Net worth: $13.6 billion USD How he made his billions: Facebook, Inc., Asana Good Ventures Location: Palo Alto, California Age: 33
As “thefacebook.com” started to grow, Mark Zuckerberg brought in fellow Harvard students Dustin Moskovitz and Eduardo Saverin, Andrew Mccollum, and Chris Hughes as cofounders to springboard the website into a social behemoth. What’s remarkable about Moskovitz from all the other cofounders is that he learned programming in just a couple of days to help Zuckerberg do the expansion. Facebook’s first CTO also dropped out of the Ivy League school after moving to Palo Alto, California, to work on the social network full-time. In 2008, Moskovitz left Facebook, Inc., with enough equity to make him one of the world’s youngest billionaires. A year later, he co-founded Asana with Justin Rosenstein, a former product manager at
Google and Facebook. The earliest iterations of Asana were actually developed as a task management software aimed to foster effective collaboration between coworkers.
The app has revolutionized communication itself by becoming a centralized management tool. It is free for unlimited teams of 15 within an organization, and $10/ user per month above that. Asana doesn’t disclose user or revenue numbers, although the founders say its users have created about 45 million tasks and completed about 22 million of them.
Dustin Moskovitz believes the Facebook Mafia (the five co-founders) has played a monumental role in the fundamental shift towards idolization of entrepreneurship in the Valley.