A US tech billionaire Jared Smith has married Zambian Dambisa Moyo. Mr Smith who is the co founder of Qualtrics has an estimated net worth of $1.2 billion.
Dr Dambisa Moyo, a world famous Zambian economist and a 4-time New York Times best selling author, got married on the 28th December, 2020 to Mr Jared Smith, billionaire and co-founder of Qualtrics. Dr Moyo is the daughter of Dr Steven Moyo (Vice-Chairperson, Anti-Corruption Commision and the former Director General, ZNBC) and Mrs Orlene Moyo (former Chairperson, Indo-Zambia Bank). She is also the sister of the renowned late artist, Ms Marsha Moyo. Dr Moyo has earned
more than 20 accolades and awards for her brilliance, including a place in TIME Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People”(2009) and a place in GQ’s “100 Most Connected Women in 2014”. Mr Smith is the co-founder of Qualtrics, a data analytics company which was recently sold to SAP for $8 billion. He is the son of Professor Scott Smith and Dr Nancy Smith Hill.
Jared Smith and his family are the founders of Utah-based Qualtrics, a world leading data analytics company specializing in customer survey software. He started the company with his brother (Ryan) and his father (Scott) in 2002 in his hometown Provo, Utah. His brother Ryan had returned home at the time to assist his father through his chemotherapy treatment. They had worked on the project as a hobby in their basement for over two years gaining a small customer base. Jared who was working for Google at the time and eventually joined his family in the Qualtrics team. Thereafter the company grew from strength to strength but maintained a quiet profile, rejecting offers of articles and venture capital investments to maintain generic growth.