Steve Ballmer is a well-known American investor and businessman. He is also the former chief executive officer of Microsoft. He is the current owner of NBA’s ‘Los Angeles Clippers’ team. Bill Gates hired Ballmer in 1980. In 2000, Ballmer replaced Gates as the CEO. He was succeeded by Satya Nadella in 2014. Though, during his tenure the company doubled its profits and tripled its sales, yet the firm lost its market dominance and could not keep up with the 21st century technology fads. We have collected a few zingers by Steve Ballmer. Scroll down to read through the compilation of quotes and thoughts by Steve Ballmer, the eccentric guy.