Boyan Slat Net Worth: Boyan Slat is a Dutch inventor, entrepreneur. He is best known as the founder and CEO of “The Ocean Cleanup” which basically develops advanced systems to get rid of world’s oceans of plastic. Boyan Slat net worth is under review as of 2018.
Boyan Slat was born on July 27, 1994 in Delft, The Netherlands. He has been doing engineering projects and building since his early age. In-fact he was a Aerospace Engineering student but later dropped out to pursue his career. In 2008, he set a Guinness World Record by launching 213 Water rockets simultaneously when he was only 14 years old.
It was during his high school career, that he developed interest in “The Ocean Cleanup”. In 2011, while he was diving in an ocean in Greece, he came across more plastic than fish. He decided to do high school project regarding plastic pollution and why it was considered impossible to clean up.
While he was at TU Delft University, he decided to discontinue his Aerospace Engineering and instead focus at his new idea. In 2013, he founded “The Ocean Cleanup” where he is now the CEO of the Company. The company’s mission is pretty simple; to get rid of the world’s oceans of plastic.
After foundation, the company managed to raise $2.2 million through different donors from several countries. The company has also raised more than $31.5 million in donations from entrepreneurs in Europe and in Silicon Valley. Boyan estimates than the half or the Pacific Garbage will be gone within next 5 years.
For his contribution, he has been awarded with several wards. In 2014, he was awarded the Champions of the Earth award of the United Nations Environment Programmer. In 2015, he was awarded Young Entrepreneur Award by HM king Harald of Norway. Forbes also included him in list of “30 Under 30” edition in 2016 while he was named in Dutchman of the Year by Elsevier in 2017. He was also given Reader’s Digest Award the same year.