Evan Sharp Biography
Evan Sharp is one of the youngest and yet most successful internet entrepreneurs of today. He was born on January 1st, 1982 in York, Pennsylvania USA, and is best known as the co-founder of the popular photo sharing website “Pinterest”.
Have you ever wondered how rich Evan Sharp is? According to sources, it has been estimated that Evan Sharp’s overall net worth is $1.5 billion; Sharp earned this impressive wealth as a co-founder of “Pinterest”, which has become one of the largest social networks online. Its great popularity keeps adding to Evan’s net worth to this day.
Evan Sharp Net Worth $1.5 Billion
Evan grew up in York, Pennsylvania but moved to Chicago to study history at the University of Chicago. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in history, he then decided to enroll the Columbia University in New York, to study architecture. Sharp was still a student when he met today’s CEO of “Pinterest”, Ben Silbermann. For a short while Sharp was working as a product designer at “Facebook”, but soon decided to join Silbermann and Paul Sciarra in order to develop a fun idea into a project. This is how “Pinterest” was created. His net worth was about to start growing.
What started as a simple project turned out to be one of the most successful social networks of today, as “Pinterest” now has over 100 million active monthly users and is available in 22 languages. This website prioritizes pictures over text and its characteristics such as beautiful performance and simplicity, attract more and more users every day. In March 2010, when launching the initial product available only to a small group of colleagues and friends, Evan was credited with the design and coding of “Pinterest” and its grid. He is still the supervisor of all of the design changes concerning the website and manages them from the San Francisco-based company headquarters. This so called “catalog of ideas” brings a regular income to its co-founder and keeps adding to his net worth.
When it comes to an influence his background has given him, Sharp says that architecture gave him a bit of perspective on the history of design and product, which made the management of a website such as “Pinterest” a little bit easier. Sharp often dislikes describing “Pinterest” as a social network, as it is not about sharing with friends, but saving ideas for the future. After raising an additional $186 million in 2015, this website’s co-founder is planning to adjust it to regions in which it is being used, now that it is spreading geographically each day.
When it comes to Sharp’s personal life, the years spent at college, seem to have been of great importance in his life. There he met his wife Christina McBride, who is now the head of digital global business marketing at Facebook. After a longtime relationship, the couple became engaged when students in New York, and married in 2014. In his free time, Evan and his wife love traveling together.