Chris Hughes

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Full Name Chris Hughes
Age 35 Years Old
Nick Name Chris
Gender Other
Famous As Entrepreneur
Birth Date November 26, 1983
Birth Place Hickory, North Carolina, United States
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Chris Hughes is an American entrepreneur who co-founded and served as spokesman for the online social directory and networking site Facebook, with Harvard roommates Mark Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz, Eduardo Saverin, and Andrew McCollum. He was also the publisher and editor-in-chief of The New Republic from 2012 to 2016. As of 2019, Hughes is a co-chair of the Economic Security Project.

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes: It's time to break up Facebook

Chris Hughes helped Mark Zuckerberg transform Facebook from a dorm-room project into a real business. Now, he's calling for the company to be broken up. In a lengthy opinion piece published Thursday by the New York Times, Hughes says that Zuckerberg has "unchecked power" and influence "far beyond that of anyone else in the private sector or in government."

It's time, he writes, for regulators to break up Facebook (FB). "Mark is a good, kind person. But I'm angry that his focus on growth led him to sacrifice security and civility for clicks," writes Hughes. "I'm disappointed in myself and the early Facebook team for not thinking more about how the News Feed algorithm could change our culture, influence elections and empower nationalist leaders," he continues. "And I'm worried that Mark has surrounded himself with a team that reinforces his beliefs instead of challenging them."Zuckerberg has signaled that he's open to some regulation. In an opinion piece published in the Washington Post in March, the CEO tried to sketch out areas where he thought regulation should start.

In Hughes's view, Facebook's calls for regulation are a way to head off a potential antitrust case. Hughes, who has not worked at Facebook in over a decade, argues that Zuckerberg's competitive drive and a quest for domination has led the company to control an estimated 80% of the world's social network revenue. The entrepreneur says that Facebook is now a "powerful monopoly" that should be forced to reverse its acquisitions of Instagram and Whatsapp.

Hughes also says the US government should create a new agency to regulate tech companies.

Famous for

 Co-founder of Facebook

Where was Chris Hughes born?

Chris Hughes was born on 26 November 1983 in Hickory, North Carolina, the U.S. He holds an American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. He was born to his father  Arlen "Ray" Hughes, who is an industrial paper salesman and mother Brenda Hughes, who is a mathematics teacher and was raised as an evangelical Lutheran, Regarding his education, He attended Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, and graduated from Harvard College with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Literature in 2006. 

How tall is Chris Hughes?

Chris Hughes stands the height of 5ft 11in tall whereas his weight is still unknown. He has a normal and healthy body physique with his attractive personality. Further updates regarding his body measurements will be updated soon.

Career of Chris Hughes

  • During his freshman year at Harvard in 2002, Hughes met and was recruited by Zuckerberg, who at the time was still working in the early stages of Facebook.
  • Hughes was unofficially responsible for beta testing and product suggestions for the next two years.
  • 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.
  • In 2006, after his graduation, He then relocated to Palo Alto to rejoin Zuckerberg and Moskovitz and became involved in Facebook again.
  • In 2007, Hughes left Facebook to volunteer for Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign.
  • In March 2009, Hughes was named Entrepreneur in Residence at General Catalyst, a Cambridge, Massachusetts, venture-capital firm.
  • In 2010, he founded a non-profit social network organization, Jumo and was also the executive director of Jumo.
  • In March 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.
  • On January 11, 2016, Hughes put The New Republic up for sale.
  • He sold the magazine on February 26, 2016, to Oregon publisher Win McCormack.
Marital status of Chris Hughes

Chris Hughes is a married man with gay sexual orientation. He is married to the political director of Freedom to Marry,  Sean Eldridge. Hughes and Eldridge announced their engagement in January 2011 at a reception in support of Freedom to Marry and got married on June 30, 2012.  The couple also bought a $2 million residence in New York's 19th congressional district.

Birthday of Chris Hughes

Chris Hughes celebrates his birthday on the 26th of November with his friends and family.

Net worth of Chris Hughes

Chris Hughes is one of the successful entrepreneurs who co-founded the famous social networking site, Facebook. He was also the publisher and editor-in-chief of The New Republic from 2012 to 2016. As of 2019, his net worth is estimated to be around $ 500 million and he lives a luxurious life.

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