In the past few days, there have been several changes in OpenAI management. Now, the ex-Twitch boss Emmett Shear has been appointed as the interim chief executive officer (CEO) of the company, a position that was earlier held by Mira Murati after the company sacked the co-founder and CEO, Sam Altman.
On November 20, 2023, it was announced by Emmett Shear that he had accepted the invitation of the company, and now he will serve as the interim CEO of OpenAI. In a surprising turn of events, Sam Altman and the new interim CEO of OpenAI, Emmett Shear, were found to be classmates at Yale University.
Who is Emmett Shear?
Emmett Shear was born in 1983, and presently he is 40 years old. Shear was born and brought up in Seattle, Washington. He was admitted to the Evergreen School for Gifted Children.
After completing his schooling, in 2005, he attended Yale University and earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science with his co-founders Justin Kan and Michael Siebel. All these batch mates did start their own businesses, and Shear was just 8 years old when he met Justin Kan, together they founded Twitch, which was launched in 2011.
Emmett Shear Family
Shear was raised by his parents, Kenneth Shear and Mary Bennett, in Seattle, Washington. He also has a younger brother named Adam Shear. Emmett is a married man, but his wife’s name is not known. However, the couple welcomed their baby earlier in 2023, and he is 9 months old right now. The couple keeps their personal lives quite private.
Emmett Shear Net Worth 2023
Emmett Shear kicked off his career in 2005, as he first attended classes with Y Combinator along with his longtime friend, Justin Kan. They both built a calendar application and sold it on eBay for $2,50,000 after Google Calendar was introduced.
In 2006, Emmett and Kan, along with Michael Seibel and Kyle Vogt, launched Justin.tv, which was one of the largest live video platforms in the world. After the success of the application, the company decided to launch a separate brand and site, and in 2011, they named it Twitch.
Later, in 2014, Amazon acquired Twitch, and in March 2023, Shear resigned as the CEO of the company as he wanted to spend time with his family and newborn baby. Recently, it was announced that Emmett would take over as the interim CEO of OpenAI. It is also reported that he will have an estimated net worth of $500 million in 2023.
Emmett Shear FAQs
A. Emmett Shear is 40 years old as he was born in 1983.
A. Emmett Shear is married but his wife’s name is not known.
A. Emmett Shear has an estimated net worth of $500 million.
A. Emmett Spear welcomed a baby in 2023 as more details about his children are not yet known.