Will Seippel is the CEO and founder of WorthPoint, the world’s largest provider of information about art, antiques, and collectibles. Consistently in the top 1,000 most-visited websites in the U.S., WorthPoint receives more than 300,000 visits a day.
An Inc. 500 Company, WorthPoint is utilized by individuals and organizations seeking credible valuations on everything from cameras to coins. WorthPoint counts the Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity, and the IRS among its clients.
Since he was a teenager, Will has been passionate about history and how the everyday items in people’s homes have value—both in memories and money. When Will was 15, his family fell on hard times. Will helped out by digging up relics from Bull Run Battlefield in Virginia and selling them to collectors. In addition, he fished golf balls out of the water at the local country club and sold them back to the golfers.
Still an avid collector, his most recent find was from the Long Beach Flea Market, where he discovered a bounty of treasure—colonial ledgers from 18th-century New Jersey.
The Internet of Stuff ®
Combining his background as a technologist, economist, collectibles expert, and dealer, Will has turned his attention to the Internet of Stuff. He is a frequent expert guest of the media on valuations and authentications of collectibles and has been featured on NBC, Fox Business, and Forbes.
Will grew up around needlepoint. His father was an aerospace engineer who did needlepoint as a hobby. At a young age, Will became interested in the art and began drawing his own images and needlepointing them. He entered the first piece he ever made into a major national show and won the Grand Amateur prize.
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When not busy educating the public about their stuff, Will is a supporter of several nonprofits, including the Make A Wish Foundation, Gary’s House, and the Navy League in Atlanta.