Founder & CEO
Jonah Peretti is Founder and CEO of BuzzFeed. After co-founding The Huffington Post in 2005, Peretti launched BuzzFeed in 2006 as an experimental lab that focused on tracking viral content and making things people wanted to share. Under Peretti’s leadership, BuzzFeed has grown to over 1000 employees worldwide, more than 200M monthly unique visitors and 1.5B monthly video views, with writers and producers creating shareable content and reporters and editors covering everything from politics to technology and investigations. BuzzFeed has also pioneered social advertising to build shareable campaigns for the world’s leading brands.
Before BuzzFeed, Peretti experimented with viral projects and studied how information and ideas spread through the web. Peretti is a graduate of the MIT Media Lab and has taught at NYU and the Parsons School of Design. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and twins.