Kenneth C. Frazier
Chairman of the board and chief executive officer
United States of America
Kenneth Frazier was born on December 17, 1954, in North Philadelphia. His father, Otis, was a janitor.Frazier has said Thurgood Marshall was one of his heroes growing up.Frazier's mother died when he was twelve years old. He attended Julia R. Masterman School and Northeast High School. After graduating at age 16, he entered Pennsylvania State University.To make extra money in college, he raised tadpoles and newts and sold them to local stores. After earning his B.A. from Penn State, Frazier enrolled at Harvard University to study law. He graduated in 1978 with a J.D
His research interest is in alzheimers disease.