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Noubar Afeyan Wiki, Biography, Age, Height, Family, Career, Facts and more

Noubar Afeyan is an Armenian-American entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist. He has founded many companies like BG Medicine, Moderna Therapeutics, Permeon Biologics and many more. Noubar has been known all over the world only for his company Moderna.

Full NameNoubar Afeyan
 Born1962 in Beirut, Lebanon
 Birth PlaceBeirut, Lebanon
 ProfessionInvestor, Entrepreneur and capitalist
 Zodiac signScorpio
 Active Year1986-present
 Alma MatterMcGill University

Early life

Noubar  Afeyan was born on July 25, 1962, in Beirut, Lebanon in an Armenian family. He has been completed his graduation from McGill University and has completed his PhD in Biochemical Engineering in 1987. He started giving lectures on various topics like- innovation, entrepreneurship and technology.  He is also an active member of the corporation of MIT (the Institute’s governing body).  

Noubar’s company Moderna becomes one of the biggest IPO in the field of science and biotech technology skills. He also has a small partnership with the brand company of Omega, where he plays the role of a chairman. 


Noubar Afeyan started his career as an investor, entrepreneur and Lecturer. In 2012, he received an award for a Technology Pioneer from the World Economic Forum (WEF). Again in 2006, Noubar received Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity, in the year 2016 he received Marguerite Barankitse award. Noubar is known for Moderna, which is his co-founding the biotechnology company.

Afeyan also plays a great role in discussing all political issues including COVID-19 pandemic, he has also patented over 100 of inventions. He has also invested in several known companies and has over 2 million shares in the company. From research, it has been estimated that the Net Worth of Noubar Afeyan varies from $518 million dollars as per 2020, other than these he has also invested some shares in many companies in the academic year of 2020.

Personal life

Noubar Afeyan is an Armenian and was born on 1962 in Beirut, Lebanon. He gained his B.Eng. in chemical engineering in 1983, Noubar was one of the first PhD graduate from MIT University.

Afeyan married a Swedish-born engineer name Anna Gunnarson and at present, they have four children. Noubar became a permanent citizen of USA in 2008 and soon after some years moved to the USA along with his family. 


Moderna is a company founded by David Berry, Noubar Afeyan, Kenneth R. Chien, Robert Langer and Derrick Rossi. The company deals with biotechnology, it also arrive its attention on discovery of drugs its ill effects and vaccine technologies.

Moderna was founded in September 2010 and its headquarters is in Massachusetts, United States. As per the year 2018, it became one of the biggest biotech company, Moderna also works on the way for COVID-19 vaccine and it is hoped that it could be successful in its mission.


  • Noubar Afeyan is a left-handed.
  • He got married to Anna Gunnarson a Swedish engineer and has four children.
  • Noubar was the founder of Flagship company and later became the CEO of the Flagship.
  • His company moderna also works for serving the poverty line people and support them financially in all aspects.

Media Interaction

Noubar Afeyan is a very famous name, he has been blessed with all the talents, which includes- investor, founder and even shareholder. He is not an active member of social media but always keeps updating his fans and friends about his researches and projects. His Instagram id is (@afeyan).

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