Syed Balkhi Biography, Facts & Life Story

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Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Height 6 feet 1 inches (1.85 m)
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black
Known For WPBeginner
Nickname Balkhi
Full Name Syed Moiz Balkhi
Profession Entrepreneur, Writer, WordPress Expert
Nationality American-Pakistani
Birthplace Karachi, Pakistan
Religion Islam

Syed Balkhi is American-Pakistani Entrepreneur who is the founder of many startups, from WPbeginner to Optinmonster (form plugin) and of course, CEO of Awesome Motive. He is a very popular personality in Pakistan when it comes to bloggers list.

Achievements:

In 2009, Syed Balkhi founded WPBeginner, which as of now is the biggest source for WordPress beginners.

Later, in 2011 Balkhi made this contribution to an entertainment site i.e., List25 with his college buddy David Pegg. List25 have got more than 2.3 Million YouTube subscribers and 550 million+ video views. However, then List25 was sold in October 2018.

In 2013, OptinMonster was launched which is best mailing list builder plugin for online websites like Mashable, Techcrunch and other magazine sites to help grow mailing lists faster in a very friendly way.

Syed Balkhi bought ThemeLab in 2013, which sells high-quality premium and free WordPress themes. But this venture was shut down in 2016.

Syed became a partner with SoliloquyWP, which is a slider plugin (responsive and works in all mobile devices). He also partnered up with Envira Gallery which is yet another responsive WordPress gallery plugin.

Syed Balkhi launched one of my favorite forms plugins to help WordPress beginners build forms with drag & drop WordPress functionality AJAX builder type i.e., WPForms plugin.

He also acquired Google Analytics largest analytics plugin for WordPress and renamed it to MonsterInsights in 2016.

More achievements by Syed Balkhi:

  • In 2017, He launched IsItWP (to check sites build with WordPress CMS, useful tool I must appreciate it)
  • In 2017, Syed Balkhi also acquired WordPress SMTP plugin i.e., WP Mail SMTP
  • In 2018, He acquired Google Analytics Dashboard for WordPress and renamed it to ExactMetrics
  • Syed Balkhi also acquired SeedProd in 2018 which is the most popular coming soon & maintenance mode WordPress plugin
  • Yet another big investment did by Syed Balkhi areas i.e., MemberPressPrettyLinksAffiliate Royale, and Formidable Forms

Don’t think for a second that these above achievements are so easy to achieve because there are failures while achieving them, but the failure is what kept Mr. Syed Moiz Balkhi moving forward.

Syed Balkhi Education

Qualification Graduated
School Started high school at the age of twelve
College University of Florida alumni

Syed Balkhi Career

Profession: Entrepreneur, Writer, WordPress Expert

Known For: WPBeginner

Marital Status: Married

Wife: Amanda Balkhi

Children: 1

Son(s): Solomon

Facts You Never Knew About Syed Balkhi!

  • Syed Balkhi was 9 Years old when he moved from Pakistan to America
  • Started blogging online with WordPress from his very young age
  • His site i.e., wpbeginner.com is one of the greatest resource providers for new WordPress beginners
  • Syed Balkhi is the co-founder of List25 which is the fastest growing site in America when it comes to listing down famous things
  • He married a young woman from his University batch (Amanda Balkhi)

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