Miguel McKelvey

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Miguel McKelvey
Born1973/1974 (age 44–45)[1]
Alma materUniversity of Oregon
Known forco-founder and chief culture officer, WeWork
Net worthUS$1.73 billion (October 2017)[1]
Spouse(s)Hiyam McKelvey
Children1 son

Miguel McKelvey (born 1973/74) is an American billionaire businessman, and the co-founder, with Adam Neumann, of WeWork, and its chief creative officer.

Early life[edit]

McKelvey grew up in a "five-mother commune" in Eugene, Oregon.[1] He earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Oregon.[2]

McKelvey played on the Oregon Ducks basketball team for two years.[3]


Inspired by a trip to Tokyo, McKelvey founded English, baby!, a web portal and social network for students to create and take foreign-language online courses. The business grew to 25 employees.[1]

He co-founded WeWork with Adam Neumann in 2010 and is its chief creative officer.[4][5]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Hiyam McKelvey, a former investment banker born in Detroit, and they have one son, Quentin.[6][7]


  1. ^ a b c d "Miguel McKelvey". forbes.com. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Miguel McKelvey: Executive Profile & Biography - Bloomberg". www.bloomberg.com. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  3. ^ "WeWork cofounder employs architectural design skills in global 'startup' valued at $16 billion". College of Design. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  4. ^ "This Guy Went From Glorified Handyman to Co-Founder of a $10 Billion Company". inc.com. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  5. ^ "WeWork's billionaire cofounder has pledged to give a percentage of his exit proceeds to charity". businessinsider.com. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  6. ^ "Career 180: Hiyam McKelvey is all 'puckered' up". amny.com. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  7. ^ "40+4=$44,000". my.charitywater.org. Retrieved 29 October 2017.