Parag Agrawal is the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Twitter and an Indian-American technology executive. Another big global IT corporation will be led by an Indian-origin leader. Following the retirement of co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey, Parag, an IIT Mumbai alumni, and Twitter’s chief technical officer will take over as CEO of the social media site. Before joining Twitter in 2011, he worked in the laboratories of Microsoft, Yahoo, and AT&T. Here’s what you all need to know about Parag Agrawal!
What is the family background of Parag Agrawal?
Parag Agrawal was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. His father retired as a senior official in the Indian Department of Atomic Energy and his mother is a retired school teacher.
What Is the Education Background Of Parag Agrawal?
Parag Agrawal studied at Atomic Energy Central School No.4. Many don’t know but he was a classmate of famous Bollywood singer Shreya Ghoshal. Parag Agrawal was a bright school student, who also won a gold medal at the 2001 International Physics Olympiad held in Turkey.
Parag Agrawal earned 77th rank in the IIT-Joint Entrance Exam in 2000.
Post which, Parag Agrawal obtained his B.Tech. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Bombay in 2005. Just after he completed his graduation, Parag Agrawal moved to the United States to pursue a PhD in computer science from Stanford University.
Who Is Parag Agrawal’s Wife? What Is Her Profession & Educational Background?
Parag Agrawal is married to Vineeta Agrawal.
According to her Twitter profile, Vineeta is a physician and works as an adjunct clinical professor at Stanford School of Medicine. She also writes for venture capital company Andreessen Horowitz, which describes itself as a platform that connects entrepreneurs, investors, executives, engineers, academics, industry experts, and others in the technology ecosystem. According to her profile on the website, Vineeta holds a BS in biophysics from Stanford University, and MD and PhD degrees from Harvard Medical School/MIT. The couple has a son.
When did Parag Join Twitter?
Parag joined Twitter in 2011. Before that, he briefly worked at Microsoft, AT&T and Yahoo. In all three companies, his work was mostly research-oriented. Initially, at Twitter, he worked on ad-related products, but gradually he also dabbled in artificial intelligence. Parag made his impressive journey to CEO in Twitter in just 10 years.
What’s the Net Worth of Parag Agrawal?
Parag Agrawal’s principal source of income is his job as the new CEO of Twitter and a technology executive. His net worth is believed to be $1.52 million, according to different online sources.