William Randolph Hearst III is president of the William Randolph Hearst Foundation and director of the Hearst Corporation. He spent years as an employee of the corporation, eventually as editor and publisher of the ?San Francisco Examiner?. In 1976 he left the company to become the managing editor of ?Outside? magazine which was then being started by the ?Rolling Stone? magazine founder Jann Wenner. Hearst returned to the company and newspaper work in 1980.
In 1995 Hearst was named partner at the Silicon Valley venture capital firm of Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers, where he continues to serve today. He sits on several Boards of Directors of companies in which the firm has investments, including Hearst-Argyle Television and Juniper Networks. Hearst was a co-founder of the @Home Network Broadband Internet service with Milo Medin, cable companies TCI, Comcast and Cox Cable where he served as the company’s first Chief Executive Officer.