Who is Evan Spiegel and what is his net worth 2018? Evan Spiegel is an internet entrepreneur who is the co-founder of the social media company and multinational technology ‘Snap Inc.’. He created the company at Stanford University when he was still a student along with Reggie Brown and Bobby Murphy. Spiegel currently serves as the CEO of Snap Inc. He is also a member of the 21st Century Council which is a Berggruen Institute. He has been described as a very traditional person. He got his first computer when he was in sixth grade. He is one of youngest billionaires of the world.
Evan Thomas Spiegel was born on June 4, 1990, in Los Angeles, California. He was born to parents Melissa Ann Thomas and John W. Spiegel. Both his parents were lawyers. He was raised in Pacific Palisades, California as an Episcopalian. He has two sisters named Lauren Spiegel and Caroline Spiegel. He went to the Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences located in Santa Monica. While still in high school, he attended the Otis College of Art and Design for design classes.
Spiegel went to the Stanford University. For design classes, he also attended the Art Center College of Design. He also had an internship of sales at ‘Red Bull’. He used to work for a biomedical company in Cape Town, South Africa when he was still a student. He was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity. At the age of 16, he got his driver’s license.
In 2013, Evan Spiegel was romantically involved with singer Taylor Swift. In 2015, he began dating Miranda Kerr. In July 2016, the couple got engaged. They married in May 2017 In Los Angeles. Miranda Kerr is eight years senior to Spiegel. He has been fascinated by the music industry and Michael Lynton, former CEO of Sony Entertainment is the chairman of Snapchat. In 2016, he bought a house worth $12 million which was owned by Harrison Ford.
In 2012, Evan Spiegel left his college to focus full-time on Snapchat. He co-founded Snapchat, which is a mobile application along with Reggie Brown and Bobby Murphy. He serves as the CEO of Snap, Inc. Initially, the app was named as “Picaboo” which was suggested by Brown. However, as it couldn’t attract investors, it was later named to “Snapchat”.
Following this, Reggie Brown left the group and took 30% of his shares. Brown filed a lawsuit against the company and was settled for $157.5 million. In 2013, Mark Zuckerberg offered to buy Snapchat for $3 billion which was rejected by Spiegel. In 2016, he renamed Snapchat and called it a camera company. With the name Snap Inc., he has launched camera equipped sunglasses, to which he calls ‘Spectacles’.
Evan Spiegel has appeared on the cover of Vogue magazine, Italy in October 2015. He has been named as one of the youngest self-made billionaires. In 2016, he was ranked at No. 854 by Forbes 400. In 2013, Spiegel was given the ‘Crunchies Best Mobile Application Award’. In 2015, he won the Eddy Award by the LAEDC (Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation).
Evan Spiegel Net Worth
Evan Spiegel quit his studies when he was about to complete it. He has a stake of 45% in the shares of Snapchat. In doing so, he has gone on to accumulate a good fortune for himself. Evan Spiegel’s net worth is an estimated $3.5 billion. He earned a bonus of $1 million in 2016 and his salary for the year was over $500 thousand. The cost of his security has estimated to be over $800,000 in 2016. Apart from that, he has also made an appearance on ‘The Late Show’. In 2014, Spiegel bought his own house worth $3.3 million.
In May 2014, a blog was released which contained emails written by Evan Spiegel. He has later apologised for the blog. In 2015, he also made a comment that Snapchat was only for rich people and that he did not want to promote it in poor countries like Spain and India. Evan Spiegel is a licensed helicopter pilot.