Jonah Peretti Net Worth 2020, Biography, Education, and Career.
Jonah Peretti Net Worth 2020 – Entrepreneur best-known as the co-founder of The Huffington Post and BuzzFeed. After The Huffington Post was bought by AOL by 2011, he left to concentrate on Buzzfeed full-time.
Jonah Peretti was born on January 1, 1974, in California and raised in Oakland, California. His father, a criminal defense lawyer, and painter are of Italian and English descent and his mother (née Cherkin), a schoolteacher, is Jewish. His stepmother was African-American
He is the elder brother of comedian and writer Chelsea Peretti. Their brother is a figurative artist residing in Pennsylvania, and his other sister is attending Drexel University. He is married to blogger Andrea Harner, with whom he has twin sons.
He attended The College Preparatory School in Oakland, followed by the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he graduated with a degree in environmental studies in 1996 He completed a postgrad at the MIT Media Lab.
He taught computer science classes at Isidore Newman School in New Orleans, Louisiana in the mid-1990s. Between 2001 and 2003, Peretti set up two websites impersonating people with the intention of slandering them.
One site impersonated a business rival who set up a dating site that rivaled Peretti’s service, and another site impersonated John Lott, an American gun rights advocate with whom Peretti disagreed. In a 2005 legal settlement, Peretti apologized to both men.
Peretti co-founded The Huffington Post, along with Kenneth Lerer, Andrew Breitbart and Arianna Huffington in 2005. He left The Huffington Post in 2011 after it was bought by AOL for $315 million.
In 2005, Peretti hosted the Contagious Media Showdown at Eyebeam, where he worked as Director of the R&D Lab from 2001 – 2006. During the process, Peretti developed the concept of the “Bored-at-Work Network”, which he supposes to be larger than some major television network audiences.
Peretti founded the “Internet popularity contest” site BuzzFeed in November 2006. After he left The Huffington Post, Peretti began working at BuzzFeed full-time.
While originally known for its mix of internet memes and lists, the site was the first to break the news that John McCain would endorse Mitt Romney in the 2012 Republican Primary.
The site continued to grow afterward, raising over $35 million in funding from investors the next year.
In August 2014, the site raised another $50 million from the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, more than doubling its previous rounds of funding. The site was valued at nearly $1 billion by Andreessen Horowitz
In 2019, Peretti announced that Buzzfeed would be cutting its overall workforce by 15%. Peretti said he wanted to reduce costs without resorting to additional fundraising.
Аѕ оf 2020, Јоnаh Реrеttі hаѕ аn еѕtіmаtеd nеt wоrth оf $250 mіllіоn. Не hаѕ mаdе mоѕt оf hіѕ fоrtunе wіth hіѕ саrееr аѕ аn іntеrnеt еntrерrеnеur.
Јоnаh Реrеttі’ѕ асhіеvеmеnt іѕ еѕtаblіѕhіng Вuzzfееd аnd bеіng а со-fоundеr оf Тhе Нuffіngtоn Роѕt. Моrеоvеr, hе іѕ knоwn аѕ а сrеаtоr оf ѕоmе рrеvаlеnt vіrаl рrојесtѕ lіkе “ВlасkРеорlеLоvеUѕ.соm” аѕ wеll аѕ thе “Nіkе Ѕwеаtѕhор Еmаіlѕ.”