Niklas Zennstrom Net Worth

Net Worth: $1.3 Billion
Statistics
  • Source of Wealth:

    Internet (Skype, Kazaa, Joost)
  • Age:

    52
  • Birth Place:

    Järfälla Municipality, Sweden
  • Marital Status:

    Married (Catherine Zennström)
  • Full Name:

    Niklas Zennström
  • Nationality:

    Swedish
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About Niklas Zennström

Niklas Zennström is a Swedish billionaire entrepreneur with a net worth of $1.3 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 May 2011, Zennström sold Skype to Microsoft for $8.5 billion. 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.

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Earnings 2017

Asset Sep. 2017
Investment in Series B - Lilium Aviation for the year 2017
$90,000,000
Asset Apr. 2017
Investment in Series B - Orbital Systems for the year 2017
$21,160,000
Asset Mar. 2017
Investment in Series A - Beekeeper for the year 2017
$8,000,000
Asset Mar. 2017
Niklas Zennström's $1 billion VC fund to back sustainability startups
$1,000,000,000
Asset Jan. 2017
Funding with an impressive list of investors to the London-based Cleo, a startup that’s developed an AI-powered chatbot to help you manage your finances
$700,000

Earnings 2016

Asset Dec. 2016
Investment in Series A - Automile for the year 2016
$7,500,000
Asset Dec. 2016
Investment in Series A - Lilium Aviation for the year 2016
$11,400,000
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 Apr. 2016
Investment in Series A - Wolt for the year 2016
$12,500,000
Asset Mar. 2016
Purchase of stake in peer-to-peer lender platform LendInvest that is Britain's alternative lending industry
$22,980,000
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