Evan Spiegel is a successful businessman. He co-founded Snap Inc. and currently serves as its CEO. He’s the brain behind Snapchat, the popular social media platform. His innovative ideas have transformed how we connect online, making him a key figure in the tech industry.

Evan Spiegal Early Life and Childhood

Evan Spiegel was born on June 4, 1990, to a successful lawyer couple, Melissa and John. He grew up alongside his two sisters, Lauren and Caroline. Their upbringing included enjoying the finer things in life, such as trips to Maui, summers at the Beach and Tennis Club, and vacations in Europe. They also engaged in frequent shopping sprees and had the luxury of a personal chef. Alongside this, Evan actively participated in extracurricular activities and volunteered, earning a reputation as a well-adjusted, ambitious, and agreeable young man.

At that time, Spiegel Sr. provided Spiegel Jr. with $250 every week. Along with the new car, the younger Spiegel strongly argued why he should receive $1,992 monthly for car, food, entertainment, and clothing expenses. He also wrote a note to his father, asking for a $2,000 “emergency fund” because he said his life had many unexpected expenses.

However, things didn’t turn out as he expected. Following a heated money discussion, Spiegel wouldn’t get what he asked for. He moved back to his mother’s house full-time after the argument escalated to a point where Spiegel even cut himself out of family photos. A few days later, his mother arranged for him to lease the BMW he wanted.


Evan Spiegal’s Career

During his Stanford years, Evan’s interest in design was evident. He actively contributed to the Crossroads newspaper, approaching local businesses to sell ads. He later undertook an unpaid role at Red Bull. Briefly attending Arts Center College of Design and participating in a biomedical internship followed. While teaching in South Africa, he connected with Intuit’s Scott Cook, collaborating on an SMS project for India. However, despite his efforts, the platform FutureFreshman.com, co-founded with Murphy, faced challenges and didn’t gain the anticipated traction.

In April 2011, Spiegel conceived the idea of an app that would make messages disappear as part of a class project. In the same year, he collaborated with friends Bobby Murphy and Reggie Brown to develop a version of this concept. Initially named “Picaboo,” they later rebranded it as “Snapchat.” The app gained popularity, and by 2012, Spiegel began working on it full-time even before completing his Stanford degree. By the year’s end, many users were engaging with Snapchat daily.

Spiegel and Murphy donate their shares to support arts, education, and youth. They established the Snap Foundation for this purpose. Their mission aimed to assist young individuals facing limited opportunities. They also contributed funds to aid those impacted by COVID-19.

Evan Spiegal Relationship

Evan Spiegal is married to the renowned Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr. Their relationship gained attention when they got engaged in July 2016, followed by their marriage in May 2017. The couple has welcomed two children into their family, named Hart and Myles. Before her marriage with Spiegel, Kerr was married to actor Orlando Bloom. They share a child from that previous marriage.

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Evan Spiegal Net Worth

Primarily in 2015, and with a notable focus on his role at Snap Inc., Spiegel became one of the world’s youngest billionaires. By March 2023, Forbes reported his net worth to be around $2.8 billion, mainly due to his connections with Snap Inc. It’s worth mentioning that Spiegel gained attention for his decision to decline Facebook’s $3 billion offer to purchase Snapchat.

Full NameEvan Thomas Spiegal
Birth DateJune 4 , 1990
Birth PlaceLos Angeles, California, U.S
NationalityAmerican | French
EducationStanford University (BS)
OccupationEntrepreneur (Co-founder and CEO of Snap Inc.)
SpouseMiranda Kerr
Net worth2.8 billion(2023)
Height1.83 m
Weight 73 kgs