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Evan Thomas SPIEGEL

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Estimated Net Worth:
At least $2.5 billion
Source of Wealth:
4 June 1990
Christian (Episcopalian)
United States
Pacific Palisades, California, United States
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Native of Pacific Palisades, California; born on 4 June 1990. Spiegel completed design classes at the Otis College of Art and Design, and the Art Center College of Design. Later, studied Product Design at Stanford University and dropped out of the university in 2012. Spiegel reportedly is the Co-Founder of He began developing Snapchat, a photo messaging application, together with his partners while he was still a student at Stanford University in 2011. Prior to that, Spiegel and his partners formed the ...

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Education History

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Art Center College of Design
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Interesting Facts

At the age of 17, Spiegel was driving a 2006 Cadillac Escalade, which his father bought new for $56,000; later wanted a $75,000 BMW 535i. He also wrote a note to his father asking for $1,992 a month for car, food, entertainment and clothing expenses. He also wanted a $2,000 "emergency fund" because his "life is full of unforeseen expenses". His father who was already giving him an allowance of $250 per week refused. As a result, Spiegel racked up more than 11 bank overdrafts. He asked his mother for the car, who finally agreed but he soon got a speeding ticket for driving 62 miles per hour in a 35 miles per hour zone.

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Interests, Passion, Hobbies

Kind of Interests, Passion and Hobbies: Technology
Description: Founded, a site with a guide for students, parents, and counselors on how to manage the college application process, with Bobby Murphy, after they developed an application called Picaboo and Snapchat.

Kind of Interests, Passion and Hobbies: Public Speaking
Description: Reportedly spoke at a Stanford Women in Business conference in the U.S.

Kind of Interests, Passion and Hobbies: Outdoors
Description: Reportedly proficient at snowboarding. Spiegel and his father had gone snowboarding by helicopter in Canada. He also enjoys jet skiing and wake boarding.

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Giving Profile: Does not appear to have much of an appetite for philanthropic giving; may donate anonymously. Does not appear to have a family foundation.

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