Bobby Murphy Biography, Age, Snapchat, House, Family, Net Worth

Bobby Murphy
Bobby Murphy

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Bobby Murphy Biography

Bobby Murphy (Robert Cornelius Murphy) is an American entrepreneur and engineer. Bobby is the co-founder and the CTO of the American multinational technology and social media company Snap Inc.

He created it with Evan Spiegel and Reggie Brown while they were students at Stanford University.

Bobby was named as one of “100 Most Influential People in 2014” by Time. He was first listed and became the second-youngest billionaire in the world by Forbes in 2015.

Bobby Murphy Education

Murphy was educated at the school of Madeleine, a private Roman Catholic grade school in Berkeley, California. He then received his secondary education at Saint Mary’s College High School which is also a private high school in Berkeley.

Bobby graduated from Stanford University in Stanford, California in 2010 receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematical and Computational science.

Murphy was also a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity along with Evan Spiegel and also his former friend Reggie Brown.

Bobby Murphy Age

Robert Cornelius Murphy was born on July 19, 1988 in Berkeley, California, U.S. He is 34 years

Bobby Murphy Family

Murphy was born to a Filipino-born mother, Rosie L. Go-Murphy, and a United States- born father, Richard Cornelius Murphy Jr. Bobby’s parents are both government employees in California.

He has a Filipino descent on his maternal side and has Irish, Scottish, and English ancestry.
His mother grew up in Philippines, and emigrated to the United States. He grew up in Berkeley, California.

Bobby Murphy Snapchat

Bobby is the co-founder of Snapchat and CTO of Snap Inc.

Evan Spiegel And Bobby Murphy

He was recruited by Spiegel after they had finished working on a failed startup called Future Freshman, a website that helped high school kids get advice and help with applying to colleges. His friendship with Spiegel began during their years at Stanford University.

They also were fraternity brothers in Kappa Sigma. Murphy is famous for creating a disappearing-image messaging app called Picaboo, which later became Snapchat, in September 2011.

Bobby spent a year working as a software engineer at Revel Systems (an iPad point of sale system for restaurants) after graduating from Stanford.

Until Snapchat could secure venture capital funding, Murphy used half of his paycheck to cover the cost of Snapchat’s server bills until Snapchat could secure venture capital funding.

He has led Snap’s engineering, product, and research teams including the recently launched Spectacles. The spectacles are wearable smart glasses that can capture video and photos and send them to the user’s Snapchat account.

He once told Forbes “We weren’t cool. So we tried to build things to be cool,” referring to his college days. Murphy remains the author of much of the Snapchat app code to this day.

The Wall Street Journal has reported that after the predicted March 2017 IPO for Snap Inc., Bobby and Evan Spiegel would hold over “70% of the voting power” in the company, and also own around 45% of the total stock.

In February 2017, Bobby and Evan Spiegel have pledged to donate up to 13,000,000 shares of Class A common stock, for over the course of 15–20 years to their newly created Snap Foundation that will support the arts, education and youth non-profits.

They took Snap Inc public in March 2017. The camera company reached a market cap high of $34 billion within two days of its IPO. The camera company reports a market cap of $13 billion in August 2017, according to Google finance.

Bobby Murphy Net Worth

Bobby has an estimated net worth of $1.4 billion.

Bobby Murphy House

Being a native of California, Murphy resides in Venice California where he bought a $2.1 million two-bedroom house located close to Snapchat’s new offices at 63 Market Street in Venice.

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