Dustin Moskovitz
Young Self Made Billionaire

Dustin Moskovitz Net Worth : $6.8 Billion

Dustin Moskovitz is a well-known American internet entrepreneur, who rose to riches after he collaborated with yet another highly celebrated billionaire, Mark Zuckerberg in creating Facebook, which is one of the most popular social networking sites in the world.

Moskovitz was born on May 22, 1984 in Gainesville, Florida, U.S. In March 2014 according to Forbes Magazine, the name that took the 202nd spot on the list of the richest people in the world is the one belonging to this man - Dustin Moskovitz. He has a 7.2% share in Facebook, and his net worth is estimated to be $6.8 billion as of March 2014. 

Facebook

Facebook is currently the most popular social networking site in the world. It was founded in February 2004 by four people with intelligent minds – Mark Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes and Eduardo Saverin. The four were studying at Harvard University, where Moskovitz attended as an economics major.

Initially, the four called the site thefacebook.com, a social site that was set to be an exclusive online directory for all students in Harvard, intended to assist residential students discover members of other places. 

After working for four months on their worthy project in a dorm room, Moskovitz decided to take a year off from Harvard and went to Palo Alto together with Zuckerberg to work full time on the site that was soon-to-be terrifically popular.

The pair employed 8 other people, where Moskovitz assumed the title of Vice President of Engineering and Chief Technology Officer. His role was to lead the technical staff, and also oversee the fundamental architecture of the site. Moskovitz was also responsible for the young company’s mobile strategy and development. 

Today, Facebook is a world-renowned company that enables people from all over the world to connect and share content in a highly interactive manner. It is currently the most popular social networking site with millions of users worldwide. 

Other Interests

After working on Facebook for four years, Dustin Moskovitz left Facebook and started a software company known as Asana. This company aims at improving how people utilize project collaborative tools.

Together with his fiancée, Moskovitz runs an organization known as Good Ventures, which focuses on causes ranging from marriage equality to malaria eradication. Moskovitz also sits on board of the artificial intelligence company Vicarious FPC, and he is also a member of the Bill Gates’ and Warren Buffett’s Giving Pledge.

Additionally, Moskovitz was the leading angel investor in Path, a mobile photo-sharing site that is run by David Morin, who is a former member of Facebook.

Personal Life

Moskovitz is engaged to Carl Tuna, who is a former Wall Street Journal reporter. The two ‘love birds’ have devoted some of their time and fortune to building their organization, Good Ventures. Details of the date of their wedding are yet to be announced. 

Interesting Facts about Moskovitz

  • He’s a Harvard drop out. 
  • Despite being a billionaire, Moskovitz bikes to work at times.
  • He flies commercial.
  • He pitches his own tent at Burning Man.
  • He’s only 8 days younger than Mark Zuckerberg.
  • In the famous film ‘The Social Network’, Moskovitz is played by actor Joseph Mazzello.

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