Net Worth: $10 Million
- Source of Wealth Internet
- Marital Status Married to Andrea Harner
- Full Name Jonah Peretti
- Nationality United States
- Date of Birth January 1, 1974
- Ethnicity Italian-American and Jewish
- Occupation Founder of Buzzfeed and Huffington Post
- Education MIT Media Lab
- Children None
About Jonah Peretti
American Internet entrepreneur Jonah Peretti has an estimated net worth of $10 million. He is best known as the founder of BuzzFeed and Huffington Post, and the creator of the “share” button, Reblog. He is a “viral marketing hot dog” accord to The New York Times, “the poster boy of guerrilla media” by AlterNet, and a “computer-whiz” by The New Yorker.
Peretti was born on January 1, 1974 to an Italian-American father and a Jewish mother. He is a graduate of MIT Media Lab where he is popular for his experiments with “contagious” or “viral” media such as the parody website BlackPeopleLoveUs.com and the “Nike Sweatshop Emails”.
Jonah Peretti and his team at BuzzFeed have created several relationships with companies such as GE, Comedy Central, Absolut Vodka, and IFC. Its users share at a higher rate compared to Facebook or Twitter. As a result, such companies named above have a diverse audience of people to share their ideas with and in gaining real-time data from its audience.
Mr. Peretti served as the Director of the R&D Lab at Eyebeam Media Center for five years. He also served as a host for the Contagious Media Showdown, a 2005 contest where participants created a product and site that they will promote virally. The site with the most unique visits will win the contest.
Current, Peretti is a member of the Free Art and Technology Lab in New York City where he lives with his wife, Andrea Harner. He was named one of the New Faces of Social Media by the Fast Company Magazine.