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Ben Silbermann was born in 1982, Des Moines, Iowa USA, and is an entrepreneur, best known to the world as the CEO of the photo-sharing website Pinterest, which he also co-founded.
Have you ever wondered how rich Ben Silbermann is, as of mid- 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Ben Silbermann`s net worth is as high as $1.6 billion, an amount he has earned through his successful career in the IT sector; before he started Pinterest, he worked for Google, which also increased his net worth.
Ben Silbermann Net Worth $1.57 Billion
Ben is the son of ophthalmologists Jane Wand and Neil Silberman; he grew up in Des Moines, where at the start of a comprehensive education he attended the Des Moines Central Academy, and eventually graduated from Des Moines Roosevelt, before which he was a part of the Research Science Institute at MIT. After Roosevelt, Ben graduated from Yale College with a degree in political science in 2003.
His career began when he was appointed to the advertising section of the Google. However, confronted with creative limits and a therefore a somewhat restictive inability to express himself in full, Ben decided to leave Google, and start a career on his own. He began by developing apps for iPhone, however his first app – Tote – wasn`t as successful as he expected it to be, but nevertheless he didn`t surrender, and with the help of his college friend Paul Sciarra, and Evan Sharp, they created the pinboard product called Pinterest. The product was launched in 2010, and since then it has beome one of the leading websites, with over 70 million users on a global level.
As Pinterest`s worth grew, Ben`s net worth also increased, such that in just five years it’s reached its current level, with Ben becoming one a select number of under-40 years-old billionaires on Forbes’ list. According to sources, in 2015 Pinterest was valued at $11 billion, and Fortune Magazine rated it as 8th most valued start-up, which was worth more than $1 billion at its IPO launch.
Regarding his personal life, Ben married Divya Bhaskaran – a Californian-born HR specialist in technology companies, who is now a leadership performance coach – in 2011. Although a media personality, Ben tends to keep the rest of his life away from public eyes,