Reid Garrett Hoffman

Reid Garrett Hoffman

Reid Hoffman was born in born August 5, 1967 in a well known legendary American author and internet entrepreneur. The world’s biggest social network online for professionals LinkedIn was co-founded by him. He is the Chairman of LinkedIn. He is a certified billionaire net worth of US$4.7 billion. He is among the richest people of America and ranked No 34. He is only 48 years old.

Early Life And Education

He was born in born in Palo Alto, California. he went to Indiana university. He graduated from Stanford University in 1990. he also earned an M.A. in Philosophy from Wolfson College. He started using the apple computer in 1994. He acquired AOL in 1996. He also focused on match making and online dating business and created some fabulous websites. Socialnet.com was his idea too in 1997.

Hoffman is also the cofounder and the managing director of Paypal. Paypal is the largest electronic money transmission service in the world. He has joined Paypal since 2000 fulltime. He handled external relationship of the company  for Visa , Master Card, ACH etc.

LinkedIn Success

In December 2002 with two former colleagues, he co founded the LinkedIn. They lauched the website on May 5, 2003. It was business oriented social media network. It grew like wildfire over the last one decade and the current members on LinkedIn are over 330 million from over 200 countries.

The users can create their professional profiles and connect and share with other professional like minded people for career growth and personal advancement. LinkedIn has revolutionized the way businesses are done these days and professionals have found an incredibly useful and easy platform to find jobs, share knowledge and join groups and promote their businesses.

He became the He became Executive chairman in June 2009. Hoffman says that many people do not know after many years of service how to create a resume and find jobs.

Silicon Valley and Social Media

Hoffman invested in the Silicon valley like an angelic entity. His efforts led an incredible investment towards Facebook as well. he is responsible for the success of the world’s most famous social media networks online.

Hoffman invested incredibly in Viki, Wrapp, Xapo, Flickr, Digg, Shopkick, thesixtytone,care.com, Last.fm, Technetto, Viglink.

Hoffman has spoken at the XPrize Foundation’s conference and  published a variety of posts as a “LinkedIn Influencer” on LinkedIn. He is also the co-author, with Ben Casnocha. His books are providing plenty of career guidance to the people struggling in the world. His career oriented speeches are worth listening to for anyone in any corner of the world. He is the Godfather for people hungry for professional success.

The Awards

President Barrack Obama named Hoffman as presisential Ambassador For Global Enterpreneurship. Hoffman received an Honorary Doctor of Laws from Babson in 2012. In 2011, he recieved the award in America for co founding the LinkedIn with his old mates.

 

 

 

 



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