Chris Hughes Biography
Chris Hughes is one of the co founders of the social networking site Facebook. He along with Mark Zuckerberg, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Eduardo Saverin shaped this phenomenal world changing service. He was not only a co-founder but also a spokesperson for this sensational networking site. He also participated in the Presidential campaign for Barack Obama. He was the editor-in-chief of ‘The New Republic” (a magazine published in America) for four years. Hughes faced a lot of controversies during his tenure in The New Republic. He was successful in retrieving the magazine from its financial pitfall. His relationship with his partner Sean Eldridge was a much talked about affair. The duo is a manifestation of a gay power couple. He is a well-known philanthropist as he organizes several fundraiser shows for worthy causes. Hughes is an exceptionally talented entrepreneur.
Chris Hughes Age
Chris was born on November 26, 1983 and is currently 35 years old a sof 2018. Her birth sign is Sagittarius.
Chris Hughes Height
Chris is 5 feet and 11 inches tall.
Chris Hughes Family|Early Life
Chris Hughes was born on November 26, 1983 in Hickory United States. He dwells from an extremely modest and simple background. His father, Arlen Hughes, was a paper salesman and his mother, Brenda Hughes, was an educator in a school.Hughes applied in different boarding schools at the age of 14 and got selected by Philip Academy with a scholarship. He, according to his friends, was very quiet, smart and a little lonely when he took admission in Philip Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. Later Hughes took admission in Harvard where he met Mark Zuckerberg. The duo decided to share a room.
Chris Hughes Career
In 2002 as he was just a freshman in harvard he met Zuckerberg who recruited him. Zuckerberg was still working in the early stages of Facebook. For the next two years, Hughes was unofficially responsible for beta testing and product suggestions. When the group had the idea to open Facebook to other schools, Hughes argued that schools should have their own networks to maintain the intimacy feel. He was also a key driver in developing many of Facebook’s popular features, which led to the opening of Facebook to the outside world. As a result of that, Hughes became the de facto Facebook spokesman.
In 2004, Hughes, Zuckerberg and Moskovitz traveled to Palo Alto during their summer break. After the summer break, while Zuckerberg and Moskovitz decided to remain in Palo Alto, Hughes decided to return to Harvard to continue his studies.
In 2006, he graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a Bachelor of Arts in history and literature. He then relocated to Palo Alto to rejoin Zuckerberg and Moskovitz and became involved in Facebook again.
Highly inspired by Barack Obama and his work, Chris Hughes decided to relocate to Chicago to participate in the presidential campaign. His brainchild My.BarackObama.com amassed a lot of accolades. The site was mainly created for the volunteers.
After Barack Obama was elected the 44th president of United States, Fast Company (a business magazine) came up with an intriguing headline which read “THE KID WHO MADE OBAMA PRESIDENT.” Chris Hughes graced the cover page too. He also attended the first state dinner after Obama’s victory.
As Publisher of The New Republic
In 2012, Hughes purchased a majority stake in The New Republic magazine. He became the publisher and executive chairman, and also served as editor-in-chief of the magazine. In December 2014, shortly after the magazine’s centennial celebration, editor Franklin Foer and literary editor Leon Wieseltier were “driven out” and dozens of other staff and contributing editors resigned after a new chief executive, Guy Vidra, a former Yahoo! employee, described the new direction of the magazine as a “vertically integrated digital media company.” The magazine was forced to cancel its upcoming issue due to the staff departures.
The magazine was not profitable during Hughes’ tenure. On January 11, 2016, Hughes put The New Republic up for sale, saying he had “underestimated the difficulty of transitioning an old and traditional institution into a digital media company in today’s quickly evolving climate.”Hughes’ ownership of The New Republic was described by The New York Times as a “vanity project.”He sold the magazine on February 26 to Oregon publisher Win McCormack.
Chris Hughes Net Worth
Chris as the co-founder of facebook has accomplished a lot and earned a lot of wealth. as of 2019 he has an estimated net worth of 500 million dollars.
Chris Hughes Boyfriend
Hughes is married to “Sean Eldridge”a political director of Freedom to Marry. Hughes and Eldridge announced their engagement in January 2011 at a reception in support of Freedom to Marry. They married on June 30, 2012. The couple bought a $2 million residence in New York’s 19th congressional district with the reported purpose of permitting Eldridge to run for the congressional seat there.Chris and Sean
Chris Hughes Books
- Our Friend Travis: The Travis Alexander Story
- Fair Shot: Rethinking Inequality and How We Earn
Chris Hughes Fair Shot: Rethinking Inequality and How We Earn
Hughes argues that the best way to fight income inequality is with a radically simple idea: a guaranteed income for working people, paid for by the one percent. This book, grounded in Hughes’s personal experience, will start a frank conversation about how we earn in modern America, how we can combat income inequality, and ultimately, how we can give everyone a fair shot.Fair Shot Rethinking Inequality and How We Earn
Chris Hughes Our Friend Travis: The Travis Alexander Story
Travis Victor Alexander was a good looking, charismatic, entrepreneur and motivational speaker. He was in the prime of his life enjoying good health, financial success, world travel and a bustling social life. But, things weren’t always so good for him. His life began in dismal circumstances, and tragically, it ended worse than it began. He was born to drug addicted parents and suffered many of the worst privations of life. His family was poor and his parents were neglectful and abusive. He was teased and bullied as a small child and had few, if any, friends.
This book was written to share with the world who Travis Victor Alexander was, the reality of what he endured, and the positive impact he continues to have on the world. Our Friend Travis is a book about the real Travis; his life, his light, his triumphs, his mistakes, his death, his murderer’s trial and his legacy. Chris and Sky Hughes are able to offer an insight that few, if any, have into Travis’s life and the evil that ended it. The world deserves to know the real Travis, and they hope you will get to know him through this book. They hope that his loving demeanor, zest for life, passion for service and ability to make people realize their divine potential jumps off the pages and into your heart.Our Friend Travis The Travis Alexander Story