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 earned his fortune as the founder of Buzzfeed which as of this writing generates more than $300 million in revenue per year and has been valued at as much as $2 billion.
Jonah Peretti was born on January 1, 1974 in Contra Costa County, California. His sister is comedian Chelsea Peretti. Jonah graduated from the MIT Media Lab. While at MIT he went viral after having an email exchange with Nike corporate executives who declined his request to print "sweatshop" on a custom pair of shoes. He also earned viral infamy after launching the popular website "BlackPeopleLoveUs.com" and through the "New York Rejection Line" project, which he created with sister Chelsea Peretti. Jonah and director Jordan Peele are brothers-in-law due to Jordan's 2016 marriage to Chelsea Peretti.
In 2005 Jonah co-founded The Huffington Post with Kenneth Lerer, Andrew Breitbart and Arianna Huffington. Jonah officially left Huffington after AOL acquired the site in 2011 for $315 million.
In 2006 Jonah launched Buzzfeed as a side project. In its early days, Buzzfeed was a simple repository of photos and videos that were mostly either humorous or NSFW. Buzzfeed evolved into multi-media powerhouse thanks to its viral lists, memes, quizzes and news. In 2012 the site raised $35 million. In 2014 it raised another $50 million. At that time the company was valued at $1 billion. 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.
Personal Life: Jonah is married to Andrea Harner. They have twin sons.
Real Estate: In 2020 Jonah spent $5.2 million on a large home in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles. They previously owned a smaller home in the same area that was worth around $2 million. They bought their new house from Dave Keuning, the guitarist/songwriter of the band The Killers. Chelsea and Jordan live a few blocks away.
|Net Worth:||$200 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Jan 1, 1974 (46 years old)|
|Nationality:||United States of America|