Niklas Zennstrom Net Worth $1.3 Billion
Niklas Zennstrom is an entrepreneur from Sweden who’s a partner of Atomico and co-chairman of Joost. His net worth is $1.3 billion, and it was earned through his investments in Kazaa, Skype and over 30 companies. He’s also the co-founder of Atomico, Joost, Kazaa and Skype (and other companies).
He started his professional career in 1991, joining Tele2, Europe's first marketeable phone company. One year later, he came together with Janus Friis to create Kazaa (a popular peer-to-peer file sharing app). During his years as CEO of the application, Kazaa became the world's most downloaded software in the internet (2003). Zennström and Friis also co-founded Skype in 2002, which quickly turned into a leader in Internet VoIP communications worldwide, attracting 276 million or more registered users after four years from its launch. Skype was such a success that eBay, Inc. bought the company for $3.1 billion US dollars. Zennström was Skype's CEO (2002-2007). He and his business partner (Friis) also founded Joost (2006), an Internet TV service that changed the way people experienced television.
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