Ben Huh

Quick Facts

HometownSeoul, South Korea

Ben Huh runs ICanHasCheezburger.com, a weblog featuring lolcats (pictures of mostly cats and other animals with humorous captions, videos and user-generated memes). Ben was born in Seoul, South Korea, and raised in Hong Kong, China and Sacramento, CA. He graduated from Northwestern University and founded a web analytics company before putting together an investor group to buy Cheezburger in 2007. He currently serves as CEO and runs day-to-day operations of Cheezburger, one of the largest humor publishers on the Internet, which encompasses more than 50 sites, including FAIL Blog, Memebase, and The Daily What. Combined, the sites receive over 375 million page views a month. In 2011, Ben received the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. He resides in Seattle with his wife Emily, and dog Nemo. If he could have any super power, it would be the ability to turn water into espresso. Ironically, he’s allergic to cats.