Chris Hughes (entrepreneur)
Chris R. Hughes (born November 26, 1983) is a United States entrepreneur who co-founded and served as spokesman for the online social directory and networking site, Facebook, with Harvard roommates Mark Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz and Eduardo Saverin. He was the coordinator of online organizing for Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign on My.BarackObama.com, the campaign's online social networking website. Hughes is currently an Entrepreneur in Residence at General Catalyst Partners, a Cambridge, Massachusetts venture capital firm.
In 2010, Hughes founded and became Executive Director of Jumo (a Yoruba word meaning “together in concert”), a non-profit organization that "aims to help people find ways to help the world." In July 2010, UNAIDS (Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS) appointed him to a 17-member "High Level Commission" of renowned politicians, business leaders, human rights activists, sports personalities and scientists tasked with spearheading a "social and political action campaign over the coming year aimed at galvanizing support for effective HIV prevention programmes".
Hughes was born in Hickory, North Carolina. He is a graduate of Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts and Harvard University. He graduated from Harvard in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts in history and literature.  He is openly gay. In 2009, he attended President Obama's first state dinner with his partner Sean Eldridge.
Hughes was the subject of an April 2009 cover story Fast Company magazine under the headline, "The Kid Who Made Obama President; How Facebook Cofounder Chris Hughes Unleashed Barack's Base- and Changed Politics and Marketing Forever".