Joel Spolsky
Joel Spolsky
Real Name/Full Name Avram Joel Spolsky
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Joel Spolsky
Birth Place: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 10 November 1965
Age/How Old: 58 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 172 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 8″
Weight: In Kilograms – 93 Kg
In Pounds – 205 lbs
Eye Color: Green
Hair Color: Brown
Parents Name: Father –N/A
Mother – N/A
Siblings: N/A
School: N/A
College: University of Pennsylvania, Yale University, Pierson College
Religion: Judaism
Nationality: American, New Zealander, Israeli
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Gay
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Jared
Kids/Children Name: No
Profession: Software engineer, writer, developer
Net Worth: $260 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Joel Spolsky is a very successful and talented software developer and writer hailing from Albuquerque, New Mexico. He has established the software named Trello, which has been very helpful in managing projects. He also owns his very own blog called Joel on Software, in which he writes about the latest developments in the field and his perspectives on them. He has also served as the program manager in the Microsoft Excel team.

Well, how well do you know about Joel Spolsky? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Joel Spolsky’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 Joel Spolsky to date.

Biography and Early Life

Joel Spolsky was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico; however, there is not much information available about his family. While he was a teenager, they moved to Israel, where Spolsky completed his high school. Following graduation, he even served in the military in the regimen of Paratroopers Brigade.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Joel Spolsky in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Joel Spolsky’s age is 58 years old as of today’s date 16th July 2024 having been born on 10 November 1965. Though, he is 5′ 8″ in feet and inches and 172cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 205 lbs in Pound and 93kg in Kilograms.


After his service in the military, Joel Spolsky shifted to the U. S. where he joined the University of Pennsylvania; however, he soon transferred to the prestigious Yale University, where he pursued a degree in Computer Science. He completed his BS in Computer Science from Pierson College.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

In 2015, Joel Spolsky and Jared decided to get married after being gay through one of his blogs. The couple leads a happy and peaceful life in New York’s Upper West Side.

Is Joel Spolsky Gay?

Joel Spolsky came out as being gay through one of his blogs in 2015, following which he got married to his long-time boyfriend, Jared.

Professional Career

Following a BS degree in Computer Science, Joel Spolsky started working as the program manager in the Microsoft Excel group in 1991. He developed features like Excel Basic, Visual basic of Microsoft etc. After this, Spolsky went on to work for companies like Viacom, Juno Online Services etc., based in New York City.

In 2000, Spolsky successfully established his first company called Fog Creek Software, where he launched his blog called Joel on Software. He went on to produce and make an appearance on the documentary based on the development of the Fog Creek’s project Aardvark called Aardvark’d: 12 Weeks with Geeks.

He went on to start a question-and-answer website for upcoming software enthusiasts alongside Jeff Atwood and named it Stack Overflow, in which Spolsky currently serves as the chairman after being succeeded by Prashant Chandrasekhar as its CEO. In 2011, Spolsky and the company Kanban methodology developed a project management software called Trello which became very popular. He stepped down as the CEO of Fog Creek in 2016 and was succeeded by Anil Dash.


It was back in the year 2006 when for the first time, Fog Creek was one of the finalists for the Jolt Awards. This earned more recognition to the company, which was definitely a great achievement for him as well as his company.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Joel Spolsky in 2024

Joel Spolsky Net Worth
Joel Spolsky Net Worth

Joel Spolsky’s net worth as of 2024 is estimated to be around $260 million. All his income comes from his business and his high-paying job as a software developer engineer. His career in terms of income has been tremendous.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • He designed a Joel Test. The Joel Test is just a simple and swift test that rates your software team and its quality compared to other available options. This test contains 12 yes or no questions based on which the ratings are given.
  • He founded Stack Overflow in the year 2008. He is still the chairman of the company, but he appointed Prashanth Chandrasekar as the CEO of the same.
  • He holds citizenship of three countries, which are, America, Israel and New Zealand.

Joel Spolsky is such a person who is extremely talented and skilled. He is very passionate, and that’s the key to his success and excellence. He is one of the most popular software developers who made all of this possible with his hard work, dedication and determination for his career.

He is a bold person who speaks up and isn’t scared. He confronted his sexuality without worrying about people’s opinions. His boldness has helped him over his career one way or the other. He is famous personnel and deserves all the success in the world.


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