Henry Samueli (born September 20, 1954) is an American businessman, engineer, and philanthropist. He is the co-founder of Broadcom, owner of the Anaheim Ducks, and a prominent philanthropist in the Orange County, California community. He is a named inventor in 70 U.S. patents. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) and a Member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). In 2016, Forbes placed Samueli’s net worth at $3.1 billion. He currently resides in Corona del Mar, California. In 2012, Samueli won the Marconi Prize and Fellowship.
Samueli’s parents, Sala and Aron, were Polish Jewish immigrants who survived the Nazi occupation of Europe and arrived in the United States with almost nothing. Samueli stocked shelves in his family’s Los Angeles liquor store and graduated from Bancroft Junior High School and Fairfax High School. Samueli became interested in electronics when he took a shop class at Bancroft.
Samueli attended UCLA, where he received his bachelor’s degree (1975), master’s degree (1976), and Ph.D (1980), all in the field of electrical engineering. His Ph.D. advisor was Alan N. Willson Jr. and his Ph.D. dissertation is entitled “Nonperiodic forced overflow oscillations in digital filters”