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Jonah Peretti Net Worth

Updated January 2, 2020
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How much is Jonah Peretti worth? $200 Million

How did Jonah Peretti earn his money and wealth?

Jonah Peretti was born on 1 January 1974 in United States and  is a 44-year old American Internet entrepreneur . He co-founded “The Huffington Post” in 2005 along with Kenneth Lerer, Andrew Breitbart and Arianna Huffington, and is also the developer of reblogging under the project “Reblog”.

He is of Italian-American and Jewish ethnicity. He was brought up in Oakland, California. He graduated in the year 1996 from the University of California, Santa Cruz in environmental studies. In the mid-1990s he used to take computer science classes at the Isidore Newman School in New Orleans, Louisiana. He then did his post-graduation at Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab. While he was at MIT he created popular viral projects like “BlackPeopleLoveUs.com” and the “Nike Sweatshop Emails” and got noticed.

He worked at “Eyebeam” from 2001 to 2006 as Director of the R&D Lab and while he was there he developed the concept of the “Bored-at-Work Network”.

In 2006, he founded “BuzzFeed” in November which is an “Internet popularity contest” site. In a span of one year the site gathered around $35 million in funds from investors and by 2014 they rose to gather $50 million from Andreessen Horowitz.

The New York Times refers to him as a“viral marketing hot dog” and  AlterNet have termed him as “the poster boy of guerilla media” and The New Yorker calls him the “computer-whiz.” He is presently a member of Free Art and Technology Lab in New York City, where he lives with his wife Andrea Harner who is a blogger and they are both married since 2005. Fast Company Magazine named him as one of the New Faces of Social Media.

Which are the famous appearances of Jonah Peretti?

  • The Colbert Report (2013)
  • Charlie Rose (2012)
  • Caught on Camera (2011)
  • The Virtual Revolution (2010)  

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