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Kavitark Ram Shriram (born 1956/57) is an American billionaire businessman. He is a founding board member and one of the first investors in Google.[2][3] He earlier served as an officer of working for Jeff Bezos. Shriram came to in August, 1998, when Amazon acquired Junglee, an online comparison shopping firm of which Shriram was president. Before Junglee and Amazon, Shriram was a member of the Netscape executive team, joining them in 1994, before they shipped products or posted revenue.[3] According to Forbes, as of October 2019, his net worth in $2.2 billion.

Ram Shriram
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Born1956/1957 (age 62–63)[1]
Madras, India
ResidenceMenlo Park, California, US
Alma materLoyola College, Chennai
University of Madras
Net worth$2.2 billion (October 2019)[1]

Early lifeEdit

Shriram holds a bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Loyola College, Chennai of the University of Madras.[1] [4]


He is a founding board member of Google and [24]7 (24/7 Customer). Shriram is also an investor in a global mobile ad network, InMobi, Search bid management tool Campanja and previously mKhoj. Shriram serves on the boards of Google, Paperless Post, Yubico and Zazzle. He at one time owned 3.4 million shares of Google.[1] As of September 2007, Shriram owned 1.7 million shares of Google.[5]

Shriram started Sherpalo,[6][7] a venture capital firm that invests in promising new disruptive technologies, in January 2000.

Personal lifeEdit

Shriram is married and has 2 daughters.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Forbes profile: Kavitark Ram Shriram". Forbes. Retrieved 3 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Future of Internet is bright in India". NDTV. Archived from the original on 14 May 2008. Retrieved 4 June 2008.
  3. ^ a b "2 Indians in Forbes' richest Americans list". rediff. Retrieved 4 June 2008.
  4. ^ "ALPHABET INC. - DEF 14".
  5. ^ "Ram Shriram or Kavitark Ram Shriram". Retrieved 18 July 2011.
  6. ^ "About Sherpalo".
  7. ^ "Meet Ram Shriram".