Lynda Weinman

About Lynda Weinman

Birth Day: January 24, 1955
Birth Place: Montecito, California, United States
Birth Sign: Aquarius
Alma mater: The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington, 1976
Occupation: co-founder Lynda.com, Author/Writer, Speaker
Spouse(s): Bruce Heavin
Website: www.lynda.com

Lynda Weinman Net Worth

Lynda Weinman was bornon January 24, 1955 in Montecito, California, United States. Weinman sold her online learning platform Lynda.com to LinkedIn for $1.5 billion in cash and stock in May 2015. She left the company a month later. A former web design teacher, she started the business with her husband Bruce in 1995 as a way to communicate with her students. Microsoft acquired LinkedIn in 2016 for $26 billion in cash, bumping Weinman's estimated fortune to $280 million. Weinman now chairs the board of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival and funds documentary filmmakers.

💰 Net worth: $280 Million (Updated at 22 June 2018)

2015 $320 Million
2016 $260 Million
2017 $280 Million
2018 $280 Million

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Famous Quotes:

You are going to get through all the hardships and pain, but they are necessary to make you stronger and wiser.

Biography/Timeline

1982

A year after graduating, Weinman opened two Retail stores, Vertigo on Mel Rose and Vertigo on Sunset in Los Angeles. They closed in 1982.

1989

Weinman taught digital media and motion graphics at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California from 1989 to 1996. Her book designing web graphics, published by New Riders in 1995, often is credited with being the first title to discuss web authoring technologies from a visual design perspective.

1990

Weinman worked for Dreamquest and as an independent contractor doing animation and special effects. She worked on several films, including RoboCop 2 (1990), Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989), and Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989).

1999

Lynda.com and United Digital Artists Productions, Inc. (UAD) co-founded the Flashforward Conferences and the Flash Film Festival, which first took place in 1999. The Flashforward Conference, the first event focused on Macromedia Flash, held fourteen events in San Francisco, New York, London, and Amsterdam, serving more than 20,000 attendees over six years. The Flash Film Festival presented more than 200 awards to Flash sites and applications, to winners from more than 30 countries. The last scheduled conference took place in August 2008.

2013

The Lynda.com Online Training Library teaches computer skills in video format to members through monthly and annual subscription-based plans. The company was founded in Ojai, California and has since moved to Ventura and Carpinteria, California, where, as of 2013, it employs nearly 500 full-time staff members and more than 140 teachers who earn royalties from their shared revenue model. The company website was created in 1995 and the company was incorporated in 1997.

2015

On April 7, 2015, LinkedIn acquired Lynda.com in a deal worth $1.5 billion. The sale was immediately followed by a 10% cut in company staff. During the next half year, layoffs continued as Lynda.com departments were folded into LinkedIn.

2019

Lynda.com evolved from its original conception as a free web resource for Lynda’s students, to the site for her books on web design, to the registration hub for physical classrooms and conferences, to an online virtual knowledge library, where today, members may watch software and Technology courses in several categories (3D and animation, audio, Business, design, development, home computing, photography, video, and web and interactive design). The company also produces documentaries about creative professionals.