Long gone are the days when people have to invest for years to become billionaires. With technology, it can only take a matter of few years to become extremely wealthy. Alexandr Wang has demonstrated the potential of technology in making people millionaires or billionaires. He started his company called Scale AI, late in his teenage hood. By the time he was 25, Wang was a billionaire. His determination has made him an internet sensation attracting legion of netizens seeking his personal and professional information . We did a study and collected information from different sources to create a minibiography of the latest youngest billionaire in the world.
Alexandr Wang Biography
Alexandr Wang is the CEO of Scale AI, a data labeling start-up company based in Sanfranscico specializing in helping companies lable and curate data for AI applications. He gained popularity after Forbes valued the company at $7.3 billion. Wang’s company has worked with big companies such as Paypal, Toyota, Pintrest and the US Air Force.
Alexandr Wang Background
Wang was born in 1995. As of 2022, he will be celebrating his 27th Birthday. He was born in a family of nuclear physicist working with the United States military. In an interview with Forbes, Wang confessed that his mother was instrumental in shaping his thinking skills as she taught him math and physics at an early age. His dad encouraged him to play chess as a buildup for mental toughness. He spends time with his sister called Jessie and two brothers who are academics.
Alex was raised in a small town in New Mexico and went to Highschool in Los Alamos High School. He participated maths talent and USA MOP. He late joined Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he dropped out to start scale.
Alexandr Wang Career
Wang has had an interest in technology most part of his life. He started as a Software Engineer at Addepar where he was responsible for builidng and maintain finacial models. Wang later went to Quora where he worked as Tech Lead to develope and optimize a parallel computing page rendering architecture and distributing systems architecture. He started Scale AI in 2016 in an investor’s basement. Now the company has grown to hiring 600 employees.
Alexandr Wang and Scale AI
Wang’s interest in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning were sparked during his employment as a software engineer. His companys helps business to deal with data preparation, curation of data for artificial intelligence application and providing end to end solution to manage an entire machine learning lifecyle. Scale Ai is one of the technological start ups that have sprung up due a growing interest in machine learning which is replacing the tradtional software programming techniques used to automate tasks in companies.
Large companies such as Dragoneer, Greenoaks Capital and Tiger Global have pumped millions in Scale AI, which has managed to work with companies such as Paypal, Pinterest, General Motors and The United States Air Force. Scale AI was instrumental in scaling the degree of impact of war between Ukraine and Russia. The start up has become one of the most talked about companies in the United States as it currently employs 600 workers. More than $600 million have been invested in the company. Forbes valeued it at $7.3 billion making Wang the latest and youngest billionaire in America.