BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti is a media mogul and an Internet Entrepreneur. Although he introduced BuzzFeed in March 2006, he started working full-time on it only after leaving his other news and opinion website The Huffington Post in 2011. (For details such as age, career, email address, and net worth, scroll right through this wiki)
Originally a meme and lists website, the NBC-backed BuzzFeed has evolved into a reputed global media and technology company that produces viral videos and news across different sectors and spread them on social networks to reach out to its base of over 200 million users globally.
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Salary & Net Worth – Investors, Funding, & Valuation
BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti’s net worth was reported to be around 268 million USD in 2017. His salary details will also be shared soon.
Career & Education – Company, University, & College
Before founding BuzzFeed, Peretti started The Huffington Post with Arianna Huffington, Andrew Breitbart, and Kenneth Lerer in 2005. In 2011, after it was acquired by the online service provider and website AOL for 315 million USD, Jonah left the company. Prior to that, he was a host of the Eyebeam’s Contagious Media Showdown. He joined Eyebeam in 2001 in its Research and Development Lab as Director and continued his jobs till 2006.
Peretti studied environmental studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1996. He did Masters of Science, Media Lab (1999-2001) from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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Wiki Trivia on Jonah Peretti – Age, Wife, Family, & More
A native of Oakland, California, the 1974-born Peretti (age 47) comes from a diverse cultural background. His father is an Italian-English, his mother descends from Jewish lineage, and his stepmother was born into an African-American family. His younger sister Chelsea Peretti is a celebrated actress, writer, and comedian and his brother, who lives in Pennsylvania, specializes in figurative art.
A pescatarian vegan Peretti’s wife is Andrea Harner, who is a blogger. They have two children. It is said that prior to starting his modern media websites The Huffington Post and BuzzFeed, he worked at Isidore Newman School in New Orleans, Louisiana as Computer Science teacher, helping middle-schoolers to use Microsoft Office.
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