Chris Hughes Bio, Age, Height, Wife, Salary, Net Worth

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Chris Hughes Biography

Chris Hughes was born on November 26, 1983. He is an American entrepreneur and novelist who co-founded and served as spokesman for Facebook until 2007. He co-created this incredible world-changing service with Mark Zuckerberg, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Eduardo Saverin. He was not only a co-founder of this amazing networking site, but also a spokesperson for it.

He also took part in Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. For four years, he was the editor-in-chief of “The New Republic,” an American magazine. During his time at The New Republic, Hughes was embroiled in numerous issues.

He was successful in saving the magazine from financial ruin. His affair with his partner Sean Eldridge was widely publicized. The couple is an example of a gay power couple. He is a well-known philanthropist who hosts several charitable events. Hughes is an incredibly talented entrepreneur.

Chris Hughes Age

Chris Hughes was born on November 26, 1983. He is 40 years Old.

Chris Hughes Height

Hughes stands at a moderate height of 5 feet 11 inches tall.

Chris Hughes Education

Hughes attended Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, before attending Harvard College and getting a Bachelor of Arts in History and English Literature, magna cum laude.

In February 2020, he was expected to complete his Master of Arts in Economics at The New School for Social Research in New York City.

Chris Hughes Family

Hughes was brought up in Hickory, North Carolina, as the only child of industrial paper dealer Arlen “Ray” Hughes and mathematics teacher Brenda Hughes. He was brought up as a devoted Lutheran.

Chris Hughes wife

Hughes is gay and is married to Sean Eldridge. Hughes and Eldridge announced their engagement at a reception in support of Freedom to Marry in January 2011. They officiated their union on June 30, 2012.

Chris Hughes Networth

Chris Hughes’s net worth is estimated to be  $500 million according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Chris Hughes Career

Hughes is a Facebook co-founder. Hughes met and was recruited by Mark Zuckerberg at Harvard when the website was still in its early phases. Hughes and Zuckerberg visited Palo Alto, California, on their summer vacation in 2004.

While Zuckerberg chose to stay in Palo Alto after the break, Hughes returned to Harvard to finish his studies. Hughes returned to Palo Alto after graduating from Harvard in 2006 to rejoin Zuckerberg and become involved in Facebook once more.

Hughes was informally in charge of beta testing and product proposals. Hughes suggested that schools should have their own networks to maintain intimacy when the committee proposed opening Facebook to other schools.

He was also a driving force behind the development of several of Facebook’s popular features, which led to the company’s openness to the outside world. Hughes stepped down from Facebook in 2007. Hughes received $500 million from Facebook’s first public offering in 2012.

Hughes was named Entrepreneur in Residence at General Catalyst, a venture financing firm based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in March 2009. He was the executive director of Jumo, a non-profit social network organization he started in 2010 with the goal of “assisting people in finding ways to help the world.”

In July 2010, he was appointed to a 17-member “High-Level Commission” of renowned politicians, business leaders, human rights activists, and scientists tasked with spearheading a “social and political action campaign over the coming year aimed at galvanizing support for effective HIV prevention programs.”

Hughes obtained a full share in The New Republic magazine in March 2012. He rose to the position of publisher and executive chairman, as well as editor-in-chief of the magazine. Editor Franklin Foer and literary editor Leon Wieseltier were “driven out” in December 2014, shortly after the magazine’s centennial celebration, and dozens of other staff and contributing editors resigned Guy Vidra,  former Yahoo! executive, was appointed as the company’s new CEO. employee described the magazine’s new direction as a “vertically integrated digital media company.” Due to personnel losses, the magazine was forced to cancel its upcoming issue.

During Hughes’ tenure, the journal was not profitable. Hughes put The New Republic up for sale on January 11, 2016, saying he had “underestimated the difficulty of transitioning an old and traditional institution into a digital media company in today’s rapidly evolving climate.”

The New York Times called Hughes’ ownership of The New Republic a “vanity project.” On February 26, 2016, he sold the magazine to Win McCormack, an Oregon publisher.

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