David Karp is an American internet entrepreneur.
Entrepreneur and programmer David Karp began his career in animation before transitioning to software consulting while still in his late teens.
Karp walked out of high school and, with the approval of his parents, was homeschooled for three years as he followed his business goals.
His first big break came when he was appointed head of Product at UrbanBaby, a business that CNET purchased in 2006 for millions of dollars.
Together with his business partner Macro Arment, Karp co-founded the well-known blogging platform Tumblr in February 2007.
Tumblr had 75,000 users in just two weeks, and today there are over 100 million active blogs on the platform. According to reports, Tumblr made $15 million in income in 2012 and is expected to make $100 million in 2013.
Yahoo was apparently interested in buying Tumblr for $1.1 billion in May 2013.
David Karp's net worth is currently estimated at $200 million.
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David Karp’s father is Michael D. Karp.
David Karp’s mother is Barbara Ackerman.
Siblings: David Karp has a brother named Kevin Karp.
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"Where I feel the most productive and engaged is when I'm buried in code, buried in some project, tweaking some designs. I'm certainly introverted."
"I'm very antischedule. Except for board meetings, I don't really schedule things or keep a calendar. I think appointments are caustic to creativity."
"Today there are millions of people making stuff and putting it into the world: that's become part of our identity and it shouldn't be limited to people who fancy themselves writers, or who are particularly witty or talented."
"I never spent much time with people my own age."
"We're not motivated by money. We are into this thing that we're building."
"Find a space where you can be creative and a place where you are open for free thinking, you want to enjoy what you are doing and do what you are best at."