Max Levchin Net Worth is$300 Million
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Profession: Entrepreneur, Businessperson, Computer Scientist
Date of Birth: Jul 11, 1975
Country: United States of America
Max Levchin is a computer scientist and entrepreneur, with a net worth of $300 million. Max Levchin has earned his net worth as co-founder of NetMeridian Software, Sponsernet New Media, fieldlink and PayPal, as well as the chief technology officer of PayPal and is Googles Vice President of Engineering. He was born in Kiev, Ukraine. Levchin also is a major insider of He owns 28.5 million shares of Yelp which have a private market value of $140 - $280 million.
Max Rafael Levchin (Ukrainian: ??????????? ?????? Maksymilian R. Levcyn), born on July 11, 1975 in a Jewish family, is a Ukrainian-born American computer scientist and internet entrepreneur widely known as one of the co-founders (along with Peter Thiel and Elon Musk) and for his role as the former chief technology officer of PayPal.
Originally from Kiev, Ukraine (then part of the Soviet Union), he moved to the United States with his family, under a political asylum, and settled in Chicago in 1991. He attended Mather High School and then earned his bachelor in Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1997 and co-founded two companies that made Internet-tools, NetMeridian Software and SponsorNet New Media. In 1998, he founded Fieldlink with John Bernard Powers (who left the company shortly thereafter) and Peter Thiel. After changing the company name to Confinity, they developed a popular payment product known as PayPal. After a merger with, the combined entity was renamed PayPal Inc.
PayPal Inc. went public in February 2002, and was subsequently acquired by eBay. Levchin worked there with Peter Thiel, Roelof Botha, and David Sacks. Levchin's 2.3% stake in PayPal was worth approximately $34 million at the time of the acquisition. In 2002, he was named to the MIT Technology Review TR100 as one of the top 100 innovators in the world under the age of 35, as well as Innovator of the Year. He is primarily known for his contributions to PayPal's anti-fraud efforts and is also the co-creator of the Gausebeck-Levchin test, one of the first commercial implementations of a CAPTCHA.
In 2004, Levchin founded Slide, a personal media-sharing service for social networking sites such as MySpace and Facebook. Slide was sold to Google in August 2010 for $182 Million and, on August 25, Levchin joined as Vice President of Engineering. On 26 August 2011, Google announced it was shutting down Slide, and that Levchin was leaving the company.

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Paypal founder raises $100m for new payments startup

Affirm, a startup led by PayPal co-founder Max Levchin, said Thursday it secured $100 million in financing to expand its consumer lending business that aims to disrupt the credit card industry. The financial tech company said it had obtained the line of ...
Posted: October 20, 2016, 3:48 pm

PayPal Founder’s Startup Affirm Raises $100 Million

Back in late 1998, Max Levchin and three of his partners co-founded Confinity, a mobile security software developer specializing in secure digital payment solutions. A year and a half later, the company merged with Elon Musk’s and by 2001 ...
Posted: October 14, 2016, 4:47 am

No longer a 'buzzy startup', Mixpanel shakes up its leadership

Along with hiring Aaron to help navigate the 230-person startup, Mixpanel added Paypal (NASDAQ: PYPL) co-founder Max Levchin to its board of directors in addition to adding a new marketing head, Shawn Hansen, who previously led marketing initiatives at ...
Posted: October 21, 2016, 8:00 am
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