Evan Thomas Spiegel is the co-founder and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of social media company Snap Inc (earlier Snapchat Inc) that developed Snapchat, the instant messaging app. Evan, with Bobby Murphy and Reggie Brown, created Snapchat Inc., in 2011.
As of August 2022, Evan has a net worth of $2.8B.
Evan began his career at Red Bull, where he worked as an unpaid intern in sales, later he worked as a paid intern for a biomedical company, as a careers instructor in Cape Town, and at Intuit on the TxtWeb project.
In 2011, as a Stanford University student, Spiegel proposed an app with ephemeral messaging as a product design class project. Later, with his fellow Stanford classmates Bobby Murphy and Reggie Brown, he worked to launch a prototype called "Picaboo", which they later renamed Snapchat.
In 2012, to focus on Snapchat, Spiegel left Stanford, before completing his degree. By the end of that year, Spiegel's app, Snapchat, had reached 1 million daily active users.
In 2015, Evan was the youngest billionaire in the world. In 2017, he became one of the youngest public company CEOs at age 26.
Evan holds dual citizenship and possesses American as well as French citizenship. In 2018, he and his son Hart received French citizenship.
As of 2021, Evan Spiegel was ranked number 55 on the Forbes 400 with $13.8 billion in wealth.
Evan Thomas Spiegel was born on June 4, 1990, in Los Angeles, California, to lawyers John W. Spiegel and Melissa Ann Thomas. He did his schooling at the Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences in Santa Monica and graduated from Stanford University. In 2015, he started dating Australian model Miranda Kerr, got engaged in 2016, and married in a private ceremony in Los Angeles on May 27, 2017. Evan and Miranda are blessed with two sons.