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'I work from the moment I wake up until I go to bed, 7 days a week,' says Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang

Jaya Vishwakarma
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Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang

"Work is life for me": That's what Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang said when asked about his work-life balance in a recent interaction with Stripe CEO Patrick Collison.

Huang said that he begins to work from the moment he wakes up and even when he is not working, he is thinking about work, seven days a week.

"I work from the moment I wake up to the moment when I go to bed, and I work seven days a week. When I’m not working, I’m thinking about working. And when I’m working, I’m working," Huang said.

"I used to wake up at 5 (am), but these days, I wake up at 6 (am) because of my dogs... I don't mind waking anybody up, but I feel guilty when I wake the puppies up," he told Collison.


He also said that some people think the "best jobs are the ones that bring you happiness all the time," but he doesn't agree with it. He believes it takes suffering and struggle to "really appreciate what you've done."

"When you want to build something great, it's not easy to do and when you are doing something that's not easy to do, you're not always enjoying it," he said.

"I don't love everyday of my job, not everyday brings me joy; nor does joy have to be the definition of a good day... but I love the company every single second," Huang added.

Who is Jensen Huang?

Jensen Huang is the co-founder and CEO of NVIDIA, a company known for making powerful computer chips and graphics cards.

Born in Taiwan, he moved to the United States and studied engineering. He started NVIDIA in 1993, and it became famous for its graphics processing units (GPUs), which are used in gaming, professional graphics, and artificial intelligence (AI).

Jensen Huang has seen his net worth skyrocket in recent years. As of June 2024, his net worth is estimated to be around $107 billion, making him one of the richest people in the world. This massive increase in wealth is largely due to NVIDIA's dominance in the artificial intelligence (AI) chip market.

NVIDIA has experienced significant growth, with its stock price rising dramatically due to the high demand for its AI processors. Recently, the company hit $3 trillion in market capitalization.