Steven Anthony "Steve" Ballmer ,born in Detroit, Michigan, U.S. is an American businessman who was the chief executive officer of Microsoft from 2000 to 2014, and is the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. As of August 2016, his personal wealth is estimated at US$27.8 billion, ranking him the 22nd richest person in the world . It was announced on August , 2013, that he would step down as Microsoft's CEO within 12 months. On February , 2014, Ballmer retired as CEO and was succeeded by Satya Nadella. Ballmer resigned from the Board of Directors on August 2014 ,to prepare for teaching a new class and for the start of the NBA season.