Mike Krieger

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Mike Krieger
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Born (1986-03-04) March 4, 1986 (age 32)
São Paulo, Brazil
Residence San Francisco, California, U.S.
Alma mater Stanford University
Occupation Entrepreneur
Known for Co-founder of Instagram
Net worth Increase US$500 million (2017)[1]
Spouse(s) Kaitlyn Trigger

Michel "Mike" Krieger (born March 4, 1986) is a Brazilian entrepreneur and software engineer who co-founded Instagram along with Kevin Systrom.


Krieger was born in São Paulo, Brazil, and moved to California in 2004 to attend Stanford University.[2] At Stanford, where he studied symbolic systems, he met Kevin Systrom.[3] The two co-founded Instagram in 2010.[4] He made the updates for Instagram for the first 3 years it was public. He is married to Kaitlyn Trigger.


In April 2015, Krieger announced a partnership with charity evaluator GiveWell, committing US$750,000 over the next two years. The funds are to support operations, with 90% allocated to grants identified and recommended through the Open Philanthropy Project process.[5] Kaitlyn, in a blog about the partnership, describes the couple's philanthropic vision as:

We believe that all people deserve a free, vibrant, and productive life. To support this vision, we identify and champion forward-thinking ideas, and help scale solutions that work. To create significant, sustainable change, we are committed to systems-level thinking and rigorous analysis. We advocate collaboration and transparency to engage a broader community and magnify our impact.[6]


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