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Robert Miller
Canadian businessman and founder of Future Electronics

Robert Miller

Robert Miller
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Intro Canadian businessman and founder of Future Electronics
Known for Founder of Future Electronics
Is Businessperson Founder
From Canada
Field Business
Gender male
Birth July 1943, Montreal, Canada
Age 79 years
Residence Montreal, Canada
Robert Miller
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Biography

Robert Miller (born July 1943), is a Canadian billionaire businessman. He is the co-founder of electronics distributor Future Electronics. Press-shy, Miller is known to donate large sums to  individuals, foundations and nations globally.

Early life

Miller was born in July 1943, in Montreal. He was raised in Montreal. 

Miller is a graduate of Rider University (then Rider Business College) in New Jersey, USA. 

Career

While attending the university, Miller worked as a deejay to support his education. Later, he gave up the deejay job when he got an offer to work with an electronics supplier, Specialty Electronics, in Montreal. After working with the company for a few years, in 1968, he partnered with Eli Manis to create Future Electronics in Pointe Claire, Montreal. The firm manufactures adapter boards for LED screens, microcontrollers and LED lighting. In 1976, Future bought out Manis for $500,000.

Future is now one of the top five electronics components distributors in the world, with approximately $5 billion in revenues.

Forbes, in 2014 reported that according to Miller, over the last 25 years, Future has given away more than half of the profits generated, and the company continues to reach out to underprivileged people in Canada and elsewhere. Miller encourages employees to support charities of their choice and personally matches employee donations 100%.

Miller is also a supporter of the cryonics-focused Alcor Life Extension Foundation.

Personal life

Miller is divorced, with two children, and lives in Montreal, Canada.

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https://www.forbes.com/sites/kerryadolan/2014/03/31/press-shy-canadian-electronics-billionaire-robert-miller-breaks-his-silence/#6219c2246663
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