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21 February 1983 |
|Occupation||CEO and Founder, Spotify|
|Net worth||US$ 400 million|
He founded his first company in 1997 at the age of 14. His ventures have included the founding of Advertigo, the advertising company acquired by TradeDoubler and has been a part of the Nordic auction company Tradera (acquired by Ebay) and Evertigo.
Ek's previous jobs include CTO at Jajja Communications, CTO at Stardoll and CEO of uTorrent one of the most popular bitTorrent Clients. Daniel Ek joined the IT Gymnasium in Sundbyberg. He enrolled at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology but did not complete his degree. He has a total net worth of approximately $400 million.
On 3 October 2013 Daniel Ek was inducted into SUP46's Swedish Startup Hall of Fame. 
In 2006, Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon, co-founder of TradeDoubler, set up Spotify AB in Stockholm, Sweden. In October 2008 the company launched its legal music streaming service Spotify. Daniel Ek currently serves as a CEO of Spotify.
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