Dr. Vinciarelli received a doctorate in Physics from the University of Rome before he founded the Vicor Corporation as a start-up in 1981. It’s since grown to earn Patrizio Vinciarelli an estimated net worth of $370 million.
While Vicor’s shares have dropped and risen in the last few years, he’s quick to pick up tens of millions, nevertheless. As of 2014, Dr. Vinciarelli earns up to $9 million in stock ownership.
In article from The Boston Globe in 2011, Beth Healy wrote: “As chairman and chief executive of Vicor, Vinciarelli controls 81 percent of its voting shares. The company’s shares rose 76 percent last year, to $16.40. Vicor was the top-performing industrial company, and the fifth-best performing company overall, on this year’s Globe 100 list.”