Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) was founded in 1968 by Robert Noyce and the father of Moore’s Law, Gordon Moore. Noyce and Moore left Fairchild Semiconductor to launch a new venture, NM Electronics. Several months later, they purchased the rights for the name Integrated Electronics Corporation from a company called Intelco. In 1969, they developed the Intel logo, with the "e" dropped below the other letters. Later that year, Intel introduced its first product, the 3101 random access memory (RAM) chip.

In 1974, Intel introduced the first, general-purpose microprocessor, the 8080. Intel began marketing its famous 8086 microprocessor in 1978. It was the first in the company’s successful series of x86 microprocessor chips. The first Pentium microprocessor in 1993 was five times more powerful than the i486.

Intel is one of the world’s largest semiconductor companies, with annual net revenues of $71.97 billion in the fiscal year 2019. Intel released its first-quarter earnings for 2020 and reported earnings per share of $1.31 on revenue of $19.8 billion. On January 31, 2019, Intel named Robert Swan as CEO.

Here are the company's five largest individual shareholders as of November 22, 2019.

Key Takeaways

  • Santa Clara, CA.-based Intel is one of the world's biggest semiconductor makers.
  • Chair of the board Andy Bryant is Intel's biggest individual shareholder, with over 13,052 shares, as of his most recent SEC filing in May 2020.
  • Former chief executive officer Brian M. Krzanich is the second-largest individual shareholder of Intel stock, with 259,683 shares, according to his most recent filing with the SEC in May 2018.
  • CEO Robert Swan is Intel's third-largest shareholder, holding over 285,573 shares, according to his most recent filing with the SEC on May 19, 2020.
  • As of November 2017, their most recent filings, Stacy J. Smith holds 183,958 shares of Intel and Diane M. Bryant holds 112,140 shares, making them the fourth- and fifth-largest individual shareholders.

Andy D. Bryant

Andy D. Bryant joined Intel in 1981 as the controller for the company’s commercial memory systems operation. He became the firm's chief financial officer (CFO) in 1994, before rising to the role of chief administrative officer (CAO) in 2009. He was named a director in 2011. From 2012 to 2020, Bryant was chair of the board. Documents on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) report that Bryant holds 413,052 shares of Intel directly and 3,671 shares indirectly through a trust, as of May 4, 2020. 

Brian M. Krzanich

Brian M. Krzanich served as the company's chief executive officer (CEO) from May 2013 until stepping down on June 21, 2018. Krzanich joined the company in 1982, working as a process engineer in New Mexico. After working as a manufacturing manager at several Intel factories, he served as the Fab 17 plant manager, from 1997 to 2001. At the Fab 17 plant, Krzanich oversaw the integration of Digital Equipment Corporation’s semiconductor manufacturing operations into Intel’s manufacturing network. Krzanich is the second-largest individual shareholder of Intel, with 259,683 shares according to his most recent filing with the SEC on May 1, 2018.

Robert H. Swan

Robert Holmes Swan joined Intel in October 2016 as the chief financial officer (CFO), after serving as CFO of TRW Inc., Electronic Data Systems and eBay. After former CEO Brian M. Krzanich resigned on June 21, 2018, Swan stepped in as interim CEO for seven months. On January 31, 2019, Swan was named CEO. Swan is the third-largest individual shareholder of Intel, holding 285,573 shares directly, according to his most recent filing with the SEC on May 19, 2020, as well as 3,364 through a family trust.


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Stacy J. Smith

Stacy J. Smith was the group president of manufacturing, operations, and sales for Intel until January 31, 2018. Smith previously served as the company's executive vice president and CFO. He joined the company in 1988 and has worked for Intel in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America, holding positions in finance, information technology, sales, and marketing. Smith is the fourth-largest shareholder of Intel. As of November 3, 2017, her most recent filing with the SEC, Smith held 183,958 shares of Intel.

Diane M. Bryant

Diane M. Bryant was Intel's executive vice president and general manager for their Data Center Group but left the company due to personal reasons. Between 2008 and 2012, she served as corporate vice president and chief information officer, responsible for corporate-wide information technology solutions and services. Per a November 3, 2017 filing with the SEC, Bryant holds 112,140 shares of Intel, making her the fifth-largest individual shareholder of the company. The 2017 report represents her most recent filing.