Wouldn’t it be great to be able to afford a permanent vacation to travel around the world? Especially if you have a couple of million dollars lying around.
A tech entrepreneur did just that. He and a couple of colleagues developed an app that they sold to Snapchat for a whole lot of money. Now he and his family are enjoying themselves by going around the world in a lifestyle one can only envy.
Living their dream.
Filipino-American technopreneur, Garrett Gee was tired of living a regular lifestyle. A 26-year-old BYU student with a wife and two young children, he and his wife Jessica lived a frugal lifestyle, but had compiled a travel bucket list of their dreams. So when opportunity knocked, Garrett wasted no time in opening the door.
Gee and his young family.
He and a couple of university buddies had just developed a mobile scanning app they dubbed Scan, and it became so popular Snapchat called and offered to buy the app for a busload of money. Just how much money? $54 million! They got $30 million in cool cash and the rest in Snapchat equity.
Garrett and his colleagues wasted no time in unloading Scan for the deal of a lifetime, leaving them with millions to share between the three of them.
The Gee family promptly sold almost everything they owned in Utah and prepared to embark on an around-the-world adventure with their two kids, Dorsey and Manilla.