Steve Huffman Biography
Steve Huffman is a web developer and entrepreneur from the United States who is the co-founder and CEO of the social news aggregation and discussion website Reddit. In 2005, he co-founded the website with Alexis Ohanian and sold it for millions of dollars. He was also a co-founder of the airfare search engine Hipmunk.
How old is Steve Huffman?- Age
He is 39 years old as of November 2022. Huffman was born on November 12, 1983, in Warrenton, Virginia, United States.
Steve Huffman Education
He graduated from Wakefield School in The Plains, Virginia, in 2001. He studied computer science at the University of Virginia (UVA) and graduated in 2005.
Steve Huffman Family
Huffman was born and raised, in Warrenton, Virginia, United States. His mother is a lawyer who completed law school when Steven was a child. He was born alongside his three younger siblings.
Is Steve Huffman married?- Wife
For several years, he has been dating Katie Babiarz, a medical student. They had a long-distance relationship while he was working on Reddit in Boston, and they married in 2009. They divorced a few years later.
Steve Huffman Reddit- Career
Huffman began programming around the age of eight. During his senior year at university, he and his roommate Alexis Ohanian attended a lecture by programmer-entrepreneur Paul Graham in Boston, Massachusetts, and spoke with him afterward, when Graham invited them to apply to his startup incubator Y Combinator. Their initial concept of creating a phone-based food-ordering system called ‘My Mobile Menu,’ abbreviated as ‘MMM,’ was rejected because there were not enough people browsing the internet on their cell phones at the time. However, while they were on their way back home, Graham invited them back for another start-up idea, which he called the “front page of the Internet”. Huffman served as Reddit’s acting CEO until 2009.
Steve Huffman and Adam Goldstein, an author and software developer, co-founded the travel website Hipmunk in 2010. Y Combinator also funded the website, and Huffman served as its Chief Technology Officer, while Goldstein served as its CEO. In a press conference in December 2014, following the celebrity photo leak scandal earlier that year, he bemoaned the state of Reddit, which he believed had not improved since his departure. Even though he was glad he wasn’t there at the time, he regretted the decision to sell the site so soon. After Reddit’s then-CEO Ellen Pao resigned, Huffman was hired in that position and soon focused on developing the iOS and Android apps for the site, fixing its mobile website, and creating A/B testing infrastructure. Apart from several technological improvements, he also set up new content guidelines, made the site more advertiser-friendly, and led the redesign of the website, which was launched in April 2018 following a year of development.
Steve Huffman’s Net Worth
Steve has an estimated net worth of 10 million dollars as of 2022.