Daniel Ek

Updated: 12/30/2019 by Computer Hope
Daniel Ek

Name: Daniel Ek

Born: February 21, 1983

Computer-related contributions

  • Swedish entrepreneur and a technologist.
  • Founder and CEO of the music streaming service Spotify (1997 at the age of 14).
  • Founder of the advertising company Advertigo.
  • Former CEO of µTorrent, one of the world's most popular BitTorrent clients.

Honors and awards

  • Ranked 395th on the British rich list with a calculated worth of £190m (2012).


"There are millions of people who consume music illegally every month. Just getting them into a legal service will make the music industry way bigger than it's ever been before."

"With Twitter and other social networking tools, you can get a lot of advice from great people. I learn more from Twitter than any survey or discussion with a big company."