Ray Dolby

Electrical engineer, Organization leader

1933 – 2013

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Who was Ray Dolby?

Ray Milton Dolby, OBE was an American engineer and inventor of the noise reduction system known as Dolby NR. He helped develop the video tape recorder while at Ampex. He was the founder of Dolby Laboratories. He was also a billionaire and a member of the Forbes 400 with an estimated net worth of US$2.9 billion in 2008 although as of September 2012 it was estimated to have declined to $2.4 billion.

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Born
Jan 18, 1933
Portland
Also known as
  • Ray M. Dolby
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Bachelor of Science, Stanford University
    Electrical engineering
    ( - 1957)
  • Doctorate, University of Cambridge
    Physics
    ( - 1961)
  • Sequoia High School
    ( - 1951)
  • San Jose State University
    (1951 - )
Employment
  • Chairman, Dolby Laboratories
Lived in
  • Palo Alto
  • Portland
Died
Sep 12, 2013
San Francisco

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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