How 25-year-old college dropout became world’s youngest self-made billionaire


Alexandr Wang

A 25-year-old college dropout, Alexandr Wang, who has inked deals with the U.S. military to help them harness artificial intelligence is now reportedly the world’s youngest self-made billionaire.

Alexandr Wang, who appeared on the Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list in 2018, is co-founder and chief executive officer at Scale, a San Francisco-based startup that helps companies generate high-quality data for AI applications.

Last April, a $325 million funding round doubled Scale’s valuation to $7.3 billion in just over four months. Wang’s 15% stake is now worth $1 billion.

Scale’s origins can be traced back to the summer of 2016, when Wang — then a freshman at MIT — co-founded the startup during the break. Little did he know it would change the course of his life.


.Culled from NEXTSHARK


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