Chris DeWolfe: One of the creators of Myspace

Chris DeWolfe: One of the creators of Myspace

Chris DeWolfe (born 1966) is an American entrepreneur and the former CEO and co-founder of Myspace (along with Tom Anderson). During DeWolfe’s tenure, MySpace became the top social network, with over 135 million worldwide unique visitors a month. Under DeWolfe, music became a defining feature of MySpace, which was credited with challenging and reinventing the music label industry with the MySpace Music section, which allowed unsigned artists to post their music for free and launched the careers of several famous musicians, among them Lily Allen and Sean Kingston. Currently, DeWolfe is the CEO of Jam City, Inc.

DeWolfe won the E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year award in June 2015. He has been profiled in many major publications such as The New York Times,USA Today, Fortune, and BusinessWeek, and also is an investor in the travel site, GoGoBot. In 2006, DeWolfe was named one of TIME’s 100 most influential people in the world. In 2007, he was chosen by Barbara Walters as one of her 10 most fascinating people and won the Producers Guild of America’s Vanguard Award in 2009. DeWolfe also served on the board of trustees of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and is currently on the board of directors for Woven Digital.

DeWolfe went to Lincoln High School, then graduated from the University of Washington in 1988, where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity. DeWolfe also has an MBA from the University of Southern California. He was honored by the school as Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year in 2006.

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