about theCHIVE

theCHIVE is home to the best funny, viral and interesting photos from around the world. With over 10,000 unique photo galleries and over 500,000 photos, theCHIVE.com is The World’s Largest Photo Entertainment Website. Started in November 2008 by brothers John and Leo Resig, theCHIVE started with 2 visits per day and has grown to entertain an average of 750,000 visitors per day and churns out over 15 million visits per month 85 million monthly pageviews.

Where do the photos come from? You, the Chivers. In addition to user submits, John, Leo, Bob, and Mac surf the world wide web -literally. They visit websites in Russia, Japan, China, Hungary, Spain, Germany -the list goes on, to discover the best of the best and bring it to the U.S. If a legit funny photo is snapped somewhere in the world right now, it will make its way to theCHIVE’s homepage before your morning coffee. theCHIVE is the foremost authority and source of all viral photos on the internet.

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behind the curtain

leo

leothumb about theCHIVELeo aka ‘Buddy Lee’ aka ‘Rez’

Leo Resig is the co-founder and CEO of Resignation Media. Leo attended Indiana University where he majored in management and took the Tommy Boy approach…7 years. After a career in online ad operations and graphic design, he started theCHIVE.com in November 2008 with his brother John whom he shares the same affinity for ridiculously awesome and funny photos. Hailing from Fort Wayne, Indiana, Leo now lives in Venice Beach, CA by way of Chicago, where he is happy to be avoiding winters.

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john

john thumb about theCHIVEJohn aka ‘Bro John’ aka ‘Bro-jah’

John Resig is the co-owner and President, and I use the title loosely, of theCHIVE.com and theBERRY.com and is the oldest and most immature Resig, which says a lot. John lives in here in paradise (Venice, CA) with his idiot cousin, Rick. If John ever turns up dead, Rick did it.

John landed the role of Deputy Kevin Ellis on the hit HBO vampire drama, True Blood, in 2008. He is currently filming the 3rd season and, yes, it’s totally badass.

John thinks he’s Peter Pan and has no plans to leave an emotional state exceeding that of a college Freshman, ever.

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emily

emily thumb about theCHIVEEmily aka ‘EmRes’ aka ‘idz’

Emily is the Head Editor of the World’s First Female Humor website, theBERRY.com. Over a couple of pints at Emmit’s Pub, John and Leo convinced her (she said ‘yes’ immediately) to quit her job and start the site in November of ’09. Since then, she has thrown out all of her calendars and has stopped setting her alarm. She has no idea what day it is right now.

Emily had anywhere from 4 to 8 awkward stages growing up. She drove a minivan (sans kids) for 5 years as a grown woman. Her handwriting is illegible but she can paint you something real nice. She studied Elementary Education and Studio Art at Indiana University and currently resides in Nashville, TN. For the sake of America’s youth, she opted out of teaching and decided to cure everyone’s boredom instead.

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megan

megan thumb about theCHIVEMegan the Intern aka ‘Super-hybrid’ aka ‘Super Stupid’

Megan is the youngest sibling of the Resig clan. You might be asking yourself, what the hell does super-hybrid mean? Fortunately, she takes on all the genetic traits that make Emily, Leo, and John – ‘baller status’ if you will. She is Emily’s wing woman, Leo’s t-shirt-ideas-thought-up-on-accident, and John’s sister that helps shut down the Nine Fine Irishman in Vegas. If you have not yet been, she highly recommends it.

Obviously from Ft. Wayne also, but still living the college dream at Indiana University. Which is arguably known as the #1 party school in ‘Merica. Life is tough. Please don’t ask her what a Hoosier is because she has no clue. In fact no one does, they just go with it.

Her nickname was ‘Meg-a-ton’ back in the day and she isn’t afraid to admit it. Food is good. Um nom, nom, nom. But after taking up choreography, she was able to shed the lb’s and become her brother’s worst nightmare -a knockout.

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rick

rick photo5 about theCHIVERick aka ‘Caveman’

Rick Phillipp is the Head Editor of theTHROTTLE and theBRIGADE. Cousin of John and Leo (theCHIVE) and brother of Bob (theCHIVE). Rick spent his youth in Fort Wayne, IN as well and was MIA for most of his childhood playing tennis 10 hours/day since age 2. But the rigorous proactive led to a scholarship at Wake Forest where he played with and against current tennis pros. His tennis game has scaled back to dominating the Paddle Tennis courts in Venice Beach, CA.

Rick has an almost autistic approach to cars and all things military -he knows everything about both.

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bob

bob thumb about theCHIVEBob aka ‘The Bitch’ aka ‘Pits’ aka ‘Tantric T-1000′.

Bob is the proud cousin of John, Leo, Emily and Megan and like all other CHIVE employees hails from Fort Wayne, Indiana. A place where the women fluctuate with the changing of the seasons and the beer flows like…well beer, I guess. Indiana University is the college where he spent his golden years perfecting the craft of not getting laid and is still an active practitioner of that art to this day.

As for how he got here, well lets just say his legacy proceeds him. Some say he is the aftermath of a science experiment gone horribly wrong when doctors attempted to cross pollinate a Venus fly trap with a Welsh prostitute. Others say he is the offspring of a yeti and Bigfoot. And in any relationship he wears the pants. Robin Hood and William Wallace only wish they had such a legacy.

But to be serious people, Bob’s actually a decent guy. Currently he’s trying to work out the semantics behind pulling off Santa Clause’s impossible feat of delivering a gift to every child in the world on Christmas day. So far he’s made his way from the states all the way through the eastern block of Russia. For any pointers or ideas you might have, and wisdom you seek, you can find him in Venice Beach, CA.

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more on theCHIVE…

theCHIVE is responsible for the Hoax that a teenage girl accidentally texted her dad she lost her virginity on the beach. The internet meme spread like wildfire on the internet and was discussed (as a true story) on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The View, The Today Show, Chelsea Lately, and Brietbart TV.
See the clips here:

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