Alexandr Wang is an American Entrepreneur and businessman. He is the youngest self-made billionaire in the world who founded Scale AI at the age of 19. In 2022, his company was valued at $7.3 Billion.
Alexandr Wang was born in January 1997 (age 25 years; as of 2022) in New Mexico, United States of America. He was bought up in New Mexico and studied at the Los Alamos High School in New Mexico, United States.
After this, he went to Massachusetts Institute of Technology to pursue Batchlors in Science, Mathematics and Computer Science but dropped out before completing it.
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Parents & Siblings
His parents were scientists who worked as physicists on US military weapons projects. He also has a sister named Jessie.
He began his career in 2014 as a software engineer at Addepar and worked here for less than a year. After leaving this job, he joined Quora in 2014 as Tech lead and worked here until 2016. At Quora, his job responsibilities included handling speed projects, goals, and initiatives as a part of the infrastructure team. In 2016, he joined Hudson River Trading as an Algorithm developer and worked here for less than a year. In June 2016, he founded his own company Scale AI with the help of Lucy Guo who was his former coworker at Quora. Scale AI is an AI data platform that raised a total amount of $602.6 Million with 7 rounds of funding from leading investors such as Accel, Tiger Global Management, Index Ventures, and others. In 2018, Scale AI was positioned in the 30 under 30 enterprise list by Forbes. On 3rd November 2021, his company acquired SiaSearch which was a Germany-based company that worked on Intelligent Data Solutions. Their last funding was done on 22 August 2021 from a secondary market round and as of May 2022, his company Scale AI is valued at $7.3 Billion. Over 300 companies including General Motors and Flexport use Scale AI. His company has made some major advancements that have helped lead businesses like Dominos with AI capabilities.
In case you missed @TechCrunch Mobility, so excited to finally announce the launch of Scale Mapping🗺️!
Proud of the team at @Scale_AI that has made developing custom maps scalable for customers like @Nuro. Our work is making the autonomous delivery of @dominos a reality! 🍕🤖 pic.twitter.com/tpPzgvq8Qz
— Alexandr Wang (@alexandr_wang) June 21, 2021
In an interview with Forbes Alexandr talked about Scale AI’s success and said,
Our goal is to help them unlock the potential of the data and supercharge their businesses with AI.’
Awards, Honours, Achievements
- In January 2012, he stood 5th in the USA Mathematical Talent Search
- In January 2014, selected among the top 20 physics students for the USA Physics Team.
- In May 2022, he became the youngest self-made billionaire with a net worth of $1 Billion.
Alexandr Wang has an estimated net worth of $1 Billion.
- His company Scale AI analyzed the extent of damage caused by Russian bombs on Ukraine.
- As of 2022, his company has three contracts to help America’s Army and Air Force in employing AI. These contracts are worth $110 Million.
- In addition to English, he is also fluent in two more languages including Chinese and French.