Chairman, LA Clippers
Steve Ballmer is the chairman of the LA Clippers, founder of USAFacts, and co-founder of the Ballmer Group. He is the former CEO of Microsoft.
Entering his seventh year as chairman, the Clippers hold a 299-183 (.620) record, making the NBA Playoffs six of the seven seasons, during his tenure. Ballmer passionately believes in leading the Clippers forward with a focus on on-court success, a fan-first philosophy, and consistent improvements in all aspects of team business, positively impacting the communities we touch.
Ballmer is leading the development of the Inglewood Basketball and Entertainment Complex (IBEC), the future home of the Clippers that includes a campus featuring an 18,000-seat arena, the Clippers’ corporate offices and practice facility, a sports medicine clinic, and an outdoor plaza with community, retail and restaurant uses. The world-class facility, which will reimagine the live event experience, will open for the start of the 2024-25 NBA season.
Along with his wife Connie, Ballmer serves as Co-founder of Ballmer Group, which supports efforts to improve economic mobility for children and families across the United States who are disproportionately likely to remain in poverty. They focus this philanthropic work deeply in Los Angeles, Washington state, and southeast Michigan where Steve grew up.
Ballmer is the Founder of the non-partisan and non-profit USAFacts.org civic initiative, the most comprehensive, understandable, single-view online source of American government data. USAFacts provides a well-visualized look at data and trends in US spending, revenue, demographics, and policy outcomes – aimed at helping Americans ground our debates in facts. He has taught at Stanford University on this topic as well as on business leadership.