Dan Kurzius

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Dan Kurzius
Born1971/1972 (age 46–47)[1]
ResidenceAtlanta, Georgia, US
Known forCo-founder and chief customer officer, Mailchimp
Home townAlbuquerque, New Mexico, US
Net worthUS$2.1 billion (October 2018)[1]
Children2 daughters

Dan Kurzius (born 1971/1972) is an American billionaire businessman, the co-founder and chief customer officer of Mailchimp.

Early life[edit]

Kurzius's father ran a bakery-deli in Albuquerque, New Mexico that was "eventually forced out of business by big bakery chains", and he had a fatal heart attack a few years later, when Dan was 12.[2]


Kurzius started out as a DJ then worked in real estate.[2]

In 2001, Kurzius and Ben Chestnut were running a web design company and founded Mailchimp, which they own jointly, as a sideline.[1] The company has always been self-funding, and has never had any outside funding.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Kurzius is married with two daughters, and lives in Atlanta, Georgia.[1][2]

He collects vintage skateboards.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d "Forbes profile: Dan Kurzius". Forbes. Retrieved 15 October 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Want Proof That Patience Pays Off? Ask the Founders of This 17-Year-Old $525 Million Email Empire". inc.com. Retrieved 15 October 2018.
  3. ^ a b Manjoo, Farhad (5 October 2016). "MailChimp and the Un-Silicon Valley Way to Make It as a Start-Up". New York Times. Retrieved 15 October 2018.