Achievements: Grove acclaimed for his revolutionary role in the development and advancement of micro-processing. Along with Gordon Moore and Robert Noyce, Grove in 1968 started Intel, which today is the world's largest semiconductor manufacturer. Grove was Intel's president from 1979 to 1987, when he became CEO after Moore stepped down. Grove helped the company shift from a supplier of chips to a leader in the PC industry.
Today: Grove was named chairman and CEO of Intel Corp. in 1997, but stepped down as CEO a year later and finally as chairman in 2005. He remains Intel's senior advisor and is a board member for the Prostate Cancer Foundation, a cause near to him after his own 1994 battle with the disease. Grove has written several books and taught for years at UC Berkeley and Stanford's Graduate School of Business. He has received numerous awards, including Time Magazine's Man of the Year in 1997 and IEEE's Medal of Honor in 2000. He actively participates in his private philanthropy organization, the Grove Foundation.