Irwin M. Jacobs

American philanthropist

Irwin Mark Jacobs (born October 18, 1933) is an American electrical engineer and billionaire. He is a co-founder and former chairman of Qualcomm. He is a chair of the board of trustees of the Salk Institute.

Irwin M. Jacobs
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Jacobs at UCSD in 2005
Born (1933-10-18) October 18, 1933 (age 89)
Alma materCornell University (BSc)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MSc, DSc)
OccupationEngineer, businessman
Known forCo-founder of Qualcomm
Net worthUS$ 1.2 billion (March 2019)[1]
Spouse(s)Joan Klein (m. 1954)
Children4, including Gary E. Jacobs and Paul E. Jacobs
RelativesSara Jacobs (granddaughter)