Ben Pasternak

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Ben Pasternak’s Birthday Highlights

Birth Name

Ben Pasternak

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Place Of Birth

Sydeny, Australia


22 years old

Birth Date

September 05, 1999

Star Sign


Ben Pasternak Facts

Child Star?




Education & Qualifications

Reddam House

Net Worth

$4.5 million


Mark Pasternak, Anna Pasternak


Maya Pasternak, Jake Pasternak


1.9m (6'1"")



Chinese Year

Year of the Rabbit

About Ben Pasternak

Ben Pasternak, born Benjamin Pasternak, is an Australian technology entrepreneur born on September 6, 1999.

Ben Pasternak's early life was spent in Vaucluse in New South Wales, and he grew up in a Jewish family. Mark Pasternak, his father, was also an entrepreneur in real estate.

Ben Pasternak's mother, Anna Pasternak, was a homemaker. Apart from his parents, he has two younger siblings named Maya and Jake. Ben Pasternak went to Moriah College before dropping out to pursue his passion for entrepreneurship.

Ben Pasternak is the founder of Monkey and co-founder and chief executive officer of SIMULATE, a nutrition technology company. There are so many interesting facts about this young tech genius that you should know about, from his net worth and career highlights to how he came to start three startups by the age of 22.

Ben Pasternak's Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Ben Pasternak's net worth?

The field of business and entrepreneurship has given Ben Pasternak an immense amount of success and fame. The estimated net worth of Ben Pasternak is around $4.5 million as of May 2022.

How much does Ben Pasternak earn per year?

The per-year earnings of Ben Pasternak are currently not known in the public database.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Ben Pasternak?

Ben Pasternak stands at the height of 6 ft 1 in ( 185 cm).

How old is Ben Pasternak?

Ben Pasternak was born on September 6, 1999, and is 22 years old as of 2021.

Childhood And Education

Ben Pasternak was born and brought up in a Jewish family in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. His parents, Mark Pasternak and Anna Pasternak raised him along with his younger sister, Maya Pasternak, and his younger brother, Jake Pasternak.

Speaking about Ben Pasternak's educational qualifications, he attended Moriah College and then Reddam House. He then dropped out of these institutions at the age of 15 itself and went to New York to pursue his passion for entrepreneurship. His step was definitely fruitful as at the age of 20; he is the founder of three tech companies.

Ben Pasternak always had an inclination for technology and software since the age of 13. The first mobile app that he publicly launched was known as Impossible Rush, which he developed when he was bored in a science class in school. Later in Chicago, he showed this idea to his online friend Austin Valleskey, an iOS engineer who completed the game along with Ben Pasternak within a few hours. Impossible Rush peaked in United States App Store iOS charts and was neck-to-neck with Tinder too. The game was downloaded about a million times and ranked at number 16 in the United States App Store for iOS. The game ranked at number one in multiple countries in terms of downloads.

Soon, Ben Pasternak developed Impossible Dial, his second app, which also was downloaded about a million times and ranked among the top three in the App Store.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Ben Pasternak dating?

Looking at Ben Pasternak's personal life, he is single and is not dating anyone as of May 2022. He has no children either.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Ben Pasternak is best known for his technological ventures. His early success caught the eyes of Binary Capital, a venture capital firm. Binary Capital agreed to arrange for a funding round for his app, Flogg, even before it was launched. Other investors like Paul Bricault, Greylock Partners, and John Maloney joined Binary Capital in investing in his app. Flogg became the number one ranked app on the U.S. App Store after it was launched in April 2016.

In the same year, Ben Pasternak also founded his other venture, Monkey. Monkey is an app to video chat with similar-minded people. This app was made keeping in mind the teenage population. In January 2020, the app got over 20 million users and had over 20 billion calls made through the app. The app was, as usual, ranked first on the U.S. App Store, and on December 1, 2017, Holla, a social networking company, announced its acquisition of Monkey for an undisclosed sum.

Ben Pasternak's next venture was SIMULATE, which he had co-founded. SIMULATE was launched with a mission to accelerate the concept of sustainable nutrition. NUGGS was SIMULATE's first product which is a simulation of chicken nuggets made of plant inputs. Like his other startups, SIMULATE raised impressive funding from many renowned investors. The list of investors includes Chris Sacca, Jay-Z, Alexis Ohanian's venture fund Seven Seven Six, and McCain Foods. The total funding amounted to around $250 million.

In 2018, Ben Pasternak founded a new startup by the name NUGGS. The startup raised a whopping $7 million in its funding round, which was led by McCain Foods, a Canadian food company, in 2017 itself. NUGGS is a chicken nugget simulation manufacturer that does so out of a pea protein technology.

What awards has Ben Pasternak won?

Ben Pasternak being a young entrepreneur, has been in the media spotlight for a long time now. He has been covered by the most well-known publications like Forbes, The New Yorker, Fortune, TechCrunch, and New York Post. In 2016, Ben Pasternak also received Crain's Magazine 20 under 20 awards.

Other Interesting Ben Pasternak Facts And Trivia

  • Ben Pasternak started his business for the very first time in spring 2016.
  • As of May 2022, Ben Pasternak lives in New York City in the Soho neighborhood.
  • Ben Pasternak was offered an internship at both Google and Facebook in 2015. Ben Pasternak, however, declined offers from both and, at the mere age of 15, dropped out of high school to locate to New York.
  • In New York, Ben Pasternak accepted an offer for funding from venture capital for his first company, Flogg. This made him one of the very few and youngest people to receive funding from venture capital in the field of technology at the age of just 15.

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