Evan Spiegel - Co-founder of Snapchat, Birthday and Childhood

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Evan Spiegel is an American Internet entrepreneur who co-founded the mobile application Snapchat

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BirthdayJune 4, 1990
NationalityAmerican
FamousCo-founder of Snapchat, Software Entrepreneurs, it, Business People, IT & Software Entrepreneurs, Internet Entrepreneurs
SpousesMiranda Kerr
SiblingsCaroline Spiegel, Lauren Spiegel
Known asEvan Thomas Spiege
Founder / Co-Founder
  • SnapChat
Birth PlaceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Height183cm
GenderMale
FatherJohn W. Spiegel
MotherMelissa Ann Thomas
Net Worth$4.5 billion
Sun SignGemini
Born inLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Famous asCo-founder of Snapchat

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Who is Evan Spiegel?

Evan Spiegel is an American Internet entrepreneur who co-founded Snapchat, an image messaging and multimedia mobile application. He also serves as the CEO of Snapchat Inc. Born into a wealthy family in Los Angeles, California, he had a privileged childhood and had a $250 weekly allowance. Interested in technology from a young age, he gained a reputation of being a nerd while in high school. After being educated at the Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences in Santa Monica, he was accepted into the prestigious Stanford University. It was at Stanford that he met fellow students Bobby Murphy and Reggie Brown with who he would one day form Snapchat. Spiegel was a product design major and the prototype for Snapchat was started by him and Brown as a project for his classes. Gradually he became more interested in developing the prototype due to which he dropped out before completing his degree. Along with Brown and Murphy he launched the mobile application in 2011 which over the years registered phenomenal growth, making the young man a billionaire. Eventually Brown moved away from the project. Spiegel is known for being a demanding boss; many of his employees hardly last a year in his company. But his refusal to settle for anything less than perfect is what majorly contributes to his company’s tremendous success.

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Childhood & Early Life

Evan Thomas Spiegel was born on June 4, 1990, in Los Angeles, California. His parents Melissa Ann Thomas and John W. Spiegel are both lawyers. His family was a very affluent one and as a teenager he received a $250 weekly allowance. His parents eventually divorced.

As a teenager he asked his father to buy him a new BMW and on his refusal he moved in with his mother out of protest. She leased him the $75,000 car. His privileged life as a youngster conditioned him to never take a “no” for an answer.

He attended the Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences in Santa Monica. He also took design classes at the Otis College of Art and Design while still in high school and attended classes at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.

As a student he used to conduct experiments with Photoshop and had an unpaid internship in sales at Red Bull.

After completing high school he joined the prestigious Stanford University in a product design program and was accepted into the Kappa Sigma fraternity.

He met fellow student Bobby Murphy who hired Spiegel for the job of designing an online social network, inspired by the Google Circles. This venture however was a failure.

Career

The young men did not give up and proceeded to develop what would become their first project: Future Freshman, an online software aimed to help in the management of college admissions by counselors, parents and high school students.

The project started well but could not maintain a steady growth and ended soon after. At around this time Spiegel and Murphy met another student Reggie Brown. The collaboration between the three would prove to be a productive one.

The idea for creating a disappearing pictures app was conceived by Brown and Spiegel decided to start a prototype based on this idea as a project for one of his classes. Soon Murphy became involved as well and the three young men began developing the prototype.

The concept was first floated under the name “Picaboo.” Initially Spiegel’s classmates made fun of his final project as they felt that the idea of impermanent photos was not a feasible one.

The application was re-launched under the name Snapchat in September 2011. Snapchat soon evolved into an image messaging and multimedia mobile application, and early on the team focused on usability and technical aspects.

In May 2012, 25 images were being sent per second on Snapchat and by November, the users had shared over one billion photos on the Snapchat iOS app, with 20 million photos being shared per day. Brown left the organization around this time.

Newer elements like "My Story" feature and the ability to communicate via video chat were added, making the app extremely popular worldwide. The company grew at a phenomenal rate over the years and in 2016, Snapchat hit 10 billion daily video views. By April 2016 it was the top downloaded app in 28 different countries.

Major Work

Evan Spiegel is the co-founder of Snapchat, an image messaging and multimedia mobile application. The app which provides photo sharing and social networking service is currently used by millions of people worldwide.

Awards & Achievements

In 2013, Spiegel won the Crunchies Best Mobile Application award.

He was honored with the 2015 Eddy Award presented by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) in recognition of his leading role in the development of the LA County economy and in the creation of well-paying jobs for its residents.

Personal Life & Legacy

Evan Spiegel once dated singer Taylor Swift. He began dating super model Miranda Kerr in 2015; he first met her at a Louis Vuitton dinner in New York in 2014.

Net Worth

As of August 2015, his net worth was US$2.1 billion.

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Evan Spiegel biography timelines

  • // 4th Jun 1990
    Evan Thomas Spiegel was born on June 4, 1990, in Los Angeles, California. His parents Melissa Ann Thomas and John W. Spiegel are both lawyers. His family was a very affluent one and as a teenager he received a $250 weekly allowance. His parents eventually divorced.
  • // Sep 2011
    The application was re-launched under the name Snapchat in September 2011. Snapchat soon evolved into an image messaging and multimedia mobile application, and early on the team focused on usability and technical aspects.
  • // May 2012
    In May 2012, 25 images were being sent per second on Snapchat and by November, the users had shared over one billion photos on the Snapchat iOS app, with 20 million photos being shared per day. Brown left the organization around this time.
  • // 2013
    In 2013, Spiegel won the Crunchies Best Mobile Application award.
  • // 2014 To 2015
    Evan Spiegel once dated singer Taylor Swift. He began dating super model Miranda Kerr in 2015; he first met her at a Louis Vuitton dinner in New York in 2014.
  • // 2015
    He was honored with the 2015 Eddy Award presented by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) in recognition of his leading role in the development of the LA County economy and in the creation of well-paying jobs for its residents.
  • // Aug 2015
    As of August 2015, his net worth was US$2.1 billion.
  • // Apr 2016
    Newer elements like "My Story" feature and the ability to communicate via video chat were added, making the app extremely popular worldwide. The company grew at a phenomenal rate over the years and in 2016, Snapchat hit 10 billion daily video views. By April 2016 it was the top downloaded app in 28 different countries.

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Evan Spiegel's FAQ

  • What is Evan Spiegel birthday?

    Evan Spiegel was born at 1990-06-04

  • Where is Evan Spiegel's birth place?

    Evan Spiegel was born in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

  • What is Evan Spiegel nationalities?

    Evan Spiegel's nationalities is American

  • Who is Evan Spiegel spouses?

    Evan Spiegel's spouses is Miranda Kerr

  • Who is Evan Spiegel siblings?

    Evan Spiegel's siblings is Caroline Spiegel, Lauren Spiegel

  • Which company or organization was founded by Evan Spiegel?

    Evan Spiegel was the founder/co-founder of SnapChat

  • How tall is Evan Spiegel?

    Evan Spiegel's height is 183

  • Who is Evan Spiegel's father?

    Evan Spiegel's father is John W. Spiegel

  • Who is Evan Spiegel's mother?

    Evan Spiegel's mother is Melissa Ann Thomas

  • What is Evan Spiegel's sun sign?

    Evan Spiegel is Gemini

  • How famous is Evan Spiegel?

    Evan Spiegel is famouse as Co-founder of Snapchat