Reid Hoffman is the founder of Linkedln and successful angel investor and entrepreneur with a net worth of $1.9 billion. Reid Hoffman earned his net worth through several business investments like Youtube and Facebook and as the Executive Vice President of PayPal. He was born in Stanford, California. Hoffman is noteworthy for having introduced Mark Zuckeberg to venture capitalist Peter Thiel who gave Facebook $500,000 back in the early days of the company. In return for the introduction, Hoffman was able to purchase 0.5% of Facebook for $40,000 which is now worth $425 million.