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Meet the insanely successful cofounder of Qualtrics who doesn't like to work 'as a matter of principle' — and just sold his company for $8 billion

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Today he's the cofounder of Qualtrics, working with his younger brother Ryan Smith, who is founder and CEO.

The company was also founded with their father Dr. Scott Smith, a professor at Brigham Young University.

While younger brother Ryan has always been the flashy, stylish frontman of Qualtrics, Jared was the behind-the-scenes product genius that built the first version of the product (as well as subsequent versions) that brought the company initial success.

He had been working as a successful exec at Google before his brother prodded into joining Qualtrics instead.

He got an internship at word-processing-software maker WordPerfect, which was bought by Novell.

He worked his way up to product manager by age 18.

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