Did you know these famous people are from Berkeley?

“Berkeley is best known for being the home to one of the most active college campuses in the country,” as Fortis Media states. “Also known for its religious studies, the UC Berkeley campus has been home to many budding artists and great thinkers of the age.

Gordon Moore – Co-founder of Intel
Moore is an American businessman who studied chemistry at UC Berkeley and who then went on to pursue his advanced education at the California Institute of Technology. Moore went onto co-found Intel Corporation. Intel manufactures semiconductor chips and microprocessors used in personal PCs. Moore and his wife support environmental conservatism by founding the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, supporting conservation and science in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Steve Wozniak – Co-founder of Apple
Steve Wozniak co-founded Apple with Steve Jobs, and they are recognized as igniting the personal computer revolution of the 1970s and 1980s. After his debut in designing the Apple I and II, Wozniak also had significant influence over the Apple Macintosh. After Apple, Wozniak made a decision to complete his degree and enrolled at UC Berkeley under the name Rocky Raccoon Clark. An interesting and yet unknown fact is Wozniak wanted to teach elementary school appreciating the valuable role teachers serve. He taught fifth graders computer classes.”

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

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