James Goodnight Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Net Worth

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James Goodnight (James Howard Goodnight)

Last Updated: 31 Dec, 2023 | Views: 217

Age: 81

Profession: CEO

Other Profession(s): Business Men, Entrepreneur, Software Engineer, Software Developer

Famous For: Cofounded The Analytics Software Firm SAS

Higher Education: North Carolina State University

Net Worth: $9.3 Billion

James Goodnight Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
06 Jan, 1943 (81 Years 04 Months 16 Days)

Birth Country
United States

Birth State/Province
North Carolina

Birth Place

Birth Sign


James Goodnight Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):
James Goodnightwas born on January 6, 1943. He is a billionaire businessman and software developer. Since 1976, he has served as CEO of SAS Institute, founded by a group of faculty members from North Carolina State University. His net worth is estimated to be US$7.4 billion as of April 2023.
James Goodnight Career:
• His computer career began when he took a computer course at North Carolina State University. 
• James Goodnight participated in the 2002 construction of a new fraternity house for NC State's Beta-Beta chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon.
• His scholarship to North Carolina State University resulted from his work as a statistician for the Apollo project, where he earned a PhD and served as a professor from 1972 to 1976.
Joined Another Faculty At North Carolina State
• James Goodnight collaborated with another North Carolina State faculty member on a project to create a general-purpose statistical analysis system (SAS) to analyze agricultural data. The USDA primarily funded the project, which was operated by an eight-university consortium.
CEO Of SAS Institute In 2010
• Goodnight served as CEO of SAS Institute for more than 35 years, growing the company from $138,000 in its first year to $420 million in 1993 and $2.43 billion by 2010.
Inducted Into The American Statistical Association's Fellowship Program
• Goodnight was elected a Fellow of the American Statistical Association in 1981. His achievement was recognized by the American Academy of Achievement in 1997 with the Golden Plate Award.
Great American Business Leader By Harvard
• Harvard named him a Great American Business Leader in 2004. In 2013, he was named one of America's 25 Most Fascinating Entrepreneurs by Inc. Magazine. Moreover, he has often spoken and participated in the World Economic Forum.
• James Goodnight was honored with the Great Place to Work for All CEO Leadership Award in March 2020.
James Goodnight Personal Life:
• James Goodnight met his wife, Ann, when he was a senior at North Carolina State University, and she was a student at Meredith College. They have been married for approximately five decades and have three children.
• His estimated wealth in April 2023 was $7.4 billion, ahead of Epic Games' Tim Sweeney as the wealthiest person in North Carolina. The net worth of Goodnight peaked at $9 billion in 2018.
James Goodnight Awards:
• 1997: Golden Plate Award
• 2004: Great American Business Leader

James Goodnight Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 178 cm
In Meters 1.78 m
In feet Inches 5'10"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 78 Kg
In Pounds 171 lbs

Eye Color

Hair Color

James Goodnight Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Albert Goodnight

Mother's Name
Dorothy Patterson Goodnight

Ann Goodnight



James A. Goodnight

Susan Goodnight, Leah Goodnight

James Goodnight Social Media, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

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