Chris Hughes Net Worth, Entrepreneur, Founder, and Married

Published Date   26th Mar. 2018, 18:46 pm
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Quick Info
Birth Name: Christopher Huges
Birth Place: Hickory, North Carolina, United States
Birth Sign: Sagittarius
Father: Arlen Ray Hughes
Mother: Brenda Hughes
Spouse: Sean Eldridge
Ethnicity: White
Eye Color: Light Blue
Hair Color: Brown blonde
Date of Birth: 26/11/1983
Age: 39 years old
Nationality: American
Net Worth: $430 million
Qualification: Phillips Academy, University of Pennsylvania, and Harvard University

An American Entrepreneur Christopher Hughes is Facebook Co-founder and Co-Chair at Economic Security Project. The project aimed to reduce poverty and expand the resources, access to cash, technologies to inspire the public’s imagination. It serves all the American with low and middle-income.

Also, Hughes is a vice-president at Revolution Growth focusing on consumer and financial investments. And from 2012 to 2106, he served as the owner and the publisher of the New Republic Magazine.

He served with his Harvard roommates Mark Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz, Andrew McCollum, and Eduardo Saverin. Hughes is an author of Fair Shot.

Early Life and Education

Chris Hughes was born in Hickory, North Carolina, United States on November 26, 1983. He is the single child of father Arlen Ray Hughes and mother Brenda Hughes. Chris grew up in a small town in a middle-class family. Chris father was a Paper Salesman and mother was a Mathematics Teacher.

Growing up in North Carolina, Hughes headed to Phillips Academy followed by Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and University College located in London. He has earned a bachelor degree in History and Literature from Harvard University.


Hughes is in the spotlight since the day (i.e. 2007) he organized Barack Obama’s Digital Organizing Campaign for president. He had introduced, which remained the popular sites for the president supporter.

Hughes, who used to be a spokesperson in earlier days, finally established himself as the young global leader for World Economic Forum and is growing in the multi-platform digital media company.

A public image Chris had first started his career working at the Hicks House library earning $10/hour job. Then, a single-night conversation with the CEO founder Mark Zuckerberg in 2008, changed his entire track. Chris Hughes Net Worth, Entrepreneur

Chris Hughes with the Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

He helped the Mark with user experience and media outreach. In the very first three years, he just shared 2% from the project. Gradually, when the Facebook went public in 2012, the stake earned worth of $500 million. In the meantime, Chris found himself as the billion-dollar earner.

Impacts of Overnight Success in Chris

With the successful business of Facebook, his life took a new strange turn and as a result, he became more anxious and created several companies. Eventually, Hughes carried out different policies and enhance the economic condition of the American native.

Chris founded the project at Economic Security Project. He is the first initiator in the United States to explore how a guaranteed income might work.

Through the non-profit project, he has been working on the guaranteed income internationally through GiveDirectly. Basically, it operates a cash transfer program that handed the cash amount to the one who is in need.

The project was initiated to work for two years but now has been extended to 2020. Successively, he remained as an Entrepreneur in Residence at General Catalyst, a Cambridge, and Venture-Capital firm in 2009. Chris is the executive director of Jumo, a non-profit social network organization.

Net Worth

According to Forbes, as of March 2016, Chris Hughes net worth is estimated to be $430 million. The year, he was the richest American Entrepreneur under 40.

Over the course of illustrious work, he was connected to several business ventures. He is the founder of the Economic Security project. And he is advocating a guaranteed sum of $500 as a monthly income for the household who are making less than $50,000 a year, in a Fair Shot.

He targeted above 60 million adults so that he could provide more financial stability. Throughout the professional career, he also teamed with the New Republic Magazine and invested $25 million by late 2014.

He has a huge investment in the business ventures including Sweetgreen, KrolLDiscovery, and Echo 360.


In 2013, Chris paid $2 million house in Husband Sean Eldridge’s Dream District (New York’s 19th congressional district) in Shokan. The house built in 1998 under the design of Richard Neutra consist of two bedrooms two bathrooms with a ground pool.

Also, he paid $1,922,500 property in Ulster County and had a loft which he along with his boyfriend purchased for $5 million in 2010.Chris Hughes Net Worth, Entrepreneur

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Chris Hughes Ulster County in New York worth of $1,922,500

In 2016, the wealthiest entrepreneur Chris sold his Soho Loft with an asking price $8.5 million.Chris Hughes Net Worth, Entrepreneur

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Chris Hughes sold his Soho Loft for $8.5 million

The same year, the Hughes and husband Sean Eldridge bought West Village townhouse worth $23.5 million. The duo also owns 80-acre estate upstate in Garrison.Chris Hughes Net Worth, Entrepreneur

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Chris Hughes bought $23.5 million West Village Townhouse in 2016

Hughes Personal Facts

Hughes married husband Sean Eldridge on June 30, 2012. He is an American political activist, former congressional candidate. The couple tied their knot on his hometown of Garrison, N.Y.

As of Twitter profile, the lovebird’s family has expanded with the entrance of a new-born child.

  Chris has brown-blonde hair and light blue eyes. Sagittarius is his birth sign. An American importer possesses white ethnicity. Besides the entrepreneur, Hughes is also a philanthropist.

He is active on Twitter and Facebook. For more updates on celebrities biography, remain in touch with SuperbHub.

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