Kevin Systrom is an internet entrepreneur with a net worth of $400 million. His net worth is just one of the reasons he has become a "hot name" in the business world, having landed on several lists such as "The 100 Most Creative People in Business in 2011″ from magazine Fast Company, the 2011 "30 Under 30″ list from magazine Inc., and even on the cover of 7×7 Magazine's "The Hot 20 2011″ issue. Systrom gained all this prominence thanks to his role as the founder and chief executive officer of Instagram, the massively popular photo sharing app that allows smartphone users to share photos through various online social networks. The photos have a distinctive look thanks to digital filtering. This filter mostly serves to give the photos a kind of "retro" look, in homage to analog cameras from decades past such as the Kodak Instamatic and the Polaroid instant cameras. As of 2011, the application has more than ten million users, many of which use the app to share photos on online social networking web sites such as Twitter or Facebook, making the distinct "Instagram look" a familiar sight to many users of those popular websites. And they all have Kevin Systrom to thank for it.
On April 9th 2012, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that his company has agreed to purchase Instagram for a whopping $1 billion in cash and stock. The acquisition gives 27 year old founder/CEO Kevin Systrom a net worth of $400 million.