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.
You can find much more stuff about Daniel Ek on this page!
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.
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.
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Daniel Ek lives with his family in Sweden, but photos of their house are not available to the public.
Daniel Ek has no tattoos.
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.
Daniel Ek speaks two languages: