Andy Hertzfeld
Andy Hertzfeld
Real Name/Full Name Andrew Jay Hertzfeld
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Andy Hertzfeld
Birth Place: Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 6 April 1953
Age/How Old: 71 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 175 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 9″
Weight: In Kilograms – 83 Kg
In Pounds – 183 lbs
Eye Color: Hazel
Hair Color: Grey
Parents Name: Father – N/A
Mother – N/A
Siblings: N/A
School: Harriton High school
College: Brown University, University of California, Berkley
Religion: N/A
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Joyce McClure
Kids/Children Name: N/A
Profession: Computer scientist, Innovator
Net Worth: $60 Million
Last Updated: April 2024

Andrew Jay Hertzfeld is an American software engineer and innovator. During the 1980s, he was a member of the original Apple Macintosh development team. He has worked for Apple from the year 1979 to 1984 and he designed the Apple Macintosh system software.

He left Apple and co-founded three companies. He has also helped open-source software and has worked with Google where he was the key designer of the Circles user interface in Google+. Andy has not revealed much of his personal life to the public, but his professional career will blow your mind. If you need to know all about that, then this article we have prepared suits you best.

Well, how well do you know about Andy Hertzfeld? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Andy Hertzfeld’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Andy Hertzfeld to date.

Biography and Early Life

Andrew Jay Hertzfeld, was born on the 6th of April 1953 in Philadelphia United States. There is no information about Andy’s early life in the media, as he chooses to keep his personal life private with reasons unknown to the public. This includes information about the names of his parents and whether or not he has any siblings.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Andy Hertzfeld in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Andy Hertzfeld’s age is 71 years old as of today’s date 20th April 2024 having been born on 6 April 1953. Though, he is 5′ 9″ in feet and inches and 175 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 183lbs in Pound and 83 kg in Kilograms.


Andy did his high school studies at Harriton high school. After high school, he joined Brown University and earned a graduate degree in computer science. He also went to the University of California and while here, he was preparing a software for the Apple Company and had another graduate degree. This marked the beginning of his career in the world of computer science.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Andy has not revealed any personal information to the public. It is hard to find out whether he has any family members like kids, parents or siblings. He has kept his personal life very private. He is married to Joyce McClure and they live in Palo Alto California. There is also no information of his other relationships before

Is Andy Hertzfeld Gay?

Andy is straight. Although he has kept his life private and rarely talks about love life, it is evidenced he is a married man and he has been married for a long time now. This is enough to prove that he has no interest in his fellow men.

Professional Career

Andy’s career began in 1978 after he bought an Apple II computer and then began developing a software for it. Soon afterwards, he came to the attention of Apple Computer after writing for Call-A.P.P.L.E and Dr. Dobb’s Journal. In 1979, he was hired by Apple Computer as a systems programmer and developed the Apple Silentype printer firmware.

Andy was a member of the Apple Macintosh design team and at his request, Steve Jobs, who is Apple co-founder added him to the Macintosh team in February 1981. He then became a primary software architect of the Macintosh Operating System. He was given the title Software wizard by Apple. He wrote the ROM code, the User Interface Toolbox, Control Panel, Scrapbook and many more large portions of the Macintosh’s original system software.

Andy left Apple in 1984 and co-founded three new companies which are; Radius in 1986, General Magic in 1990 and Eazel in 1999. While at Eazel, Andy helped create the Nautilus file manager meant for Linux’s GNOME desktop. In 2002 and 2003, Andy volunteered for the Open-Source Applications Foundation and wrote early prototypes of Chandler.

In 2004, he started a website for collective storytelling about the development of the original Macintosh. In December 2004, the stories were published in a book called ‘Revolution in the Valley.’ Any later on joined google in August 2005. He then designed Google+ circles component interface which was announced by Google on 28th June 2011.

Before retiring from Google in July 2013, he worked on Picasa and Gmail’s profile image selector. Currently, Andy is an investor of the startup Spatial.


Despite his extremely great works and inventions, Andy has not received any awards throughout his career. However, Andy has had great achievement and is celebrated by all the companies he has worked for. His work at Apple is greatly honoured and whenever the company’s history is discussed or Steve Job’s biography is discussed, his name is always mentioned. With the Open-source Applications Foundation, he has promoted open-source software. His work of designing Google+ circles is also greatly known.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Andy Hertzfeld in 2024

Andy Hertzfeld Net Worth
Andy Hertzfeld Net Worth

As of 2024, Andy’s net worth stands at approximately $60 million. Most of his wealth is from his work in the Apple company from the year 1979 to 1984. Working with Google has also greatly contributed to his wealth. Andy has also done a number of literary work which includes writing a book called ‘Revolution in the Valley’ and working on Apple and Steve Jobs based documentaries. All this work has earned him the wealth he currently has.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Andy has no children. He was so focused in his professional life and starting a family was the least of his priorities.
  • While he was working for Apple in 1980, Andy invited his high school friend Suzan Kare to join Apple and help design the standard Macintosh icons.

Andy is known as a computer scientist who was so much in love with computers. In fact, his business card at Apple described him as a computer wizard. He is a man with unmatched skills. Thanks to his commitment to technology, Apple has managed to achieve great milestones.


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