As per our current Database, Gil Shwed is still alive (as per Wikipedia, Last update: September 20, 2019).
Currently, Gil Shwed is 52 years, 10 months and 23 days old. Gil Shwed will celebrate 53rd birthday on a Sunday 5th of July 2020. Below we countdown to Gil Shwed upcoming birthday.
Gil Shwed’s zodiac sign is Leo. According to astrologers, people born under the sign of Leo are natural born leaders. They are dramatic, creative, self-confident, dominant and extremely difficult to resist, able to achieve anything they want to in any area of life they commit to. There is a specific strength to a Leo and their "king of the jungle" status. Leo often has many friends for they are generous and loyal. Self-confident and attractive, this is a Sun sign capable of uniting different groups of people and leading them as one towards a shared cause, and their healthy sense of humor makes collaboration with other people even easier.
Gil Shwed was born in the Year of the Goat. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Goat enjoy being alone in their thoughts. They’re creative, thinkers, wanderers, unorganized, high-strung and insecure, and can be anxiety-ridden. They need lots of love, support and reassurance. Appearance is important too. Compatible with Pig or Rabbit.
Shwed was born in Jerusalem in 1968. He started programming at the age of 13, and two years later began studying computer sciences at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, while he was still in high-school.
In 1993, Shwed founded Check Point together with Shlomo Kramer, Shwed’s friend from the military unit, and Marius Nacht with whom he worked at Optrotech.
In 2002, Shwed appeared on the front cover of Forbes’ Billionaires issue.
In 2010, Shwed was recognized as the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in Israel.
He received numerous prestigious accolades for his individual achievements and industry contributions, including an honorary Doctor of Science from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, which he received in June 2005.
Globes, one of Israel's largest financial outlets honored Shwed as their "Person of the Year" in 2014.In September 2017, Shwed was ranked 12th in TheMarker Magazine list.
That year, Shwed invented and patented stateful inspection, which served as the basis for the first version of the company’s renowned FireWall-1, released in 1994. Stateful Inspection is still widely used in network firewalls today.