Evan Spiegel is Popular as the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of the top social media app Snapchat. He recently got married to Hollywood actress and model Miranda Kerr. let’s have a look on Evan Spiegel’s net worth in 2018.
Evan Spiegel Early Life
Born as Evan Thomas Speigel on the 4th of June in the year 1990, in California he is the child of lawyer parents. His father John W. Speigel and his mother Melissa Ann Thomas, both are lawyers by profession.
Evan was born and brought up in California, and was raised as an Episcopalian. He went to the Crossroads School and later did his graduation from Stanford University.
Since he was a student of an Arts and Science school, he was always a creative child, and also took classes in design from the Otis College. Simultaneously he was also pursuing high school from Art Center College. This was in the summer right before he got the chance to attend Stanford.
Spiegel and Miranda started dating from the year 2015, after meeting at a dinner in 2014. The two got engaged in 2016 and finally tied the knot in 2017. A month before the engagement, Evan purchased the 7,164 square feet property that earlier belonged to popular film producer Harrison Ford.
Evan Spiegel Career, Awards & Achievement
One of the first internships he did was at Red Bull, in sales. During his days as a student, he also did a paid internship in a biomedical company and worked as a career instructor.
Evan did not wait for his graduation to get completed and started focusing on Snapchat after leaving college in the middle. The idea of creating the app came to him while he was studying product design in college. He gave the idea in one of his class projects which was laughed at by all his classmates.
He went on to co-found the application with Reggie Brown and Bobby Murphy and is today the CEO of the company. It was reported by the ‘Wall Street Journal’ that around 70% of voting power and 45% of market stock would be held by Murphy and Spiegel.
Evan got into a controversy in 2015 over a statement he made saying that the app is for rich people only and not for the poor people in countries like Spain and India. His statement led to a series of outrage in India, leading to a twitter movement involving the #boycottsnapchat. This made the company later release a statement saying that the app is for users across the globe hence available for free on playstore.
Awards & Achievement
Even has created an application that is a rage among teens and youngsters across the globe. The app gets millions of fresh downloads every day adding on to the success and honor of its creators. Evan has made a name for himself in multiple countries across the globe. He is the CEO of one of the leading companies of the globe and has earned himself great honor along with putting America further ahead on the map of innovators and creators.
Net Worth of Evan Spiegel
Evan has an 18% share in his company. Along with being its CEO he also gets a dividend from the profits that takes his net worth to a massive $3.5 Billion according to Forbes.com. And this number is only increasing with the growing success of the app.
Evan is an innovator who is looked upon by entrepreneurs across the globe. He did not give up on his idea even when it was ridiculed by the very people it was created for. He has been a determined and focused person all his life, giving career goals to a lot of people.