Daniel Ek's Net Worth (2019), Wiki And More Facts

Occupation: Entrepreneur, Spotify co-founder and CEO
Find out how much money Daniel Ek makes and how much money he has!
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Daniel Ek Net Worth

Daniel Ek's net worth:

2,300,000,000 USD

Earnings: How does Daniel Ek make his money and how much he makes?

Daniel Ek is a Swedish entrepreneur who is best known as the co-founder of Spotify, which is one of the most popular music streaming platforms in the world!

Daniel Ek co-founded the platform in 2006 with Martin Lorentzon.

Although many people download Spotify++ from here for free, there are over 96 million paying subscribers who pay $5.50 per month on average, which means that Spotify earns huge amounts of money each month.

So it is no surprise that Daniel Ek's net worth is estimated at $2.3 billion!

However, the tech entrepreneur was also successful even before creating Spotify.

When he was only 13 years old, he started a web development company that he grew up to 25 employees.

After that he worked for a few big Swedish IT companies and started a new ad tech company called Advertigo, that he later sold.

He was also the CEO of μTorrent before it was acquired by BitTorrent.


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Content overview

You can find much more stuff about Daniel Ek on this page!

  1. Earnings: How does Daniel Ek make his money and how much he makes?
  2. Daniel Ek's net worth over the years
  3. Age: How old is Daniel Ek? Where was he born?
  4. Daniel Ek's height and weight
  5. What is his real/full name?
  6. Is Daniel Ek married? Does he have a girlfriend?
  7. Family: Does Daniel Ek have any brothers, sisters or kids?
  8. Friends and associates
  9. Daniel Ek's house photos
  10. Tattoos
  11. Daniel Ek's quotes
  12. Education: Did Daniel Ek go to college?
  13. Trivia: Did you know these facts about Daniel Ek?

Daniel Ek's net worth over the years

YearNet worth
2019$2.3 billion
2018$2.2 billion

Age: How old is Daniel Ek? Where was he born?

Hometown: The famous entrepreneur was born in Rågsved, Stockholm, Sweden, on Feb 21, 1983.
Age: Daniel Ek is 36 years old now. Nationality: Swedish Ethnicity: White Sign of the Zodiac: Pisces

Daniel Ek's height and weight

Let's find out how tall Daniel Ek is and how much he weighs.
  • Height in cm and feet: 186 cm / 6 ft 1.22 in
  • Weight in kg and lbs: 80 kg / 176 lbs

What is his real/full name?

Daniel Ek's real/full name is Daniel Ek.

Is Daniel Ek married? Does he have a girlfriend or wife?

Daniel Ek with his wife Sofia Levander on their wedding

Wife: Daniel Ek is married to Sofia Levander since 2016. The couple has two kids.

Before the marriage, Sofia Levander worked in marketing and was an entrepreneur too.

Family: Does Daniel Ek have any brothers, sisters or kids?

Grandparents: Daniel Ek's grandparents were musicians. His grandfather was a jazz pianist and his grandmother was an opera singer.

Parents: Daniel's mother's name is Elisabet. 

Siblings: Spotify's co-founder has a younger brother whose name is Felix Ek

Kids: Daniel Ek has two daughters. Their names are Elissa Ek and Colinne Ek.

Friends and associates

Daniel Ek with his friends, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan

Find out who are Daniel Ek's friends and associates:

  • Martin Lorentzon
  • Mark Zuckerberg
  • Priscilla Chan
  • Bruno Mars
  • Chris Rock
  • Katy Perry
  • Johan Ernst Nilson

Daniel Ek's house photos

Daniel Ek lives with his family in Sweden, but photos of their house are not available to the public.


Daniel Ek has no tattoos.

Daniel Ek's quotes

We handpicked Jan Koum's best inspirational quotes for you:
I'm not an inventor. I just want to make things better.
We led with our conviction rather than rationale, because rationale said it was impossible.
The value of a company is the sum of the problems you solve.
Put your consumers in focus, and listen to what they're actually saying, not what they tell you.
I was deeply uncertain of who I was and who I wanted to be. I really thought I wanted to be a much cooler guy than what I was.
I had two passions growing up - one was music, one was technology. I tried to play in a band for a while, but I was never talented enough to make it. And I started companies. One day came along and I decided to combine the two - and there was Spotify.
With Twitter and other social networking tools, you can get a lot of advice from great people. I learn more from Twitter than any survey or discussion with a big company.

Education: Did Daniel Ek go to college?

High School

  • IT-Gymnasiet in Sundbyberg(2002)


  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology (dropped out)


Daniel Ek speaks two languages:

  • Swedish
  • English

Trivia: Did you know these facts about Daniel Ek?

  • Jobs before the fame: When he was young, before he started working for Yahoo!, Jan Koum worked at a grocery store as a cleaner.
  • Famous for: Daniel Ek is famous for creating Spotify, although he was a successful entrepreneur even before starting the music streaming platform.
  • Years active: Since 1996
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  • Eye color: Blue
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  • Sexual orientation: Straight
  • Plastic surgeries: Daniel Ek hasn't undergone any plastic surgeries.
  • Phone number: Lots of people search for Daniel Ek's phone number on Google each month, but he never posted it on the Internet. If you find his phone number somewhere on the web, that will probably be a fake number.
  • E-mail address: Daniel Ek's email address is daniel.ek@spotify.com
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  • YouTube views: Daniel Ek doesn't have a YouTube channel.
  • Pets: Daniel Ek still didn't post any photos of his pets online.