Profile: Evan Spiegel

Frats, chats and huge piles of cash

22nd March, 2015
Evan Spiegel

Is the world’s youngest billionaire a tech genius or could his grandest ambitions yet come crashing down?

The person in question is Evan Spiegel, the 24-year-old co-founder of Snapchat. The mobile messaging application is built around one simple innovation – its messages self-destruct within seconds of the person to whom they are sent viewing them.

Snapchat’s rise has been dizzying even by the standards of the high-velocity tech world. Earlier this month, it...

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