Max Levchin is one of the most successful tech company owners in America today. Mr. Levchin is one the founding members of PayPal; the international fund transfer website that has grown in leaps and bounds since its inception. Max Levchin is a rather quiet, soft spoken individual and is considered a favorite in tech execs family photos at many high profile events.
Through the huge success of PayPal, Max Levchin joined the ranks of the super rich Silicon Valley tech giants. While still operating PayPal, Mr. Levchin enjoyed huge success and was very instrumental in the formation and establishment of huge tech firms such as Google and Facebook.
After running PayPal for a while the team eventually gave in to bids from buyers and sold the firm to EBay for $1.5 billion; in this deal alone he netted $34 million. His popularity with the media and family photos at tech events thus comes as no wonder given his high status among tech executives in the Silicon Valley.
Following PayPal’s huge success Max Levchin has been quoted to have said anything after that has to be an even bigger success; many say that is setting the bar way too high. The outcome of that remains to be seen and may not be as hard to realize as we may imagine hence his prominence in tech giant family photos even today.
It is because of such utterances that Max Levchin is sometimes regarded an eccentric; he has refused to retire early and live off his vast wealth and continues to remain intensely engaged with startup’s. Fellow PayPal founder Elon Musk also chose a similar path and has been relatively fortunate having established Tesla, and SpaceX; also successful after PayPal is the former CEO, Reid Hoffman who went on to establish LinkedIn.