Bret Taylor's Net Worth Is Just as Impressive as His Work History

Bret Taylor, the Chairman of the Board at Twitter and the Co-CEO for Salesforce, is estimated to be worth $226 million.

Jennifer Farrington - Author

Apr. 14 2022, Published 4:31 p.m. ET

Bret Taylor
Source: Bret Taylor (LinkedIn)/Twitter (@twitter, @google, @salesforce, @Facebook)

When it comes to financial portfolios, Bret Taylor certainly holds a place at the top. Taylor currently serves as the Co-CEO of Salesforce, a customer relationship management platform, and Chairman of the Board at Twitter. He founded companies like FriendFeed and Quip, all of which helped him to build an impressive net worth.

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Keep reading to find out what Bret Taylor’s net worth is and how he managed to achieve such great success thus far.

What is Bret Taylor’s net worth?

Bret Taylor attending Dreamforce keynote
Source: Twitter (@btaylor)

Bret Taylor (right)

Bret Taylor, the Chairman of the Board at Twitter and the Co-CEO for Salesforce, is estimated to be worth $226 million, reports Wallmine. Taylor is said to own “over 6,649 units of Salesforce Inc stock” that is worth “over $182,052,330.” It also reported that he earns roughly $11,944,500 serving as president and COO at Salesforce.

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Bret Steven Taylor

Co-CEO at Salesforce/Chairman of the Board for Twitter

Net worth: $226 million

Bret Taylor has a long history in the tech industry. He began working for Google later launched his own companies, including Quip and FriendFeed. He's also worked for Facebook and now serve as noteworthy roles at Twitter and Salesforce.

Birthdate: Born in 1980

Birthplace: Oakland, Calif.

Education: Earned a BA and MA in computer science from Stanford University

Spouse: Karen Padham

Kids: 3

A look at how Bret Taylor climbed his way to becoming chairman at Twitter.

Bret Taylor began his career working for Google as a group product manager. While serving in his role, Taylor helped co-create Google Maps, Google Local, and the Google Maps API, according to his LinkedIn profile. Taylor’s time at Google came to an end in June 2007, the same year the Twitter chairman joined Benchmark Capital where he began exploring ideas for startups.

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Taylor eventually landed on an idea, allowing him to launch the social networking startup, FriendFeed in Oct. 2007. About two years later, Taylor sold the company to Facebook. He also accepted a position with the company working as its CTO (Chief Technology Officer).

During his time at Facebook, which has since been renamed Meta Platforms, Inc., Taylor helped the company navigate through its IPO in 2012. Additionally, the Twitter chairman was also “credited with the invention of the “Like” button,” a feature we have all learned to utilize when scrolling through our Facebook feeds.

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While working for Facebook is certainly a notable accomplishment of Taylor’s, his career at the multinational technology conglomerate only lasted about three years. After leaving Facebook in July 2012, Taylor went on to start yet another company called Quip.

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Quip helped Bret Taylor reach new heights in his career and grow his fortune.

Quip was initially designed to provide software to businesses that were looking to increase productivity. Taylor founded Quip in Sept. 2012 and served as its CEO up until a short time after it was acquired by Salesforce for $750 million in Aug. 2016. A short while after the deal was made, Taylor went on to serve as the president and CPO for Salesforce and has since moved up in rank.

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Today, Bret Taylor serves as the Co-CEO at Salesforce. He is also recognized for his role at Twitter, which has grown to become one of the world’s largest social networks to date. Taylor joined Twitter as a board member in July 2016 and moved up to Chairman of the Board in Nov. 2021. He continues to hold this position.

Was Bret Taylor’s position at Twitter threatened by Elon Musk’s request to buy the platform outright?

Although Bret Taylor has served on the board at Twitter for almost six years now, his position could be put into question given Elon Musk’s recent move to purchase Twitter outright. In March 2022, Musk became the largest shareholder of Twitter after purchasing a 9.2 percent stake in the company.

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He later rejected an offer to join Twitter’s board, which would have “capped [him] at 14.9 percent,” reports Business Insider. Shortly after declining the offer, Musk wrote a letter to Taylor asking to buy “100 percent of Twitter for $54.20 per share in cash.” At that rate, Musk is essentially valuing Twitter to be worth $43 billion.

Although no deal has been at the time of this writing, should Twitter decide to accept Musk’s proposal, it’s unclear what could happen to the company’s board members.


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