Evan Sharp

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Evan Sharp
Evan Sharp and Amale Andraos at Columbia GSAPP.jpg
Evan Sharp speaks at Columbia GSAPP
Born1982 (age 36–37)
ResidenceSan Francisco, California
Alma materUniversity of Chicago
Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
Known forco-founder and chief product officer of Pinterest
Net worthUS$1 billion (2018)[1]
Spouse(s)Christina McBride

Evan Sharp (born 1982) is an American billionaire Internet entrepreneur. He is the co-founder and chief product officer of Pinterest.

Early life[edit]

Sharp was born in 1982.[2] He was raised in York, Pennsylvania and attended York Suburban School District.[3] He graduated from the University of Chicago, where he earned a bachelor's degree in history.[1][4] He subsequently studied architecture at Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.[4]


Sharp met Ben Silbermann in New York through a mutual friend in 2009.[5][6] He soon thereafter moved to California,[7] where he worked as a product designer at Facebook before joining Silbermann and Paul Sciarra to found Pinterest. Sharp is credited with designing and coding Pinterest and the Pinterest grid for the initial product launch in March 2010.[8][9]

Personal life[edit]

Sharp married Christina McBride in 2014.[10] He resides in San Francisco, California.[1] According to Forbes, he is worth an estimated $1 billion as of 2018.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Evan Sharp". Forbes. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
  2. ^ "Evan Sharp and Ben Silbermann". cnbc.com. October 6, 2014. Retrieved October 5, 2017.
  3. ^ Mason, Angie (February 5, 2016). "York Sub. grad co-founded Pinterest". York Daily Record. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
  4. ^ a b Petrunia, Paul (March 16, 2012). "Working out of the Box: Pinterest Co-Founder Evan Sharp". archinect.com.
  5. ^ Orsini, Lauren (February 25, 2014). "Pinterest Cofounder Evan Sharp: How The Visual Web Helps You See The Future". readwrite.com.
  6. ^ "Inside Pinterest: The Coming Ad Colossus That Could Dwarf Twitter And Facebook". Forbes.com.
  7. ^ "Inside Pinterest: The Coming Ad Colossus That Could Dwarf Twitter And Facebook". forbes.com.
  8. ^ "Pinterest: Behind the Design of an Addictive Visual Network". mashable.com.
  9. ^ D'Onfro, Jillian (May 11, 2015). "How Pinterest plans to spend its new millions..." businessinsider.com.
  10. ^ "This One-Ups The Wedding You're Planning On Pinterest". refinery29.com.

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