Holy Dropbox! With a net fortune worth $600 million, Drew Houston is one of the world’s most eligible bachelors. He was born on March 4, 1983 in Beaverton, Oregon, and after graduating from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he started working on a couple of start-ups such as Hubspot, Bit9, and Accolade. If you haven’t figured it yet, Drew Houston is the CEO and founder of Dropbox, a famous file hosting service founded in 2007. Apparently, the world does have wealthy men in it who are also crazy smart – maybe too smart for some women?
Co-founder and CEO of Dropbox, Drew Houston, managed to grow a simple idea and turned it into a service used by millions of people today. Prior to founding Dropbox he took his Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering back in 2006, but he left for a year to create Accolade, a web-based SAT start-up. After graduating from MIT, Drew became obsessed with carrying USBs with him to send files, so in 2007 he started to collaborate with his fellow colleague Arash Ferdowsi – together they created Dropbox. Dating a millionaire is every girl’s dream, but since we’re talking about a pretty smart guy here, you may have to use more than a smile and a killer look to grab his attention.
We talked about Drew Houston’s career, now it’s time to see what the wonder boy does on the weekends. With those $600 million he could easily move to the Moon and never come back so to speak. And yet, rich people do average stuff too. It looks like Drew likes to sing, and apparently he’s in a band called Angry Fannel. Whether it’s cool or not, who are we to decide? What matters is that you can easily do normal things to have a good time even if you’re worth billions. It’s sort of refreshing to meet a 30-year old guy who’s not that into drugs, parties, hot ladies, and booze. Apart from singing, Drew likes video games (just like most Silicon Valley geeks), and from what we’ve seen from the media, he’s friends with Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook (back off ladies, that one’s taken).
Are you ready to date Drew Houston?
Dating a wealthy man like Drew can be challenging even for the prettiest woman on the block. You’ve got your looks, your heels, and your personality all set, but can you handle his IQ? You’re not dating P. Diddy, so you might need more than a hot body to make an impression. From what we’ve managed to see so far, Drew Houston is not your average type of rich boy. He’s reserved and private, as far as his personal life is concerned.
As you can see, the general profile of a 30-year old millionaire is not so general after all. At least one in five wealthy bachelors is actually worth dating for more than a couple of days. Do you have what it takes to win Drew Houston’s heart? Better move in quick before girlfriend & Princeton grad CeCe Cheng solidifies her grip on this one!