Versatile is the word that comes to mind when describing Matt Mullenweg. The music fanatic enjoyed playing saxophone, but never considered it as a career. He dropped out of college when he was 19 years old. Later in life, he developed an interest in coding, and when the puzzle pieces of his life formed the meaningful picture, he met Mike Little, a professional coder.
If you want to be good at something, you really have to work at it every single day. You have to work hard at the things that are hard. Otherwise, you are just treading water.
On May 26, 2003, WordPress was officially released by its co-founders Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little. In August 2005, Matt Mullenweg founded Automattic, a $7.5 billion worth company that led to the creation of WordPress.com, WordPress.com VIP, Gravatar, Vaultplus, Polldaddy, and more. Later on October 25, 2005, he founded Akismet, which is blog spam filtering software.
Full Name: Matthew Charles Mullenweg
Born: January 11, 1984, Houston, Texas, USA
Net Worth: $40 million
Now curiosity arises of how has a non-technical background college dropout became a Gladiator of the Internet. Let’s learn a little bit more about this entrepreneur:
When there’s no one you can point to, or when something goes wrong, it’s your fault – that level of responsibility and accountability is pretty interesting.
I don’t have big ideas. I sometimes have small ideas, which seem to work out.
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