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Mark Pincus

Chief Product Officer and Chairman, Zynga
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Net worth 2018: $1.5 Billion
Industry: Technology
Residence: San Francisco, California
Country: United States
BirthDay: 13 February 1966
Sigh: Pisces
Children: 3
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, University of Pennsylvania; Master of Business Administration, Harvard University
BIOGRAPHY

Mark Pincus was bornon 13 February 1966 in San Francisco, California, United States, is Chief Product Officer and Chairman, Zynga. Mark Pincus is #1567 in List Billionaires People In The World. Mark Pincus cofounded Zynga, an online social game maker known for popular apps Words With Friends and FarmVille. Pincus stepped down as chief executive to give way to Microsoft exec. Dan Mattrick in June 2013, then returned as CEO in April 2015. He stepped down as CEO for the second time in March 2016. A serial entrepreneur, Pincus launched a string of successful websites, including Support. com, before creating Zynga in 2007. Pincus was also an early investor in Napster, Twitter and Facebook. He made headlines in April 2012 when he sold off about 16.5 million Zynga shares in a move that was widely criticized. He was able to sell while employees were forced to hold on to their shares during the stock's steep decline in the following months. Pincus' wife, Alison, cofounded One Kings Lane, a flash sales site for home goods, which was sold to Bed Back & Beyond in June for far less than the company's previous $1 billion valuation.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2011

$2 Billion

2012

$1.8 Billion

2014

$1.1 Billion

2016

$1 Billion

2017

$1.2 Billion

2018

$1.5 Billion

TIMELINE
2017

In March 2017, Gelb Pincus filed for divorce citing "irreconcilable differences", and challenged the validity of their prenuptial agreement

2016

Gelb Pincus went on to found One Kings Lane, a furniture and home accessories sales website that was sold to Bed Bath & Beyond in 2016

2015

Pincus returned to the role of CEO of Zynga in April 2015

2014

Pincus also stepped down from his role as chief product officer to focus on his role as chairman of the board, the company announced in April 2014

2013

On July 1, 2013, it was confirmed that Don Mattrick, the former president of Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft, was to succeed Pincus as CEO

2011

On March 11, 2011, Zynga announced that 100 percent of the proceeds from the purchase of virtual goods from more than seven of its games would go toward Japan's Save the Children Earthquake Emergency Fund

2003

In 2003, Pincus and Reid Hoffman purchased the Six Degrees patent, a broad, sweeping patent that describes a social network service that is the heart of social networks from the extinct sixdegrees company for $700,000

1995

In 1995, Pincus launched his first startup, Freeloader, Inc

1993

He graduated in 1993 and also spent a summer as an associate for Bain & Co

1984

Parker School from kindergarten through 12th grade and graduated in 1984

1966

Mark Jonathan Pincus (born February 13, 1966) is an American Internet entrepreneur best known as the co-founder of Zynga, which makes online social games

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