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Chris R. Hughes (born November 26, 1983(1983-11-26)) is an American entrepreneur co-founded and served as spokesman for the online social directory, Facebook, with Harvard roommates Mark Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz and Eduardo Saverin. He was the coordinator of online organizing for Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign on, the campaign's online social networking website.[1] Hughes is currently an Entrepreneur in Residence at General Catalyst Partners, a Cambridge, Massachusetts venture capital firm,[2] and a strategic advisor at GMMB, a political consulting firm that worked with the 2008 Obama campaign.[3]

In 2010, Hughes founded and became Executive Director of Jumo (a Yoruba word meaning “together in concert”), a non-profit organization that "aims to help people find ways to help the world."[4] In July 2010, he was tapped by the United Nations to serve as a UNAIDS Commissioner.[5]

Hughes was born in Hickory, North Carolina. He is a graduate of Phillips Academy Andover and Harvard University. He graduated from Harvard in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts in history and literature. [6]

Chris was featured as the cover story of April 2009's Fast Company under the headline "The Kid Who Made Obama President; How Facebook Cofounder Chris Hughes Unleashed Barack's Base- and Changed Politics and Marketing Forever".


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