Status update: Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin marries Singapore-based Elaine Andriejanssen

Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin and wife Elaine Andriejanssen.
Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin and wife Elaine Andriejanssen.PHOTO: FACEBOOK/ EDUARDO SAVERIN

SINGAPORE - Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin confirmed on Sunday that he married Ms Elaine Andriejanssen late last month.

The 33-year-old tech-billionaire updated his status on Facebook, writing: "I am incredibly happy and thankful to have married the love of my life."

Ms Andriejanssen, an Indonesian Chinese in her early 30s based in Singapore, is said to work in the finance industry.

She has been described as a "lovely, humble and well-educated girl".

Mr Saverin added in the post: " I look forward to building a family together and to contributing our time and resources to make the world a better place.

"I will wake up every single day of my life with an ingrained smile because of my beautiful, intelligent and caring wife Elaine."

The Brazilian-born entrepreneur also posted the same message in Portuguese.

Mr Saverin moved from Brazil to the United States in 1992 and became a citizen in 1998. He relocated to Singapore in 2009, and gave up his US citizenship in 2011.

One of the five co-founders of Facebook, he is said to be worth US$5 billion (S$6.7 billion), making him one of Singapore's richest residents.

The couple met while they were both students in Massachusetts, United States - he attended Harvard University, while she was at Tufts University.

Their impending nuptials were reported last month, and the couple have been engaged since March 27 last year.


Statuses of Facebook's other co-founders

Mark Zuckerberg, 31


Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan. FACEBOOK/MARK ZUCKERBERG

Net worth: US$36 billion, ranked by Forbes as the 16th richest person in the world in 2015

Married to: College sweetheart Priscilla Chan, 30, a medical school graduate. They met in the line for the washroom at a 2003 Harvard party

Where and when: The pair wed in the backyard of their home in Palo Alto, California on May 19, 2012. Some 100 guests who were invited thought it was to celebrate Ms Chan's graduation from medical school

Dustin Moskovitz, 31


Dustin Moskovitz and his wife Cari Tuna. SCREENGRAB FROM WWW.GOODVENTURES.ORG

Net worth: US$8.5 billion, ranked 170th in Forbes' list of 500 richest people in 2015

Married to: Cari Tuna, philanthropist and former Wall Street Journal reporter who co-founded philanthropic organisation Good Ventures with her husband

Where and when: Not known. They are reputed to be one of Silicon Valley's most low-key couples, spending their free time doing yoga and meditating.

Chris Hughes, 31


Chris Hughes (left) and his partner Sean Eldridge. FACEBOOK/CHRIS HUGHES VIA MEL BARLOW

Net worth: US$935 million as of May 2012

Married to: Sean Eldridge, 28, president of investment fund Hudson River Ventures

Where and when: June 30, 2012. The wedding ceremony in the morning was an intimate affair attended by 50 guests, including Mr Zuckerberg and his wife.

But the lavish night celebration, which Vanity Fair dubbed New York's biggest and most elaborate gay wedding ever, saw a power list of 350 - such as New York senior senator Chuck Schumer and high-ranking female politician Nancy Pelosi - present at Capriani on Wall Street.

Sean Parker, 35 (Facebook's founding president in 2004)


Sean Parker and Alexandra Lenas wed, Lord of the Rings-style, on June 1, 2013. FACEBOOK/SEAN PARKER

Net worth: US$2.6 billion, ranked by Forbes as the 737th richest person in the world

Married to: Singer-songwriter Alexandra Lenas, with whom he has two children

Where and when: The June 1, 2013, affair, held in a private redwood grove in the Big Sur area of California, reportedly cost US$10 million. Celebrity guests included Emma Watson and Olivia Munn. Each guest was fitted with a Lord of the Rings-style costume by Oscar-winning costume designer Ngila Dickson.

The wedding made headlines when conservationists kicked up a ruckus over the wedding campsite which caused environmental damage. Mr Parker also did not have the necessary permits and had to pay US$2.5 million in settlements