Thursday, January 26, 2012

Dustin Moskovitz

Dustin Moskovitz (born May 22, 1984) is an American internet entrepreneur who co-founded the social networking website Facebook along with Mark Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin and Chris Hughes. Moskovitz owns a 6% share of Facebook. He co-founded and is CEO of Asana.

In March 2011 Forbes ranked Moskovitz as the world's youngest billionaire on the basis of his share in Facebook. He is eight days younger than Zuckerberg. In September 2010, Forbes 400 estimated that his net worth had soared over the previous year to $1.4 billion as the value of his share in Facebook increased with the rising valuation of the company based on recent investment valuing it at $26 billion.

Background and Education
Moskovitz was born in Gainesville, Florida and grew up in Ocala, Florida of Russian-Jewish descent and attended Vanguard High School, graduating from the IB Diploma Programme. Moskovitz attended Harvard University as an economics major for two years before he moved with Mark Zuckerberg to Palo Alto. He went to work full-time on Facebook.

Four people, three of whom were roommates — Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin, Chris Hughes, and Moskovitz — founded Facebook in their Harvard University dorm room in February 2004. Originally called, it was intended as an online directory of all Harvard's students to help residential students identify members of other residences. In June 2004, Zuckerberg and Moskovitz took a year off from Harvard and moved Facebook's base of operations to Palo Alto, California, and hiring eight employees. They were later joined by Sean Parker. At Facebook, Moskovitz was the company's first chief technology officer and then vice president of engineering; he led the technical staff and oversaw the major architecture of the site, as well as being responsible for the company’s mobile strategy and development.

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