Chamath Palihapitiya is a Sri Lankan-conceived Canadian-American investor, engineer and the originator and CEO of Social Capital. Palihapitiya was an early senior leader at Facebook, joining the organization in 2007 and leaving in 2011. He is a minority partner and board individual from the Golden State Warriors.
Early life and training
Palihapitiya was brought into the world in Sri Lanka and, at six years old, moved with his family to Canada as exiles from a Sinhalese family from Sri Lanka. All through his adolescence, Palihapitiya’s dad was continually jobless and his mom was a servant, and later a medical attendants’ assistant. Living on government assistance, Palihapitiya dozed on a bedding in the living room. He went to Lisgar Collegiate Institute while working low maintenance to help his family, and graduated at the time of 17.
In the wake of moving on from the University of Waterloo in 1999 with a degree in electrical designing, Palihapitiya labored for a year as a subordinates dealer at the speculation bank BMO Nesbitt Burns. He moved to California to be with his then-sweetheart, Brigette Lau, and they later married. In 2018 Palihapitiya petitioned for divorce. Palihapitiya presently lives in California with his better half Nathalie Dompe, an Italian drug beneficiary and model.
Vocation as a programmer and director
Palihapitiya joined AOL, turning into the organization’s most youthful VP ever, heading its texting division in 2004. In 2005, he left AOL and joined Mayfield Fund; a couple of months after the fact he left that work and joined Facebook, which was then somewhat more than a year old. Palihapitiya’s work at Facebook included attempting to expand its userbase.
Steven Levy wrote in Facebook: The Inside Story that Palihapitiya was viewed as a “domineering jerk” at Facebook. He made a considerable lot of his subordinates cry regularly.
Profession as a poker player
Palihapitiya has three World Series of Poker (WSOP) and two World Poker Tour (WPT) liquidates for a sum of $175,801. In 2011, he completed 101st out of 6,865 passages in the World Series of Poker’s Main Event.
Starting at 2021, Chamath Palihapitiya’s total assets is around $1 billion.