Shawn Fanning Net Worth

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Shawn Fanning net worth:
$7.5 Million

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Shawn Fanning developed Napster, among the very first popular peer to peer (“P2P”) file sharing platforms, in 1998. The prevalence of Napster was prevalent and Fanning was featured on the cover of “Time” magazine. The website in its first free P2P avatar was shut down in 2001 after the organization ‘s unsuccessful appeal of court orders arising from its supporting the illegal sharing of copyrighted content. A paid subscription edition of the website followed, and was bought by Rhapsody on December 1, 2011. Following his participation with Napster, he joined, and invested in, several early-phase technology startup companies.

In 2002, Shawn Fanning was named to the MIT Technology Review TR100 as among the top 100 innovators on the planet below the age of 35. In 2003, he started a fresh company, Snocap, as well as Jordan Mendelson (Napster’s Chief Architect), and Ron Conway. The organization aspired to be a valid marketplace for digital media. Nevertheless, their associates as well as the people didn’t react nicely. Customer support was lousy, and specialized problems were numerous. Among their primary associates, CD Baby, wrote a scathing report of the relationship. ValleyWag composed an post that Fanning had long left Snocap and started to work on another enterprise, Rupture. Snocap was looking to sell itself and quickly. In 2008, they found a buyer; imeem got Snocap in a fire sale.

Shawn Fanning Net Worth $7.5 Million Dollars

Quick Facts

Birth date: November 22, 1980
Death date: August 14, 1998, Coolangatta, City of Gold Coast, Australia
Birth place: Brockton, Massachusetts, United States
Profession:Programmer, Entrepreneur, Businessperson
Education:Northeastern University (1999), Harwich High School (1998), Northwestern University
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Jessica Wigsmoen
Parents:Joe Rando, Coleen Fanning

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1The creator of the file sharing program, Napster.



Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Virtual Revolution2010TV Series documentaryHimself - Founder: Napster
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Songs: America's Greatest Music in the Movies2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Italian Job2003Himself

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