Chris Wanstrath is an American technology entrepreneur. He is the co-founder and former CEO of GitHub, a social network centered on software development, which he created with Tom Preston-Werner in 2008. Before starting GitHub, he worked with CNET on GameSpot. According to Forbes his net worth is estimated to be $1.8 billion and he is listed there in America's richest entrepreneurs under 40, as well as Fortune's 40 under 40. He was a speaker at NASA's open source summit. He was named in CNBC's Disruptor 50 list.
|Net worth||US$1.8 billion (October 2019)|
Wanstrath co-founded GitHub in 2008 and served as its CEO until October 2018. He stepped down as CEO after finishing a search for his own replacement beginning in early 2017. After Microsoft's acquisition of Github in June 2018, Wanstrath became a technical fellow at Microsoft, working on strategic software initiatives.
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