Chris Hughes Net Worth
Chris Hughes Net Worth: Chris Hughes is an American entrepreneur who has a net worth of $500 million. Chris Hughes is most famous for co-founding Facebook with Harvard roommates Mark Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz, and Eduardo Saverin. Hughes then went on to spearhead Barack Obama's online campaign during the Senator's 2008 successful Presidential run. Chris was named the Entrepreneur in Residence at General Catalyst Partners, and is part of the 17-member UN commission devoted to improving AIDS/HIV prevention programming around the world called "UNAIDS". He also started his own non-profit called Jumo. Chris Hughes was born on November 26, 1983 in Hickory, North Carolina where he was raised as an evangelical Lutheran. He graduated from Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. During his freshman year at Harvard, Hughes's roomate was Mark Zuckerberg. Chris agreed to join Mark's fledgling company and was unofficially in charge of user experience and product management. Hughes was one of the lucky few who decided to live in Palo Alto with Zuckerberg during the summer of 2004. It was during this summer that Facebook made key contacts that would eventually allow the company to grow into the juggernaut we know today. Hughes actually returned to Harvard and graduated in 2006 magna cum laude. He then moved back to Palo Alto to continue working at Facebook. In return for his early contributions, Hughes was given a 2% stake in the company. That 2% stake would eventually earn him a $500 million after-tax fortune. He worked on Facebook for a grand total of 3 years.