- Daniel Ek is a billionaire entrepreneur and technologist, who is the CEO and co-founder of the music streaming service “Spotify.” He is considered to be the most important man in the music industry.
- Net Worth, Salary, and Income
- Married, Wife, and Children
- Family, Parents, and Siblings
- Body Measurements: Height and Weight
Daniel Ek is a billionaire entrepreneur and technologist, who is the CEO and co-founder of the music streaming service “Spotify.” He is considered to be the most important man in the music industry.
Originally from Stockholm, Sweden, Daniel Ek was born on 21 February 1983 under the star sign Pisces. The 38-year-old entrepreneur is Swedish by nationality and belongs to Caucasian ethnicity. He graduated high school from IT-Gymnasiet in Sundbyberg in 2002. He then studied engineering at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology. But he dropped out to focus on his IT career.
Net Worth, Salary, and Income
At the age of 13, Ek made his foray into the business world after starting a business making websites for clients from home. He charged his first client $100 and later started charging $5,000 per website. His earnings eventually reached $50,000 per month. By the age of 18, he was managing a team of 25.
Ek later worked at Nordic auction company Tradera in a senior position. He also served as the CTO of Stardoll, a browser-based game and fashion company. Later, he started an online advertising company called Advertigo. He then sold Advertigo and briefly became the CEO of μTorrent.
In 2006, Ek incorporated Spotify AB with Martin Lorentzon in Stockholm, Sweden. Two years later, the company launched its legal music streaming service Spotify. Ek now serves as CEO of Spotify.
Ek is one of the wealthiest people in the world. He is one of the billionaire entrepreneurs. In 2016, it was reported that Ek owns approximately $825 million of Spotify when it was valued at $8 billion. As of May 2021, his net worth is estimated at $4 billion.
Married, Wife, and Children
Ek is happily married to his longtime partner Sofia Levander. The couple exchanged wedding vows in 2016 at Lake Como. Chris Rock officiated the ceremony and Bruno Mars performed.
Ek and his wife share two children. The family of four lives happily in Sweden.
Family, Parents, and Siblings
Ek grew up with his mother, Kerstin Elisabet, his stepfather, Hasse Johansson, and younger brother, Felix. His biological father, Daniel Ek, was out of the picture early in his life.
When Ek was 18, he started earning more than $50,000. But his parents became aware of his earnings only after he brought home large TVs.
Body Measurements: Height and Weight
Ek has a decent height of 5 feet 9 inches. He has a healthy, fit body that weighs around 76 kg. He is completely bald and possesses blue eyes.