Net Worth: $400 Million
- Source of Wealth Internet, Zynga, MySpace, Project Playlist, Facebook, Amazon.com
- Marital Status Married to Jennifer Van Natta
- Full Name Owen Van Natta
- Nationality United States
- Date of Birth November 12, 1969
- Occupation Director at Zynga Inc.
- Education University of California, Santa Cruz
- Children None
About Owen Van Natta
Entrepreneur Owen Van Natta has an estimated net worth of $400 million. He is the former Executive Vice President of Business at Zynga, an internet company that makes online social games. It is best known for FarmVille. Other games include FrontierVille, Mafia Wars, Zynga Poker, Café World, Treasure Isle, YoVille, FishVille, and PetVille. It was founded by Mark Pincus, Michael Luxton, Eric Schiermeyer, Justin Waldron, Andrew Trader, and Steve Schoettler in July 2007.
Mr. Van Natta was responsible for the company’s revenue strategy, corporate development, international expansion, and brand. Before he officially became part of Zynga, he consulted for the company over several critical business functions. He is a member of the Board of Directors. He resigned from the company on November 17, 2011.
Owen Van Natta began his professional career at Amazon.com. Between June 1998 and August 2005, he was the Vice President of Worldwide Business and Corporate Development at the company. From September 2005 to February 2008, he served as the Chief Operating Officer at Facebook. He was responsible on revenue operations, business development, and strategic partnerships. He was named the Chief Revenue Officer until he left the company.
In 2008, Van Natta was the Chief Executive Officer of Project Playlist, a music sharing website that allows users to search for music, create custom playlists, and share the content with friends. In April 2009, he went to serve as the Chief Executive Officer of MySpace and became responsible in the strategic vision and the execution of the company’s global business initiatives. After ten months at MySpace, he resigned and went to join Zynga in February 2010.