How many people do we know who have become billionaires at an age as young as Evan Spiegel? None, right? Well, Evan, the young billionaire ranked #248 on the Forbes 400 list in 2017. Have you ever wondered about the man behind the app everybody is talking about― Snapchat? When he first came up with the idea of this app, he was made fun of by his classmates. However, cheerios to Evan, he left college (which was Stanford, by the way) to focus on it. And it was this app that made him the billionaire he is today. Evan Spiegel is the Founder and CEO of Snap Inc.
This self-made billionaire brought a social media revolution with his mobile app Snapchat which was soon a rage among the younger generation. This app, with a vision to fight the permanence of the posts on social media, did not just survive but also became a global app. Today it is used by about 191 million daily users worldwide. Want to know more about the man behind the app that is a significant social media trend these days? Want to know how he managed to prove people who laughed him off wrong? Come let’s dig deeper and shed some light on his biography and current net worth in 2019.
Biography & Wiki
|Real Name/Full Name||Evan Thomas Spiegel|
|Age||28 years, Born on 4 June 1990|
|Wife||Miranda Kerr (m. 2017)|
|Children||Hart Ker Spiegel|
|Net Worth||$1.8 Billion|
|Source of Wealth||CEO of Snap Inc., Entrepreneur|
Evan Spiegel was born on June 4, 1990, in Los Angeles, California, USA. His parents, lawyers by profession, were John W. Spiegel and Melissa Ann Thomas. Evan grew up in Pacific Palisades, California. His parents were members of the Episcopal Church, and he received a similar upbringing. He did his schooling from Crossroads School of Arts and Sciences situated in Santa Monica. Later, he attended Stanford University, out of which he dropped out to pay more attention to Snap Inc.
Evan Spiegel Personal Life: Affair, Girlfriend, Married, Wife, Children & Family
Guess who Evan Spiegel is married to? Of course, model Miranda Kerr. They started dating in 2015 and became engaged soon on 20 July 2016. The couple married on May 27, 2017, in Los Angeles. They had a baby on May 7, 2018, who is named Hart Ker Spiegel after Evan’s grandfather.
When Evan was studying product design at Stanford, he proposed Snapchat as a project. Everybody mocked his idea. On July 8, 2011, Evan Spiegel, Bobby Murphy and Reggie Brown launched Snapchat.
Evan dropped out of Stanford in 2012 to focus his attention entirely on Snapchat. He was about to complete his degree.
Snapchat grew to become one of the major social media apps and has millions of users worldwide. Meanwhile, Evan made a billionaire out of himself, and his share grew.
Awards and Achievements:
Evan Spiegel was given the status of the youngest billionaire in the world in 2015. He is the CEO and founder of Snap Inc. The Crunchies Best Mobile Application Award was presented to him in 2013. He was also given the Eddy Award in 2015 for job creation and economic development.
Evan Spiegel Salary, Net Worth & Earning
The total estimated net worth of Evan Spiegel, as of 2019, is $1.8 Billion. Before he got engaged to Miranda, Evan Spiegel bought a house that cost him $12 Million. The sprawling estate previously belonged to Harrison Ford. He is ranked among the wealthiest people in the world. In 2017, Evan’s yearly income was $638 million. After the singer Rihanna ranted over a Snapchat ad that made fun of domestic violence, his net worth fell nearly by $150 million in two days in March 2018.
5 Interesting Facts That You May Not Know About Evan Spiegel
Hailed as the youngest billionaire in the world, Evan Spiegel has a big fortune and a beautiful wife. However, not many people know a lot about the young entrepreneur. Let us look at some interesting facts about Evan:
• Evan Spiegel worked an unpaid sales internship at Red Bull. He was also a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity.
• Miranda Kerr revealed that Evan is very traditional and he believes in sex after marriage! He is even rumored to have once dated Taylor Swift.
• He, along with Bobby Murphy decided to donate a big cut of the company’s share for education and arts.
• He fell into a controversy after a lawsuit was filed against him. Allegedly, he had said that the app was only for rich countries and not for poor countries like India and Spain.
• As a teenager, Evan demanded a BMW from his father. On refusal, he moved out to his mother.
His habit, from the beginning, to never take ‘no’ for an answer, made him the man he is today. Though the idea of Snapchat was first made fun of by his classmates, he never stopped working on the project. Today, it is an app that is used by people all over the world, and the users increase by the day. He brought a revolution in the Ephemera apps. And today, he is the founder of a top social media trend and a self-made billionaire, ranking among the wealthiest people in the world.