Monday, January 28, 2008

John the Midas

#1 L. John Doerr -
#1 L. John Doerr
01.24.08, 6:00 PM ET

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

2007 Rank: 2

Age: 56

Mentor and money man to founders of Google, Amazon, Intuit, Sun Microsystems. Determined to win war against global warming. In his arsenal: Amyris (biofuels and malaria drugs); Bloom Energy (solid oxide fuel cells); Miasole (solar panels). Backs companies related to other nightmare scenarios: avian flu, bioterrorism. Wants people to see green tech as savvy venture strategy, not granola: "We are raging capitalists." An avid politico, has campaigned on behalf of education reform, stem cell research. Made best friend Al Gore a KPCB partne