Snap CEO Evan Spiegel.Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Berggruen InstituteLife is good for Evan Spiegel.
In 2017, he was given a $800 million bonus for taking his company, Snap Inc., public at a $33 billion valuation.
Snap’s shares have since taken quite the hit, but Spiegel’s net worth is still around $2.7 billion, making the 28-year-old one of the youngest billionaires in the world. Spiegel also took home the title of highest-paid CEO in the world in 2017.
Things seem good at home, too: Spiegel is married to model and entrepreneur Miranda Kerr, and the couple welcomed their first child — a baby boy named Hart — earlier this year.
To get a better picture of how Evan Spiegel got to where he is, we’ve pulled the highlights from profiles by LA Weekly, Forbes, Business Insider, court documents, and more.
Here’s how Spiegel got his start and became one of the youngest billionaires in the world.
Alex Heath contributed to an earlier version of this article.
Spiegel often moves across the company’s network of Venice Beach outposts in a black car flanked by his security detail. His security cost $890,399 in 2016.
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Not long after, Kerr and Spiegel tied the knot at their home in Brentwood, California. The wedding was an “intimate affair” with about 50 guests in attendance, many of whom were “high-profile” or models.
Spiegel is known for being secretive, and that extended to his nuptials, too: Guests were picked up at checkpoints and driven to Spiegel and Kerr’s home in blacked-out limos.
A pianist played “When You Wish Upon a Star” during the cocktail hour, and during the reception, Kerr sang a rendition of Shania Twain’s “You’re Still the One” to Spiegel.
Still, Spiegel remains one of the youngest and most successful founders in tech. He was named the youngest self-made billionaire in the world by Forbes by age 25. Now has an estimated net worth of about $2.7 billion based on Snap’s value as a public company — down from a peak of about $4 billion.
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Source: Forbes, Forbes