Net worth: $3.2 bil­lion USD How he made his bil­lions: Snap, Inc. Lo­ca­tion: Venice, Los An­ge­les, Cal­i­for­nia Age: 29

Technowize Magazine - - Cover Story -

The co-founder and CTO of the so­cial me­dia com­pany Snap Inc., be­came a bil­lion­aire when the com­pany had its ini­tial pub­lic of­fer­ing. Un­like Evan Spiegel, Mur­phy has main­tained a low pro­file since the be­gin­ning of the com­pany. He has given only a hand­ful of in­ter­views, and lit­tle is known about his per­sonal life.

Be­fore start­ing Snapchat, Mur­phy worked on a failed startup called Fu­ture Fresh­man, a web­site that gave high school­ers ad­vice on col­lege ap­pli­ca­tions. To fund Snapchat’s quick user growth to­wards the end of 2012, Mur­phy used half of his pay check from Revel un­til they could se­cure ven­ture cap­i­tal fund­ing.

Mur­phy is in­volved with Snap Labs, a mys­te­ri­ous team within Snap that works on top-se­cret, yetto-be-an­nounced prod­ucts.

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