Adam D'Angelo, and Steven Levy, 2011
|Born||1984/1985 (age 30–31)|
|Education||Phillips Exeter Academy , California Institute of Technology|
|Occupation||co-founder of Quora|
|Known for||Former CTO of Facebook|
|Net worth||US$680 million (Dec. 2014)|
Adam D'Angelo is the chief executive officer and co-founder of Quora, an online knowledge market based in Mountain View, California. He was chief technology officer of Facebook, and also served as its vice president of engineering. He left Facebook in 2008. In June 2009, he started Quora with Charlie Cheever, another early Facebook employee.
Adam D’Angelo attended California Institute of Technology, where he graduated with a bachelor's degree, BS in Computer Science. While in college, he was one of the top 24 finalists in the international Topcoder Collegiate Challenge. He also competed in the Association for Computing Machinery collegiate world programming contest as a member of California Institute of Technology team. His team won a silver medal in 2004 and got a title of North America champions in 2003.
In 2003, while attending college, D'Angelo also created the website BuddyZoo, which allowed users to upload their AIM buddy list and compare them with those of other users. The service also generated graphs based on the buddy lists.
In 2002, D’Angelo won a silver medal in the International Olympiad in Informatics.
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