Ben Silbermann, Co-Founder & CEO of Pinterest, had an ambitious start with aspirations to become a physician as per his family’s professional tradition. He was admitted into the prestigious Research Science Institute, a competitive research program for high school seniors. Continuing with his streak of academic success, he attended Yale and graduated in 2003 with a degree in Political Science.
Ben’s career took off when he moved to Silicon Valley and held a position with Google. However, the beginning of his unabashed success was not until he left Google to develop his own start up. After many attempts, Pinterest was born in 2010 and is now one of the top social networking sites with over 250 million active users. The company went public in April 2019 with a valuation over $10 billion surging Ben’s personal net worth to $1.6 billion.