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Chris Poole Is The Creator Of One Of The World's Biggest And Most Powerful Web Sites, And It Is Very Strange That He Is Not Insanely Rich

Nicholas Carlson

Chris Poole created a site called 4chan.org back when he was 15 years old.

4chan is now a huge website.

According to SimilarWeb, i t is the 154th largest in the US and the 360th largest in the world. It's just a little smaller than NYT.com.

4chan is also incredibly influential. 

"Memes" like Lolcats and Rick Rolling started there.  The hacking group Anonymous, and the group behind protests like Occupy Wall Street, first organized themselves there.

You'd think, having created such a big and powerful Website in his teens, Poole would be very wealthy.

He's not.

It's weird.

Poole came by the office the other day, and we asked him about it.

Watch below.

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Edited by Justin Gmoser

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