Vladimir Tenev Biography
Vladimir Tenev is a Bulgarian-American entrepreneur and billionaire who is the co-founder (with Baiju Bhatt) and CEO of Robinhood, a US-based financial technology services company.
Vladimir Tenev’s Age and Birthday
Vladimir is 35 years old as of 2022. He was born on 13 February 1987, in Varna, Bulgaria. He celebrates his birthday every 13 of February every year.
Vladimir Tenev Height and Weight
Vladimir stands at an average height of 6 feet 3 inches (1.90 cm) and he weighs 138 lbs (63 kilograms). He has dark brown hair and hazel eyes.
Vladimir Tenev Education
He attended Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Fairfax County, Virginia. He earned a degree in mathematics from Stanford University, where he met Baiju Bhatt. He studied for a mathematics Ph.D. at UCLA but dropped out to work with Bhatt.
Vladimir Tenev’s Family, Parents, and Siblings
Tenev was born in Bulgaria, and his parents migrated to the U.S. when he was five. His parents both worked for the World Bank. Our efforts to find out more about his family were not available as no such information was publicly available. Thus, the identity of his parents is still unclear. It is also not known if he has any siblings. We will update this section once this information is available.
Vladimir Tenev’s Wife, Dating, and Children
In 2014 Vladimir married Celina Tenev who is also a businesswoman. In 2017 the couple was blessed with a baby girl named Nora. The couple usually prefers to keep their personal life low-key and away from the media. According to sources her wife is currently residing in Palo Alto with their family.
Vladimir Tenev Career
In 2010, Tenev and Bhatt started a high-frequency trading software company called Celeris. By January 2011 they abandoned it to create Chronos Research, which sold low-latency software to other trading firms and banks.
In 2013, Tenev and Bhatt co-founded the trading platform Robinhood. In 2015, Robinhood launched its mobile app to the public. Following a funding round in May 2018 which increased Robinhood’s valuation to $6 billion, Tenev and Bhatt became billionaires. In November 2020, Tenev became the sole CEO of Robinhood, having previously shared the co-CEO title with Bhatt. In July 2021, Robinhood went public at a $32 billion valuation.
Tenev defended Robinhood’s decision to prevent users from buying stock or options in a variety of securities, notably GameStop, during the GameStop short squeeze; the decision sparked widespread criticism from users of the app as well as politicians in both major American parties.
On January 28, 2021, Robinhood was among a number of brokerages that halted users from buying stock or options in GameStop and the other heavily shorted securities. On February 18, 2021, Tenev testified before the United States House Committee on Financial Services regarding Robinhood’s role during the GameStop short squeeze. Tenev came under criticism from members of both parties and was criticized for struggling to provide answers to a number of questions.
Vladimir Tenev Salary
Details about his salary are not yet disclosed. However, information about how much he makes will be updated as soon as it is available.
Vladimir Tenev’s Net Worth
Tenev has an estimated net worth of $1.5 billion dollars as of 2022. This includes his assets, money, and income. His primary source of income is his career as an Entrepreneur.