|Born||7 July 1970
Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, England, UK
Michael Birch (born 7 July 1970 in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire) is an English computer programmer and entrepreneur. Michael attended Imperial College London where he studied for a BSc in Physics (1988–1991). Michael is married to Xochi Birch. Together with Michael's brother Paul Birch they founded BirthdayAlarm.com and with Morgan Sowden they founded Ringo.com (which was sold to tickle.com in 2003). He later founded the online social networking website Bebo with the help of his wife in January 2005, with a major launch in July 2005. In 2007, Bebo had over 45 million registered users and was the sixth most popular site in the UK, bigger than AOL, Amazon.co.uk and bbc.co.uk.
Michael and his wife Xochi are supporters of the non-profit organization charity:water, having given over $4 million to their organization. Michael also helped the organization launch mycharitywater.org, a fundraising platform that has raised more than $21 million for clean water projects around the world since launch in Fall 2009.
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