Just a month ago, Evan Spiegel was the toast of the town. The 26-year-old billionaire who founded Snapchat took his company public. The following week, he walked home with a bonus of some $800 million. Everyone, including his fiance, supermodel Miranda Kerr, was celebrating. Cut to present when Evan Spiegel has earned the ire of Indians who have just learnt what he has to say about them.
Thanks to a lawsuit that has been filed by former employee, Anthony Pompaliano, we now know that the Snapchat founder has no plans of expanding his business in India because he considers it to be a poor country. “This app is only for rich people. I don’t want to expand into poor countries like India and Spain,” Spiegel reportedly told Pampliano. According to the lawsuit, the Snpchat CEO believed that the app was only for ‘rich people’… More at GQ.
What a dick.