Michael Moritz, scientist with a connection to Wales (Cardiff)
Michael MoritzMichael is a venture capitalist with sequoia capital in California. And a former member of the board of google inc. His Internet investments include google, youtube, etoys, ebay, yahoo! , paypal and Apple computers. His investment in google has made him one of Wales' richest men.
Connection: He was born in Cardiff in 1954 and educated at Howardian High School in Cardiff, as well as Christ Church Oxford England and the University of Pennsylvania in America.
His investment helped him to achieve the number one listing in Forbes "midas list" of the top deal-makers in the technology industry in 2006 and 2007. And a place on the 2007 "time 100" list, he is listed by the Sunday Times as having a fortune of £558 million.