Kevin is ranked among the top best programmers in the U.S and the whole world. Little things can sometimes make a great impact, you never know, only time can tell. He and his friend Mike Krieger started what would be presumed a cheap application for sharing videos and photos, and little did he know that this would soon rank him among the people with the top net worth in the world. So what is the net worth of Kevin Systrom in 2019?
Early Life & Biography
Many people know Kevin York Systrom as just Kevin Systrom was born on 1983 December the 30th. He is an American entrepreneur and also a programmer. He is the co-founder of the infamous Instagram, or IG. He founded this alongside Mike Krieger.
He was born in San Diego, California to Diane (Pels) who was a marketer executive at Xipcar and a worker at Monster and Swapit in the first dotcom bubble. His father is called Douglas Systrom the vice president in HR at the TJX Companies.
The entrepreneur went to Middlesex School based in Concord, Massachusetts and got introduced to computer programming. This is where his interest started. He outgrew Doom 2 and further created his levels while still a child.
Kevin York Systrom has worked in Boston Beat, a vinyl-record store based in Boston while in high school. He went to Stanford University where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in management science and engineering in 2006. At the university, he became a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity and spent the winter term of his third year pursuing photography in Florence.
He was chosen among twelve other students to participate in the Mayfield Fellows Program at the Stanford University, and this is where he got his first taste of the startup world. This fellowship saw him secure an internship at the Odeo Company which launched Twitter.
Kevin is married to Nicole Schuetz. They first met at Alma Mater held at Stanford. Thy then fell in love and later got engaged two years later at a Thanksgiving event. Only his family and friends were invited to this event in 2016 January the 21st. Nicole is an entrepreneur, smart, and beautiful. She founded the Sutro Energy Group in 2014, which provides good and clean energy to the environs.
The couple is still young and is yet to have any kids. It is up to them to decide when they want to have children.
Career, Awards & Nominations
In the past, Kevin started by working for Google as the Associate Marketing Manager for two years. Kevin left Google for Burbn. He and a few others knew that Burbn had great features than his previous employer. He thought that these features would be a lot burden, and so he left this company and started to code a photo sending and receiving Application. Kevin and his friend Mike Krieger in 2010 launched Instagram in San Francisco, California. Facebook later bought the application at the beginning of 2012’s second quarter. Instagram was bought for $1 billion. However, he still looks after this Application which has a lot of features than any photo application.
Net Worth & Earnings
Kevin’s story teaches that only knowledge is not enough. His dreams were to create an app that could make it possible for friends to share photos and videos. However, he sold this app to Facebook making a fortune. At the moment, Kevin’s net worth is estimated at $1.5 Billion.
Kevin’s story should be a lesson to be emulated by the youth. It teaches the youth that they have to take education seriously and above that, try to better themselves in other aspects of life. Little did he know that what seemed to be a mere app for sharing videos and photos could rake such a huge cost. Currently, Kevin is ranked among people with the highest net worth the world over.