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Niklas Zennstrom Net Worth

Niklas Zennstrom Net Worth

Net Worth: $1.199 Billion

Statistics
  • Source of Wealth Internet (Skype, Kazaa, Joost)
  • Birth Place Järfälla Municipality, Sweden
  • Height 6' 4" (1.93 m)
  • Marital Status Married (Catherine Zennström)
  • Full Name Niklas Zennström
  • Nationality Swedish
  • Date of Birth 16 February 1966
  • Ethnicity Swedish
  • Occupation Entrepreneur and Investor
  • Education Uppsala University (Business Administration), Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden (Engineering Physics)
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About Niklas Zennstrom

Niklas Zennström is a Swedish billionaire entrepreneur with a net worth of $1.199 billion. He is famous for creating several high-profile online ventures with Janus Friis like Kazaa and Skype. He recently founded the technology investment firm called Atomico that became a significant figurehead for entrepreneurs in the technology sector. Zennström is also one of the founders of the charity organization called Zennström Philanthropies.

Zennström has two degrees in Engineering Physics (MSc) from Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden and Business Administration (BSc) from Uppsala University. He spent his last year at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA.

As of the moment, his most notable success is the creation of Skype. It is a telephony company that has a basis on peer-to-peer principles. Last October 2005, Zennström sold Skype to eBay for $2.6 billion. Zennström became the CEO from the inception to 2007. During this time, Skype became a global leader in Internet voice communications.

His recent project is the founding of the technology investment firm Atomico. It became a significant figurehead for entrepreneurs in the technology sector. Zennström also co-founded the charity organization called Zennström Philanthropies.

After Zennström sold Skype, he went on to launch Joost in 2007. It is an online video distribution service where Zennström became a co-chairman.


Earnings & Financial Data

The below financial data is gathered and compiled by TheRichest analysts team to give you a better understanding of Niklas Zennstrom's net worth by breaking down the most relevant financial events such as yearly salaries, contracts, earn outs, endorsements, stock ownership and much more.

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Earnings 2016 N/A
Asset Dec. 2016

Investment of his company Atomico to Lilium Aviation for the development of personal electric planes that are capable of vertical take-off and landing (VTOL)

$11,350,000
Asset Mar. 2016

Purchase of stake in peer-to-peer lender platform LendInvest that is Britain's alternative lending industry

$22,980,000
Earnings 2011 N/A
Sale of Asset May. 2011

Selling Price of Skype to Microsoft

$8,500,000,000
Earnings 2009 N/A
Asset Nov. 2009

Purchase of a luxury home in one of Hampshire’s most exclusive estates

$1,490,000
Earnings 2006 N/A
Lawsuit Settlement Jul. 2006

Payment for the legal battle against the world's four major music companies — Universal Music, Sony BMG, EMI and Warner Music

$100,000,000
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