David Karp is to be envied. Not to his preferences, but about what the 26-year-old waving: A whole bunch of money. New York is the founder and head of the Blogger platform Tumblr, for the Yahoo boss Marissa Mayer $ 1.1 billion (approx. EUR 857 million) puts on the table.
that the deal, which makes him a multi-millionaire, is perfect, Yahoo confirmed at noon. Karp holds a quarter of the company, earned by selling about $ 300 million (233 million euros).
The Karp wrote on Tumblr
Everyone, I’m elated to tell you did Tumblr will be joining Yahoo.
Before touching on how awesome this is, let me try to allay any Concerns: We’re not turning purple. Is not moving our headquarters. Is not changing our team. Our roadmap Is not changing. And our mission – to empower creators to make their best work and get it in front of the audience They deserve – Certainly Is not changing
So what’s new? Simply, Tumblr gets better faster. The work ahead of us remains the same – and we quietly have a long way to go! – But with more resources to draw from
Yahoo is the original Internet company, and Marissa and her team share our dream to make the Internet the ultimate creative canvas. I could not be more excited to have her help. So we share a vision for Tumblr’s business community and did does not compromise the product we love. Plus both our logos end with punctuation
As always, everything did Tumblr is, we owe to this unbelievable community. We will not let you down.
insider report that Mayer and Karp have agreed that nothing changes once the hip Blogger service. Writes the tech site “AllthingsD”. Thus, Karp will also continue to call the shots.Yahoo have made the promise, it is “not to mess up,” it said.
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for years tried again to catch up with the young generation of the Internet search engine giant. That could succeed with Tumblr (founded in 2007), as Karp’s company is currently in the target group of 18 -. 24 year olds to be extremely hip
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? He grew up in Manhattan, to New York.
? He left school at 15 – with the consent of his parents -. learned at home and further
His fortune is now at 200 million dollars.
? He drinks tea, not coffee.
? He likes to travel around the world. Last stations. Belize and London
? He is prefer evenings in front of the TV and watch shows like Futurama.
? It has a fixed-bedroom rule: no laptops
? He rides on his Vespa in New York to save the money for taxi rides.
he goes to work mostly on foot.
? He lives with his girlfriend and his dog Clark in a $ 1.6 million loft in Williamsburg (Brooklyn).
His apartment is more or less the only true luxury he affords, the website writes “Business Insider.”
Send car he borrows – he preferred classic cars. To be able to occasionally drive a, Karp is a member of the Classic Car Club in Manhattan (Membership: from $ 8,000 per year).
“I made with my girlfriend once a joyride with a 1996 Porsche 993 Carrera 4S. That was incredible, “he told” Forbes “.
Speaking girlfriend! For years, the Tumblr boss with Rachel Eakley is together. For her sake Karp gave his rather sparse interior style (in the living room, only a bed and a TV) and equipped especially the kitchen with every imaginable knick knacks. Reason: Eakley friend’s cook, also provides home for the pleasure of his present
. Incidentally, although he will probably continue swimming in money, Karp dreams of being able to also work on Tumblr in 30 years – when he was “grown up” …