Source of Wealth:Technology
Full Name:Adam D'Angelo
Occupation:CEO of Quora
Education:California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
About Adam D'Angelo
Adam D’Angelo is an engineer and developer who has an estimated net worth of $680 million. He was a graduate of California Institute of Technology (Caltech) with a degree in Computer Science. While at Caltech, he competed in the Association for Computing Machinery collegiate world programming contest. He was one of the top 24 finalists in the international Topcoder Collegiate Challenge in 2005. He also took the eighth place during the 2001 U.S.A. Computing Olympiad for high school students.
In 2008, D’Angelo left Facebook where he was the chief technology officer as well as its vice president of engineering. Together with another early Facebook employee, Charlie Cheever, they started Quora, in June 2009 and it was made public in June 21, 2010. It is an online knowledge market created, edited and organized by its community of users. It is based in Mountain View California where he serves as its Chief Executive Officer.
With Quora, users are required to register their real names rather than a screen name. They can also link their accounts to their Twitter and Facebook. The community is used by some well-known people including Justin Trudeau and Ashton Kutcher. The site also stands out with its contributors. The people answering the questions are the brightest in technology such as Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Case, Marc Andreesen, Fred Wilson and Jimmy Wales.
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