Evan Spiegel Biography
|Date of Birth:||1980 , June-4|
|Age:||41 years old|
|Birth Nation:||United States of America|
|Father||John W. Spiegel|
|Mother||Melissa Ann Thomas|
|Birth Place/City||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Net Worth||$45 million|
|Weight in KG||73kg|
|Affair with||Miranda Kerr|
|Married to||Miranda Kerr|
|Awards||Crunchies Best Mobile Application award and Eddy Award|
Best known as the co-founder and CEO of the popular Snapchat smartphone application, the American Internet entrepreneur Evan Spiegel has an estimated net worth of around $3.6 billion, as of 2018. He created the social media company Snap Inc., along with Snapchat CTO Bobby Murphy and Reggie Brown while all of them were studying at Stanford University.
The successful internet entrepreneur was highly interested in technology since his teenage years and due to his interest, he gained a reputation of a nerd as a high school boy. He also received the Crunchies Best Mobile Application award in 2013.
Early Life And Education Of Evan Thomas
Evan Thomas was born in Los Angeles, California, United States, on June 4, 1990. He is the son born to John W. Spiegel and Melissa Ann Thomas, both lawyers. He grew up in Pacific Palisades, California along with his siblings Caroline and Lauren. Regarding his nationality and ethnicity, he is White American.
Thomas’s family was financially strong and he received a $250 weekly allowance as a teenager. He graduated from the Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences in Santa Monica. At the time, he also took design lessons at the Otis College of Art and Design and at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.
Thomas also interned in sales at Red Bull. Following his schooling, he went on to study product design program at Standard University. By the same time, he started working as a paid intern for a biomedical company as well as a careers instructor in Cape Town, SA.
Evan Spiegel's Professional Career
Evan Spiegel is the co-founder and CEO of American multinational and social media company Snap Inc., the parent company of Snapchat. At the time while he was Stanford’s student, he generated the idea for the popular photo- and video-sharing app alongside Snapchat CTO Bobby Murphy and Reggie Brown.
In July 2011, they launched an early version of Snapchat under the name Picaboo and then the project re-launched under the name Snapchat in September 2011.
Evan Spiegel's Net Worth
According to Forbes, the American Internet entrepreneur has an estimated net worth of around $3.6 billion as of 2018. Whereas his wife Kerr is an Australian supermodel and owner of cosmetics line Kora Organics who has an estimated net worth of $45 million.
In 2016, Spiegel bought a 7,164-square-foot home in Brentwood for straggling amount of $12 million, which was previously owned by Harrison Ford, an American actor and film producer. His wife Kerr also owns a four bedrooms ocean view mansion in Malibu which she purchased for $2.15 million, in 2014.
At the age of 16, Spiegel wrote in a 2008 letter to his proud parents asking them to lease him a BMW 550i that is worth around $75K. Besides, he still wears a classic uniform of a $255 Patrik Ervell black jeans, 60 James Perse white v-neck, and $463 Common Projects sneakers.
Spiegel also owns a Ferrari F430 which worth is around $165,104.55.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg allegedly offered to buy the social media company Snapchat for $3 billion but he later denied the deal.
Evan Spiegel's Awards And Achievements
With his successful internet career, the Snapchat co-founder Spiegel has also won a number of prestigious awards. He was honored with the Crunchies Best Mobile Application award, in 2013. After a couple of years, he also won the Eddy Award presented by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation.
In February 2013, Spiegel and Murphy’s former partner Reggie Brown filed a lawsuit against them claiming he also shares the right of the intellectual property being developed by Snapchat owners.
But, In September 2014, they made an agreement giving $157.5 million to Brown. And later on Reality TV personality, Kylie Jenner’s tweet, Snapchat lost 6% in the stock market which wiped up $1.3 billion in market value.
Evan Spiegel's Personal Life
Evan Spiegel is married to his longtime girlfriend, actress, and Australian Secret model Miranda Kerr since last year. The American Internet entrepreneur and his wife first met each other in the year 2014 during the Louis Vuitton dinner in New York. It was a love at first sight for both of them.
The power couple got engaged on July 20, 2016. They got married on May 27, 2017. They organized their wedding ceremony at their Brentwood fortress in Southern California. In 2016, the pair also bought a beautiful mansion for a hefty amount of $12 million.
According to a source close to the pair, his wife Miranda was seen actively involved in the wedding. The source stated,
“For a small wedding, it has been a huge production. The wedding and reception are intimate, but lavish and classy. Miranda has been very involved. She has great taste and knew exactly what she wanted. She is very sweet. She is ecstatic to marry Evan.”
Later in October of 2017, Spiegel also announced that they are expecting their first child together.
Prior to this marriage, Spiegel’s spouse was previously married to actor Orlando Bloom in 2010. The former pair also has a boy named Flynn. The couple separated in October 2013. Besides, there were also rumors that the internet entrepreneur engaged to singer Taylor Swift.
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