Jake Winebaum

Updated: 05/22/2018 by Computer Hope
Jake Winebaum

Name: Jake Winebaum

Born: 1959 in New York City, USA

Computer-related contributions

  • American entrepreneur and writer.
  • Founder of FamilyFun magazine, Business.com and Brighter.com.
  • Co-founder of eCompanies and Blue Waters Research.
  • President of Disney Online (1995).
  • Penned the business plan for The Walt Disney Company's Internet initiatives (1994).
  • Wrote for Fortune magazine (1982), Time magazine (1983) and U.S. News & World Report (1985).

Honors and awards

  • Inducted into Los Angeles Venture Association Hall of Fame (2010).
  • Time magazines Top 50 Cyber Elite.
  • Serves on the board of directors of Gigya, the California Governor's Council for Physical Fitness and Sports.
  • Founding Chairman of Seven Arrows Elementary School.
  • Family Fun magazine was AdWeek's Hot 5 list (1992).
  • Recipient of the Grimes Senior Writing Prize.


"Content will become more important than navigation. Content is the 'there' of navigation. It is the reason people go on the Net."