Parag Agarwal Complete Biography
Date of Birth
21st May 1984
Place of Birth
San Francisco, California, United States
New CEO of Twitter
One son (Ansh)
PhD (Stanford University)
Atomic Energy Central School, Mumbai
73 Kg (161 lbs)
Who is Parag Agarwal?
Parag Agarwal, a name that has gained limelight very recently is a CEO of twitter. Jack Dorsey former CEO of twitter, on 29th November 2021, resigned from his post and assigned Parag Agarwal as new CEO of twitter effective immediately. Before taking up as CEO he worked as a chief technology officer since 2017.
He had appeared for All India Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) and passed out with flying colors. He secured 77th All India Rank (AIR) in the year 2000. He joined IIT Bombay in 2001 and passed out from college in 2005 as a Computer Science Engineer. He later shifted to the US to complete his Master of Science in Computer Science from Stanford University. Furthermore in 2012, he completed his PhD. from Stanford University. He completed his thesis for PhD. under the guidance of Jennifer Widom. While he was completing his doctorate, he had already joined twitter in 2011 as a Computer Science Engnineer. He is very good at mathematics and physics. He has also won the International Physics Olympiad which was held in Istanbul in the year 2001.
Parag Agarwal family
His father, Ram Gopal Agarwal, worked in Department of Atomic Energy as a senior research officer at BARC and retired in the same year when he joined twitter i.e., in 2011. His mother, Shashi Agarwal, is a retired Economics and Management teacher from Veermata Jijabai Institute of Technology Institute, Mumbai. He is married to Vineeta Agarwal who is currently a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz. They are blessed with a baby boy and have named him Ansh. Parag Agarwal also has a sister Kunal who is a faculty member at Washington University.
Parag Agarwal: Net worth-
Parag Agarwal is assumed to be doing exceptionally well in his career as well in his personal life. He comes from a very educated open-minded family. This one of the reasons behind him doing exceptionally well in his profession. His net worth while he was announced as a CEO of twitter was assumed to be One million dollars annually. In addition, he will also receive a whopping amount of 12.5 million dollars as a investment in stocks.
Parag Agarwal Career and Personal life
On completing graduation from IIT Bombay, Parag got job offers from companies like Capital One and one another Tech firm from Bengaluru. He made a head strong decision to reject those lucrative job offers and study ahead. He applied to Six universities and was accepted by five of them. Through thorough research and study, he chose Stanford University for his Master of Science and PhD. His mother has to say that he was headstrong and a good decision maker. He had topped in his 12th class board exam. As his family was highly educated, his ranks did not make them happy but his mental well being did. The always made sure that he did well in life. He was very sharp and good at Mathematics and analytical and logic. She believes that this educational brilliance is due to the culture of BARC that he became competitive. From his school, he is remembered as a studious and an innovative kid. His intelligence and problem-solving skills were rated highest amongst all. His achievements were celebrated in school be it bringing highest marks in 12th class or winning Olympiad. His friends from IIT Bombay remember him as cool, friendly, brilliant, easy going and approachable. He acquired second position in the test which happens for the freshers in IIT and that is the exam which many freshers hesitate to appear for. The exam is so tough that an ordinary student couldn’t solve a single question. This proves Parag Agarwal’s intelligence and smartness. Growing ahead in life, he gained a lot of clarity in thoughts, life and everything happening around him. His thesis mentor describes him as a clear thinker, levelheaded, helpful, calm and a very down to earth personality.