|Net Worth:||$170 Million|
|Born:||June 1, 1964|
|Country of Origin:||United States|
|Source of Wealth:||Entrepreneurship, Board Member|
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Marc Tarpenning is an American entrepreneur and engineer. He is the co-founder of Tesla Inc. with Martin Eberhard. Tarpenning became well known after the investment their company got from Elon musk.
As of 2023, Marc Tarpenning’s net worth is estimated to be around $170 million.
Marc Tarpenning’s Net Worth, Career, and Success Story (2023 Update)
Early Life & Biography
Marc Tarpenning was born on June 1, 1964, in Sacramento, California. He attended the University of California, Berkeley, and obtained a B.A. degree in computer science in 1985.
Career & Success Story
Marc Tarpenning travels to Saudi Arabia to work for Textron. He also developed software and firmware products for several companies, including Seagate Technology and Bechtel.
Tarpenning became a vice president of engineering at Packet Design, a network technology company before working with Martin Eberhard to found NuvoMedia the company that developed an early e-book reader named the RocketBook, in 1998.
In 2000, Gemstar–TV Guide International acquired NuvoMedia for $187 million which made the two founders millionaires. Three years later the partners founded the famous company Tesla inc, in 2004 Elon Musk invested $6.5 million into the company and became the CEO and Tarpenning became the chairman of the board.
Today, Tarpenning serves as an adviser or member of the advisory board of several companies, including his alma mater, Spero Ventures, and other companies.
Marc Tarpenning is married to Carolyn Eberhard, the couple has been the annual donors of the University of Illinois since 1984.
Marc Tarpenning is an American entrepreneur, engineer, and the co-founder of Tesla, the famous company that makes electric cars led by Elon Musk. As of 2023, Marc Tarpenning’s net worth is estimated to be around $170 million.