Alexandr Wang’s Parents: Who Are Scale AI Founder Alexandr Wang’s Father, Mother, and Siblings?

How many children do Alexandr Wang’s parents have? Inside the family life of Scale AI CEO and co-founder.

In the early months of 2022, Forbes declared a 25-year-old college dropout a self-made billionaire. Through the publication, the world got to hear of Alexandr Wang, the CEO, and co-founder of Scale AI.

Scale AI is currently worth $7.3B. Scale accelerates its customers’ AI development by democratizing access to intelligent data (companies using Scale include Lyft, Cruise, and nuTonomy).

Having known of Wang and his company, Scale AI, many would want to know more about the CEO his parents, siblings, and family. So, who are Wang’s parents? Read on to find out more.

Who are Alexandr Wang’s parents?

As of now, the names of Alexandr Wang‘s parents remain a mystery and it clearly shows he is a private person.

Also, whether Wang is his parents’ only child or he has other siblings remain untold to date, however, Wikibio.in suggests he has a sister named Jessie.

The SELF-MADE billionaire has revealed he initially told his parents that he would go back to school after launching his start-up business.

The entrepreneur told Forbes: “I told my parents it was just going to be a thing I did for the summer.

“Obviously, I never went back to school.”

Alexandr Wang's parents
Alexandr Wang with Jessie

Wang’s parents were physicists who worked on weapons projects for the US military.

He grew up near the Los Alamos National Lab in New Mexico – the site where the US developed its first atomic bomb during World War II.

Alexandr Wang grew up in New Mexico. Photo: Alexandr Wang/Facebook
Alexandr Wang grew up in New Mexico. Photo: Alexandr Wang/Facebook

Wang, who has been described as a whiz-kid, also participated in math and coding competitions.

He competed in his first national math competition when he was in the sixth grade.

Scale has since signed three contracts worth in the region of $350million.

The deals see tech experts work with the US Air Force and Army.

Scale also works with giants such as Samsung, Toyota, and PayPal.

Who is Alexandr Wang?

Alexandr Wang is the CEO of Scale AI, the startup he cofounded in 2016 to help companies put their raw data to work for AI and machine learning.

The California-based outfit helps some 300 clients, including General Motors and Flexport, on projects like autonomous driving and supply chain efficiency.

Wang, just 25, is the world’s youngest self-made billionaire; he owns an estimated 15% of Scale, which was valued by investors at $7.3 billion in 2021.

The New Mexico native landed full-time engineering jobs in Silicon Valley at age 17 with fintech Addepar and then question-and-answer site Quora.

At age 19, after a brief stint at MIT to study machine learning, Wang dropped out to attend the Y Combinator accelerator and launch Scale.

Wang, the son of weapons physicists, grew up in Los Alamos, New Mexico, the sleepy town where the U.S. developed its first atomic bomb during World War II.

He entered his first math contest in 6th grade intent on winning a trip to Disney. He did – and later competed in physics Olympiads and science bowls.

He entered his first math contest in 6th grade intent on winning a trip to Disney. He did – and later competed in physics Olympiads and science bowls.

What is Scale AI?

Scale accelerates its customers’ AI development by democratizing access to intelligent data (companies using Scale include Lyft, Cruise, and nuTonomy).

Scale’s technology analyzes satellite images much faster than human analysts to determine how much damage Russian bombs are causing in Ukraine. Scale AI used artificial intelligence to begin automating tasks like image recognition and audio transcription. Back then, its customers included GM Cruise, Alphabet, Uber, P&G, and others

It’s useful not just for the military. More than 300 companies, including General Motors and Flexport, use Scale, which Wang started when he was 19, to help them pan gold from rivers of raw information—millions of shipping documents, say, or raw footage from self-driving cars.

“Every industry is sitting on huge amounts of data,” Wang says, who appeared on the Forbes Under 30 list in 2018. “Our goal is to help them unlock the potential of the data and supercharge their businesses with AI.”