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Robert Pera Biography
Robert Pera (Robert J. Pera) is an American Entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of Ubiquiti Networks, a publicly traded technology company that designs and manufactures wireless networking products. He also became the owner of the Memphis Grizzlies in October 2012. This is after he purchased the National Basketball Association franchise from Michael Heisley.
He attended the University of California San Diego after high school where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a B.A. in Japanese Language.
Pera then stayed on at UC San Diego and he completed his masters in Electrical Engineering with an emphasis on Digital Communications and Circuit Design.
Robert Pera Age
Robert J. Pera was born on March 10, 1978. He is 45 years
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There is no available information on Pera’s dating history or ever getting married.
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Robert admired Steve Jobs, and after graduation got a job at Apple Inc. There he tested the company’s Wi-Fi devices to ensure compliance with Federal Communications Commission standards for electromagnetic emissions.
While still working there, he noticed that the power sources that Apple’s Wi-Fi devices used to throw signals were far below FCC limits. Boosting their power, Robert reasoned, could then increase their transmission range to over dozens of miles. This could then facilitate Internet access in areas that telephone and cable companies don’t reach.
When his bosses at Apple Inc. ignored his idea, Robert decided to build his own low-cost, high performance Wi-Fi module. In the next year, he spent his nights and weekends in his apartment testing prototypes. By early 2005, Robert was ready to start his own business and he left Apple Inc. to form Ubiquiti Networks.
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Robert founded Ubiquiti Networks in March 2005 using only $30,000 of personal savings and credit card debt. The company’s early products utilized existing Wi-Fi technology to wirelessly deliver the Internet to underserved areas (e.g., rural areas and emerging markets) however lacking the infrastructure to access the Internet through traditional avenues such as phone lines and cable lines.
It has since successfully branched out into other product lines such as wireless access points, security cameras and also traditional networking equipment (e.g., switches and routers).
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Sources told ESPN.com on June 11, 2012, that Michael Heisley had an agreement in principle to sell the Memphis Grizzlies to Pera. Its official sale to Pera was approved on October 25, 2012, one estimate put the sale at $350 million.
Building on the successes of his predecessor, Heisley, Robert has made significant investments into the Grizzlies, bolstering its business and basketball operations teams and transforming the Grizzlies into a world class organization.
Under Robert’s stewardship, the Memphis Grizzlies have experienced success, which include a club-record 56-win season and also the club’s first appearance in the Western Conference Finals. The team won more playoff games during the first two years of Pera’s tenure than during the 17 seasons prior.
Robert is a strong supporter of the Grizzlies Foundation, which is a sports charity which operates in Memphis.
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The entrepreneur has an estimated net worth of $ 6.1 million as of 2018.
Robert Pera Forbes
He earned a spot on Forbes’ list of 10 youngest billionaires in the world at the age of 36.