If you’re a serious TikTok user, then there’s no way you were not recommended videos of people attempting to make salmon ice rice microwave bowls last year. It’s all because of the social media personality, Emily Mariko, who received more than tens of millions of views within a few hours of uploading it. Emily’s viral salmon rice recipe was cooked salmon, rice with a cube of ice in the middle covered with parchment paper, and bunged in the microwave. Then, the ice cube was removed to reveal perfectly steamed rice. Then, the influencer added avocado, sriracha, soy sauce, kewpie mayo, and kimchi, and lastly consumed the whole thing with dried seaweed. The lifestyle creator usually posts recipes and food haul on her TikTok account, which boasts massive 12.4 million followers, and varieties of content–including clothing hauls, styling tips, and life vlogs–on her YouTube. Emily’s partner, Matt Rickard, is often featured in Emily’s videos.
Let’s find out who is Emily’s special guy!
Meet Matt Rickard, Social Media Star Emily Mariko Partner
On October 9, 2021, Emily announced her engagement to Matt Rickard through TikTok. The social media star and her boyfriend Matt were standing in front of a picturesque view of the ocean while sporting a matching cream loungewear set, as he got down and proposed.
Various celebrities including Lizzo were quick to congratulate Emily on her engagement. Some fans even joked about whether Emily’s viral salmon rice recipe will feature at her wedding as a Twitter user named @phillarubiaa tweeted, “Emily Mariko just got engaged I NEED to know if she’s having salmon rice at her wedding-”
At the time of their engagement, the couple was already together for 6 years. Probably, the two met each other at Columbia University, where Mariko studied neuroscience and behavior.
Emily often features her partner on Instagram and other social platforms. During Valentine’s Day 2021, the social media star posted a picture of her and Matt and shared that he had bought tennis rackets for VDay. Emily added that they played some tennis afternoon that day and the record for the day was hitting the ball 26 times in a row.
On March 4, 2021, she posted a video of her making Matt’s favorite dessert and capturing his reaction to the dessert. The viral salmon rice recipe girl also posted pictures of her and her partner climbing the mountain in Koko Head with the caption “Literally climbed a mountain.”
Matt Rickard Age
Reportedly born in the year 1992, Matt Rickard’s age was 30 at the time of this writing. His fiancee was also 30 years old (born January 9, 1992) in 2022.
What Is Matt Rickard Ethnicity?
Matt Rickard’s ethnicity is White. Emily, on the other hand, is mixed as she is half-Japanese and half-American.
Talking about Matt’s family, his parents are Diane and John Sean Rickard. Unfortunately, his mother Diane J Rickard passed away on October 31, 2014, at the age of 55. Matt’s father was 66 years old as of December 2022.
Taking to Twitter, Matt once revealed that neither of his parents went to college. He wrote, “Neither of my parents went to college. Life can be extremely difficult without a college degree. Remember that folks who tell you “you dont need college” or “drop out and do a startup” are usually coming from a place of extreme privilege.”
Matt Rickard Job
Talking about Matt Rickard’s job, he is a software engineer by profession. His LinkedIn handle shows that he worked at Google from 2016 to 2019. At Google, he built and maintained Kubernetes developer tools such as minikube and scaffold. he also worked on machine learning pipelines as a maintainer of the Kubeflow project.
Before coming to Google, he was a Software Engineer at The Blackstone Group, where he worked from 2014 to 2016.
Matt’s first job was as an Options Trader Intern at Belvedere Trading, LLC. There, he only worked for less than a year.
As for his education, Matt did his undergraduate studies at Columbia University. He graduated from there with a degree in Mathematics. Later, Matt completed his MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business. At Stanford, he was Arjay Miller Scholar and Tech Club Co-President.
How Much Is Matt Rickard Net Worth?
While we don’t know Matt’s earnings as a software, the average base salary for the same job in the San Francisco area is around $166,000. We assume Matt makes something in that range.
As of 2022, Matt Rickard’s net worth was estimated to be above $500 thousand.
Matt Rickard Height
What’s more, Matt Rickard stands tall at a height of a little under 6 feet.
Where Is Matt Rickard From?
Matt Rickard originally comes from Chicago, Illinois, which is his hometown. He moved to New York in 2014. Stack Overflow showed his current state of residence in San Francisco, California.
Is Matt Rickard On Instagram?
Unlike his partner Emily, Matt prefers to live away from the spotlight as his Instagram was private at the time of this writing. He had about 300 followers on the platform. However, Matt is quite popular on Twitter, as he boasts 5,107 followers on the @mattrickard account. You can find him on his Facebook as well.
When Is Matt Rickard Birthday?
Matt celebrated his birthday every November 28th. His partner, Emily Mariko, wished him a birthday by writing “Happy birthday soulmate” on November 28, 2020.