- WeWork, now called The We Company, is gearing up for an initial public offering as soon as this week.
- Its cofounder and CEO, Adam Neumann, has been at the helm of the company since it launched in 2010 and has grown it into a business last valued at $47 billion.
- Here’s everything you need to know about the CEO, who has five children and has purchased an estimated $80 million worth of real estate.
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Adam Neumann has run WeWork from when it got its start nearly 10 years ago to now, as it gets ready for a huge IPO.
The 40-year-old Israeli-born Neumann is worth an estimated $4.1 billion, and has come a long way from the shoe-box-sized New York city apartment he first lived in in the early 2000s.
His company, last valued at $47 billion, could go public as soon as this week.
Here’s everything you need to know about Adam Neumann, the WeWork cofounder and CEO:
Adam Neumann, 40, was born is Israel in 1979. His parents got divorced when he was 7, and he moved around a lot as a child with his mother — he reportedly lived in 13 different homes by the time he was 22.
Source: New York Magazine
As a child, Neumann lived for some time on an Israeli kibbutz, one of the collective community settlement across the country. Neumann attended school near the Gaza Strip while his mother worked as a doctor at a nearby hospital.
Neumann is severely dyslexic, and couldn’t read or write until he was in third grade.
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