Dagmar Dolby

About Dagmar Dolby

Birth Year: 1941
Birth Place: San Francisco, California, United States
Alma mater: Heidelberg University
Spouse(s): Ray Dolby (died 2013)
Children: Tom Dolby and David Dolby

Dagmar Dolby

Dagmar Dolby was born on 1941 in San Francisco, California, United States. Dagmar Dolby owns just under half of publicly-traded audio technology firm Dolby Laboratories, which her husband Ray Dolby (d. 2013) founded in 1965. The company pioneered surround sound technologies used in thousands of films and products, and most recently, in video games and mobile devices. Her two sons share voting power over some assets. David is a board member at Dolby Labs; his brother, Tom, is a novelist and filmmaker. In 2015, she pledged nearly $53 million to expand the campus of the University of Cambridge, where Ray Dolby earned a Ph.D. in physics. In late 2015, she donated $20 million to the University of California, San Francisco, for research on mood disorders.
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Dagmar graduated from Heidelberg University in her native Germany. She met her Future husband Ray Dolby in 1962 while studying in a summer program at Cambridge University.


Dagmar Dolby is the widow of the surround sound pioneer Ray Dolby, who died in 2013. According to Forbes, she has a net worth of $4.1 billion in January 2018.

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