Jim Goodnight


Goodnight is the chief executive officer of SAS Institute, the world's largest closely held software maker. The Cary, North Carolina-based company provides software and services to more than 50,000 sites in 134 countries and reported annual revenue of $2.73 billion in 2011. Goodnight owns two-thirds of the company; co-founder John Sall owns the rest.

Jim Goodnight News

  • The World’s 200 Richest People

    Bloomberg Markets’ inaugural list of the world’s richest people showcases the billionaires who pull the levers on the global economy. Their net worth totals $2.7 trillion, about the size of the gross domestic product of France, the fifth-biggest economy on the planet.

  • North Carolina Banking on Tech Shifts Politics From South

    Since taking office, President Barack Obama has been to North Carolina a dozen times -- and never set foot in South Carolina. Since clinching the Republican nomination, Mitt Romney has visited South Carolina once, while campaigning in North Carolina five times.

  • Zuckerberg Falls From Tech’s Richest as Facebook Falters

    Facebook Inc. co-founder Mark Zuckerberg is no longer among the world’s 10 richest technology billionaires.

  • University Leaders, CEOs, Press for Piecemeal Immigration Law

    Businesses seeking more high-skilled labor must separate a drive for more foreign-worker visas from a broad -- and stymied -- Washington debate about overhauling U.S. immigration law, corporate executives and university presidents said at a roundtable discussion.

  • U.S. Urged to Halt Skilled-Worker Flight or Lose Innovation Lead

    The U.S. risks losing its global lead in innovation if it fails to halt an exodus of skilled foreign workers from the country and doesn’t do more to support research and development.

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