Matt Mullenweg is a famous American online social media entrepreneur and web developer and musician. Matt is most renowned for developing the free and open source web software called WordPress that is managed by The WordPress Foundation. Continue reading to find the estimated net worth of Matt Mullenweg as of 2019.
Early Life & Biography:
Matt Mullenweg was born as Matthew Charles ‘Matt’ Mullenweg on 11th January 1984 in Houston in Texas in the US.
Matt Mullenweg attended High School of Performing and Visual Arts. While studying there, Matt Mullenweg learned how to play the saxophone in jazz improvisation style. Also, Matt learned to use the Dvorak Keyboard, and he types over 120 wpm. After completion of his schooling, Matt Mullenweg was enrolled and majoring in Political Science at the University of Houston. However, Matt Mullenweg quit his studies in 2004 to pursue his professional life.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Matt Mullenweg was employed at CNET Networks where he worked till late 2005. After that, Matt launched Automattic, Akismet, Gravatar, IntenseDebate, Polldaddy, VaultPress, and other businesses using WordPress.com. After that, Matt Mullenweg often spoke in several conferences and events. These included BlogWorld Expo, Greek Blogger Camp, Global WordCamp events, Le Web, Northern Voice in Canada, SxSW, Tahoo TechDev Talk, Web 2.0 Submit, YCombinator’s Startup School, and more.
In 2002, when Matt was 18 years old, WordPress had begun. At that point in time, Matt used the blog facility called b2cafelog blog. Yet, the development of b2 suddenly stopped. Mike Little along with Matt Mullenweg began using b2 codebase for creating WorPress. The original b2 developer, Michael Valdrighi soon joined them.
In March 2007 issue of PC, World Matt Mullenweg was ranked no.16 in the list of 50 most important people on the web. In 2008, Matt Mullenweg won the Information Technology Innovator Award. Matt was named as the honorary patron of the University Philosophical Society. In 2009, WordPress received the Overall Best Open Source CMS Award. In December 2010, Matt Mullenweg won the TechFellow Award in ‘Product Design and Marketing.’ In 2011, FORBES magazine listed Matt Mullenweg as one of the 30 Under 30 Social/Mobile. In May 2012, Matt Mullenweg was included in the FORBES list of Most Influential Angel Investors on AngelList. Again, in December 2012, FORBES listed Matt Mullenweg as one of the 30 Under 30 in Media.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The net worth of Matt Mullenweg is $50 million. Most of his wealth comes from his profession as an online social media entrepreneur and web developer. Matt Mullenweg collected his fortune from launching various WordPress sites. His very first online site was Automaticc that he established while he was still working for CNET. Also, Matt Mullenweg earned as a speaker in several conferences where he discussed the business of setting up WordPress.com.
In March 2004, Matt Mullenweg, Eric Meyer, and Tantek Celik co-founded the Global Multimedia Protocols Group. The same year, they joined WordPress developer, Dougal Campbell and established Ping-O-Matic in April. In addition to writing codes, Matt Mullenweg engages himself in writing prose and music.