Cliff Obrecht is the co-founder and the COO of the forty billion-dollar company Canva. He and his wife launched the online designing software and simplified the use of online designing tools. He and his business partner, wife, are the tenth wealthiest Australian.
The couple launched Canva in 2013 along with Cameron Adams, an ex-google employee as its third co-founder. Though initially, Canva was just an idea, it has grown into a massive company. There are millions of users using Canva for designing in over 179 countries.
Biography & Wiki Quick Summary
|Popular Name||Cliff Obrecht|
|Real Name||Cliff Obrecht|
|Date of birth||May 25, 1987|
|Age||36 years old|
|Place of birth||Australia|
|Net worth||2.6 Billion AUD|
Cliff Net Worth
Obrecht is the talented and hardworking COO of Canva, an online designing and publishing app.
Before Canva, he also looked after Fusion Books with his wife as its managing director for years. Like Canva, Fusion Books was also a great success.
These successes of his project have allowed him to earn more than enough fortune. Currently, Obrecht has 2.6 billion AUD as his net worth. When his net worth gets added to that of his wife, it becomes around 7.98 billion AUD.
Cliff Personal Life And Family
Obrecht has maintained utmost privacy when it comes to his personal life. He has not shared anything about his parents or his siblings.
However, in one of the articles, his wife mentioned that his father is Stan and his mother is Mary.
Besides this, no one knows anything about his personal life as even his social media accounts are kept private.
Cliff Wife and Relationship
The skilled technology entrepreneur married his wife, Melaine Perkins, just this year on one of the islands in Western Australia called the Rottnest island.
Obrecht has been with Melaine since the start of their first project, Fusion Books. He worked alongside his wife to turn Fusion Books into reality.
After working successfully in Fusion Books, he also worked with his wife and founded Canva.
Obrecht has not shared much about his early days of schooling.
However, he has shared in his LinkedIn account that he went to the University of Western Australia.
He joined the university in 2003 and graduated from there in 2008
Obrecht has not shared his previous experiences before meeting his wife.
But he did share that he was just twenty years old when he started working with his wife to create the Fusion Books.
While working on Fusion Books, both of his parents and his wife’s mother were very supportive.
Fusion Books took off in just a year and now is the largest yearbook publisher in entire Australia.
After the success of Fusion Books, Obrecht and his wife started working on their next project Canva.
Initially, it was hard to turn their idea of Canva into reality as many as 100 local investors rejected it.
However, things took a turn for good after meeting the investor, Bill Tai. Tai did not invest at first but invited them to different gatherings where they could find investors.
During one of these gatherings, Obrecht and his wife met the co-founder and technology executive of google maps, Lars Rasmussen.
They impressed Rasmussen with their pitching, but he asked them to wait for a bit as he did not have the skilled technical crew required to turn Canva into reality.
After some time, he introduced them to Cameron Adams, an ex-employee of Google, who had the technical crew perfect for Canva.
Adams was hesitant to come on board as he was searching for investors for his project, but after receiving an email from Melanie, he changed his mind and joined Canva as its third founder.
Soon, the company bloomed into its full potential and became recognized worldwide. Currently, there are millions of users comprising students, jobseekers, office employees, and many others. To this date, the Canva users have developed around seven billion designs online.
Though the company was Australian-based and had its headquarters in Manila and Sydney, it has expanded its office even in San Francisco.