#53080 Overall Influence

Chris Wanstrath

Co-founder and executive chairman of GitHub


Why is this person notable and influential?

From Wikipedia

Chris Wanstrath is an American technology entrepreneur. He is the co-founder and former CEO of GitHub, a social network centered on software development, which he created with Tom Preston-Werner in 2008. Before starting GitHub, he worked with CNET on GameSpot. According to Forbes his net worth is estimated to be between $1.8 billion and $2.2 billion and he is listed in America's richest entrepreneurs under 40, as well as Fortunes 40 under 40. He was a speaker at NASA's open source summit. He was named in CNBC's Disruptor 50 list.

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What schools is this person affiliated with?

University of Cincinnati

Public research university in Cincinnati, Ohio