Jay S. Walker
Jay Scott Walker (born November 5, 1955) is an American inventor, entrepreneur and chairman of Walker Digital, a privately held research and development lab focused on using digital networks to create new business systems. Walker is also curator of TEDMED since 2011, and the founder of Priceline.com. In 2000, Forbes estimated his net worth at $1.6 billion. By October 2000, his estimated worth was down to $333 million.
A 1999 Forbes profile of Walker questioned if he was "An Edison for a New Age," noting his reliance on patents as a business model. He is a prolific inventor and has been granted 667 U.S. utility patents as of October 27 2012. Businessweek featured him as one of the "Businessweek e.biz 25" in 1999.
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