Patrick Joseph McGovern

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Patrick J. McGovern
IDG Chairman Patrick Joseph McGovern.jpg
McGovern awarded the “Innovation Award” for VIA Nano Processor in 2009
Patrick Joseph McGovern, Jr.

August 11, 1937
Queens, New York
DiedMarch 19, 2014(2014-03-19) (aged 76)
Alma materMassachusetts Institute of Technology (B.S., Biophysics, 1959)
Occupationbusinessman, publisher, entrepreneur
Known forfounding Computerworld magazine, large donation to MIT to found the McGovern Institute for Brain Research

Patrick Joseph McGovern, Jr. (August 11, 1937 – March 19, 2014) was an American businessman. He was known for being chairman and founder of International Data Group (IDG). He was listed on the Forbes 400 list of the richest Americans in September, 2013 as having a net worth of $5.1 billion.[1]

McGovern died on March 19, 2014, aged 76.[2][3]

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  1. "Profile: Patrick McGovern", Forbes magazine,; accessed May 16, 2011.
  2. "Patrick J. McGovern: 1937-2014", Obituary from the McGovern Institute at MIT.
  3. Miller, Stephen; Ante, Spencer E., "Patrick McGovern Dies at 76: Publisher Helped Define Computer Age and Made World Safe for 'Dummies'", The Wall Street Journal, March 20, 2014

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