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David Karp Biography

David Karp is an American web developer and entrepreneur. He is the founder and former CEO of the short-form blogging platform Tumblr. Karp began his career while still an intern under Fred Seibert at the animation company Frederator Studios. Karp then started his own software consulting company, Davidville. He worked with computer engineer Marco Arment on projects for clients. 

David Karpa Age | Parents

Karpa was born on 7 May 1971 in Born in New York City. He is 32 years old. He is the son of Barbara Ackerman, a science teacher from San Anselmo, California, and Michael D. Karp, a film and television composer. He has a younger brother named Kevin. His parents separated when he was 17. Karp grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

David Karp Education

Karp attended the Calhoun School from pre-school through eighth grade. His mother teaches science. At 11, he began learning HTML and began designing websites for businesses. Karp went on to attend The Bronx High School of Science for one year. He later dropped out when he was 15 and started homeschooling. Karp never returned to high school or earned his high school diploma.

David Karp Career


Karp began as an intern at age 14 for animation producer Fred Seibert, founder of Frederator Studios. Karp’s mother had taught Seibert’s children at the Calhoun School and was friends with his wife. Karp was fascinated with the work of Frederator’s computer engineers and his visits became regular.

After he started homeschooling, Karp also began taking Japanese classes at the Japan Society. When entrepreneur John Maloney sought technical help with UrbanBaby a Frederator employee recommended Karp for the job. Karp completed the project, which had to be done in a couple of days, within four hours. Maloney made him UrbanBaby’s head of product and gave him a small amount of equity.

At age 17, while still working for UrbanBaby, Karp moved alone to Tokyo for five months.  Karp left UrbanBaby after it was sold to CNET in 2006. He used money from selling his shares and started his own software consultancy company, Davidville, functioning as a mix of client work and production of Karp’s own products and services.

Marco Arment joined the company as an engineer after replying to Karp’s Craigslist ad. Karp had been interested in microblogging for some time and was waiting for one of the established blogging platforms to introduce their own microblogging platform. After a year of waiting, Karp and Arment began working on their own microblogging platform during a two-week gap between contracts in 2006.

Tumblr was launched in February 2007 and within two weeks, the service had gained 75,000 users.  Karp shut down his consultancy business as his work with Tumblr was interfering with his client work. Davidville was renamed Tumblr, Inc. and 25 percent of the company was sold to a small group of investors.

Yahoo! and Tumblr reached an agreement for Yahoo! to acquire Tumblr for $1.1 billion. Tumblr hosts over 375.4 million blogs. Karp announced in November 2017 that he would be leaving Tumblr by the end of the year. Karp has made personal investments into several companies including Superpedestrian, Inc., Sherpaa, Inc., and Splash.

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David Karp Wife

Karp’s girlfriend was Rachel Eakley, a psychology graduate and nursing student. They lived together in Williamsburg with their pet dog, Clark. The pair split in 2014. Rachel was his girlfriend for five years.

David Karp Net Worth

Karp is only 26, but on paper, he’s worth more than $200 million. He has a stake in Tumblr, the $800 million blogging platform he founded, that exceeds 25%.

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