• Elaine Andreijanssen is a businesswoman and financial analyst, and the wife of Eduardo Saverin, a co-founder of Facebook.
• She is of Chinese-Indonesian ancestry and has a family fortune.
• She studied at Raffles Girls' School and Tufts University.
• She worked as a Quantitative Research Analyst for Franklin Templeton Investments.
• She married Saverin in 2015 on the French Riviera.
Who is Elaine Andreijanssen?
Elaine Andreijanssen was born in the 1980s, in Singapore, and is a businesswoman as well as a financial analyst, also known for being the wife of Eduardo Saverin. Her husband is an investor, best known for being one of the co-founders of Facebook; he owns around 2% of all outstanding shares of the company.
The Wealth of Elaine Andreijanssen
Elaine Andreijanssen has a personal net worth that remains undisclosed, though it is likely that she has wealth thanks to her family’s fortune, and her successful financial endeavors.
She very probably benefits from the success of her husband too, who has a net worth estimated to be over $10 billion.
Life and Career
Elaine is of Chinese-Indonesian ancestry, and grew up in Singapore having a comfortable lifestyle as her parents owned many businesses in the country. At a young age, she desired to make it on her own when it came to financial success. She attended Raffle Girl’s School which is one of the oldest and most reputable secondary schools in Singapore.
After matriculating from high school, she then moved to the US and stayed in Massachusetts as she enrolled at Tufts University. The school is known for its focus on international reach and study abroad programs, collaborating with many international schools in various countries.
Following the completion of her education, she returned to Singapore and began to work in the financial sector. She was hired by Franklin Templeton Investments, a global investment firm that has an established base in New York City, and for which she served as a Quantitative Research Analyst.
While working in finance, she also continued to oversee several developments within her family’s businesses in Singapore.
Husband – Eduardo Saverin
Eduardo was born on 19 March 1982, and grew up with two siblings in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the son of a wealthy Jewish Brazilian family. His father is established in numerous businesses such as real estate, clothing, and shipping, while his mother worked as a psychologist. He later moved to the US to attend Gulliver Preparatory School, and after matriculating he enrolled at Harvard University, which is one of the top universities in the world and a member of the Ivy League.
During his time there, he studied economics, but also developed an interest in meteorology, leading him to make $300,000 through investments in oil futures.
It was also during his time at Harvard that he met another undergraduate, Mark Zuckerberg, who suggested to him a plan to create a social networking site for Harvard students. This led to the creation of Facebook in 2004 with a $2,000 investment. With a bit of success, they invested more money in the operation, with Saverin serving as the chief financial officer (CFO).
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Quando Eduardo Saverin cumprimenta empreendedores que o visitam em seu escritório no oitavo andar da Singapore Land Tower, o brasileiro de 36 anos sabe que farão perguntas sobre o Facebook. O cofundador da gigante rede social não é apenas um dos bilionários mais jovens do mundo – seu patrimônio é estimado em US$ 10 bilhões -, mas também um nome familiar depois que foi retratado no filme de sucesso de 2010, “A Rede Social”. Saverin dá sua primeira entrevista cara a cara após sete anos e fala de sua saída do Facebook além de esclarecer rumores sobre a desistência da cidadania norte-americana dois anos após a mudança para Singapura. Acesse o link na bio (linkin.bio/forbesbr) para ler a entrevista. #EduardoSaverin #Facebook #bilionário #Singapura #entrevista #negócios #sucesso
Facebook would grow to become one of the top websites in the world, and paved the way for social media as well as social networking. It is credited for starting a drastic change in today’s internet-driven culture.
Saverin – Falling Out, Other Projects, and Controversies
While Eduardo initially had a much larger stake within Facebook, owning 53 million Facebook shares in 2012 valued at $2 billion, he later had a falling out with his fellow co-founder, and Zuckerberg then cut him from Facebook and diluted his stake. The two disagreed on numerous fronts, including stock purchase agreements, which led to a lawsuit from Facebook.
He then filed a lawsuit against Zuckerberg for using company money for personal expenses. Both lawsuits were settled out of court, and after he signed a non-disclosure agreement, he retained his position as co-founder of Facebook.
Since then, he’s invested in and co-founded other companies. He co-founded the online charity portal Aporta. He also closed numerous deals in Asia, including a $30 million investment in the logistics start-up named Ninja Van, and in other early-stage start-ups such as Jumio, an online mobile payments company, and Qwiki which was an automated video production company.
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In 2011, he attracted a lot of controversy and attention when he renounced his US citizenship, stating his desire to move to Singapore to live and work. However, his renouncement also meant that he would avoid an estimated $700 million in capital gains taxes, which he has denied was the purpose of his move; he has now been living in Singapore for around a decade.
Andriejanssen married Saverin in 2015 after being engaged for a year, on the French Riviera, the Mediterranean coastline of France. It is considered one of the first modern resort areas in the world, and is a major hub of cruises. Her husband has been portrayed in pop culture several times, the most popular of which is the film “The Social Network” in which he was played by actor Andrew Garfield.