben Bernanke
Ben Bernanke
(2009) Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberg
(2010) The Protester (2011) Barack Obama
Barack Obama
(2012) Pope Francis
Pope Francis
(2013) Ebola Fighters: Dr. Jerry Brown / Dr. Kent Brantly
Kent Brantly
/ Ella Watson-Stryker / Foday Gollah / Salome Karwah
Salome Karwah
(2014) Angela Merkel
Angela Merkel
(2015) Donald Trump
Donald Trump
(2016) The Silence Breakers (2017)

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1976–2000

H. Earle Vaughan (1977) Robert Noyce
Robert Noyce
(1978) Richard Bellman (1979) William Shockley
William Shockley
(1980) Sidney Darlington
Sidney Darlington
(1981) John Tukey
John Tukey
(1982) Nicolaas Bloembergen
Nicolaas Bloembergen
(1983) Norman Ramsey (1984) John Roy Whinnery (1985) Jack Kilby
Jack Kilby
(1986) Paul Lauterbur
Paul Lauterbur
(1987) Calvin Quate (1988) C. Kumar Patel (1989) Robert G. Gallager
Robert G. Gallager
(1990) Leo Esaki
Leo Esaki
(1991) Amos E. Joel, Jr. (1992) Karl Johan Åström (1993) Alfred Y. Cho (1994) Lotfi A. Zadeh
Lotfi A. Zadeh
(1995) Robert Metcalfe
Robert Metcalfe
(1996) George H. Heilmeier
George H. Heilmeier
(1997) Donald Pederson (1998) Charles Concordia (1999) Andrew Grove
Andrew Grove
(2000)

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Authority control

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