|About Mahbod Moghadam|
|Birth||November 17, 1982|
|Siblings||Mojgan Moghadam-Rahbar, Mastaneh Moghadam, Michael Mocadam|
|Parents||Afsar Moghadam, Mansour Moghadam|
|Alumni||Birmingham Senior High School, Magna Cum Laude, Stanford University Law School|
|Works For||GENIUS, Everipedia|
|Languages||French, Persian, Italian, and Arabic|
|TV Show||Who Is America|
Recently, Mahbod Moghadam appeared on an episode of Who Is America? and now people are curious to know more about who he is. During the episode, Moghadam took part in an eccentric photo shoot with Gio Monaldo, an Italian fashion photographer character played by Sacha Baron Cohen. There has not yet been confirmation about when the episode will air, but people are already buzzing about the highly anticipated interview and are looking to learn more about the Silicon Valley tech whiz. Take a look at our Mahbod Moghadam wiki before it airs!
Mahbod Moghadam’s Age, Family, and Early Beginnings
Mahbod Moghadam was born to Afsar and Mansour Moghadam on November 17, 1982, which makes his age 35. Originally, he hails from Encino, California. Currently, Moghadam lives in Los Angeles.
His mother, Afsar, originally hails from Kashan Iran and currently lives in Los Angeles, California. She is a peer counselor, who works in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles. Additionally, Afsar is also a freelance writer.
Mahbod Moghadam’s father, Mansour, was a merchant and a jeweler from Hamedan. Unfortunately, Mansour passed away in October 2017.
Mahbod also has two sisters; Mojgan and Mastaneh. Mojgan Moghadam-Rahbar works as a co-host of Avayeh Ham-Sedaii, which is a show that talks about problems faced by the LGBT community of Iran. Mojgan used to work as the Editor-in-Chief of Shofar Magazine. Currently, she lives in Encino, California and is married to Farzin Rahbar, who works as a Structural Engineer at the company David C. Weiss, Structural Engineer & Associates, Inc.
Mahbod Moghadam’s other sister, Mastaneh, graduated from California State University, located in Long Beach. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works as a psychotherapist and has been in this profession for 15 years. Mastaneh is also a co-host of Avayeh Ham-Sedaii.
Mahbod also has a brother named Michael, who studied at the University of California, Los Angeles. Michael runs Tarzana Plaza Pharmacy in Los Angeles.
One interesting fact about Mahbod Moghadam is that he almost didn’t make it into this world at all! When Moghadam’s mother was expecting him, she was also pregnant with his twin sister. However, at five months, she miscarried the girl. Her doctor advised her to get an abortion because they were worried that the living fetus would be stillborn or have cognitive issues like mental retardation. Clearly, they were wrong and Moghadam lived to be one hell of a success story!
Mahbod Moghadam, A Highly Educated Man
He went on to excel in his studies. In 2000, Moghadam graduated from Birmingham Senior High School, located in Van Nuys, California.
In 2004, Moghadam graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in History and International Studies from Yale University.
In 2005, Moghadam attended Stanford University Law School and graduated with a Juris Doctor in 2008.
Moghadam is fluent in four languages; French, Persian, Italian, and Arabic. He is also a talented pianist, who started playing at the age of 15. Additionally, he was a child actor and has worked in several Persian films and plays.
He Co-Founded One of the Fastest-Growing Start-Ups Ever
Right after he completed his studies, Moghadam started working as an attorney at Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP in New York, where he worked for a year. Then, in August 2009, Moghadam co-founded the website known as Genius (originally called Rap Genius) with Tom Lehman, Ilan Zechory.
Genius lets individuals offer annotations and interpretations of song lyrics, sources, poetry, and news stories. Even the artists themselves can offer up insight into their songs and edit/explain the meanings and direct lyrics behind them. He was with the company for three years and four months as it shot fame and quickly became one of the fastest growing sites on the Internet. By 2013, Moghadam had landed on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list.
But it wasn’t all roses for Modhadam and his Genius business and bad publicity seemed to surround him at every turn. In 2014, Moghadam resigned after he annotated the manifesto of Isla Vista spree killer, Elliot Rodger. Many people thought he was being insensitive, though it seemed to be the persona he’d taken on as his real-life “I don’t give a s**t” attitude became very apparent.
Moghadam also posted insensitive comments on the memoir of the murderer, Elliot Rodger. He wrote comments like, “beautifully written” and “MY GUESS: his sister is smoking hot.” The public did not take it lightly. According to reports, even his own partners and staff became fed up with his attitude, and eventually, he was no longer affiliated with the company.
In one interview years ago where he removed all of his clothes, Moghadam said that he loves Mark Zuckerberg and, “I don’t want him to suck my d**k. I want to suck his d**k.”
His ex-colleagues banned Moghadam from the Genius website. He said he was not fired but he voluntarily resigned from the company. Things became worse for Moghadam when his girlfriend broke up with him and his life began to go downhill. His left hand started to shake more than ever before, which he shrugged off and credited to damage likely done during his highly athletic youth. However, after migraines began the plague him regularly, it was later revealed that there was truly something wrong; Moghadam had a brain tumor.
Had to Undergo Emergency Surgery
It was in 2014 when Moghadam started having those bad migraines on the right side of his head, even though he chalked it up to likely effects from a dental procedure he’s had. Finally, he went to the doctor to get it checked and that is when it was discovered that Moghadam had a brain tumor.
The next day, Moghadam underwent surgery to remove the tumor. The surgery was successful, but he spent two nights in the hospital to recover. To this day, Moghadam still partly blames the brain tumor for his wild changes in attitude and extreme behavior.
Everipedia & Other Endeavors
Following his departure from Genius, Moghadam co-founded “Everipedia” (a wiki-based online encyclopedia startup company) with Sam Kazemian, after the two met at UCLA in 2015. He currently serves as the Chief Community Officer of Everipedia, Inc. Additionally, Moghadam is an Angel investor.
Moghadam always wanted a Wikipedia page. Several people even wrote about him, but Wikipedia kept deleting his page. So, he was excited to see his page on Everipedia and decided to join the firm.
Moghadam then wrote a book called Poems + Writings Banned from Genius.com, which has poems and writings that were also banned from the website Genius. Reportedly, over a thousand copies were sold.