Jonah Peretti Biography, Life, Interesting Facts
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Jonah Peretti is an Internet business person. He established the BuzzFeed and is the chief of that business. He also the co-founder of The Huffington Post. He is the originator of “Reblog.” He is an American citizen
Jonah Peretti was born on 1st January 1974, and he was brought up in Oakland, California. Jonah’s father is an Italian and English origin while his mother is a Jew. His stepmother was an African-American. He has a brother by name Chelsea Peretti and a sister studying in Drexel University.
Jonah Peretti obtained a graduate degree in environmental studies in 1966 from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He obtained the postgraduate degree at MIT Media Lab. He taught computer science to students at Isidore Newman School in New Orleans, Louisiana for some years.
Jonah Peretti, while at the University, came to limelight when he was asked to print ‘sweatshop’ on shoes ordered for Nike, Jonah along with Kenneth Lerer, Andrew Breitbart, and Arianna Huffington established the ‘The Huffington Post’ in 2005. He resigned at The Huffington Post in 2011 after it was purchased by AOL.
Jonah, in 2005, organized the Contagious Media Showdown at Eyebeam, in the capacity of the Director of R&D Lab. Jonah created a perception viz., ‘Bored-at-Work Network.’
Jonah, in 2006, established the “Internet popularity contest”- BuzzFeed. He took responsibility of BuzzFeed as full-time staff. He became famous for his memes. He first announced in one of his memes that John McCain would support Mitt Romney for 2012 presidential. His site is now valued at $1billion
Jonah Peretti is married to Andrea Harner. She writes blogs to magazines.