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Thomas Anderson was born on 8 November 8, 1970 in Los Angeles, California USA. Tom is undoubtedly best known as a co-founder of the social networking website Myspace, which he founded in 2003 with Chris DeWolfe. The fact is that when Tom was a teenager he was keen on internet hacking, his pseudonym being Lord Flathead.
So just how rich is Tom Anderson? Sources estimate that Tom has a net worth of approximately $60 million, most of his wealth having originated from income earned by Myspace. A couple of years after Tom was installed as the president of the Myspace website, there are no doubts Tom Anderson’s net worth was boosted a lot. Anderson also takes the role of the company’s adviser.
Tom Anderson Net Worth $60 Million
Tom Anderson attended the University of California in Berkeley studying English and Rhetoric, and then the University of California in Los Angeles, graduating in critical film studies.
Anderson started his career as a product tester and copywriter at XDrive, a digital storage company in 2000, where he first met DeWolfe. After XDrive went bankrupt in 2001, he and DeWolfe founded direct marketing company ResponseBase, which they then sold to Brad Greenspan’s eUniverse in late 2002.
Tom Anderson started working on Myspace while at eUniverse. Myspace is considered to be one of the most useful social websites on the internet. In Alexa Top 500 Global Sites list, Myspace entered at position 85. At first the company had 1,600 employees, but by 2009 this number had reduced to 1,000, and in the middle of 2011 there were 400 people working on the production of Myspace. After that, Myspace was sold to Specific Media for $35 million. Not only did Specific Media get some stake from this contract, but also Justin Timberlake had a chance to increase his net worth. Overall, there is no doubt that Myspace helped Tom to greatly increase the total size of his net worth.
As has always been the case in the business, owning something automatically means having a rival. The major rival for Myspace is considered to be Facebook, which entered at 2nd position on the Alexa list. From 2006-08 Myspace was labelled as the highest-profile website in the United States, however, in 2009 Facebook took the number one position as regards the popularity of social websites. Apparently many accounts from Myspace were deleted and people increasingly used Facebook. Although it had a negative influence on the total amount of Tom Anderson’s net worth, he is still labelled as one of the richest entrepreneurs in the area of social websites. In 2012 Tom joined RocketFrog Interactive, a company that created Facebook app, as an advisor.
The thing is that Tom Anderson became very popular amongst Myspace accounts. For example, when a person creates a new account on this website, he/she already has one friend on the list, as this new automatically-added friend is Tom Anderson. Thus, Tom was labelled as the face of Myspace. ,
Tom Anderson’s net worth was also boosted with his appearance in “Funny People” in 2009, a movie in which Tom portrayed an entrepreneur. Additionally, Tom has a deep interest in photography, a hobby he pursues in several countries.
Om keeps his personal life absolutely private.
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Tom Anderson information
|Birth date:||November 8, 1970 age 44|
|Birth place:||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Profession:||Businessperson, Internet Entrepreneur|
|Education:||University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Los Angeles|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
|Awards:||PGA Vanguard Award|
|Books:||Using Crosstalk Mk. 4|
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