Jim Breyer, a partner at Silicon Valley venture capital titan Accel Partners, is one of the most successful early-stage technology investors of the last decade. As one of the earliest investors to take a chance on a college dropout named Mark Zuckerberg and a Facebook board member from 2005 until earlier this year, Breyer reaped a massive financial windfall from the social network’s IPO and is now worth an estimated $1.2 billion, according to Forbes.
Breyer also led investments in arts and crafts marketplace Etsy and online video platform Brightcove. He currently serves on the board of Rupert Murdoch’s media conglomerate News Corp., and previously served on the board of PC giant Dell and retail behemoth Walmart. Breyer is a fellow of the Harvard Corporation, the university’s senior governing board, and was a co-founder of Zuckerberg’s new political lobbying group FWD.us.