Blake Ross
Blake Ross

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Name: Blake Ross
Occupation: Entrepreneur
Gender: Male
Birth Day: June 12, 1985
Age: 35
Birth Place: Miami, United States
Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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Blake Ross

Blake Ross was born on June 12, 1985 in Miami, United States (35 years old). Blake Ross is an Entrepreneur, zodiac sign: Gemini. Find out Blake Rossnet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.

Trivia

He worked for Facebook from 2007 to 2013. His 2015 fan fiction for the show Silicon Valley was well-received.

Net Worth

Net Worth 2020

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Salary 2020

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Before Fame

His engineering experience started when he was 10-years-old with America Online. He had an internship with Netscape when he was 14 and was working with Mozilla by the time he graduated from high school in 2003.

Biography Timeline

2003

Born in Miami, Florida, Ross was raised in Key Biscayne, Florida. His mother, Abby, is a psychologist, and his father David is a lawyer. He has an older brother and sister. Ross created his first website via America Online at the age of 10. By middle school, an interest in Sim City led him to piece together a couple of rudimentary videogames. He attended high school in Miami at Gulliver Preparatory School, graduating in 2003 while simultaneously working for Mozilla, based in California.

Ross is most well known for co-founding the Mozilla Firefox project with Dave Hyatt. Ross discovered Netscape very soon after it open-sourced and began contributing, his mother's frustrated user experience with Internet Explorer being the main driver. He worked as an intern at Netscape Communications Corporation at the age of 16. In 2003, he enrolled at Stanford University. While interning at Netscape, Ross became disenchanted with the browser he was working on and the direction given to it by America Online, which had recently purchased Netscape. Ross and Hyatt envisioned a smaller, easy-to-use browser that could have mass appeal, and Firefox was born from that idea. The open source project gained momentum and popularity, and in 2003 all of Mozilla's resources were devoted to the Firefox and Thunderbird projects. Released in November 2004, when Ross was 19, Firefox quickly grabbed market share (primarily from Microsoft's Internet Explorer), with 100 million downloads in less than a year.

2006

Ross founded a new startup with another ex-Netscape employee, Joe Hewitt (the creator of Firebug who was also largely responsible for Firefox's interface and code). Ross and Hewitt worked on creating Parakey, a new user interface designed to bridge the gap between the desktop and the web. Ross revealed several technical details about the program and his new company when featured on the cover of IEEE Spectrum in November 2006.

2007

On July 20, 2007, the BBC reported that Facebook had purchased Parakey.

2013

In early 2013, Ross left Facebook to pursue other interests.

2015

In 2015, Ross wrote a spec screenplay for HBO's Silicon Valley.

2016

In 2016, Ross found out that he has a condition known as aphantasia, a relatively rare inability to visualize anything. He wrote:

Family Life

Blake grew up in Key Biscayne, FL with his brother and sister. Blake's mother was a psychologist and his father was a lawyer.

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Currently, Blake Ross is 36 years, 0 months and 2 days old. Blake Ross will celebrate 37th birthday on a Sunday 12th of June 2022. Below we countdown to Blake Ross upcoming birthday.

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