Mike Krieger

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Mike Krieger
Born (1986-03-04) March 4, 1986 (age 28)
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Residence San Francisco, California, U.S.
Alma mater Stanford University
Occupation Entrepreneur
Known for One of two founders Instagram
Net worth Increase US$1 billion (2013)[1]

Michel "Mike" Krieger (born March 4, 1986) is a Brazilian entrepreneur and software engineer, who is best known as the co-founder of Instagram along with Kevin Systrom. Born in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, Krieger moved to California in 2004 to attend Stanford University.[2] At Stanford, where he studied symbolic systems, he met Kevin Systrom.[3] The two of them co-founded Instagram in 2010.[4] He made the updates for Instagram for the first 3 years it was public.


  1. ^ Katherine Rushton (2012-01-24). "Who's getting rich from Facebook's $1bn Instagram deal?". The Telegraph. 
  2. ^ Joe Garofoli (2012-01-24). "Steve Jobs’ widow, Instagram founder sitting with Michelle Obama at State of the Union". SFGate.com. 
  3. ^ Somini Sengupta, Nicole Perlroth and Jenna Wortham (2012-04-13). "Behind Instagram’s Success, Networking the Old Way". New York Times. 
  4. ^ Christine Longorio (2012-04-09). "Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, Founders of Instagram". Inc. magazine.