Chris Hughes
Chris Hughes
Real Name/Full Name Christopher Hughes
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Chris Hughes
Birth Place: Hickory, North Carolina, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 26 November 1983
Age/How Old: 40 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres –184 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 4″
Weight: In Kilograms –74 Kg
In Pounds –163.14lbs
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Blonde
Parents Name: Father – Arlen Ray
Mother – Brenda Hughes
Siblings: N/A
School: Phillips Academy
College: Harvard University (BA); The New School
Religion: Christianity
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Gay
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Husband/Spouse Name: Sean Eldridge (m.2012)
Kids/Children Name: N/A
Profession: Entrepreneur
Net Worth: $550 Million
Last Updated: April 2024

Christopher Hughes, generally nicknamed Chris Hughes, is a former voice and co-founder of the famed social schmoozing site-Facebook. He is also an industrialist and an invigorating entrepreneur. Chris is a native of America and has played vital roles in molding numerous business enterprises. He is allied with General Catalyst and Jumo too.

Currently, he served as editor and publisher and chief of the leading magazine in America- “The New Republic.” He attained its stakes in 2012 but sold in 2016.

Well, how well do you know about Chris Hughes? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Chris Hughes’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Chris Hughes to date.

Biography and Early Life

Chris Hughes was born to “Arlen “Ray” Hughes (father) and Brenda Hughes (mother) in Hickory, North Carolina on 26th Nov 1983. He is the only pampered child of his supportive parents. Her father and mother worked as a paper salesman and mathematician, respectively. His mother always supported him for his big dreams.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Chris Hughes in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Chris Hughes’s age is 40 years old as of today’s date 23rd April 2024 having been born on 26 November 1983. Though, he is 6′ 4″ in feet and inches and 184 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 163.14 lbs in Pound and 74kg in Kilograms.


He started his early education at “Phillips Academy,” situated in Andover, Massachusetts. He further obtained a position in one of the most prestigious- “Harvard University” and hence paved his way to success.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Chris Hughes With partner Sean Eldridge
Chris Hughes With partner Sean Eldridge

During his college life- he met – “Mark Zuckerberg,” who wavered the entire internet through his miraculous discovery of “Facebook.” He, along with his other roommates-Dustin Moskovitz, Eduardo Saverin, and Andrew McCollum. He played a crucial role in launching-Facebook. Though his other friends decided to drop, he continued to complete his graduation.

He successfully took his Bachelor’s degree with magna cum laude in History and Literature. After completing his graduation, he went back to Palo Alto and re-joined Facebook. In Harvard itself, he met his boyfriend-Steve. They dated for a long and then finally married in 2012 after the legal acceptance of “Same-Sex marriage.”

Is Chris Hughes Gay?

Chris is a great supporter of LGBT rights. He married his long-time boyfriend-Steve; hence, it quite evident that he is gay.

Professional Career

In 2002, he met and recruited Mark Zuckerberg during his freshman year at Harvard University, and Mark was already working in the initial stages of Facebook. During the next two years, he was unofficially in charge of product suggestion and beta testing. The whole group had the idea to open Facebook in different schools, but Chris disagreed and told them that schools should have their networks to maintain their privacy.

He has played essential roles in developing unique and popular features on Facebook, which led to the opening of Facebook to the world, and this helped him to become the spokesperson for Facebook. Later he finished his graduation in 2006 and rejoined Mark and Moskovitz for Facebook. He worked alongside them to make it a billion dollar organization.

Later he quit Facebook in 2007 to volunteer the presidential campaign for Barack Obama in 2008. After that, he was announced as an entrepreneur in residence at general catalyst in 2009.

He founded the non-profit social network organization Jumo in 2010, and did good in the market. He served as an executive director for this organization. This organization aims to help people find ways to help the world. In July 2010, he was appointed by the UNAIDS organization, which is a Joint United Nations Programme on AIDS/HIV, and it aimed to support the prevention programs for HIV.

He purchased a majority stake in a magazine called “The New Republic” in March 2012. He served as an editor-in-chief, executive chairman, and publisher for this magazine. After a new chief executive, Guy Vidra, who is a former employee of Yahoo, in December 2014 introduced the new direction of the magazine as a vertically integrated digital media corporation, many editors and staff resigned.

Later, due to many staff members’ departure, the company was forced to cancel their incoming issue. In January 2016, he put the magazine in the sale. The New York Times described his ownership as a vanity project. In February 2016, he sold the magazine to Oregon Publisher Win McCormack.

He has also written two books, “Fair Shot Rethinking” in 2018 and “Liberal Democracy” in 2011.


Chris Hughes is an American entrepreneur who is an extraordinarily talented and hard-working person, but he has not received any notable awards till now.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Chris Hughes in 2024

Chris Hughes Net Worth
Chris Hughes Net Worth

Chris Hughes, an American entrepreneur and co-founder of social networking site Facebook, has a total net worth of $550 million as of 2024. He has earned his wealth from his business Industry and by being a prime member of Facebook Inc. He is a Harvard University pass-out and was expected to do well in life.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Steve works as the president of a nonprofit organization -Stand Up America.
  • Popular actor Patrick Mapel portrayed Hughes’s character in the movie “The Social Network” in 2010.
  • We know that Mark Zuckerberg dropped out of Harvard and started working on Facebook, but Steve decided to complete his academics first, and then work on the business.
  • His wedding with Sean was a grand ceremony organized by Bryan Rafanelli. The wedding witnessed around 400 prominent celebrities across the globe.

Chris Hughes is an American entrepreneur and a co-founder of social networking site Facebook and was born in Hickory, North Carolina. He is truly an incredible and passionate person who is very dedicated to his art. He has a unique and creative way of thinking. He is a great supporter of the LGBT community.


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