Tony Hsieh is venture capitalist, internet entrepreneur and businessman from the United States of America. He co-found the internet advertising cooperative LinkExchange which was later sold to Microsoft and now he serves as the chief executive officer of the clothing retailer and online shoe Zappos. You may explore in details below the life, career and net worth of Tony Hsieh in 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Tony Hsieh was born on December 12, 1973 in Illinois state in the United States of America. His father’s name is Richard Hsieh and his mother’s is Judy Hsieh. There’s no information about the parent’s current or previous occupations or how the family lived when Tony was a child. What’s confirmed is that his parents came from Taiwan.
Tony Hsieh was probably grown and raised in his hometown and in California. He studied at the Branson School and he graduated in 1995 with a degree in computer science from the John A. Paulson School Of Engineering And Applied Sciences at Harvard University. Tony is the oldest brother to 2 brothers, Dave Hsieh and Andy Hsieh.
The fans of Tony Hsieh as well as other business people have been trying to get more of the personal life of Tony Hsieh. Unfortunately, there’s nothing to mention regarding the girlfriends, dates, relationships he had as it seems like he has been keeping all of that to himself. However, Tony Hsieh has said once that he’d like to go on a date with the American actress and singer Anna Kendrick, but nothing happened till now.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
At Harvard, Tony Hsieh ran the undergraduate residential Houses at Harvard University, Quincy House, Grille, where he was selling pizza. After graduation, he went to work for the multinational computer technology corporation, Oracle Corporation, where he stood for almost half a year and leaving because he was not satisfied with the level of environment.
Tony Hsieh and Sanjay Madan found LinkExchange in 1996 and they sold it to Microsoft in 1998. After that, Tony along with Alfred Lin found a business incubator named “Venture Frogs”. Tony Hsieh now works as the CEO of the clothing retailer and online shoe Zappos.
The creative and talented personality Tony Hsieh has received a few awards for his accomplishments. He received the 2007 Entrepreneur of The Year Award from the multinational professional services firm, Ernst & Young. He competed and made it to the finals of the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest along with the Harvard University Team which was consisted of him, Craig Silverstein and Derrick Bass.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The American venture capitalist, internet entrepreneur and businessman Tony Hsieh has an estimated net worth of nearly $1 billion. The multi-millionaire made his billion through the creative work he does. Tony Hsieh along with other partners sold LinkExchange company to Microsoft for $265 million.
Tony Hsieh is a very creative businessman who knows how to drive the businesses to success. He co-found a company which was sold to Microsoft and now he works at Zappos as the CEO. Tony Hsieh private life is not much exposed as it seems like he focuses more on his work.