|Bryan Johnson Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 11 in|
|Date of Birth||August 22, 1977|
Bryan Johnson is an American entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and author who is best known as the founder and CEO of Kernel (founded in June 2016), a technology company headquartered in Los Angeles that creates brain-machine interfaces and builds hardware that measures electrical and hemodynamic signals produced by the brain. In 2020, Kernel demonstrated a pair of helmet-like devices that can record brain activity which might help in studies/research about diseases, aging, concussions, etc. In October 2021, Bryan announced Project Blueprint, an initiative that aims to measure and then reverse the quantified biological age of his organs. He has claimed that the project has resulted in an age reversal of 5.1 years.
Provo, Utah, United States
Los Angeles County, California, United States
Bryan had studied at Springville High School, one of the 2 high schools that serve and are located in Springville, Utah. In 1999, he joined Brigham Young University, a private research university in his birth town of Provo. He graduated from there with a degree in international studies in 2003.
In 2005, he enrolled in the Booth School of Business, the graduate business school of the University of Chicago, a private research university in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated from there with an MBA (Master of Business Administration) degree in 2007.
Entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist, Author
- Siblings – He has 3 brothers and a sister.
- Others – Glen Nelson (Grandfather) (Economics Professor (Retired)). His stepfather owns a trucking company.
Bryan Johnson’s net worth had been $400 million according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.
5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm
79 kg or 174 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Bryan has dated –
- Taryn Southern (2016-2019)
He has 3 children – 2 sons named Jefferson (b. 2003) and Talmage (b. 2005), and a daughter named Genevieve (b. 2010) from previous unnamed relationship(s).
Race / Ethnicity
He is of American descent.
- Toned physique
- Overgrown, wavy hair
- Affable smile
Bryan Johnson Facts
- When Bryan was 19 years old, he became a Mormon missionary which is a usual practice for youngsters affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), a non-trinitarian Christian church that considers itself to be the restoration of the original church founded by Jesus Christ. He then spent 2 years doing missionary work in Ecuador. He, however, left the Church when he was about 34 years old.
- During his time at Brigham Young University (1999-2003), he launched 3 startups. In one of those startups, he would hire other college students to sell service plans along with cell phones and earn about USD 300 in commission on each sale. He used this money to pay his way through university.
- The first of the other 2 startups was called Inquist, a VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) company that combined features of Vonage (an American cloud communications provider) and Skype (a telecommunications application best known for its videoconferencing and voice calling facilities). Inquist ended its operations in 2001 after which Bryan, his brother, and another partner started the 3rd of the aforementioned startups – a real estate project.
- In January 2007, Bryan founded Braintree, a Chicago-based company that deals in mobile and web payment systems for e-commerce companies. He had also served as the company’s chairman and CEO. Braintree acquired Venmo (an American mobile payment service that was founded in 2009) in 2012 for USD 26.2 million.
- The combined entity was then acquired by PayPal (an American multinational financial technology company operating an online payments system in countries that support online money transfers) in September 2013 for USD 800 million.
- Bryan is also the co-founder of OS Fund (established in October 2014), an American venture capital fund that invests in early-stage science and technology companies, particularly those that use artificial intelligence and machine learning.
- He has published 2 award-winning children’s books – Code 7: Cracking the Code for an Epic Life (2017) and The Proto Project: A Sci-Fi Adventure of the Mind (2019).
- Bryan also contributed a chapter in American futurist Martin Ford’s 2018 book titled Architects of Intelligence: The Truth About AI from the People Building It.
- He was featured in I Am Human, a 2020 documentary about brain-machine interfaces.
- Bryan has scaled Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in all of Africa, as well as Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa.
- In 2023, he revealed that he had already reduced his epigenetic age by 5.1 years through ‘Project Blueprint’.
- In 2023, he was using a fitness device that allowed him to do a workout equivalent to 20,000 sit-ups in 30 minutes.
- In 2023, he was spending $2 million annually to get the body of an 18-year-old. Over 30 doctors and experts were seeing his regimen.
- In May 2023, he exchanged blood with his father and teenage son. His son gave a liter of blood which was divided into different parts.
- In July 2023, he revealed that he was eating his final meal at 11 am. He ate all his meals from 6 am to 11 am.
- In August 2023, he revealed that he was an ‘impossible partner’.
- His entire fitness routine is centered around sleep.
Featured Image by Bryan Johnson / Instagram