Silicon Valley Billionaire CEOs’ Smartphone Choices
Silicon Valley is a hub of brilliant, high-tech companies in the US. From Apple, Amazon, Tesla, YouTube and Uber, all the major companies reside in Silicon Valley. It’s where all the innovation happens.
What do the people running these companies rely on as their daily driver? When you’re spearheading innovation into entire industries on your own, which innovative device do you pick to get you through the day?
From a Cashify perspective, we wonder what happens to the old phones they no longer use? How responsible is the CEO of a Billion Dollar company with his old electronics and moreover, what do these tech billionaires use themselves? Here is a list of few of these execs and their phones:
The famous Tesla Motors owner, Elon Musk is known to be a regular iPhone user. Though there is no official statement, there are multiple instances where he has mentioned his ‘iPhone’ or ‘iPad’ in his conversation. His biographer, Ashlee Vance also mentioned him using an iPhone in his biography.
Having a strong relationship with the Apple execs, Mark Zuckerberg is said to receive free iPhones from the company, although we’re sure he doesn’t need them ‘free’.
Not surprisingly, he uses an iPhone and Apple products in general. He has been spotted using the latest iPhones in public several times.
He is the man all of us hail for giving us Wikipedia. But what device does he pick? Wales answered a question on Quora, a platform on which he is quite active, mentioning his Samsung Galaxy S5. In fact, he’s even tweeted about it. While he may have upgraded by now, we have reason to believe he’ll be sticking to Samsung, or at least, Android.
Larry Page and Sergey Brin
The Co-founders of Google use a variety of Android phones. Sergey Brin used to have a Nexus phone, but now he is likely to be carrying the Google Pixel. The first phone however, that Larry carried, was a Blackberry. Likely a Stanford EE380 version.
Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel uses an iPhone. While his current device is as of yet unknown, he recently spoke about his iPhone and the fact that he doesn’t use a case for it because he is very careful with his devices.
As we all know, Travis Kalanick is the co-founder and former CEO of Uber. The 43-year-old is also seen using an iPhone only. Source? Forbes mentioned Kalanick’s frequent tendency to pull out his iPhone during a conference.
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It might come as a shock, but yes Bill Gates does use Android phones. Since the end of Windows Phone, Bill Gates’ entire family has migrated to the Android ecosystem.
The Amazon owner and founder, Jeff Bezos used a Blackberry phone back in 2012 and was last seen using a Samsung handset, before he launched Amazon’s Fire Phone. Which phone is using at present is still a mystery to us.
Evidently, a majority of Silicon Valley’s exec use Apple products. Other celebrity stars use flip phones – like Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, actress Scarlett Johansson, and singer Rihanna. The reason being the privacy issue of their life. However, the above people gave a great insight into their preferences, likes and dislikes.
The Cashify business where one can sell old phones for Instant Cash is still not available in Silicon Valley. If you want to sell a used device in India, click here to get an instant quote.
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