Bobby Murphy, the co-founder of Snapchat, one of the world’s most popular mobile application, was named as one of TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World for the Year 2014.
The announcement was made and released by Time Magazine through their official website. The 25-year-old Filipino-American co-founder of Snapchat attended the TIME Gala which was held at the Lincoln Center on April 29, 2014, attended by international luminaries from across the universe.
Bobby Murphy is a son of a Filipina who emigrated from the Philippines and worked as Berkeley state employees. The Fil-Am was named as one of the Most Influential People in the World alongside his Snapchat co-founder Evan Spiegel.
Both co-founders of Snapchat were earlier recipient of Forbes magazine’s 30 Under 30 Individuals who influenced the world in terms of Technology and Innovation during the year 2013.
The Fil-Am Bobby Murphy graduated from Standord University with majors in Mathematical and Computational Science. He worked as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Snapchat, Inc., leading the development team in updating and improving the Snapchat app.
Snapchat reportedly declined a $3 billion offer from Facebook according to previous reports posted by different international news media organizations and technology blogs worldwide.