Who is Ricky Van Veen and what is his net worth 2019? Ricky Van Veen is an American entrepreneur. He is the co-founder and the Chief Executive Officer of CollegeHumor.com, this is a comedy website which displays daily original articles and comedy videos. They started the website in 1999 with Josh Abrahamson while he was still a student. The site has grown to attract millions of visitors enjoying its videos and articles.
His company CollegeHumor has also branched into a T-shirt company, BustedTees and a production company Notional involved with TV and film. He also serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the company produced the show ”Chopped of the Food Network”. The site was acquired by InterActiveCorp for $25 million in 2006.
Ricky van Veen was born on December 17, 1980 as Richard Raphael Van Veen. His place of birth was Lutherville-Timonium, Maryland, United States but he resides in New York City, New York, United States. He is the son of Richard and Helen Van Veen. He was married to ”Girls” star Alison Williams the daughter of Brian Williams an NBC newsman in September 2015. He attended Wake Forest University where he created his site CollegeHumor while still a student. He has been an active entrepreneur in the industry since 2006.
Ricky Van Veen started his career while he was still a student at Wake Forest. He had interest in comedy from his early days this led him to co-found the comedy website College-Humor.com. He created the comedy site while still a student which was earning over $10 million a year. They however sold the controlling stake to IAC/InterActiveCorp.
Van Veen was also one of the founders of Connected Ventures a company that included BustedTees and Vmeo. He featured in CollegeHumor series, “Jake and Amir” and ”Hardly Working”. He was also in the MTV program ”The CollegeHumor Show”.
In 2009 he was named the Chief Executive Officer of Notional. Notional was producing materials for traditional media of TV. He serves as an adviser at Betaworks. Van Veen has also had chance to speak at big events like SXSW in 2007, HBO´s Aspen Comedy Festival and CNN/Mashable Media Summit. He was the first guest to appear in episode six of ”Jake Hurwitz” and ”Amir and Blumenfield”.
In 2017 he was nominated in the Webby Awards for the Humour shared with Josh Abrahamson. He was also honoured at the 2016 ICE Excellence Awards. In 2016 he was offered a job at Facebook in a newly created role of head of global creative strategy.
Net Worth of Ricky Van Veen
Ricky Van Veen´s wealth is evaluated at $28 million. This is the amount of wealth he has accumulated from his early days as a student when he started CollegeHumor and the other businesses he has started together with the shows and his role as an author in numerous shows. He has also earned his wealth from his position as a CEO of Notional company and sale of his company.
Rick Van Veen is known globally for being the founder of Connected Ventures, LLC, CollegeHumor Media and CollegeHumor TV show.