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Chris Hughes (Entrepreneur)

Chris Hughes is an entrepreneur from the United States. Chris Hughes is widely known as the co-founder and spokesman of Facebook. Currently, he is a co-chair of the Economic Security Project.

Early Life

Chris Hughes was born on the 26th of November 1983, in Hickory, North Carolina, the United States. Currently, he is 40 years old, and according to the astrological chart, he has a birth sign of Capricorn. He holds US citizenship and belongs to the Irish-Welsh ethnicity. His birth name is Christopher Hughes.

He was born to his parents; Arlen Hughes (father) and Brenda Hughes (mother). By profession, his father is an industrial paper salesman while his mother is a mathematics teacher. Meanwhile, Chris is the only child of his parents.

Chris Hughes – Education

He attended Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, before attending Harvard College and getting a Bachelor of Arts in History and English Literature, magna cum laude. Meanwhile, he was believed to be completing his Master of Arts in Economics at The New School for Social Research in New York City in February 2020.

Professional Career

In 2002, Chris Hughes joined Mark Zuckerberg and Dustin Moskovitz in the early days of Facebook. He was in charge of beta testing at the time. They visited Palo Alto for their 2004 summer vacation. Chris returned to Harvard to finish his studies while Mark and Moskovitz remained in Palo Alto. Moreover, he rejoined Mark and Moskovitz after being recruited.

Later, he stepped down from Facebook in 2007. He quit Facebook to work on Barack Obama’s presidential campaign in 2008. In March 2009, he was designated Entrepreneur in Residence at General Catalyst. He was also the executive director of Jumo, a non-profit social networking group.

Chris Hughes

Caption: Chris Hughes, Mark Zuckerberg, and Dustin Moskovitz (Source: Dagospia)

Meanwhile, he established the organization in 2010. The organization’s goal is to assist people in finding methods to serve around the world. In July 2010, UNAIDS named him to a 17-member “High-Level Commission” of prominent politicians, corporate executives, human rights activists, and scientists.

In March 2012, he purchased a majority share in The New Republic magazine. He was appointed as the magazine’s publisher and executive chairman. Additionally, he was also the magazine’s editor-in-chief. His stint at The New Republic was not profitable. In February 2016, he sold the magazine to Win McCormack of Oregon.

In 2016, he co-founded the Economic Security Project. Later, in 2018, he wrote “Fair Shot: Rethinking Inequality and How We Earn.” Moreover, in May 2019, he submitted an op-ed in the New York Times advocating for Facebook to be broken up and government supervision of its content.

Chris Hughes – Net Worth 2024

Chris’s net worth is estimated around $500 million in 2023. Along with Sean Eldrige, he owns a $2 million US residence in New York’s 19th congressional district. His average salary as a chairperson is $197k.

Relationship Status

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Caption: Chris Hughes with his spouse (Source: Free Beacon)

On 30 June 2012, Chris Hughes married the political director of Freedom to Marry, Sean Eldridge. Eldridge is a founder and president of Stand Up America.

In January 2011, the couple got engaged. They first met in 2005 at the Harvard Square in Cambridge during a brunch. Meanwhile, Chris’s sexual orientation is gay.

Body Measurements

This American entrepreneur stands 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs around 79 kg. Moreover, he has a pair of light green eyes with blonde hair colour.

Social Media

On his Twitter page ‘@chrishughes’ there are over 44.2k followers. Other than this, he is not present on Facebook and Twitter.

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