Parag Aggarwal, An Indian- American executive becomes the new CEO of the biggest Social media platform, Twitter on 29 November 2021. He succeeds Jack Dorsey who was the earlier CEO of the company. Jack Dorsey himself likes Parag Aggarwal and believes in his potential of Aggarwal to lead the company to another height. Jack Dorsey appointed Parag Aggarwal as the new CEO of the company after announcing his resignation from the post of CEO. Parag Aggarwal was associated with Twitter for the last 10 years and worked on many projects with Jack Dorsey.
Who is Parag Aggarwal?
Parag Aggarwal was born in Ajmer (Rajasthan), India on 21 May 1984. Later he shifted to Mumbai, Maharashtra, India into a moderate family and spent his childhood in Kharghar. He completed his schooling at atomic energy central school. He was deeply interested in mathematics from his school days and won a gold medal in the physics Olympiad in Istanbul, turkey. After completing his school, he got admission to IIT Bombay after scoring 77 ranks in the joint entrance examination and completed his graduation in computer science from IIT Bombay. After graduation, he went to Stanford University in the US to complete his doctorate in computer science. While completing his Ph.D., he was working as an Intern in a higher position at Microsoft, Yahoo, and AT&T Labs.
He is married to Vineeta Aggarwal, A general partner in Andreessen Horowitz in 2015. They have a son named Ansh and also have a daughter, whose name is Anamika Aggarwal. His father is Ram Gopal Aggarwal. A retired senior officer in the department of atomic energy and this mother is a school teacher. At present, the family lives in San Francisco, California.
Parag Aggarwal, an IIT and Stanford alumni, started his career as an Intern in Microsoft, Yahoo, and AT&T Labs. In 2011 he joined Twitter as a software engineer after 4 years he got a promotion and was elevated to the post of chief technology executive CTO after succeeding Adam messenger in 2015. As CTO he is responsible for the company’s technical strategy, leading work advancing the state of machine learning across the company.
His work was limited to AI Across the consumer, revenue, and science teams. In December 2019, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced that Parag Aggarwal is going to the blue sky project as in charge. After completing his 10 years on Twitter, Jack Dorsey 29 November announced his resignation from the post of CEO and appointed Parag Aggarwal as the new CEO of the company. Following the announcement, they also caught in a huge criticism conversation over Twitter where he twisted in 2010 saying that if they are not granted make a distinction between Muslims and extremists then why should I distinguish between white people and racists?
Parag Agarwal and his parents belong to India and have origin in America since his teens’ age when he started studying in college. As per the Twitter report, his net worth is nearly $1.5 million, which is more than 11 crore.
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