Dustin Aaron Moskovitz is an internet entrepreneur and co-founder of Facebook. Forbes rated him as the youngest self-made billionaire in 2011 after he left Facebook with almost 3 percent of the company’s share.
Full Name : Dustin Aaron Moskovitz
Born : May 22, 1984 in Gainesville, Florida, U.S.
Nationality : American
Spouse(s) : Cari Tuna
Known For : Co-founder of Facebook with Mark Zuckerberg, Among World’s Youngest Billionaires
Net worth : US$14.3 billion (November 2017)
7 Interesting Facts About American Billionaires Dustin Aaron Moskovitz :
-One of the Founders of Facebook
He was one of the pioneers of Facebook who helped to launch Facebook in 2004 alongside Mark Zuckerberg, Chris Hughes and Andrew McCollum. He was at the time the roommate of Zuckerberg at Harvard. He was the chief technology officer and vice president of engineering at Facebook. He left Facebook in 2008.
-Co-founder of Asana
After leaving Facebook in 2008, Dustin collaborated with Justin Rosenstein to found Asana, which is a workflow software company. He was also the major angel investor in Path, a mobile photo-sharing site. Path was at the time run by David Morin, a former member of Facebook.
It is worth to know that Dustin in 2011, Google made move to acquire Path for $100 million from Morin. However, Moskovitz persuaded Morin to reject the offer.
Moskovitz has his education at Vanguard High School where he graduated from the IB Diploma Program. He then continued at Harvard University to major in economics. It was at Harvard that he met Mark Zuckerberg, who was his roommate. Two years into his studies, he moved with Zuckerberg to Palo Alto to work full time on Facebook.
Moskovitz is estimated to worth about $14.2 billion. His worth was basically acquired from his from his share in Facebook. His current company, Asana has also contributed to the build-up of his worth.
Moskovitz and his then girlfriend now wife, Cari Tuna founded Good Ventures in2011. The foundation since its establishment has donated about $100 million to Give Well charities like Against Malaria Foundation, Control Initiative, Deworm the World Initiative and Give Directly among others.
Moskovitz is a sympathizer of the Democratic Party and has always voted for the party. However, he sees himself as an independent thinker open to different political ideologies. During the 2016 Presidential elections, he Moskovitz and his wife Cari Tuna donated $20 million to the camp of Hilary Clinton. Prior to the elections, he opposed the candidature of the then Republican candidate, Donald Trump, stating that he poses danger to the country.
Moskovitz is married to Cari Tuna, who currently works at Good Ventures, a foundation formed by the couple. Tuna formerly worked as a writer at Yale Daily News. The couple are regular attendees of Burning Man.