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Patrick J. McGovern
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McGovern awarded the “Innovation Award” for VIA Nano Processor in 2009
Patrick Joseph McGovern, Jr.

August 11, 1937
Queens, New York
Died March 19, 2014(2014-03-19) (aged 76)
Nationality USA
Alma mater Massachusetts Institute of Technology (B.S., Biophysics, 1959)
Occupation businessman, publisher, entrepreneur
Known for founding Computerworld magazine, large donation to MIT to found the McGovern Institute for Brain Research

Patrick Joseph McGovern, Jr. (August 11, 1937 – March 19, 2014) was an American businessman. He was known for being chairman and founder of International Data Group (IDG). He was listed on the Forbes 400 list of the richest Americans in September, 2013 as having a net worth of $5.1 billion.

McGovern died on March 19, 2014, aged 76.

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