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Bill Joy Biography

Bill Joy is a well-known American computer engineer and venture capitalist. He co-founded Sun Microsystems in 1982 together with Andy Bechtolsheim, Vinod Khosla, and Scott McNealy. Joy also served as CTO and Chief Scientist at the company from 1982 to 2003.

10 Quick Facts About Bill Joy

Here is a list of 10 facts about Joy

  • Name: Bill Joy
  • Age: 69 Years Old.
  • Birthday: November 8
  • Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
  • Height: 5 feet 8 inches
  • Nationality: American
  • Occupation: Computer Scientist, Venture capitalist, Electrical engineer, Software Developer
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Salary: Under Review
  • Net worth: $1.5 Billion

Bill Joy Age

Joy is 69 years old, he was born on November 8, 1954, in Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States. He celebrates his birthday on 8 November every year and his birth sign is Scorpio.

Bill Joy Height

Bill Joy stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches.

Bill Joy Weight

Joy has a moderate weight. His weight is currently not publicly available. We are keeping tabs and will update this information once it is out.

Early Life and Education

Joy was born on November 8, 1954, in Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States. He excelled in mathematics and completed high school when he was 16 years old. Joy then proceeded to the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor to study electrical engineering, where he worked on one of the earliest parallel-processing supercomputers. He also holds a MA of Science in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California, Berkeley.

Rise to Fame

Joy rose to fame after he created software that would enable the rise of the modern internet, may years before personal computers were being widely used. He was named the “Edison of the Internet” by Fortune Magazine, Bill Joy is one of luminaries of tech.

Bill Joy Family, Parents

Joy was born and raised by his father William Joy, and his mother Ruth Joy in the Detroit suburb of Farmington Hills, Michigan. His father was a school vice-principal and counselor, while his mother was a homemaker.

Bill Joy Siblings

Joy has two siblings; Bob Joy and Linda Joy. He has not shared details regarding his siblings with the public.

Bill Joy Wife

Joy is happily married to his lovely wife Shannon O’Leary Joy. The couple had their wedding in a beautiful ceremony in the presence of their friends, family, and loved ones, and together ther less wth four children. Joy and his family live in Aspen, Colorado.

Bill Joy Net Worth

Bill Joy has an estimated net worth of $1.5 billion dollars. This includes his assets, money, and income. His primary source of income is his career as a Computer Engineer. Through his various sources of income, Joy has been able to accumulate good fortune but prefers to lead a modest lifestyle.

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Bill Joy Bio.

  • Full Names: William Nelson Joy
  • Popular As: American engineer and venture capitalist
  • Gender: Male
  • Occupation / Profession: Computer Scientist, Venture capitalist, Electrical engineer, Software Developer
  • Nationality: American
  • Race / Ethnicity: White
  • Religion: Not Available
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight


  • Age: November 8
  • Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
  • Date of Birth: November 8, 1954
  • Place of Birth: Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States
  • Birthday: November 8

Body Measurements

  • Body Measurements: Not Available
  • Height / How Tall?: 5 feet 8 inches
  • Weight: Moderate
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Hair Color: Gray
  • Shoe Size: Not Available
  • Dress Size: Not Available
  • Chest Size: Not Available
  • Waist Size: Not Available
  • Hip Size: Not Available

Family and Relationship

  • Father (Dad): William Joy
  • Mother: Ruth Joy
  • Siblings (Brothers and Sisters): Bob Joy and Linda Joy
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Wife/Spouse: Shannon O’Leary Joy
  • Dating / Girlfriend: Not Applicable
  • Children: Four

Net Worth and Salary

  • Net Worth: $1.5 Billion
  • Salary: Under Review
  • Source of Income: Computer Scientist, Venture capitalist, Electrical engineer, Software Developer

Sun Microsystems

In 1982, after the Sun Microsystems had been operating for six months, Joy, Sun’s sixteenth employee, was brought in with full co-founder status at the company, where he was an inspiration for the development of JXTA, NFS, the Java programming language, the SPARC microprocessors, and Jini/JavaSpaces.

In 1986, Joy was awarded a Grace Murray Hopper Award by the ACM for his effort on the Berkeley UNIX Operating System.On September 9, 2003, Sun announced Joy was leaving the firm.


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