Steve Conine

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Steve Conine
Born
Steven K. Conine

1972/1973 (age 46–47)[1]
NationalityAmerican
EducationCornell University
OccupationBusinessman
Known forCo-founder and co-chairman, Wayfair
Net worth$1.1 billion (February 2020)[2]
Spouse(s)Alexi Conine
Children3

Steven K. Conine (born 1972/73) is an American billionaire businessman, and the co-chairman and co-founder (with Niraj Shah) of the online retailer Wayfair.

Early life[edit]

Raised in the New Vernon section of Harding Township, New Jersey, Conine spent some time during his teens working at a pair of outdoor furniture stores his mother operated.[3] Conine graduated from Delbarton School in 1991.[4] He went on to attend Cornell University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1995.[1][5]

Career[edit]

Conine co-founded Wayfair in 2002, and is the co-chairman of the board.[6]

In May 2017, Wayfair's share price rose above $70 per share, making Conine and his co-founder Niraj Shah both billionaires. As of 2019, each had an estimated net worth of $2.3 billion.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Conine is married to Alexi, they have three children and live in Boston, Massachusetts.[8][9] They have a holiday home in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.[9][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Executive Profile: Steven K. Conine". Bloomberg LP. Retrieved 30 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Forbes profile: Steve Conine". Forbes. Retrieved 17 February 2020.
  3. ^ Wehrum, Kasey. "Special Report: Wayfair's Road to $1 Billion Wayfair was founded with one goal in mind: to get as big as possible. Next stop: $1 billion.", Inc. (magazine), April 3, 2012. Accessed October 31, 2019. "Conine grew up in New Vernon, New Jersey, and his mother owned two stores that sold outdoor furniture."
  4. ^ Fiddes, Jessica. "Architects of E-Commerce; Steve Conine '91, Co-Founder of Wayfair.com", p. 24, Delbarton Today, Fall / Winter 2017. Accessed October 31, 2019.
  5. ^ "Wayfair founders Niraj Shah and Steve Conine at Entrepreneurship Summit NYC 2013". Cornell University. Retrieved December 30, 2017.
  6. ^ "Wayfair Team Members". 20 March 2018. Retrieved 30 March 2018 – via www.wayfair.com.
  7. ^ "#1168 Steve Conine". 1 June 2019. Retrieved 1 June 2019 – via www.forbes.com.
  8. ^ https://www.americaninno.com/boston/wayfair-co-founder-steve-conine-has-some-unusual-hobbies/
  9. ^ a b "A Dream Home in the Tetons with Mod Style". 24 August 2016. Retrieved 30 December 2017.
  10. ^ Craig, Elise. "A Custom, LED-Lit Slide Twists Through This Family-Friendly Vacation Home". Retrieved 30 December 2017.