The creative and talented American web developer and entrepreneur, David Karp is the founder and CEO of the short-form blogging platform Tumblr. According to Forbes, Tumblr has been valued at $800 million. As of April 1, 2017, Tumblr hosts over 341.8 million blogs. In August 2009, Karp was titled Best Young Tech Entrepreneur 2009 by BusinessWeek. Later in 2010, he was appointed to the MIT Technology Review as one of the top 35 innovators in the world under the age of 35.
Life and Career from Tumblr:
Karp started his career as he worked as an intern in animation and then moved to software consultation while still in his late teens. Karp dropped out of school and studied at home, and soon he proceeded his entrepreneurial dreams. His primary turnout came when he was promoted to head of Product at a company called UrbanBaby which was procured by CNET for millions of dollars in 2006.
In 2007, Karp co-founded Tumblr, a popular blogging platform along with his partner Macro Arment. Within very short time, Tumblr had 75,000 users getting its success high, and today it has over 100 million active blogs. Tumblr had revenues of $15 million in 2012 and is on pace to bring in $100 million throughout 2013. In May 2013, search engine Yahoo was seeming to acquire Tumblr for $1.1 billion.
Humungous Worth! How Much is David Karp Worth?
The internet entrepreneur, David has huge amount net worth $200 million dollars. Karp has made personal investments into several companies including Superpedestrian, Inc., the company behind the Copenhagen Wheel, Sherpaa, Inc., a healthcare app startup and Splash. He has a lot of investments and assets, shares of the large companies, and now that he is a CEO of the successful blog Tumblr, his salary must be millions of dollars as well.
Does Karp Have a New Girlfriend?
The 30-year-old whiz kid started dating psychology graduate student and trained Chef Rachel Eakley in 2009 but the couple broke up at the end of 2014, it has emerged. Multimillionaire Karp has split with his girlfriend who he stayed in relation for five years. The low-key profile couple lived together in an attic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn with their French-English Bulldog. The couple was quiet about the breakup; however, Eakley spoke about it shortly on her Tumblr page.
However, it seems David has now moved on with his past, and now he is happy with his single life. Perhaps he is waiting for his better half to come in his life. Apparently, David is not planning to get married, nor he has any secret wife or any secret love affairs.
David Karp’s Short bio:
Born in New York City, on July 6, 1986, Karp grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. His parents are Barbara Ackerman, a science teacher from San Anselmo, California, and Michael D. Karp, a film, and television composer. He has a younger brother named Kevin, and their parents separated when he was young. Karp left on to attend Bronx Science for one year before dropping out at the age of 15 and started homeschooling. He has always been low profile and creative and curious person since his childhood.