Daniel Ek

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1983 –


Who is Daniel Ek?

Daniel Ek is a Swedish entrepreneur and a technologist who started the music streaming service Spotify.

He founded his first company in 1997 at the age of 14. His ventures have included the founding of Advertigo, the advertising company acquired by TradeDoubler and has been a part of the Nordic auction company Tradera and Evertigo.

Ek's previous jobs include CTO at Jajja Communications, CTO at Stardoll and CEO of ĀµTorrent, the world's most popular BitTorrent client with more than 100 million downloads. Daniel Ek joined the IT Gymnasium in Sundbyberg. He enrolled at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology but did not complete his degree. He has a total net worth of approximately $400 million.


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Feb 21, 1983
  • Sweden
  • Royal Institute of Technology

on July 23, 2013