What he did
He formed Silicon Graphics, Inc in 1982 along with 6 Stanford graduate students and Abbey Silverstone. Silicon Graphics evolved into stand-alone graphical UNIX workstations with very fast graphics rendering hardware. After a falling out with Silicon Graphics, James Clark achieved his greatest success. In 1994, he and Marc Andreessen founded Netscape. but in 1998, AOL bought Netscape. In 1999, he launched myCFO – a company to help wealthy individuals manage their fortunes. He sold the company for a third of his initial investment to Harris Bank in late 2002. Neoteris, network Security Company, was founded in 2000 by Clark. Neoteris was acquired by NetScreen in 2003 and subsequently by Juniper Networks.
He had dropped out of high school and was in the navy for four years. He started taking night classes at Tulane in order to get enough credits to get accepted into a University.He was accepted at the University of New Orleans and earned a Masters degree in Physics. He continued his education and earned a PhD in computer science from the University of Utah.