The David Rubenstein Show: Steve Ballmer

  • Published: 18 July 2018
  • Jul.18 -- Steve Ballmer, former chief executive officer of Microsoft Corp. and current Los Angeles Clippers owner, talks about meeting Bill Gates at Harvard, his early years at Microsoft and subsequent rise to CEO in 2000. He also discusses philanthropy and his views on leadership with David Rubenstein in the latest episode of "The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations."

Comments • 113

  • Titus P
    Titus P  6 hours back

    Didn’t like Ballmer for years but after watching the show...realized how hard he worked all his life. Now have much respect for the man. Don’t agree with all his views but his loyalty and hard work does inspire in the end. Took me 20 years hhhaha.

    • RealBlessed
      RealBlessed  3 days back

      Mark zukerberg crazy af in 2009. I would have sold that shit ✌🏾

      • Cote Azur
        Cote Azur  4 days back

        I'm sure he's glad he held on to that Microsoft stock!

        • alex thompson
          alex thompson  7 days back

          Democrat and Republican Tie.☺

          • Chen Lu
            Chen Lu  1 weeks back

            who can tell me what they said?

            • Faraz
              Faraz  1 weeks back

              I like this guy even tho I am a lakers fan.

              • Tazrean Rifty
                Tazrean Rifty  1 weeks back

                Omg that man wanted to buy Facebook for 20 billion dollars in 2009. Such a visionary.

                • ChildofYAH
                  ChildofYAH  2 weeks back

                  Principle #1 Don't talk to anybody after a loss. 😂😂

                  • spanish _only
                    spanish _only  2 weeks back

                    Con razon el vaso cuando el sorbeto se mete todo llega al fondo me gustaría pagarle por escuchar su entrevista en español llega a la espalda.

                    • Nikola Gostovic
                      Nikola Gostovic  3 weeks back

                      im a fan of this man

                      • Scott Kerfoot
                        Scott Kerfoot  4 weeks back

                        Had the privilege of sitting beside him on a few occasions in my career, he is as genuine and authentic in person as he is in this video. One of the smartest (with numbers) people I have ever met as well, a very big brain. People often forget that quarter after quarter MSFT consistently earned 30% gross profit under his leadership.

                        • Adrian Ornelas
                          Adrian Ornelas  1 months back

                          Bring the Clippers to Las Vegas 🏀

                          • MyKuL1990
                            MyKuL1990  1 months back

                            Does anybody know what that intro song was? That cool beat/instrumental?

                            • Caleb Ledbetter
                              Caleb Ledbetter  1 months back

                              The fires in hell are heating up for this guy

                            • Tazrean Rifty
                              Tazrean Rifty  2 months back

                              A billionaire interviewimg another fellow

                              • Akshay Shende
                                Akshay Shende  3 months back

                                I love steve balmer

                                • Walid Ak
                                  Walid Ak  4 months back

                                  This guy out there would match up very well with Steve Jobs in a company 😂

                                  • Apaj Seek
                                    Apaj Seek  4 months back

                                    Again this guy is making mistake by keeping his Microsoft shares invested! Microsoft is doomed in coming future if Google does something like OS for PC

                                    • manco82
                                      manco82  4 weeks back

                                      Google has OS for PC, called ChromeOS, it's killing Microsoft in education.

                                    • G Lasser
                                      G Lasser  2 months back

                                      he is clearly not in it for profit

                                  • Aj Sky
                                    Aj Sky  4 months back

                                    This guy is a joke. Bill should have gotten rid of him long time back.

                                    • Alexander S
                                      Alexander S  4 months back

                                      "What the heck is software"

                                      • Alfred Kaholic
                                        Alfred Kaholic  4 months back

                                        Steve Ballmer didn't retire on his terms from Microsft he was forced out because this idiot nearly tanked the largest software company in the world. I mean just looks at his teeth, the dude looks like he confused toothpaste with a stick of butter to brush his teeth.

                                        • Shantanu Tarey
                                          Shantanu Tarey  5 months back

                                          Steve Ballmer sounds like Joe from family guy

                                        • Big Hoss
                                          Big Hoss  5 months back

                                          Cocaine is a powerful drug.

                                        • Anthony Sparapani
                                          Anthony Sparapani  5 months back

                                          Its' easy to criticize Steve but I respect him. He admits he dropped the ball on mobile. That he should have gone in the hardware business sooner

                                          • G Lasser
                                            G Lasser  2 months back

                                            he sure did the best he could. MSFT could not develop hardware... so they bought the previous leader who was Nokia

                                        • James Campbell
                                          James Campbell  5 months back

                                          this guy is awesome

                                          • Park Leacock
                                            Park Leacock  6 months back

                                            In the business world, cocaine does Steve Ballmer.

                                            • The Headquarters Seguin
                                              The Headquarters Seguin  6 months back

                                              Ballmer is an emphatic.........nevermind

                                              • bigart1993
                                                bigart1993  6 months back

                                                WORST CEO EVER!

                                                • Pablo Garcia
                                                  Pablo Garcia  5 months back

                                                  bigart1993 Hes a good owner though.

                                              • bogartz
                                                bogartz  7 months back

                                                he is famous for laughing at iPhone for not having a keyboard and boast that MS sold more phone, etc (search for it if youre interested). then during his tenure, the microsoft mobile products died. he also made unfair deal with Nokia (to move from Symbian to Windows OS) that discouraged other cellphone manufacturers to use Windows and eventually left Nokia as the only manufacture using WINDOWS OS on mobile phone - less developers - then Nokia failed again. microsoft suffered its biggest disappointment during his leadership.... mobile phone product death..

                                                • G Lasser
                                                  G Lasser  2 months back

                                                  Apple was run by Steeve Jobs for technological excellence in a closed echo-system while MSFT was run by business graduates cutting deals for profits.

                                              • Landbergaren
                                                Landbergaren  7 months back

                                                His social confidence reminds me of mine.. After 10 beers.
                                                Of course I dont get the same result :)

                                                • Tess Peng
                                                  Tess Peng  7 months back

                                                  Who said be hyper should belong youth color? BS!! Steve already 60 something on vedio, but this is the true and rare vibrant color we should be because we ever have been wild, but also ever been kicking so hard too. For those pathetic dull old men and young one. You suck for your life. Stop winding and have a real fun....STF.......

                                                  • drunkensessions
                                                    drunkensessions  7 months back

                                                    2:14 you filthy animal!!!! 2:44 sick fuck 3:52 unwatchable!!! It's like he's farting in your face!!!

                                                    • Yash Rakhiani
                                                      Yash Rakhiani  7 months back

                                                      high energy love it.

                                                      • William Estrada
                                                        William Estrada  7 months back


                                                        • In The Dm's
                                                          In The Dm's  8 months back

                                                          RIP PAUL ALLEN

                                                          • In The Dm's
                                                            In The Dm's  8 months back

                                                            hes actually really well not boring

                                                            • Viktor Lázár
                                                              Viktor Lázár  8 months back

                                                              Hey you! Microsoft caused a 25 billion forint damage to the Hungarian people. Give that money back! Right now! 🥚🥚🥚

                                                            • Pryl
                                                              Pryl  9 months back

                                                              Steve Ballmer used to hate linux, at one point even said that it's Cancer, but later praised Satya Nadella for taking interest in open source.
                                                              He said that during his time things were different.

                                                              • Spectator
                                                                Spectator  10 months back

                                                                he and larry ellison have no eyebrows

                                                                • ZmieściszSięSmiało
                                                                  ZmieściszSięSmiało  10 months back

                                                                  What the fuck I saw

                                                                  • Cons and Piracy Theorums
                                                                    Cons and Piracy Theorums  10 months back

                                                                    You are all dead men

                                                                    • Oscar Jung
                                                                      Oscar Jung  10 months back

                                                                      I fucking LOVE Steve Ballmer's energy! I mean I would much rather have him as an investor than Bill. Although, I'm sure they would be both cool!

                                                                      • Rajat Bansal
                                                                        Rajat Bansal  11 months back

                                                                        Its good that he actually admitted what he did was wrong.

                                                                        • Ivan Bekavac
                                                                          Ivan Bekavac  7 months back

                                                                          It was a big risk for company as big as Microsoft to turn their core business around. Especially after he, as the one of the leaders of it experienced 2 major crisis in his turn. Remember, Apple was almost all in on the iPhone, Microsoft was the king in the tech world back then. They even had the best software for the smartphone at the time, but it's hard to go against 25+ years of legacy, this mistake isn't solely on him, it happened through the history, closest one to compare it to is IBM.

                                                                      • Rajat Bansal
                                                                        Rajat Bansal  11 months back

                                                                        Wtf was a steve ballmer on .

                                                                      • Sergio Díaz Nila
                                                                        Sergio Díaz Nila  11 months back

                                                                        energetic, that is certainly accurate

                                                                        • Gharu
                                                                          Gharu  11 months back

                                                                          He seems like a nice guy.

                                                                          • Sky World Group
                                                                            Sky World Group  11 months back

                                                                            Great video ever you are my role model

                                                                            • Lester Ardon
                                                                              Lester Ardon  11 months back

                                                                              so energetic .... I like the guy , not too many people like him , but i think he is fun to be around and looks like is a very happy billionaire.