Since he does not have an outgoing personality, you might not know so much about Evan Spiegel. Even if you did know something about him, we can guess it’s not very much.
For those who don’t have an idea about who Evan Spiegel is, he is the CEO of the Snap Incorporation also known as Snapchat. Yes, it is the popular social media account that we all know about.
In this article, we will give you an overview of his life, his education, his career and finally Evan Spiegel net worth and every other thing you might want to consider worth knowing.
Evan Spiegel Profile
- Full Name: Evan Thomas Spiegel
- Nationality: American
- State of Origin: Los Angeles
- State of residence: California
- Marital status: Married
- Occupation: Co founder, Snap Inc.
Evan Spiegel Age
Evan Spiegel was born on the 4th of June, 1990 and he is 30 years old.
Evan Spiegel Education
Evan was born to his parents, John and Melissa who were both lawyers in California on the 4th of June, 1990. He was raised at the pacific Palisades which is also in California and got educated at the Crossroads school for arts and science in Santa Monica.
He attended the Stanford University for his tertiary education and almost dropped out of the school. He decided against it during the birth of his child, whom he claimed motivated him so that he can help his son also to graduate from college.
He attended design classes also to the Otis College of arts and design during his high school days. He also attended the Art centre college of design located in Pasadena during the summer before he moved to the Stanford University.
He became an intern at Red bull without pay and became a paid intern for the biomedical company where he worked as a career instructor in Cape Town, South Africa. He is currently a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity.
Evan Spiegel Career
It was during his time in school at Stanford, while he studied products design in 2011 that Spiegel had an idea of an ephemeral messaging app.
He proposed this idea to his classmates but it was met with utter ridicule. That didn’t stop him from working on his idea with his close friends and later that year, he launched a prototype of his idea, which was worked on by Bobby Murphy and Reggie Brown.
He called it the Picaboo, but as it’s popularity grew, he renamed the app as Snapchat.
The app was largely successful, so much that Evan Spiegel had to leave school briefly to focus on this idea and work on it to completion. Later in 2012, figures were published and Snapchat had daily active users of over 1 million people around the world.
With time, Snapchat became the next big thing and kept on expanding and also added a lot of cool features to attract mostly the younger generations. Spiegel and his co-founder, Murphy pledged to donate 13 million shares for more than 15 years to arts, education and youth from February 2017.
In January 2017 The Wall Street Journal reported that after the predicted March 2017 IPO for Snap Inc., Murphy and Evan Spiegel would own more than “70% of the voting power” in the company, and have up to 45% of the total stock.
Evan Spiegel Relationship
In the summer of 2015, Spiegel met Australian model Miranda Kerr and they started dating. Things moved fast from there and in July 2016, they became engaged. They married the following year in a private ceremony in Los Angeles.
Before his engagement to Kerr, Spiegel bought a $12 million home stretching over 7,000 sq.ft of land. The house was previously owned by Harrison Ford.
In late 2017, the couple announced that they were expecting their first baby together and on the 7th of May, Kerr gave birth to Hart who was named after Spiegel’s grandfather. The couple had their second child together in October 2019 and he was named Myles Spiegel.
Evan Spiegel Achievement
Evan Spiegel achievement cannot be understated and it can only be qualified as tremendous. This is evident through the numerous jobs he has created for the American population, his charity work which was earlier stated in this article, contributing 13 million shares to art, youth and so on.
He also contributes his quota to the economy of America through the tax remitted to the government from his app use. At the age of 26, Evan Spiegel became the youngest CEO of a public company in the whole world, a record which is yet to be broken today.
He is also a member of the renowned Berggruen Institute 21st century council.
Evan Spiegel Net worth
In the early 2020, Evan Spiegel was ranked among Forbes top 400 richest men in the world with a net worth of over $3.6 billion.
We assume his net worth would value more if not for his numerous charity work which he engage in all over America.