I just graduated from college a month ago, and am very much so on the fences of whether to be a practical, responsible adult with a boring job or to be ambitious by following my passions in hopes of making it big. As you can imagine, my thoughts sway on the reg — Mike Rowe, who I’ve always been a big fan of, gave me a convincing pitch this morning towards the more conservative route. But then I found out about Garrett Gee and his gnarly success that is just way too cool not to love.
After Garrett sold his app startup, Scan, to Snapchat for $54 million, he decided to take his wife and their two kids on a “permanent vacation,” according to Bravo.
According to their website, Garrett met his wife, Settie, while they were both serving their Mormon LDS missions in Russia a few years ago. After their missions, Garrett went on to play soccer for LDS-famous Brigham Young University in Utah. Early on in his BYU tenure, he founded the Scan app. By the time he completed his NCAA eligibility (at age 26!) in the fall of 2014, Garrett dropped out just shy of graduation to attend to his wife, kids, and take care of business with Scan. A few weeks after his last game, he sold the app to Snapchat for $54 million in December 2014.
Now with their two awesome kids Dorsey and Manilla, they travel the world permanently. That’s right, they have so much money they can live in hotels without having an actual home base.
I’m honestly at a loss for words. This couple is super wealthy, extremely beautiful, but somehow manages to stay composed enough to have an awesomely likable personality.
And now I have a reason to keep chasing my “goals and dreams” for at least another 24 hours..
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