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Robert Leroy Mercer, PhD

Birthplace: San Jose, Santa Clara County, California, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Turner Mercer, PhD and Virginia Mae Mercer
Husband of Private
Father of Rebekah 'Bekah' Mercer; Private and Private

Occupation: Hedge fund manager
Managed by: Erica Howton
Last Updated:

About Robert Mercer

Robert Leroy Mercer (born July 11, 1946) is an American computer scientist and co-CEO of Renaissance Technologies, an investment management firm. He is a major donor to conservative political causes.

He was ranked 16th in the Forbes list of "The 40 Highest-Earning Hedge Fund Managers." His net worth is not publicly known.

  • Spouse(s) Diana Lynne (Dean) Mercer
  • Children Rebekah, Jennifer, Heather Sue
  • Wikipedia: Robert Mercer, Forbes gallery* Forbes, { Newsweek] "Meet Robert Mercer, the mysterious billionaire benefactor of Breitbart." by Max Kutner 11/21/16. "He grew up in New Mexico, the son of a Canadian immigrant who worked in aerosol research. .... t Mercer’s mother enjoyed theater and the arts, and Mercer has said his father piqued his interest in computers—in high school, he wrote code and studied manuals. While enrolled at the University of New Mexico, he worked as a programmer at the nearby Air Force base. ... “I really loved everything about computers,” he said in Baltimore. “I loved the solitude of the computer lab late at night, I loved the air-conditioned smell of the place, I loved the sounds of the discs whirring and the printers clacking.” He later got his Ph.D. and went to work for IBM in 1972. He and his colleagues there devised a way for a computer to use statistical formulas and algorithms to translate languages. The Association for Computational Linguistics has called their work “revolutionary.” His parents both died in 1993.
  • "The reclusive hedge fund tycoon behind the Trump presidency" How Robert Mercer exploited America’s populist insurgency. By Jane Mayer. The New Yorker, March 27, 2017
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Robert Mercer's Timeline

July 11, 1946
San Jose, Santa Clara County, California, United States
December 6, 1973
Yorktown Heights, Westchester County, New York, United States