Drew Houston Net Worth is$450 Million
Drew Houston Net Worth is $450 Million. Technology entrepreneur Drew Houston has an estimated net worth of $450 Million. Hailed from Acton, Massachusetts, the 28 year old generate...[read more]http://www.richestnetworth.com/drew-houston-net-worth/
Profession: Chief Executive Officer
Date of Birth: Mar 10, 1983
Date of Birth: Mar 10, 1983
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Technology entrepreneur Drew Houston has an estimated net worth of $450 Million. Hailed from Acton, Massachusetts, the 28 year old generated his net worth as the founder and CEO of an online storage and back up company, Dropbox. Houston first came up with the idea for his online company when he was a computer science student at Massachusetts of Information and Technology (MIT). Absent-minded Houston kept leaving his USB drive behind at the college dormitory. So his solution was to device something where he could store (and backup) his college work online and access it from any computer, making life a little easier. But it suddenly dawned on Houston that his device can also benefit millions of people worldwide. With his invention, Houston along with fellow MIT graduate and close friend Arash Ferdowsi, founded Dropbox in 2007. Securing $15,000 from start-up funding firm, Y Combinator, Dropbox was officially launched a year later at TechCrunch50, an annual technology conference. Since its official launch, Dropbox has been hailed as one of the most successful start-ups in Silicon Valley. It comes to no surprise that the San Francisco-based company is so successful, as it has rapidly gained popularity worldwide especially in United Kingdom, Germany and United States. Currently, there are over 45 million people taking advantage of Houston's service. Users of Dropbox can store documents, photos and even videos and share or access them easily. In its first year, Dropbox made roughly $30 million- but this year (2011) the company's revenue is expected to rise to $100 million. The online storage and backup service was well received by the technology sector as Houston was voted the best young tech entrepreneur by Business Week and was named among the top 30 entrepreneurs under 30 by inc.com. So far, DropBox is Y-Combinator's most successful investment. Before Dropbox, Houston was involved in countless start-up projects, including Bit9, Accolade and Hubspot.
Flash News about Drew Houston
The Startup That Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey's 'Silicon Valley Billionaires Club' Just Invested In
As well as Zuckerberg and Sandberg, Facebook-affiliated clients include cofounder Dustin Moskovitz and early employee Sean Parker, along with Twitter's Jack Dorsey, LinkedIn's Reid Hoffman, and Dropbox's Drew Houston — plus a number of other non-tech ...
Posted: August 27, 2015, 12:09 pm
App-To-Market: Can You Go It Alone?
Jeff Bezos was the driving force behind Amazon. Drew Houston was accepted in YC as a single-founder company. Stephen Wolfram founded Wolfram Research. However, not all of us have the ability to be single founders. For most of us, we need interaction ...
Posted: August 27, 2015, 10:48 am
Here’s why networking isn’t just about landing your dream job
At a dinner party a few years ago, Salesforce CRM Founder Marc Benioff and Dropbox co-founder Drew Houston got to talking. Their conversation led to a new idea, and that idea led to Salesforce’s Chatter, an enterprise social network, Benioff recalled ...
Posted: August 25, 2015, 5:29 pm