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# Bobby Murphy

Random fact: Born in 1988. Co-founder Speigel is two years younger.


Murphy is the co-founder of Snap, the company with more than 170 million daily active users of its Snapchat mobile application. The Los Angeles-based business raised $3.4 billion from investors in a March 2017 initial public offering for a valuation of about $20 billion. Murphy is also Snap's chief technology officer.

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Industry Technology
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Citizenship United States
Age 29
Wealth Self-made
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Birthdate: 4/1/1988
Family: Unmarried, No children
Education: Stanford University, Bachelor's Degree

Bobby Murphy was born in July 1988. He studied at Stanford University where he joined the same fraternity as Evan Spiegel and Reggie Brown. The trio collaborated on Picaboo, the precursor to Snapchat, in the summer of 2011 shortly before Brown left the company. He later sued and claiming to have come up with the original idea behind Snapchat. The company reached a $158 million settlement with Brown in September 2014, according to Snap's February 2017 prospectus.

Spiegel and Murphy turned down an offer from Facebook to buy Snapchat for $3 billion in 2013. A year later Spiegel apologized for leaked e-mails from his fraternity days that celebrated getting drunk and convincing sorority women to perform sexual acts.

The company was valued at about $20 billion in its March 2017 initial public offering, according to a Bloomberg News report. Murphy lives in LA.

  • 1988 Bobby Murphy is born.
  • 1990 Evan Spiegel is born.
  • 2011 Starts disappearing photo app Picaboo at Stanford.
  • 2012 Co-founder Spiegel drops out of Stanford to focus on Snapchat.
  • 2013 Rejects $3 billion offer for Snapchat from Facebook.
  • 2016 Snapchat valued at $18 billion in funding round.
  • 2016 Snapchat changes corporate name to Snap.
  • 2017 Snap is valued at about $20 billion in its initial public offering.