Kevin Systrom Bio, Age, Height, Wife, Salary, Net Worth

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Kevin Systrom Biography

Kevin Systrom was born on December 30, 1983. He is a computer programmer and entrepreneur from the United States. He and Mike Krieger co-founded Instagram, the world’s largest photo-sharing service.

Systrom was named one of America’s Richest Entrepreneurs Under 40 in 2016. Under Systrom’s leadership, Instagram grew significantly, reaching 800 million monthly users as of September 2017. On September 24, 2018, he resigned as CEO of Instagram.

In 2012, Meta Platforms (formerly Facebook, Inc.) paid $1 billion for Instagram, a huge sum at the time for a startup with only 13 people. Instagram now has over one billion users and generates more than $20 billion in yearly income for Meta Platforms.

Kevin Systrom Age

Kevin Systrom was born in 1983. He is 40 years old in 2023.

Kevin Systrom Height

Kevin Systrom is 6 feet 5 inches tall in height.

Kevin Systrom Education

Systrom He was educated at the ‘Middlesex School’ in Concord, Massachusetts. During his school years, he studied computer programming. He got an interest in programming as a child after playing the computer game ‘Doom 2’.
He attended Stanford University and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in management science and engineering. He was a member of the ‘Sigma Nu fraternity’ while at university.
He was one of twelve students chosen by the university to participate in the prestigious ‘Mayfield Fellows Program,’ which provides students with thorough information and training in high-tech business.
His involvement in the fellowship program allowed him an opportunity to join the company called ‘Odeo’ as an intern. ‘Odeo’ is the same business that created the social networking site ‘Twitter’.

Kevin Systrom Family

Katelyn Systrom’s father’s name is Douglas Systrom while his mother’s name is Diane Systrom.

Kevin Systrom Wife

In Napa, California, on October 31, 2016, Systrom married Nicole Systrom, founder and CEO of the clean-energy investment business Sutro Energy Group. They met at Stanford and married in 2014.

Kevin Systrom’s Net worth

Katelyn Systrom’s net worth is estimated to be $2.1B by Forbes in 2023.

Kevin Systrom’s Accomplishments

1. In 2012, Kevin was named ‘Founder of the Year’ at the 6th Annual Crunchies Awards.

2. In 2012, he shared the ‘Webby Breakout Award’ with the co-founder of Instagram.

3. Systrom was named to the Forbes 30 “under 30” list in the Social/Mobile category in 2014.

4. Systrom earned the CFDA Social Media Award in 2015.

5. Systrom was named a billionaire by Forbes in 2016, with an estimated net worth of USD 1.1 billion.

Kevin Systrom Career

In 2006, he graduated and began working for the internet service and technological behemoth ‘Google’ as an associate product marketing manager, where he oversaw functions of Google Calendar, Gmail, Spreadsheets, Docs, and several other firm products.
During his two years at ‘Google,’ he originally worked with products like Google Reader and Gmail. He joined the company’s ‘Corporate Development Team’ the following year.

A few individuals who had worked with ‘Google’ such as Adrian Graham, Charles Lin, and Carl Sjogreen partnered to start a new enterprise called ‘Nextstop’. Kevin quit ‘Google’ to join the new venture as an associate.
With the support of ‘Next stop,’ this startup was created to recommend destinations to individuals and help them visit the places. On September 25, 2010, the social networking site ‘Facebook’ surpassed this company.

This exceptional programmer imagined that location check-ins could be combined with popular social games, and he created a prototype based on this idea. He pitched his idea to the founders of the venture capital firms ‘Andreessen Horowitz’ and ‘Baseline Ventures’.
His discussion with those founders appeared to be productive, and he departed the ‘Nextstop’ company to further develop his idea. The investment firms ‘Andreessen Horowitz’ and ‘Baseline Ventures’ gave him an initial $500,000 in funding. Systrom and Mike Kriegerin eventually founded the ‘Burbn’ firm in San Francisco.

‘Burbn’ offered various functions, such as posting images, sharing places, creating future check-ins, and even accumulating points based on their ‘Burbn’ activities. However, the founders quickly realized that the application’s massive features were not user-pleasant.

The makers of ‘Burbn’ chose to simplify the application’s functionalities and make it more user-friendly by focusing on just one feature: picture sharing and posting. Thus, a new application called ‘Instagram’ was born, and within a month of its inception, the app had over 1 million users.

Instagram, a phone-based application, gets its name from the words “instant” and “telegram.” The software is integrated with the device’s camera and gallery, and users may modify their photographs using built-in templates and settings before sharing them on various social media networks such as Facebook and Twitter.
The application was so popular that it was purchased by the social networking site ‘Facebook’ for $1 billion in April 2012. Kevin reportedly gained $400 million from his ‘Instagram’ shares. Kevin is the CEO of ‘Instagram,’ while Krieger is the company’s technical director.

Kevin is in charge of the process’s day-to-day operations as well as its strategic development. Despite the fact that ‘Facebook’ purchased ‘Instagram,’ Kevin maintains authority over its operations and functionality.

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