Reed Hastings

Founder & Co-Chief Executive Officer at Netflix, Inc.

Reed Hastings

Reed Hastings

Founder & Co-Chief Executive Officer at Netflix, Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

Pure Atria Software
TechNet
Technology Networks Inc.

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4194

Number of Boards

9

Birthday

10/1960 - Boston, MA, United States

Age

60

Number of Awards

22

Estimated Net Worth

$1.8B

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President at Microsoft Corporation

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Former Chief Marketing Officer at Netflix, Inc.

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Co-Chief Executive Officer & Chief Content Officer at Netflix, Inc.

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Partner & Co-Founder at Redpoint Ventures

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Founder & General Partner at TCMI, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Facebook, Inc.

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Chief Operating Officer at Facebook, Inc.

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General Partner at Foundation Capital LLC

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Director at BodiData, Inc.

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Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Zillow Group, Inc.

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Director of Meadow Fund at Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Silicon Valley Community Foundation provides leadership, expertise and capital to help address social issues. It focuses on grant making programs for economic security, education, immigrant integration, regional planning, and community opportunity. The Firm also offers corporate philanthropy programs and consulting services. It caters to individuals, corporations, private foundations, and nonprofit organizations. the company was founded on January 3, 2007 and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA.

Education
Mscs in Artificial Intelligence
Class of 1988

Stanford University, officially Leland Stanford Junior University, is a private research university in Stanford, California. Stanford was founded in 1885 by Leland and Jane Stanford in memory of their only child, Leland Stanford Jr., who had died of typhoid fever at age 15 the previous year. Stanford is generally ranked among the best universities in the world by academic publications. It is also one of the top fundraising institutions in the country, becoming the first school to raise more than a billion dollars in a year.

Bachelor of Arts
Class of 1983

Bowdoin College is an independent, nonsectarian, coeducational residential, undergraduate liberal arts institution founded in 1794. It is located in Brunswick, ME.

Attendee
Class of 1981

The first proving ground for future Marine Officers is Officer Candidates School (OCS) in Quantico, VA. The mission of OCS is to train, screen and evaluate candidates, who must demonstrate a high level of leadership potential and commitment to success in order to earn a commission. Officer Candidates School training will be more demanding than any you've experienced before, regardless of commissioning program.

Attendee
Class of 1978

Buckingham Browne & Nichols School, a coeducational day school in Cambridge, was established in 1974, though its origins date back nearly a century earlier. Buckingham Browne & Nichols is a day school in Cambridge that engages boys and girls in grades pre-K (called Beginners) through 12.

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Aiming towards the ideal of enabling all people to achieve maximum benefit from their educational experiences, the Stanford Graduate School of Education seeks to continue as a world leader in ground-breaking, cross-disciplinary inquiries that shape educational practices, their conceptual underpinnings, and the professions that serve the enterprise.

Memberships
Member
Current

TechNet was founded in 1997 by high-tech’s leading CEOs to create a network of the nation’s strongest voices in the industry to unite with both federal and state leaders in helping to shape the public policies that impact the technology industries. TechNet continues to actively promote policies that strengthen the nation’s innovation-driven global competitiveness as well as create private sector initiatives that will ensure U.S. competitiveness and economic leadership. TechNet’s mission is to serve as the voice and advocate of the innovation economy by uniting CEOs and Senior Executives with leading policy makers in a bipartisan effort to sustain and advance America’s global leadership in technology and innovation.

Member
Current

The Economic Strategy Group (ESG), a non-profit program of the Aspen Institute, is composed of a diverse, bipartisan group of distinguished leaders and thinkers with the goal of promoting evidence-based solutions to significant U.S. economic challenges. Co-chaired by Henry M. Paulson, Jr. and Erskine Bowles, the ESG fosters the exchange of economic policy ideas and seeks to clarify the lines of debate on emerging economic issues while promoting bipartisan relationship-building among current and future generations of policy leaders in Washington.

Member
Current

The Giving Pledge is a campaign to encourage the wealthiest people in the world to make a commitment to give most of their wealth to philanthropic causes. The campaign specifically focuses on billionaires and was made public in 2010 by Warren Buffett and Bill Gates. The Huffington Post reported in April 2012 that "81 billionaires committed to giving at least half of their fortunes to charity". As of July 2013, 113 billionaire individuals and couples and one family group have signed the pledge.

Career History
Founder & Co-Chief Executive Officer
1997 - Current

Netflix, Inc. operates as a streaming entertainment service company. The firm provides subscription service streaming movies and television episodes over the Internet and sending DVDs by mail. It operates through the following segments: Domestic Streaming, International Streaming and Domestic DVD. The Domestic Streaming segment derives revenues from monthly membership fees for services consisting of streaming content to its members in the United States. The International Streaming segment includes fees from members outside the United States. The Domestic DVD segment covers revenues from services consisting of DVD-by-mail. The company was founded by Marc Randolph and Wilmot Reed Hastings Jr. on August 29, 1997 and is headquartered in Los Gatos, CA.

Co-Founder
2000 - Prior

EdVoice brings together the ingredients to drive change in California schools. With in-depth policy expertise and a commitment to looking to research and real-world results for policy solutions, EdVoice advocates for key policy changes that will make a difference for all California's students.

Chief Executive Officer
1991 - 1997

Pure Atria Software, a subsidiary of International Business Machines Corp., is an American company located in Kirkland, WA, involved in prepackaged software.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
Prior

College Track is a national education nonprofit that empowers students from underserved communities to reach their dreams of a college degree. Our mission is to close the achievement gap and create college-going cultures for students who are historically and currently under-represented in higher education. We actively engage students over the course of eight years, from the summer before high school through college graduation. Our students join College Track with limitless aspirations and we provide them with a comprehensive program and encouraging learning environment that empowers them to succeed. 100% of our seniors graduate from high school, more than 90% are admitted to a four-year university, and 75% of our college students are currently enrolled, or have graduated from, college (whereas, nationally, the college graduation rate of low-income students is 22%). Over 85% of our students will be the first person in their family to earn a college degree.

President
2000 - 2004

The SBE sets K-12 education policy in the areas of standards, curriculum, instructional materials, assessment, and accountability. The SBE adopts instructional materials for use in grades kindergarten through eight. The SBE also adopts regulations (Title 5) to implement a wide variety of programs created by the Legislature, such as charter schools, and special education. In addition, the SBE has the authority to grant local education agency requests for waivers of certain provisions of the state Education Code.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$10M - $25M
2019

KIPP, the Knowledge Is Power Program, is a national network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public charter schools with a track record of preparing students in underserved communities for success in college and in life. There are currently 125 KIPP schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia serving more than 41,000 students.

$2M - $5M
2018

KIPP Bay Area Schools operates high-achieving public schools in educationally underserved communities, developing the student's knowledge, skills and character essential to thrive in college, shape their futures, and positively impact the world.

$2M - $5M
2016

KIPP Bay Area Schools operates high-achieving public schools in educationally underserved communities, developing the student's knowledge, skills and character essential to thrive in college, shape their futures, and positively impact the world.

Political Donations
$2,700
2017

Representative at Office of the Representative from California's 19th District, Zoe Lofgren

$2,700
2015

Representative at Office of the Representative from California's 19th District, Zoe Lofgren

$27.2K
2014

Former Governor of California

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Netflix, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction

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Curriculet, Inc. offers a digital reading platform. It provides an e-reading software for schools that allows educators to put the questions and quizzes they would normally place in worksheets directly into the text. The firm's platform allows instructors to make a quiz pop up at the end of the chapter that is automatically graded, and embed videos of themselves explaining concepts the moment a student encounters a difficult passage in their reading. Curriculet was founded by Jason Singer and Mauricio Alvarez in 2012 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

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DreamBox Learning, Inc. develops online learning products. It offers a groundbreaking combination of intelligent adaptive learning, rigorous elementary mathematics curriculum, and motivating learning environment. The firm's adaptive learning platform enables classroom teachers, schools, and districts to differentiate instruction for a range of learners by engaging students in independent instruction and practice. It has offices in North Carolina and Washington. The company was founded by Benjamin W. Slivka and Lou Gray in February 2006 and is headquartered in Bellevue, WA.

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Netflix, Inc. operates as a streaming entertainment service company. The firm provides subscription service streaming movies and television episodes over the Internet and sending DVDs by mail. It operates through the following segments: Domestic Streaming, International Streaming and Domestic DVD. The Domestic Streaming segment derives revenues from monthly membership fees for services consisting of streaming content to its members in the United States. The International Streaming segment includes fees from members outside the United States. The Domestic DVD segment covers revenues from services consisting of DVD-by-mail. The company was founded by Marc Randolph and Wilmot Reed Hastings Jr. on August 29, 1997 and is headquartered in Los Gatos, CA.

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Awards & Honors
Rank #1161
2017
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Rank #1476
2016
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Rank #1741
2015
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Events
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2013 Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference

The Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference is an annual conference hosted and wholly independently funded by private investment firm Allen & Company. The conference has taken place in Sun Valley, Idaho for one week each July since 1983. The conference typically features business leaders, political figures, and major figures in the philanthropic and cultural spheres.

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Sun Valley, ID, United States
2012 Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference

The Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference is an annual conference hosted and wholly independently funded by private investment firm Allen & Company. The conference has taken place in Sun Valley, Idaho for one week each July since 1983. The conference typically features business leaders, political figures, and major figures in the philanthropic and cultural spheres.

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