Garrett Gee: Mormon Entrepreneur
Garrett Gee stepped into life as a technology entrepreneur unexpectedly after he received a smartphone in 2009 and didn’t like an app that scanned and read UPC barcodes used to purchase retail products. When he found it inferior for his needs, he deleted it and tried to find a replacement. When he couldn’t, he considered designing one himself. He was a Brigham Young University student at the time, and he spent the next six months developing a user-friendly scanning application with the help of two classmates, Ben Turley and Kirk Ouimet. When the app was completed, they made it available free on iTunes, and it was downloaded so fast it knocked “Angry Birds” off the App Store top 10 chart.
Gee, Ouimet, and Turley formed Scan, Inc., in January 2011, with Gee as CEO, Ouimet as COO, and Turley as CTO. They raised more than $8 million in investor funding over two years’ time and upgraded the app with features that responded to consumer requests. They charged $2 per app download and it became the number 1 app in its category worldwide. By the end of 2012, Scan had been downloaded 25 million times and averaged 27 million scans per month and generating $60,000 per month.
Gee, Turley, and Ouimet were invited to show their app on the TV show “Shark Tank” but did not partner with any of the show’s entrepreneurs. In December 2014, they sold the company Scan, Inc. to Snapchat for $54 million, making significant returns for both creators and investors.
Gee is inclined to tuck the money away, invest it, and let it provide for his family for many years. He has had multiple job offers from prominent companies based on the success of this first app. He plans to continue a technology development career path, but is taking time off to travel with his wife, Jessica, and their three children. Their itinerary includes New Zealand, Tonga, Australia, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam. He said their trip is funded by selling all their belongings and not by dipping into their savings. Gee finished playing soccer for BYU in July 2015. He does not plan on continuing his college education; however, he is developing another app.
He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Gee created a YouTube page, The Bucket List Family, which has over 1 million subscribers. Their family, which consists of Gee, his wife, Jessica, and children Dorothy, Manilla, and Calihan, have traveled to over 75 countries in four years. They consider themselves Family Travel Journalists.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, The Bucket List Family set aside their planned trips to the Middle East, South Korea, and Russia. Jessica told Parents Magazine: “While there is so much unknown, we remain optimistic. Meanwhile, we’re embracing little things like family dance parties and making them grand. You can create bucket-list moments every day.”
They also started a campaign, "Kindness vs. Coronavirus," where they are matching donations made to people who need things like groceries or paying bills.
Being a founder of a successful IT company, there is no surprise in the fact that he has a very impressive net worth. He marked his birthday on November 6, 1989.
- Full Name : Garrett Burton Gee
- Birth Date : November 6, 1989.
- Birthplace : Provo, Utah
- Wiki : NA
Garrett Gee : Personal Life, personality, and love life
Garrett Gee was born on 6th of November in 1989 in Provo Utah. He was named after his grandfather Burton Lee. He grew up in a big family of seven. Although he is a well-known personality, there is nothing much covered by the media about his family background or childhood beside the fact that his parents split up when he was nine.
As per his schooling, he went to school in Utah (Highland) and went to Brigham Young University but soon dropped out as his company started to grow.
His zodiac sign is Scorpio and he is really passionate about football. He even was a soccer team captain. His hobbies also include sailing, surfing, snowboarding, basketball, football, kayaking, and CREATING. Creating is the one that definitely stands out the most as he chose a career in it.
As mentioned on his website, the multi-talented Garrett married his wife Jessica in 2009. The couple first met in Russia in 2007 while serving an LDS mission for the church. They have a beautiful 3-year-old daughter Dorothy and a year old son named Manilla.
- Nationality : American
- Height : NA
- Weight : NA
- Education : Brigham Young University
- Wife : Jessica
- Children : Dorothy and Mannila
- Parents : NA
Garrett Gee : Professional Life, blog, and SCAN app
Garett started off as a college dropout who co-founded an app called Scan and there was no turning back from there. It all started when he first got his iPhone in 2009 and was not satisfied with the scan app it had so he went ahead and built a user-friendly scan app with a bunch of his college friends and launched it in 2011.
Within just three months the app had over one million downloads giving a tough competition to the game "Angry Birds" and earned $8 million funding within just two years. In 2014, the app was bought by Snapchat for $54 million making him a millionaire before even turning 30.
He even made an appearance on "Shark Tank" TV show to talk about his app.
He also created a travel blog named "The Bucket List Family" where he shares his adventures with the world. After his company was bought by Snapchat, Garrett wanted to create something that would forever be considered his brand so he sold him and his wife sold their belongings, packed up their bags, and took off to travel around the world with their children for six months. And this is what inspired him to write the blog.
- Profession : Entrepreneur, Travel Journalist and Creator
- Worked for : Scan
- Working for : The Bucket List Family
Garrett Gee : Net worth and Salary
Having $54 million in your bank account and getting to travel for six months straight with your whole family says a lot about Garret's net worth even though it is not available in figures yet.
- Net Worth : N A
- Salary : NA
Garrett Gee : Social Media
Garrett is very active on all his social media. He posts a lot about his children and wife and their adventures from their vacations so you can go check them out for more frequent updates.
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5 FAMILY TRAVEL JOURNALISTS
Welcome! We are the Gee family, just your “average” family working from all around the world as Family Travel Journalists! Our story began on the 15th of August, 2015 when we decided to sell everything and leave home for a journey around the world together. We started an Instagram and a YouTube channel called, The Bucket List Family.
2009, Garrett and I initially met during service missions to Vladivostok, Russia. We briefly crossed paths in a small flower shop, but didn’t start dating until years later while attending the same university in Provo, Utah. I was studying Advertising and Garrett was “studying” on the soccer team while building an iPhone app. After we got married, Garrett sold his iPhone app to Snapchat and that brought us to a major decision point in our lives, “WHAT SHOULD WE DO NEXT?”
It was a difficult decision to reset our lives and sell everything but we’re grateful everyday that we took that chance and were brave. We’re grateful to each of you for being a part of this journey and we hope you’ll keep with us as our little family and this big adventure continue to grow!
AUGUST 15, 2015
Here is an old screenshot of the family goals we set on August 15, 2015. It’s so crazy to think back to where our mindset was at the very beginning. We had no idea what this family adventure would eventually become.
Here are some words from our original ABOUT US page when we initially left home:
“We were going to take the typical next step in life and "grow up" and build a house and settle into careers..buuut how bout not! We're not quite ready for that. We feel like we still have so much to learn about life and happiness before we can set up our future life and home. That's why we started our family bucket list. We decided as a young family that now was the time to form healthy habits and create traditions that will hopefully shape us into better people the rest of our lives.”
It makes us proud to read back on these goals and see how well we’ve stayed true to our values and worked hard to become better people, little by little, each and every day.
EXCITED FOR THE FUTURE WHILE FOCUSING ON THE PRESENT
After 3 years living full-time on the road and visiting 65 different countries together, we finally found a place to call home. We renovated a little bungalow on the beach in Hawaii. It’s a special place where our family can continue to explore, be healthy, and grow old together ;) This most definitely does NOT mean we will stop traveling, but now our family has a home base where we can be a part of the community, around close friends more often, and be more consistently involved in activities like soccer, gymnastics, surfing, and school.
It will be an interesting challenge to find a balance between home life and continuing our travels and work as Family Travel Journalists around the world. It will be a difficult challenge but we’re ready to take it on! Really, we understand how unique and AMAZING this opportunity is to take on the adventures of life TOGETHER as family. We gratefully remind ourselves on the daily and continue to humbly work hard and remember, it all started by making the decision to step outside our comfort zones, step way outside the norms of society, and follow our hearts for what we felt would be the best path for our family.
Thank you for being an important part of our story. We hope you will keep in touch always..
The Bucket List Family
Hey, I'm Garrett :) I used to be called Captain of my soccer team. Then I was called CEO of my own company. But, now I have the best title of all, I’m Dorothy, Manilla, and Calihan’s dad.
Before we began our Bucket List adventures, I was a attending school at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. While a Freshman at BYU, I built my first app, Scan. Together with my talented team, we grew Scan into a successful business. After 3 special years, we sold Scan to Snapchat and joined Snapchat for 1 year in California.
While at BYU I also played for the soccer team. Once my college soccer career was complete I decided to continue my education outside of formal schooling and drop out. Soccer will always be my love. I've been searching for hobbies that might be able to replace the competition, camaraderie, and health that soccer provided my life for the past 20 years. Currently a lot of my focus has turned to natural body building. We'll see how that goes :)
My role in The Bucket List Family is mostly creative work including all the photography, videography, and editing.
FOLLOW GARRETT ON INSTAGRAM : @GARRETTGEE
Hi I’m Jessica. Sometimes I let Garrett wear the captain’s hat but c’mon, we all know who’s going to get this ship safely to shore! ;)
I'm originally from Denver, Colorado. When I was 21 I moved to Vladivostok, Russia to serve a mission for my church. That's where I learned a deep LOVE for serving others and experiencing new cultures. I graduated and began working as an online marketer and web developer. For 2 years I worked to support our family while Garrett worked on his crazy ventures. His hard work began to pay off and instead of getting comfortable with our success we just decided to dream even bigger!
I love exercising, nutrition, and cooking. I'm always excited to try new workouts and learn some great cooking from different cultures around the world. I also like dark chocolate, Michael Bolton, the Denver Broncos, gardening and looking at the stars.
I'm really close with my parents and siblings, they gave me a great foundation of love and family that I have strived to carry on in my own family. Dorothy, Manilla, and Calihan have my heart and I would do absolutely anything and everything for them.
My role in The Bucket List Family is to run our main social medias and work together with our sponsors and other business collaborations.
FOLLOW Jessica ON INSTAGRAM : @jessGEE
Hello and kon'nichiwa! I’m Dorothy! My friends in Korea call me “Dodoshii”. My little brother Manilla calls me “Dorfey”. Since day 1 (actually even day 0) my dad has kept a very tedious photo journal of my life. Most of it lives on my instagram. Some day I'll take it over and disappoint my father when I stop posting pictures of myself and post nothing but pictures of mermaid and all things turquoise! ;)
When we initially left our home in August of 2015 I was only 2 years old! By the time I was 5 I had traveled through 65 countries!
I really love swimming (in the ocean or the pool or the bathtub or a fountain at the mall..I’m not picky I just LOVE to swim!). I also enjoy gymnastics, soccer, dancing, and probably most of all, playing with friends! It’s not always easy to have friends while we travel so much so I’ve had to learn really well to step outside my comfort zone and makes friends quickly.
My role in The Bucket List Family is helping raise my 2 little brothers, being brave during our adventures, and more and more I’m beginning to help dad with the videos and taking photos!
FOLLOW Dorothy ON INSTAGRAM : @dorothygee
Hiya everybody! My name is Manilla. Some people call me “Mia” or “Manilla Bean”. My parents named me Manilla because my dad's ancestry comes from the Philippines. Also, because the word means "Faint hint of Vanilla".
I was not even 1 year old when we left home! It was the week before we left home that I learned to walk at 10 months old. My parents didn’t know this at the time, but I quickly taught them that the most difficult age to travel with a toddler is that 1yr-2yrs old. Don’t worry..they survived ;)
I’m really quite shy, but our travels have helped me learn to be more brave. Some of my favorite things include swimming, skateboarding, sports, and anything with cars and planes. Oh, and I tell people that my favorite country is the airport ;)
Some people doubt that I’ll be able to remember much of these travels but I disagree. My dad gives me “challenge questions” all the time and quizzes me on WHERE we did WHAT adventures. I’m really good at that game. Sometimes my dad thinks I got something wrong but I usually correct him until he double checks and it turns out I am right ;). In case I ever forget, I will have lots of photos and videos to remind me of these good ol’ days.
My role in The Bucket List Family keeping that family smiling and laughing, especially during crazy travel days when the parents are stressing.
FOLLOW Manilla ON INSTAGRAM : @manillagee
Hello my name is Calihan! Most call me “Cali”. Calihan is an Irish name (my mom's heritage) and my middle name is Matisse. In Russian, that means "mix."
Honestly, I’m still not totally sure what's going on here. I wake up in all sorts of new different places. But I've always got my mom nearby, a dad that makes me smile, a sister that loves me more than anyone and a big bro that always is watching out for me.
I wasn’t even born yet when my family began this adventure around the world. I think it was South Africa when my mom told my dad that she was pregnant with me. By the time I was born my 2 older siblings had already traveled to 50 countries! But it’s okay, I’m starting to catch up. Before my 1st birthday I had traveled to over 25 countries and still counting :)
It’s still early in life, but so far it seems that I really like smoothies and acai bowls, and mommys milk. It always puts a smile on my face when my dad throws me high up into the air. Also, I’m started to really love swimming, balls, crawling, and making messes. Really big messes!
My role in The Bucket List Family mostly is mostly just smiling because it seems to make the rest of my family smile. Also, sometimes my dad has me hold on to the passports through the airport but it’s only a matter of time before that proves to have been a terrible, terrible mistake ;)
FOLLOW Calihan ON INSTAGRAM : @caligee
Happy travels. Sincerely,
The Bucket List Family
A Popular Instagram Family Who Travels The World Is Being Accused Of Hiding Details Of A Massive Holiday Sweepstakes
Whether the miscommunication was benign or intentional, it should not take away from the very kind and cheerful gesture of giving away something as huge as an international family trip. This is Oprah-level giving, and we can all recognize that. A funny and random and also happy addition to all of this is that Bachelor couple Arie and Lauren Luyendyk were tasked with delivering the surprise to one family in Phoenix this week, which they storied for everyone to see. Feel-good things are feel-good on the surface for a reason. It made me feel good to watch it all.
The thing to remember, though, is this: On social media, nothing is wholly selfless — even if it’s advertised as such. And the commenters are just trying to make sure there is accountability amid the festive, performative benevolence of it all.
“We all know it is extremely kind of them to give away these trips! That’s not the point,” one person wrote. “The point is it’s unethical and misleading to people who loyally follow them.”
Until next time — Am I going to just hurl this completely unrelated Instagram of gymnast Shawn Johnson’s husband pranking her by feeding her a cappuccino made with her own breast milk at you? Yes. Yes, I am,
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He sold an app to Snapchat for $54 million and now makes money traveling the world
It's been two years since Garrett Gee and his wife Jessica (who goes by "Settie") decided to sell all of their belongings, take the $45,000 in proceeds and begin traveling the world with their two young children.
They made the decision to pack up and leave their home in Utah in 2015, a year after Gee sold the mobile-scanning app he co-founded to Snapchat. The deal, valued at $54 million at the time, gave Gee and his family a hefty financial cushion.
And yet, after traveling through 45 countries on 150 flights, the family hasn't spent any of the money earned from the sale. Garrett, Jessica and their two children, 4-year-old Dorothy and 2-year-old Manilla, have been traveling the globe earning money as "The Bucket List Family."
"It's been two years," Gee tells CNBC Make It in a Skype interview from a hotel in San Francisco. "We're still going."
The couple documents their adventures on their blog and social media accounts, and works with different brands to create sponsored content and partnerships.
"Initially we were funding our travels from selling all of our belongings," Gee says. "But during our travels, we would document everything on YouTube and Instagram, as travel journalists, you could say. And that began to make us money."
Their journey across the world wasn't supposed to last longer than five or six months. But for Garrett and Jessica, the family's lifestyle is now a full-time career.
Earning money on the road
Since we , the family has hiked in Switzerland, biked in Amsterdam, visited the Leaning Tower of Pisa, gone on safari in South Africa and swam in the clear water of the Maldives.
Recently, the couple partnered with The Walt Disney Co. and the family stayed in a different Disney resort hotel each day for a month.
They've also secured business partnerships with GoPro, Airbnb, hotels and clothing brands. For a sponsored YouTube video — in which Garrett and Jessica might, say, attend a couples' retreat on an island in French Polynesia, in partnership with Airbnb — the pair charges anywhere from $10,000 to $20,000. For a sponsored Instagram post, they earn anywhere from $5,000 to $8,000.
Besides working and traveling, Jessica and Garrett also spend a considerable amount of time volunteering. They raised more than $50,000 to build a school in Nepal that helps combat human trafficking of young girls.
How they make it work
While some might say the couple is on an "endless vacation," Gee says it's still work.
"We balance the work between us," he says. "My wife does most of the planning and coordinating and making sure our itinerary is put together. And I do most of the creative work — the videos, editing and the photography."
Though the couple has had "some difficult times" working and raising a family together while on the road, he says that their different skills make them compatible as co-workers, partners and parents.
"We travel full time but that doesn't mean we are on vacation full time," Jessica writes in a blog post. "We have a routine that we try to stick to everywhere we go."
That routine includes waking up at the same time every day (approximately 7 a.m. in whatever time zone they happen to be in), homeschooling the kids during the late morning, exploring during the afternoon and working in the evenings.
The biggest challenge of working like this, says Gee, is "poor Wi-Fi."
"My work desk, if you want to call it that, is different every time we visit a new country," he says. "Sometimes it's on a boat, sometimes it's on a beautiful beach and then sometimes it's in a city at a crazy cafe. I kind of just soak it in and made sure that's part of the fun of it."
Those occasional challenges, Gee says, are 100 percent worth it for the experiences his family is having.
"I almost feel like I cheated at life and I don't have to work a day," he says, "because I love what I do."
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‘’’Scan’’’ is a mobile app development company headquartered in Provo, Utah, United States. The company was founded in January 2011 by Garrett Gee together with his college friends Ben Turley and Kirk Ouimet. The company, owned and operated by Scan, Inc, was acquired by Snapchat in 2014.
Scan builds products and services related to 'scannable' items such as QR codes. Scan's products consist of mobile applications that consumers use for reading a variety of physical codes such as QR codes, NFC, and machine-recognizable images (Computer Vision). Scan's website allows for the creation of QR codes as well as targeted codes that link to web destinations such as social network profiles, websites, and Scan-hosted personal pages. As of June 2013, Scan had raised $1.7M in seed investment from Google Ventures, The Social+Capital Partnership, Ludlow Ventures, Naval Ravikant, Troy Carter, Shervin Pishevar, Charles River Ventures, and Vikas Gupta.
The company launched its iOS application in February 2011 and had received over 1 million installs three months later. After a year and a half, the application had been downloaded 10 million times. As of December 2012, Scan reported 25 million downloads on the iOS and Android platforms. In 2014 Scan was purchased by Snapchat for $54 million and the Scan app developed into Snapcode.
Garrett Gee claims that his idea for Scan was conceived when he received a smartphone for Christmas in 2009 and scanned a QR code. Gee said he wanted to create better web and mobile tools for working with QR codes, and then recruited fellow students Kirk Ouimet and Ben Turley to found the company and launch the first iOS application in a student competition at Brigham Young University (BYU) where they placed second. The trio pursued funding, with Gee meeting with investors while continuing as a student at BYU.
The application reached 1 million installs for iOS three months after it launched, and by March 2012 had reached over 10 million downloads in 77 countries for iOS and Android. By the end of 2012, Scan had been downloaded 25 million times and averaged 27 million scans per month. Gee claimed that “At its highest, it’s getting 85,000 [downloads] a day, and a bad day is 35,000 downloads a day.” In March 2012, Scan had 9 employees.
Scan's reported revenue model relies on advertising revenue from scanned “1D” barcodes that lead users to affiliate links and advertising. In May 2012, Gee claimed that the affiliate and advertising revenue had topped $1,000 per day.
In early 2012, Scan had released support for scanning QR codes, 1D barcodes, and offered connections to these technologies in the form of websites, shopping carts, social media actions, and lead generation pages. In February, Scan launched Scan Pages; mobile optimized, hosted sites for businesses and individuals that are linked to QR codes. In May 2012, Scan launched a “Scan-to-gram” which allowed users to create QR codes that linked to their Instagram profiles. In December 2012, Scan launched version 2.0 of its apps, which also supported scanning of QR, UPC, EAN, and ISBN codes.
The Scan website was overhauled in August 2013, making it easier to create QR codes and related materials.
In 2013 Garrett appeared on the show Shark Tank to pitch the app as a possible investment. The sharks of the show decided not to invest in his app.
A Sony executive was on the board of Snapchat and emails stolen during the Sony Pictures hack leaked the information that Snapchat had paid $50 million to acquire Scan. Snapchat's Snapcode feature is powered by Scan's technology. Later reports gave a value of $54 million, with $30 million in cash and the rest in equity in Snapchat.
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Garrett Gee Age, Wiki, Biography, Family, House, Net Worth & More
Garret Gee is an entrepreneur best known for the founder of Scan Inc. He is an adventure journalist, public speaker, athlete, designer, and family man — created a headline in 2015 by selling his Scan app to Snapchat for $54M. Garret was born on 6 November 1989 belonging to Provo, Utah and his age is 31 years as of 2020.
|Born/Date of Birth||6 November 1989|
|Age (As on 2020)||31 Years|
|Occupation||Entrepreneur, Athelete, Speaker|
|Current City||Hawai, United States|
|Zodiac Sign/Sun Sign||Scorpio|
|Eye Color||Dark Black|
Early & Personal Life
Garrett Gee was only nine years old when his parents split. He went to high school in Utah with his father and spent time in California with his mother.
He worked as an LDS in Russia where he met his better half/life partner Jessica. He served a two-year mission in Vladivostok, Russia. Jessica was from Denver who was also serving as LDS mission in Vladivostok when they met.
Currently, Gee has three children, namely Dorothy, Manilla, and Calihan.
Garrett Gee married Jessica in 2009. They lived in Provo, Utah. The family decided to travel the world and sold their almost everything and later sold the Scan App to the Snapchat for the value of $54M.
Gee has one brother and four sisters and one stepmother.
Education & Career:
Garret Gee completed his schooling from Utah Highland and went to Brigham Young University, but didn’t complete study to launch his company Scan Inc.
Garrett Gee received a smartphone in 2009. He entered the technology life unexpectedly after when he downloaded an app which scanned and read UPC barcodes used to purchase retail products. Gee didn’t like it and deleted the app. He later for the replacement of the app tried to find another one but didn’t able to get one. So Garrett considered designing one himself and made the Mobile QR & Barcode Scanner App, “Scan.” After a massive success of the app, he along his classmate formed the company, Scan Inc. When he was designing the app, he was a student at Brigham Young University. He took six months to develop the user-friendly Scanning app with the help of his friends Ben Turley and Kirk Ouimet.
In 2011 Gee, Ouimet and Turley formed the Scan Inc. Gee became CEO, Ouimet COO, and Turley CTO.
They raised $8M in two years and upgraded its features that respond to the consumer requests. By the year 2012 Scan has been downloaded over 25 million times and 27 million regular monthly scans.
In December 2014, they sold the Scan app for $54M to Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel. The app was generating revenue of $60,000 per month. Currently, he is developing a new app.
Garrett loves travelling and exploring the world a lot. Aside from all the things, he said that the passion for his life best describes in one word that is “CREATION.” Designing, Creating a business, creating ventures, creating relationships, creating products, creating websites, creating harmony, creating ideas, creating theories, creating quotes, creating images, creating music, creating dance, creating fashion, creating events, creating surprises. He loves to keep dreaming and wake up early.
Gee loves sports a lot. Soccer was his first love. At Brigham Young University he was the captain for their Soccer Team. He also enjoys sailing, snowboarding, basketball, riding, and fixie.
Where is He Settled Down?
After travelling more than 60 countries, Gee bought their first place to call home at Hawai Island.
He has created Instagram, Youtube, and Blog for sharing their world travel called Bucket List Family.
“One of our main hopes was that we could find a place that would teach our children — especially in their young formative years — to build healthy habits and hobbies like surfing, hiking, and snorkelling,” says Garrett on People People, “instead of video games, iPods and watching too much TV. What we love most about this house is that it’s right on the beach.”
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