Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Janus Friis
Born: June 26, 1976, in Copenhagen, Denmark
- Danish entrepreneur.
- Co-founder of Skype, KaZaA, Rdio, Joost, Altnet and Vdio.
- Sold Skype to eBay for $2.6B (2005) which sold Skype to Microsoft Corporation for $8.5 billion (2011).
Honors and awards
- Named in Time Magazine's list of 100 most influential people (2006).
- Wharton Infosys Business Transformation Award (2006).
- Awarded the "IT-prisen", "The IT Prize" (2006).