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Over 60% of America’s most highly valued tech firms were founded by 1st and 2nd-generation immigrants

Several slides in Mary Meeker’s 2017 Internet Trends report present the most compelling response to the Trump administration’s harsh stance on immigration. Among the 60% of companies cited in that slide are Apple (Steve Jobs was 2nd-generation Syrian), Google (Sergey Brin is 1st-generation Russian), and Oracle (Larry Ellison is 2nd-generation Russian).

In addition, 50% of the most highly-valued private tech companies were founded by 1st-generation immigrants.
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