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Fireside chat with New Republic
Fireside chat with New Republic's Chris Hughes
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'This Week' Web Extra: Chris Hughes Answers Viewer Questions
::2013/01/27::
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Chris Hughes after Jodi Arias First Degree Murder Conviction 05-08-13
Chris Hughes after Jodi Arias First Degree Murder Conviction 05-08-13
::2013/05/09::
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Chris Hughes, Publisher & EIC, TNR, and Co-Founder, Facebook at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo Orlando
Chris Hughes, Publisher & EIC, TNR, and Co-Founder, Facebook at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo Orlando
::2013/10/09::
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CNN: Chris Hughes
CNN: Chris Hughes' life after Facebook
::2010/12/02::
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Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes delivers Harrelson lecture
Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes delivers Harrelson lecture
::2012/04/05::
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Chris Hughes in Las Vegas 2008
Chris Hughes in Las Vegas 2008
::2013/02/26::
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Chris Hughes & Sean Eldridge Double Your Gift to GLAD
Chris Hughes & Sean Eldridge Double Your Gift to GLAD
::2010/12/10::
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This tweet changed my life: Chris Hughes at TEDxOmaha
This tweet changed my life: Chris Hughes at TEDxOmaha
::2013/11/25::
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Kroodle launch: keynote Chris Hughes
Kroodle launch: keynote Chris Hughes
::2013/06/04::
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Chris Hughes "Brave New Media World"
Chris Hughes "Brave New Media World"
::2014/03/09::
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PandoMonthly: Chris Hughes on his role at Facebook
PandoMonthly: Chris Hughes on his role at Facebook
::2013/09/26::
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Monday Edit: Chris Hughes
Monday Edit: Chris Hughes' The Hunt Section - TransWorld RIDEbmx
::2013/08/01::
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Chris Hughes: The Business of Facebook
Chris Hughes: The Business of Facebook
::2009/06/17::
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Vital BMX Game Of BIKE 2013 Caleb Quanbeck vs Chris Hughes
Vital BMX Game Of BIKE 2013 Caleb Quanbeck vs Chris Hughes
::2013/12/05::
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Kroodle Launch: Interview Chris Hughes over de Obama campagne
Kroodle Launch: Interview Chris Hughes over de Obama campagne
::2013/06/06::
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Christopher Hughes (Facebook): Next Gen Students - Interview
Christopher Hughes (Facebook): Next Gen Students - Interview
::2009/11/17::
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BMX: Sean Logan vs Chris Hughes
BMX: Sean Logan vs Chris Hughes
::2008/09/22::
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Kroodle Launch: Interview Chris Hughes over Facebook
Kroodle Launch: Interview Chris Hughes over Facebook
::2013/06/06::
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C Division 97KG - Chris Hughes vs. M.T(merrill) Ayers
C Division 97KG - Chris Hughes vs. M.T(merrill) Ayers
::2014/04/29::
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Shift - by Chris Hughes (from the music of Steve Reich)
Shift - by Chris Hughes (from the music of Steve Reich)
::2014/02/11::
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Chris Hughes Visits The Athenaeum
Chris Hughes Visits The Athenaeum
::2012/11/01::
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Chris Hughes of Facebook & Obama Campaign on MyBo.com
Chris Hughes of Facebook & Obama Campaign on MyBo.com
::2008/08/29::
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Mirraco Must See: Chris Hughes Shredding SoCal
Mirraco Must See: Chris Hughes Shredding SoCal
::2012/04/25::
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Judgement Day With Chris Hughes - Mirraco Must See
Judgement Day With Chris Hughes - Mirraco Must See
::2013/05/19::
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Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes asks you to help Reshma Saujani "start-up America"
Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes asks you to help Reshma Saujani "start-up America"
::2010/03/08::
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Chris Hughes Zombie Interview "The Hunt DVD"
Chris Hughes Zombie Interview "The Hunt DVD"
::2012/10/24::
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Chris Hughes Camarthen Town post match
Chris Hughes Camarthen Town post match
::2014/03/30::
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Chris and Sky Hughes, together, on Dr Drew 05-06-13
Chris and Sky Hughes, together, on Dr Drew 05-06-13
::2013/05/07::
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Chris Hughes victory over Rhyl
Chris Hughes victory over Rhyl
::2014/03/08::
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PandoMonthly: Chris Hughes on his role in the Obama campaign
PandoMonthly: Chris Hughes on his role in the Obama campaign
::2013/09/26::
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Global Entrepreneurship in Action - Chris Hughes in JEF 2014
Global Entrepreneurship in Action - Chris Hughes in JEF 2014
::2014/04/01::
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Entrevista a Chris Hughes, Co-Fundador de Facebook
Entrevista a Chris Hughes, Co-Fundador de Facebook
::2010/09/29::
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Chris Hughes at Brookhurst - Mirraco Must See
Chris Hughes at Brookhurst - Mirraco Must See
::2013/05/19::
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Chris Hughes Post Match reaction
Chris Hughes Post Match reaction
::2014/04/01::
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C Division 97KG - Chris Hughes vs. Scott Herman
C Division 97KG - Chris Hughes vs. Scott Herman
::2014/04/29::
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PandoMonthly: Why Chris Hughes is not a part of FWD.us
PandoMonthly: Why Chris Hughes is not a part of FWD.us
::2013/09/27::
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Mirraco Must See: Catching Up with Chris Hughes
Mirraco Must See: Catching Up with Chris Hughes
::2012/01/22::
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Hypnosis training with Chris Hughes
Hypnosis training with Chris Hughes
::2008/04/02::
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Arcadia @ Boomtown 2013 Pt 2
Arcadia @ Boomtown 2013 Pt 2
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War Story - Lieutenant Colonel Chris Hughes
War Story - Lieutenant Colonel Chris Hughes
::2010/10/25::
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Jodi Arias Trial by Media Frenzy with Dr. Drew & Chris Hughes
Jodi Arias Trial by Media Frenzy with Dr. Drew & Chris Hughes
::2014/07/10::
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Kroodle launch: Chris Hughes over Facebook succes
Kroodle launch: Chris Hughes over Facebook succes
::2013/06/04::
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Chris Hughes Hot Springs Springs High
Chris Hughes Hot Springs Springs High
::2011/02/06::
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Chris Hughes Wilderness athlete interview
Chris Hughes Wilderness athlete interview
::2014/02/07::
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Kroodle launch: Chris Hughes over de Obama Campaign
Kroodle launch: Chris Hughes over de Obama Campaign
::2013/06/04::
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PandoMonthly: Chris Hughes on the NSA, and how government and technology can coexist
PandoMonthly: Chris Hughes on the NSA, and how government and technology can coexist
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Kroodle Launch: Interview Chris Hughes over The New Republic
Kroodle Launch: Interview Chris Hughes over The New Republic
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Chris Hughes Does a Barrel roll tailwhip
Chris Hughes Does a Barrel roll tailwhip
::2007/12/16::
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Chris Hughes reflecting on a successful season
Chris Hughes reflecting on a successful season
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Chris Hughes
Chris Hughes.jpg
Born (1983-11-26) November 26, 1983 (age 30)
Hickory, North Carolina
Education Harvard University (B.A., 2006) [1]
Occupation Entrepreneur
Known for Co-founder of Facebook
Net worth Increase US$850 million (November, 2013)
Political party
Democratic
Spouse(s) Sean Eldridge

Chris Hughes (born (1983-11-26)November 26, 1983)[2] is an American entrepreneur who co-founded and served as spokesman for the online social directory and networking site Facebook, with Harvard roommates Mark Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz, and Eduardo Saverin. He is currently the publisher and editor-in-chief of The New Republic, after purchasing the magazine in 2012.

Early life and education[edit]

Hughes grew up in Hickory, North Carolina,[3] as the only child of Arlen "Ray" Hughes, a paper salesman, and Brenda Hughes, a public-school teacher.[4] He was raised as an evangelical Lutheran.[5] He is a graduate of Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts.[4]

Contributions to Facebook[edit]

During his freshman year at Harvard, Hughes met and was unofficially recruited by Zuckerberg, who at the time was still working in the early stages of Facebook. For the next two years, Hughes was unofficially responsible for beta testing and product suggestions. It was Hughes's idea to open Facebook to other schools, which eventually lead to opening Facebook to the outside world. As a result of that, Hughes became the de-facto Facebook spokesperson.

In 2004, Hughes, Zuckerberg and Moskovitz travelled to Palo Alto during their summer break. After the summer break, while Zuckerberg and Moskovitz decided to remain in Palo Alto, Hughes decided to return to Harvard to continue his studies.[6]

In 2006, he graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a Bachelor of Arts in history and literature.[1] He then relocated to Palo Alto to rejoin Zuckerberg and Moskovitz and became involved in Facebook again.

In 2007, he left Facebook to take up a role with the Obama campaign.

Career[edit]

Hughes was the coordinator of online organizing for Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign on My.BarackObama.com, the campaign's online social networking website.[7] He was the subject of an April 2009 cover story in Fast Company magazine under the headline, "The Kid Who Made Obama President; How Facebook Cofounder Chris Hughes Unleashed Barack's Base - and Changed Politics and Marketing Forever."

In March 2009, Hughes was named Entrepreneur in Residence at General Catalyst Partners, a Cambridge, Massachusetts, venture-capital firm.[8]

He is the Executive Director of Jumo, a non-profit social network organization which he founded in 2010, which "aims to help people find ways to help the world".[9][10] In July 2010, UNAIDS (Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS) appointed him to a 17-member "High Level Commission" of renowned politicians, business leaders, human rights activists, and scientists tasked with spearheading a "social and political action campaign over the coming year aimed at galvanizing support for effective HIV prevention programmes."[11]

He is also an invitee of the Bilderberg Group and attended the Swiss 2011 Bilderberg conference at the Suvretta House in St. Moritz, Switzerland.[12]

In March 2012, he purchased a majority stake in The New Republic Magazine. He is now the publisher and editor-in-chief of the magazine.[13]

Personal life[edit]

Hughes is openly gay[4][14] and in 2009 attended President Barack Obama's first state dinner with his (now) husband Sean Eldridge, Political Director of Freedom to Marry.[15] Hughes and Eldridge announced their engagement in January 2011 at a reception in support of Freedom to Marry. They married on June 30, 2012.[16] The couple bought a $2 million residence in New York's 19th congressional district with the reported purpose of permitting Eldridge to run for the Congressional seat there.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Facebook Founders Bios". Facebook. 
  2. ^ "Chris Hughes profile". CrunchBase. 
  3. ^ Stelter, Brian (July 7, 2008). "The Facebooker Who Friended Obama". The New York Times. 
  4. ^ a b c McGirt, Ellen (April 1, 2009). "How Chris Hughes Helped Launch Facebook and the Barack Obama Campaign". Fast Company. 
  5. ^ Holson, Laura M. (May 4, 2012). "Chris Hughes and Sean Eldridge Are the New Power Brokers". The New York Times. 
  6. ^ McGirt, Ellen (2009-04-01). "How Chris Hughes Helped Launch Facebook And The Barack Obama Campaign". Fastcompany.com. Retrieved 2014-06-29. 
  7. ^ "My Barack Obama". Obama for America. 
  8. ^ Schonfeld, Erick (March 17, 2009). "After Facebook And The Obama Campaign, Chris Hughes Takes a Post At General Catalyst". TechCrunch. Retrieved October 8, 2009. 
  9. ^ McGirt, Ellen (March 18, 2010). "Facebook Chris Hughes's Jumo.com". Fast Company. 
  10. ^ Wortham, Jenna (November 30, 2010). "A Facebook Founder Begins a Social Network Focused on Charities". The New York Times. 
  11. ^ "Top world personalities join UNAIDS' High Level Commission to bring about a prevention revolution". UNAIDS TODAY. July 21, 2010. 
  12. ^ "Bilderberg 2011 list of participants". BilderbergMeetings.org. Retrieved August 24, 2011. 
  13. ^ "New Republic Gets an Owner Steeped in New Media". The New York Times. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 
  14. ^ Kim, Ryan James (October 25, 2005). "Out on Facebook". The Advocate. p. 44. 
  15. ^ "A Place at the State Dinner Table". The Advocate. November 24, 2009. 
  16. ^ "Forty Under 40". The Advocate. May 2011. 
  17. ^ Raymond Hernandez,"Young, Rich and Relocating to Hudson Valley in Hunt for Political Office", New York Times.com, 1-10-13.

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