Bobby Murphy

Bobby Murphy (alternatively known as Robert Cornelius Murphy) is an internet entrepreneur and engineer best known for co-founding and serving as the CTO of Snap Inc., a social media company and an American multinational technology that he founded with Reggie Brown and Evan Spiegel while still students at Stanford University.

What is the Net Worth of Bobby Murphy?

Bobby Murphy is an American businessman and entrepreneur who has a net worth of $9.8 billion. He is best known as the co-founder of Snapchat. Bobby met co-founder Evan Spiegel while they were undergraduates at Stanford University. They were Kappa Sigma fraternity brothers at the school. Murphy’s mother emigrated from the Philippines and his parents both work for the state of California. The pair started the company Future Freshman in 2010 but not enough people used the site. Murphy joined Twitter in 2009 but has never tweeted.

Snapchat is a photo messaging application where photographs and videos are deleted after a certain amount of time. As of May 2014 users of Snapchat sent 700 million photos and videos a day. Murphy serves as CTO of Snapchat and also oversees the company’s engineering and product development. He co-founded Toyopa Group, LLC in 2011.

Snapchat was worth an estimated $860 million in July 2013. Facebook and Google have offered to acquire them for up to $4 billion but co-founder Evan Spiegel has declined. On March 2, 2017, Snap Inc debuted on the New York Stock Exchange. The company was expected to go public at $17 per share but actually opened up at $24. On the day of the IPO Spiegel and Murphy each sold 16 million shares resulting in a $272 million pre-tax windfall (roughly $180 million after taxes) for both founders.

Early Years

Bobby Murphy is the son of Cornelius M. Murphy Jr. and Rosie L. Go-Murphy Richard, and was born in the year 1988. Berkeley, California, is where he was born. This is where he was born and raised. Both of the parents work for the California government.

Know All About Snapchat Co-Founder Bobby Murphy's Wife Kelsey Bateman
Bobby Murphy and Kelsey Bateman have been in a relationship for a long time. (Image Source: Dirt.)

This online entrepreneur has Filipino ancestors on his mother’s side, and Scottish, English, and Irish ancestors on his father’s side.

In terms of his schooling, he attended the School of the Madeleine, a private Catholic elementary school in Berkeley. While attending Saint Mary’s College High School in Berkeley, this internet entrepreneur received his secondary education.

Bobby Murphy and Kelsey Bateman
Bobby Murphy and Kelsey Bateman first met at Stanford University. (Source: Medium)

Furthermore, he graduated in 2010 from Stanford University in Stanford, California, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematical and Computational Science. He also identified as a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity, alongside Spiegel and a former friend named Reggie Brown.

Age, height, and weight

Bobby Murphy, who was born on July 19, 1988, is 33 years old as of today, December 16, 2021. He stands 1.7 meters tall and weighs 68 kilograms.


Bobby Murphy’s career began when he was hired by Spiegel after working on a failed start-up called Future Freshman, which was a website that assisted high school students in seeking advise and support while registering for colleges.

This technology entrepreneur is known for being a co-founder of Snapchat and the company’s CTO. His friendship with Spiegel is said to have begun during their time at Stanford University. Within Kappa Sigma, they were both fraternity brothers.

Bobby Murphy and Kelsey Bateman's house
Bobby Murphy and Kelsey Bateman bought many houses. (Source: Amlu)

Murphy is most known for creating Picaboo, a disappearing-image messaging software that later became Snapchat, in 2011.

In 2017, he and Spiegel took Snap Inc public, with the camera firm reaching a market capitalization high of $34 billion in just two days after its IPO. Furthermore, according to Google Finance, the camera company has a market valuation of $13 billion this year.

Awards & Achievements

Bobby Murphy was 26 years old on the day of the initial public offering. As a result, he is now one of the world’s youngest billionaires.

Time magazine named this online entrepreneur one of the “100 Most Influential People in 2014”. In addition, according to Forbes, he was first listed and transformed as the world’s second-youngest billionaire in 2015.

Quick Facts

Celebrated Name: Bobby Murphy
Real Name/Full Name: Robert Cornelius Murphy
Gender: Male
Age: 33 years old
Birth Date: 19 July 1988
Birth Place: Berkeley, California, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.7 m
Weight: ‎68 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Kelsey Bateman
Children: No
Profession: American Internet entrepreneur and software engineer
Net Worth in 2021: $9.8 billion 
Last Updated: December 2021