Jonah Peretti Net Worth
Jonah Peretti net worth and salary Jonah Peretti is an American internet entrepreneur who has a net worth of $200 million dollars. Jonah Peretti graduated from the MIT Media Lab and is considered to be the veritable king of viral marketing and media. He founded Buzzfeed, co-founded The Huffington Post, and is the creator of such popular viral projects as "BlackPeopleLoveUs.com" and the "Nike Sweatshop Emails". He and his sister, writer and comedian Chelsea Peretti, also launched the popular "New York Rejection Line" project, which received a great deal of media attention. He was the Director of the R&D Lab at Eyebeam Media Center for five years, and also served as host for the Contagious Media Showdown, a 2005 contest in which participants created a product and site that they then promoted virally. The site with the most unique visits won the contest. He is currently a member of Free Art and Technology Lab in New York City, where he lives with his wife. In 2016 Buzzfeed raised $200 million from NBC Universal at a $1.7 billion valuation. Comcast has invested a total of $400 million into Buzzfeed over the years. In January 2019, despite hitting $300 million in annual revenue, Buzzfeed was forced to layoff 15% of its staff due to under performance. Jonah and director Jordan Peele are brothers-in-law due to Jordan's 2016 marriage to Chelsea Peretti.