Adam D'Angelo

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Adam D'Angelo
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Adam D'Angelo, and Steven Levy, 2011
Born 1984/1985 (age 33–34)[1]
Education Phillips Exeter Academy , California Institute of Technology
Occupation co-founder of Quora
Known for Former CTO of Facebook
Net worth Decrease US$600 million (2015)[2]

Adam D'Angelo is the chief executive officer and co-founder of Quora, an online knowledge market based in Mountain View, California. He was chief technology officer of Facebook, and also served as its vice president of engineering.[3][4] He left Facebook in 2008. In June 2009, he started Quora with Charlie Cheever, another early Facebook employee.[5]


Adam D'Angelo attended Phillips Exeter Academy for high school. There, he developed the Synapse Media Player (a music suggestion software) along with Mark Zuckerberg and others.[6]

Adam D’Angelo attended California Institute of Technology, where he graduated with a B.S. in Computer Science.

In 2003, while attending college, D'Angelo also created the website BuddyZoo, which allowed users to upload their AIM buddy list and compare them with those of other users. The service also generated graphs based on the buddy lists.[6][7]


In 2001, he placed eighth at the USA Computing Olympiad as a high school student and he got a silver medal at the International Olympiad of Informatics, 2002.

In 2004, while attending college, he competed in the Association for Computing Machinery collegiate world programming contest as a member of California Institute of Technology team and his team won the silver medal and earned the title for North America champions in 2003.[8][9] In 2005, he was one of the top 24 finalists in the Algorithm Coding Competition of the International Topcoder Collegiate Challenge.


In 2002, D’Angelo won a silver medal in the International Olympiad in Informatics.[10]

Fortune magazine included D'Angelo as runner-up in its 'Smartest people in tech' article.[1]


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  3. Eldon, Eric (May 11, 2008). "Facebook CTO Adam D'Angelo to leave the company". VentureBeat. Retrieved 2011-08-12.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Feeney, Kevin J. (February 24, 2005). "Business, Casual". The Harvard Crimson. Retrieved 2011-08-12.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Rivlin, Gary (April 28, 2011). "Does Quora Really Have All the Answers?". Wired. Retrieved 2011-08-12.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. 6.0 6.1 David Kirkpatrick (2010). The Facebook Effect. pp. 26–27.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "BuddyZoo". Archived from the original on October 28, 2003. Retrieved 2003-10-28.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. "Standings for The 2003 ACM Programming Contest World Finals". Retrieved 2014-06-20.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. "Standings for The 2004 ACM Programming Contest World Finals". Retrieved 2014-06-20.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. "Exeter Olympians". Exeter Bulletin. Retrieved 2011-08-12.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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