John Hennessey
John Hennessey
Real Name/Full Name John Leroy Hennessy
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: John Hennessey
Birth Place: Huntington, New York, U.S
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 22 September 1952
Age/How Old: 71 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 167 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 5″
Weight: In Kilograms – 70 Kg
In Pounds – 154 lbs
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Parents Name: Father –N/A
Mother –N/A
Siblings: 5
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College: University of Missouri
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Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Andrea Berti
Kids/Children Name: 5
Profession: Entrepreneur, Racer, Tuner
Net Worth: $15 million
Last Updated: July 2024

People are given different platforms in life to express what they are made of. When john Leroy Hennessey got such an opportunity, he never delayed using it well and explore his interest in computer science. He is currently a computer scientist, academician and businessman.

Hennessey is the chairman of Alphabet Inc. and the co-founder of MIPS Computer systems and Atheros. Hennessey has also been privileged to serve as the tenth president of University of Stanford. In 2016 Hennessey announced that he was stepping down and he was succeeded by Marc Tessier Lavigne as the new president.

Well, how well do you know about John Hennessey? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about John Hennessey’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 John Hennessey to date.

Biography and Early Life

If you have been wondering how old Hennessey is, here is everything you need to know about him. He was born on 22 September 1952 in Huntington, New York, United States, and raised there. He has five siblings.  Hennessey’s father was an aerospace engineer while his mother was a teacher.  Not much is known about his childhood or his siblings.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is John Hennessey in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, John Hennessey’s age is 71 years old as of today’s date 24th July 2024 having been born on 22 September 1952. Though, he is 5′ 5″ in feet and inches and 167 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 154lbs in Pound and 70kg in Kilograms.


Hennessey is such a generous man and is very proud of who he is. He shares a lot of information about his past life and nothing seems to be secretive about him. However, the truth is, he is not as open as he seems to be. Hennessey hasn’t disclosed any information about his years in elementary school. We have however not given up yet.

We are still doing our research and once we find any information, we will update it here.  However, he graduated from Villanova University with a degree in electrical engineering. He later graduated from Stony Brook University with Master’s Degree and Ph. D in computer science. Hennessey is married to Andrea Berti whom he met way back in high school.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

As mentioned above, Hennessey is very generous with information about his achievements. However, he is very private about his personal life. He is married to Andrea Berti and not much is known about his family. He prefers to keep his personal life away from media, however we are still making follow-ups when we find more information we shall update it here.

Is John Hennessey Gay?

John Hennessey might not have revealed any information about his past relationships, but his relationship and marriage with Andrea Berti and their children is enough to prove he is not gay.

Professional Career

Hennessey is the chairman of the Alphabet Inc., computer scientist, academician and a businessman in the United States. He started his career at a young age and has been able to grow and become successful in life. In 1977, he became a standard faculty member and later began MIPS project in 1984. The purpose of MIPS was to investigate RISC processors.

He became Willard and Inez Kerr Bell Endowed Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 1987. Hennessey has done a lot in his career as he has served as director of Stanford’s Computer System Laboratory from 1989 to 1993. This is a research centre which is run by Stanford Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department.

He also served as chair of computer science and dean of the school of engineering. He was later named by the board of trustees as the Stanford University president in 2000 when the then president Casper stepped down to focus on teaching. He is also a member of American philosophical society since 2008. He later announced stepping down as Stanford University president in summer 2016.

Hennessey is one person who like venturing into new opportunities and in 2016 he co-founded Knight Hennessy Scholars Program and serves as its inaugural director.  The program has $750 endowment to fully fund graduate students at Stanford University to up to 3 years. This has been a great achievement in Hennessey’s career.


Hennessey is good at what he does and this has enabled him to scoop some of the most coveted awards in the industry. Here are the awards he has been able to receive; Turing Award 2017, IEE Medal of Honour 2012, BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award I 2020, Computer History Museum Fellow 2007 among others.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of John Hennessey in 2024

John Hennessey NET WORTH
John Hennessey NET WORTH

It is not all about his fame, but Hennessey has also earned a great fortune from his career. As of 2024, he has a net worth of $15 million and is expected to rise even higher in the coming years.

John Hennessey has proved that hard work truly pays. He has achieved a lot in his career and become one of the most successful people in the world. His scholar program has helped a lot of students to achieve their dreams and will continue to help more in the future thanks to him.


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