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Wilmot Reed Hastings, Jr. is an American entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is the co-founder and CEO of Netflix and serves on the boards of Facebook and a number of non-profit organizations. A former member of the California State Board of Education, Hastings is an advocate for education reform through charter schools.

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Hastings at Web 2.0 Conference, 2005
Born Wilmot Reed Hastings, Jr.
October 8, 1960 (1960-10-08) (age 56)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Residence San Francisco, California, U.S.
Alma mater Bowdoin College
Stanford University
Occupation Co-founder and CEO of Netflix
Net worth Decrease US$1.26 billion (August 2016)
Board member of Facebook, KIPP, DreamBox (company)
Spouse(s) Patrician Ann Quillin
Children 2

Wilmot Reed Hastings, Jr. (born October 8, 1960) is an American entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is the co-founder and CEO of Netflix and serves on the boards of Facebook and a number of non-profit organizations. A former member of the California State Board of Education, Hastings is an advocate for education reform through charter schools.