Ayah Bdeir Height, Weight, Age, Husband, Biography, Facts & More

Ayah Bdeir

Real NameAyah Bdeir
Profession(s)An Entrepreneur, Inventor, Interactive Artist, Engineer
Famous AsFounder and CEO of LittleBits
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 161 cm
in meters- 1.61 m
in feet inches- 5’ 3”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 60 kg
in pounds- 132 lbs
Figure Measurements (approx.)34-30-34
Eye ColourLight Brown
Hair ColourLight Ash Blonde
Personal Life
Date of Birth27 November 1982
Age (as in 2017) 36 Years
BirthplaceMontreal, Quebec, Canada
Zodiac sign/Sun signSagittarius
NationalityLebanese, Canadian
College/UniversityAmerican University of Beirut
Media Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Educational QualificationGraduation in Computer Engineering and Sociology
MS Media Arts and Sciences
EthnicityNot known
HobbiesReading, Photography
Awards, Honours, Achievements 2018: STEM Hero of the Year award at VEX World Championship Competition
2018: Connected World Women of M2M (WoM2M)
2018: Top 25 Leading Woman Entrepreneur
2017: Forbes Women at Forbes Under 30: Closing the Tech Gap
2016: NYSCI Creative Entrepreneurship Award from The New York Hall of Science
2016: Marie Claire America’s 50 Most Influential Women
2016: Crains New York 40 Under 40
2014: Entrepreneur Magazine 10 Up and Coming Leaders to Watch
2014: CNBC Next List
2014: New York Business Journal Women of Influence winner
2013: Fast Company Most Creative People in Business
2013: TED Senior Fellowship
Boys, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage DateOctober 19
Husband/SpouseAdam Bly (An Entrepreneur)
Ayah Bdeir With Her Husband
ParentsFather- Late Saadi Bdeir (An Entrepreneur)
Mother- Randa Bdeir (A Banker)
Ayah Bdeir's Parents
SiblingsBrother- None
Sister- Dania Bdeir, Zahira Bdeir
Ayah Bdeir With Her Sisters
Favourite Things
Favourite SingerBeyonce
Favourite Artist(s)Arthur Ganson (Kinetic artist and Roboticist), Sol Lewitt
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)$15.6 million

Ayah Bdeir

Some Lesser Known Facts About Ayah Bdeir

  • Does Ayah Bdeir smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Ayah Bdeir drink alcohol?: Yes
  • When she was a kid, she loved math, science, and design. Little Bdeir would take things apart, break them open to see what was inside.
  • In 2008, she was awarded a fellowship at Eyebeam in New York City.
  • She has taught graduate classes at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) and Parsons The New School for Design.
  • Before LittleBits, she worked as an interactive artist. She has exhibited work at the Peacock Visual Arts Gallery (Aberdeen), the New Museum (New York), Ars Electronica (Linz) and the Royal College of Art (London).
  • She served as a design mentor on the reality TV show, ”Stars of Science” in 2010.

  • In 2011, she established LittleBits Electronics, a startup with an aim of “putting the power of electronics in the hands of everyone, and to break down complex technologies so that anyone can build, prototype, and invent.” The company is funded by investors as True Ventures, Foundry Group, and Two Sigma and is situated in New York.

  • Her company, littleBits works in education and STEAM (STEAM includes science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) and is one of the leading organizations of this sector.
  • With just a team of 100 people, her company lifted $60M and won over 150 awards in tech, education, and toys.
  • The littleBits library includes nine kits and nearly 70 interoperable modules, with products sold in more than 100 countries around the world and over 2,000 schools and makerspaces.
  • Her career has contributed to making education and innovation more approachable to people around the world.
  • She co-founded the Open Hardware Summit, an annual conference organized by the Open Source Hardware Association.
  • She is a proponent of gender neutrality, and in a stereotyped society where people believe that many girls lose interest in STEM early on, she proudly claims that 40% of the littleBits user base is girls.
  • She has been featured on TED, BBC, Forbes, and Popular Science, and called “Lego for the iPad generation” by Bloomberg TV.
  • In 2016, littleBits joined the Disney Accelerator program.

  • Her company has a tie-up with Pearson also, one of the leading curriculum companies in the world to co-create curriculum to support their Science and Engineering program.