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What is Roger McNamee’s net worth? Who is Roger McNamee’s wife?


Roger McNamee is an early mentor to Mark Zuckerberg and a founding partner of the capital firm Elevation Partners.


He was born on May 2, 1956, in Albany, New York, USA.

McNamee’s dad was an investment banker.

He earned a bachelor of arts from Yale University. Later, McNamee got his master of business administration from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

In 1982, he became an analyst at the investment firm T. Rowe Price.

In 1991, McNamee and John Powell created Integral Capital Partners.

Flying Other Brothers

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Roger McNamee of the television show “The Facebook Dilemma” speaks during the PBS segment of the Summer 2018 Television Critics Association Press Tour – @Getty

From 1997 to 2006, he played in the band Flying Other Brothers. The band performed benefit concerts for the Rex Foundation, the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Camp Winnarainbow, and Seva Foundation.

In 1999, he co-founded the first private equity fund focused on technology businesses, Silver Lake Partners.

In 2004, Roger co-founded Elevation Partners, a private equity firm with about $1.9 billion of assets under management. Bono became a founding partner in Elevation after being introduced to McNamee by Sheryl Sandberg.

”Roger’s not motivated by profits,” the lead vocalist of rock band U2 said in 2007. ”Isn’t profit what this is all about? But Roger believes, like I believe, that brilliance brings a better bottom line. Always.”

In 2004, Roger released ”The New Normal: Great Opportunities in a Time of Great Risk.” In the book, McNamee presents business strategies based on technological and economic trends.


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Roger McNamee attends the Relix Live Music Conference at Brookyn Bowl on May 14, 2019 in Brooklyn – @Getty

He played a minor role in Facebook’s early years. McNamee was also an early investor in Facebook before the company went public.

”I first met Mark Zuckerberg in 2006, when he was 22 years old, and I was 50,” McNamee said in an interview. He added: ”Even at that time, it was already obvious to me that Facebook would be as successful.”

In 2006, when Facebook was a two-year-old company, Roger advised Zuckerberg to turn down Yahoo’s offer to buy it for a billion dollars. 

”To sell it at that point was a tragedy, because Microsoft or Yahoo, whichever one it was that was offering the money, would never be able to follow his vision properly,” Roger told PBS in February 2018.

Roger also paved the way for the hiring of COO Sheryl Sandberg in March 2008.


Starting in 2007, Roger is part of the rock band Moonalice.

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On April 14, 2009, the band released the album ”Moonalice.” Guest appearances include – Stacy Parrish, Roger Love, Dave Way, T Bone Burnett, and Jay Bellerose.

”I have never let go of the dream of being in a great band, and I have structured my life for the past 30 years to allow me to pursue that dream,” he confessed in 2009.

TEDx Talk

In 2011, Roger gave a TEDx Talk called ”6 Ways to Save the Internet.”

”The future is going to be different. And the core question is: What are we all going to do about it?” he said during the presentation.

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In 2014, Roger and Jason Crosby formed the duo, Doobie Decibel System.

From 2015 to 2018, McNamee served as a consultant on the TV series ”Silicon Valley.”

On February 5, 2019, he published the book – ”Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe.” In the book, Roger criticized the fundamental business model of Silicon Valley. McNamee’s been promoting the book via many speaking engagements and media interviews.

”I may be the wrong messenger, but I don’t see a lot of other volunteers at the moment,” McNamee said for Tech Crunch.

”I’m not the perfect messenger,” Roger said on another occasion. ”But this is not small stuff, this is people’s lives. We can’t lose sight of this.”


In 1983, Roger McNamee married musical theater composer and singer-songwriter Ann McNamee.

Roger McNamee with his wife Ann McNamee

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In 1975, Ann received a B.A. in Music from Wellesley. In 1980, she earned a Ph.D. in Music Theory from Yale University.

Ann performed with the bands Moonalice and Flying Other Brothers.

Ann and Roger founded an elephant sanctuary in Tehama County.

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”My bands are successful artistically, which makes the whole thing worthwhile.”

”We’ve always said services are free, but that’s not true.”

”The best way to differentiate the good from the bad is to look at economic incentives.”

”The business models are extremely predatory as currently constructed.”

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He’s a member of the Wikipedia Foundation’s advisory board.

Roger McNamee – Net Worth 2024

So, how much is Roger McNamee worth? McNamee earned most of his wealth from co-founding Elevation Partners and Integral Capital Partners. Therefore, American businessman Roger McNamee has an estimated net worth of $1 billion.

He’s also one of the founding partners of Silver Lake Partners. Some of the companies McNamee’s invested in include – MCI, Flextronics, Electronic Arts, Gartner Group, Intuit, Cerent Corporation, and Sybase.

Roger has served as a technical adviser for the HBO television series Silicon Valley. He performed with the bands Flying Other Brothers and Moonalice.

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