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Andreessen Now Even Richer

Marc Andreessen has never been seen as a real heavyweight executive. Many felt he lucked into the whole browser thing and went along for the ride at Netscape. I sometimes veered into that category, as well.

Marc, I take it all back. You're smart, inventive and a heckuva businessman. The proof is in the results.

After Netscape, Marc (using his first name saves me from spelling his last one) started Loudcloud. He sold a chunk of that to EDS and turned the rest into Opsware, which he just unloaded on HP for $1.6 billion -- despite the fact that Opsware has been losing money. Now, that's a businessman!

Which tech exec do you think is underrated? Let us know at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on July 23, 2007 at 11:52 AM