Kevin Rose Biography, Life, Interesting Facts
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Robert Kevin Rose, better known as simply Kevin Rose, was born on February 21, 1977, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
As a young adult, Kevin Rose attended the University of Las Vegas. However, he dropped out of this school before he could earn any type of degree.
While in college, Kevin Rose had been working for the Department of Nevada Test Site. After dropping out of school, he continued to work here to pursue a full-time career in computer programming. He worked here for some time before developing his programs.
In 2004, Kevin Rose launched his first original website called Digg. The website cost slightly over $1,000 to launch, which Rose funded by himself. The website picked up online traffic much faster than Rose originally expected it too. He assumed he would be able to make a comfortable living off the site, but he had no idea that he would become rich because of it. Before the site had been online for a year, Kevin Rose had already needed to hire a small staff to keep up with the demand for the site.
Part of the reason why Digg became so popular was because it had various news articles on just about every topic a person could think of. There were a mix of serious business and news articles, as well as celebrity gossips news. All in all, there was something for everyone to enjoy on his site. Before the end of the decade, the site, and Kevin Rose was worth well over $200 million.
One of Kevin Rose’s next websites that he launched was Pownce, which was a type of blogging website. However, the website was shut down in 2008. He later founded another website called Milk. This website made a product/feature called Oink. However, this was shut down in 2012.
In March 2012, Kevin Rose began working for Google as a Senior Project Manager. He only stayed here for a few years before leaving in 2015.
Since 2015, Kevin Rose has been making most of his money by becoming a venture capitalist to make money by investing in various companies. Some of the most famous websites that he has invented in include Twitter, Foursquare, and Facebook.
Kevin Rose also hosts his podcast show (called The Kevin Rose Show) on his website with new episodes being posted every so after. You can listen to these podcasts on his website. Other features on his website include app recommendations and newsletters.
Over the course of his career, Kevin Rose has appeared on many television shows, mostly on talk shows. While he is on these shows, he is usually advertising his products, acting in cameos, or hosting. Some of the shows he has been in are listed below.
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
The Screen Savers
Awards And Accomplishments
Kevin Rose was named one of the “Top 35 Innovators Under 35” by the MIT Technology Review, one of the “Top 25 Influential People on the Web” by Business Week, and one of the “Top 25 Angel Investors” by Bloomberg.
Kevin Rose married Darya Pino in 2013.