Joel Spolsky
Joel Spolsky
Celebrated Name: Joel Spolsky
Real Name/Full Name: Avram Joel Spolsky
Gender: Male
Age: 58 years old
Birth Date:  10 November 1965
Birth Place: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Nationality: American, Israeli, New Zealand
Height: 5 feet 8 inches
Weight: 93kg
Sexual Orientation: Gay
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): N/A
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): NO
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Joel Spolsky Gay? Yes
Profession: Software developer, CEO
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $260 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Avram Joel Spolsky, popularly known as Joel Spolsky, is a writer and a software engineer from America. Joel has written a blog named Joel on Software that focuses on software development and also is the creator of Trello software used in project management.  Joel is famous for being on the Microsoft Excel team working as a Program Manager between the years of 1991 and 1994.

Maybe you know about Joel Spolsky very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not see, we have prepared this article about details of Joel Spolsky’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Joel Spolsky was born in 1965 to his parents of Jewish descent. Joel was brought up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and stayed there until he was in his mid-teenage years. Joel later relocated to Israel together with his family and attended high school and finished his service in the military in Paratroopers Brigade.

Joel was among the Kibbutz Hanaton founders in Lower Galilee and went back to the United States of America to get his college education. Joel Spolsky went to the University of Pennsylvania for one year before transferring to Yale University. Joel became a member of Pierson College and later graduated in the year 1991 with a BS summa cum laude in Computer Science.

Personal Life

Joel Spolsky declared his marriage in 2015 and publicly announced that he was gay on a social media blog. He is married to his husband Jared, and the couple resides on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 10 November 1965, Joel Spolsky is 58 years old as of today’s date 21st July 2024. His height is 5 feet, 8 inches tall, and his weight is 93 kg.


Joel Spolsky made his career debut in 1991 when he began working at Microsoft operating as a Program Manager on the Microsoft Excel group. He created Excel Basic and steered Microsoft’s Visual Basic for Applications plan. Joel Spolsky relocated to New York City in the year 1995 to work for Juno Online Services and Viacom. After five years, Joel founded Fog Creek Software and designed the blog, Joel on Software, which was among the first blogs set up by the owner of a business.

Back in 2005, Joel Spolsky appeared, and co-produced Aardvark’d: 12 Weeks with Geeks. It was a documentary focusing on Fog Creek’s growth of Project Aardvark, which was remote support equipment.

Three years later, in 2008, Joel Spolsky became the co-founder of Stack Overflow, which was a question and answer commune site for software developers, together with Jeff Atwood. Joel worked as the company’s CEO until he was succeeded by Prashanth Chandrasekhar on 1 October 2019. Joel has ever since remained Stack Overflow’s Chairman.

Back in 2011, Joel Spolsky initiated Trello, which is an online project management kit stirred by Kanban methodology.

Back in 2016, Joel Spolsky pronounced the appointment of Anil Dash as the new Chief Executive Officer of Fog Creek Software.

Awards & Achievements

Back in the year 2006, Fog Creek was among the Jolt Awards finalists, a step that saw more recognition to his company.

Net Worth & Salary of Joel Spolsky in 2024

Joel Spolsky Net Worth
Joel Spolsky Net Worth

As of July 2024, Joel Spolsky has an estimated net worth of more than $260 million. Joel earns most of his income from his business and also from his well-paying career as a software developer.

Joel Spolsky is a successful software developer who made it through hard work and dedication towards his career. Joel is not crow moved and proved this when he publicly declared his sexuality without worrying about what people would say. He was bold enough to announce that he was gay and that boldness has, in one way or the other, played a more prominent role in his success.


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