Andrew Ng Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 26 Sep, 2019
Facts of Andrew Ng
Date of Birth: 1976 , April-18
Age: 45 years old
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
Birth Name Andrew Yan-Tak Ng
Nationality American and Chinese
Birth Place/City London, United Kingdom
Ethnicity Asian
Married Yes
Married to Carol Reiley
Children Nova Ng
Education UC Berkeley College of Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Books Machine Learning Yearning and AI Transformation Playbook
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Andrew Yan-Tak Ng AKA Andrew Ng is a computer scientist and statistician who has mainly focused on machine learning and AI. He is the co-founder of  Coursera and director of the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab. Moreover, he is also an investor as well as a business executive in Silicon Valley. 

Glimpses On His Early Life

Andrew Ng was born Andrew Yan-Tak Ng on April 18, 1976, in London, United Kingdom. He has dual nationality (i.e., American and Chinese) while his ethnicity is Asian. 

CAPTION: Andrew Ng SOURCE: MIT Technology Review

His parents are Hong Kong immigrants and he spent most of his early days in Hong Kong. Later on, he moved to Singapore along with his family and graduated from Raffles Institution in the year 1992.

After that, he joined Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from where he graduated with a triple major degree in computer science, statistics, and economics in the year 1997 as a topper of his class. A year later, he completed his master's degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


The American computer scientist started his career as a professor at the well-renowned university, Stanford. After nine years of contribution as a professor, he started working at Google. He was placed as a director of the Google Brain deep learning project.

After a year he left his job in Google, he founded Coursera along with his friend Daphne Koller. In 2014, he was hired by the company named Baidu as a chief scientist where he did research related to artificial intelligence. After three years of his contribution, he left the position in 2017.

He also has his own websites; and The sites are based on providing free online classes regarding artificial intelligence. To this, he has more than 300 papers on AI, machine learning, and robotics. Recently he has launched a course named AI for Everyone. 

Andrew is also a well-renowned book writer who has written a book named Machine Learning Yearning which is based on providing information to those interested in machine learning. He also published the sequel of the book, AI Transformation Playbook

Collected $100 Million; His Sources of Income

Andrew Ng has a net worth of $100 million which he has collected from his career as a statistician and computer scientist. As a statistician, he might be receiving an average salary of $83,240 per year, and as a computer scientist, he might be earning an average salary of $99,786 per year.

Apart from this, he also makes good sum as an author who has written a couple of books: Machine Learning Yearning and AI Transformation Playbook. The price of his book is $5.99 (Kindle version) and $2.99 (Kindle version), respectively.

Properties (House and Car)

As of now, Andrew Ng, along with his family, reside in Los Altos Hills, California Mansion, where the average price of the house is around $8 million to $49 million.

Similarly, for his ride, he has cars such as the 2016 BMW X3's Drive 28i, Lexus LS 500, which costs around $24997 and $67900 respectively.

Married Since 2014; Who is His Wife?

The 43 years old, Andrew Ng is a happily married man. He tied the knot with longtime girlfriend-turned-wife, Carol Reiley. His wife is also a famous American Computer scientist.

CAPTION: Andrew Ng and his wife Carol Reiley on their wedding day SOURCE: Facebook

The entrepreneur couple met for the first time in 2009 in Kobe, Japan, at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. In the year 2014 March, they decided to announce their engagement on IEEE Spectrum.

In the same year, the pair wedded in an intimate ceremony. Together the couple has welcomed a baby daughter whose name is Nova Ng.


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