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Evan Spiegel Biography
Evan Spiegel (Evan Thomas Spiegel) is an American internet entrepreneur. He is the co-founder and CEO of the American multinational technology and social media company Snap Inc.
He created it as Snapchat Inc with Bobby Murphy and Reggie Brown while still students at Stanford University. He was named the youngest billionaire in the world in 2015.
He took design classes at the Otis College of Art and Design while still in high school and also at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena the summer before entering Stanford.
Evan also had an unpaid internship in sales at Red Bull. Spiegel worked as a paid intern for a biomedical company while a student, as a careers instructor in Cape Town, South Africa, and at Intuit on the TxtWeb project. He was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity.
Evan Spiegel Age
How Old Is Evan Spiegel? Evan Thomas Spiegel was born on June 4, 1990 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. He is 28 years old as of 2018.Evan Spiegel
Evan Spiegel Jewish
Despite a rumor that the entrepreneur is Jewish, he is not. Spiegel is Episcopalian and his ancestry is “…German, Irish, English, small amounts of French, Scottish, Swiss-German, and Welsh, and remote Cornish.
Evan Spiegel Religion
Spiegel has not yet disclosed on his religion.
Evan Spiegel Family
Evan was born to John W Spiegel and Melissa Ann Thomas, both lawyers. He grew up in Pacific Palisades, California, where he was raised Episcopalian. He attended the Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences in Santa Monica, and then attended Stanford University.
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Evan married retired Australian model Miranda Kerr in a private ceremony in Los Angeles on May 27, 2017. The couple had began dating in 2015.
Miranda has described Evan as “very traditional” and also said that he believes in sex after marriage. Miranda announced in November 2017 that she and Spiegel were expecting their first child. Kerr gave birth to their son Hart Kerr Spiegel, named after Evan’s grandfather.
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While studying product design at Stanford in April 2011, Evan proposed an app with ephemeral messaging as a product design class project, an idea which his classmates ridiculed.
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Later that year, Spiegel worked with fellow Stanford classmates Bobby Murphy and Reggie Brown to launch a prototype of this concept called “Picaboo”, which they then renamed as Snapchat. Then the app’s popularity grew significantly and in 2012, Spiegel left Stanford to focus on Snapchat shortly before completing his degree. Spiegel’s Snapchat app had reached 1 million daily active users by the end of 2012.
The duo pledged to donate upwards of 13,000,000 shares of Class A common stock over the next 15–20 years to an arts, education and youth non-profit in February 2017. The Wall Street Journal has reported that after the predicted March 2017 IPO for Snap Inc., Bobby and Evan Spiegel would hold over “70% of the voting power” in the company, and also own around 45% of the total stock.
Evan revealed to “Stay Tuned”, NBC News’s show on July 19, 2018, on SnapChat that he completed his degree requirements and graduated from Stanford in 2018. Spiegel notes that his baby, Hart Kerr Spiegel, was his motivation to complete his collegiate education so that he can inspire his son to graduate from college as well.
Evan Spiegel Net Worth
The Snap Inc. CEO has an estimated net worth of $1.4 billion as of December 2018.
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Evan was ranked #854 on the Forbes 400 with $4 billion in wealth as of 2016. He is also a member of the Berggruen Institute’s 21st Century Council.
Evan Spiegel Height
The billionaire stands at a height of 5 ft 11 in or 180 cm.
Evan Spiegel House
A month before his engagement to Kerr, Spiegel had purchased a 7,164 square feet, $12 million house that was formerly owned by Harrison Ford.
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Billionaire Snap CEO Evan Spiegel: ‘Obviously, life is not about making money’
Published: 6 June 2018
Life is about more than making money, says Evan Spiegel, the billionaire co-founder and CEO of Snapchat company, Snap.
Spiegel, who is worth $3 billion according to Forbes, made the comment in a conversation with Recode’s Kara Swisher at the 2018 Code Conference on May 29.
“So, obviously, life is not about making money. Life’s not about winning awards. It’s not about winning competitions or whatever,” says Spiegel. “Life is really about having an impact on the world, changing the way that people experience the world, changing the way that you experience the world.”
Swisher and Spiegel were talking about the responsibility of the tech industry to have values.
“I think for me, one of the things that I worry about is that businesses very quickly reduce problems to numbers. They think about themselves in terms of numbers and they get obsessed with driving numbers. I think the interesting thing about humanity and about values is that these are things that can’t actually be quantified,” says Spiegel.
“For me, I think the big red flag for all of us should be when we put more weight on things that can be counted instead of the things that can’t be. Because the things that can’t be counted are the things that make us human, and the things that are the most important to protect.”
Snap’s own numbers have been a mixed bag. Snap closed at $24.48 a share on its first day of trading in March 2017 and the price has largely been trending down since then. On Tuesday, Snap closed at $12.93 a share. However, a report published May 31 by Pew Research Centershowed teens (13 to 17) in the U.S. preferred Snapchat to the social media juggernaut Facebook: 69 percent of teens reported using Snapchat while only 51 percent said they use Facebook. And 35 percent say they use Snapchat most often, while only 10 percent say that about Facebook.
Snap’s Spiegel is not the only tech titan to say that making money is no “raison d’etre.”
In February 2017, Apple CEO Tim Cook, speaking The University of Glasgow, advised the audience to choose their careers based on more than just finances.
“My advice to all of you is, don’t work for money — it will wear out fast, or you’ll never make enough and you will never be happy, one or the other,” Cook said.
“You have to find the intersection of doing something you’re passionate about and at the same time something that is in the service of other people,” Cook said. “I would argue that, if you don’t find that intersection, you’re not going to be very happy in life.”
Serial entrepreneur and billionaire Richard Branson feels similarly.
“I know in America, people are fairly fixated on money, billionaires, millionaires and so on. I’m not,” Branson told CNBC Make It. “What I love doing is creating things I can be proud of, and if you create things that you can be proud of, the byproduct of that can be that you become a millionaire or you become a billionaire, because people like what you’ve created.”