Luis Von Ahn
Luis Von Ahn
Celebrated Name: Luis Von Ahn
Real Name/Full Name: Luis Von Ahn
Gender: Male
Age: 52 years old
Birth Date: 19 August 1971
Birth Place: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Nationality: American
Height: 1.83 m
Weight: 79 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Laura Dabbish US
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes ()
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Luis Von Ahn Gay?: No
Profession: Entrepreneur
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $700 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Louis Von Ahn, a consulting professor in the Department of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburg, is a Guatemalan entrepreneur known as one of the best pioneers of crowdsourcing. He is also the creator of the company reCAPTCHA – a human verification system provider and the co-founder and CEO of DUOLINGO- the world’s most popular language-learning platform.

Maybe you know about Luis Von Ahn very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Luis’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

Born in Guatemala City on 19 August 1978, Luis grew up in an upper-crust family. His parents were physicians. He is of German Guatemalan descent. He went to a private English language school in Guatemala City. At the age of 18, for deriving a BS in mathematics, he started for Duke University.

In 2005 he obtained his PHD in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University. Later that year, he became a faculty member at the Carnegie Mellon University as a consulting professor in the Computer Science Department.

Personal Life

In 2011 he married Laura Dabbish, US. He has two daughters.No further information is present regarding his wife or the names of his daughters. We have no further information about his personal. Thus we all expect him to have a very good life with his family.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 19 August 1948, Luis Von Ahn is 75 years old as of today’s date 23rd April 2024. His height is 1.83 m tall, and his weight is 79 kg.


He started with CRYPTOGRAPHY as his field of early work. Accompanying Nicholas J. Hopper and John Langford, the first to provide rigorous definitions of STEGANOHRAPHY was Luis himself. With Manuel Blum, he did early pioneering work on CAPTCHAS in 2000. Now working on CAPTCHAS gained Luis tremendous esteem and distinction because its coverage was vast as it got covered by the New York Times and USA Today.

Von Ahn’s Phd thesis was one of the first publications that used the tern HUMAN COMPUTATION and is also the first work on GAMES WITH A PURPOSE (GWAP). One of the examples of GWAP is the ESP Game. Infact, later on, this ESP game got its license from Google, and it was further used to improve the exactness of the GOOGLE IMAGE SEARCH.

Then later on in 2007, he invented the reCAPTCHA, which was a new form of CAPTCHA. More than 100,000 sites use reCAPTCHA.Then in 2009, Von and his graduate student Severin Hacker began developing Duolingo. A private Duolingo beta test was conducted in 2011 and opened to the public later in 2012.

Awards & Achievements

In 2006 he was awarded the MAC ARTHUR FELLOWSHIP, in 2009, THE DAVID AND LUCILE PACKARD FOUNDATION and THE SLOAN FELLOWSHIP, in 2007 A MICROSOFT NEW FACULTY FELLOWSHIP, in 2011 A.NICO HABERMAN development chair in computer science, in 2017 THE DISTINGUISHED LEADERSHIP AWARD and 2018 THE LEMELSON  MIT prize. His achievements still go on increasing even these days.

Net Worth & Salary of Luis Von Ahn in 2024

Luis Von Ahn Net Worth
Luis Von Ahn Net Worth

As of April 2024, He has a net worth of $700 million. He made such a massive amount as the CEO and the co-founder of Duolingo and as the creator of the company reCAPTCHA. ReCAPTCHA is used by over 100,000 websites, which almost earns more than half of his worth. His net worth includes all his possessions and earnings.

Emerging as the creator of the company reCAPTCHA and the CEO of Duolingo, Luis Ahn Von, proved as the living example of the best and the most superior entrepreneur the world can have. He put in his hardwork, and above all, he had extensive and vast imagination skills and amazing ideas that started pouring in his mind, which led him to build an astounding platform for the entire world, which proved to be of great satisfaction and welfare for the world.


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