Name: Matthew Charles "Matt" Mullenweg
Born: January 11, 1984, in Houston, Texas, USA
- American online social media entrepreneur and web developer.
- Known for developing WordPress, the free and open source web software.
- Founder of Automattic, the secret force behind WordPress.com, Akismet, Gravatar, VaultPress, IntenseDebate, PollDaddy, and more.
- WordPress For Dummies (2012).
Honors and awards
- Listed in Forbes's 30 Under 30 in Media (2012).
- Forbes 's Most Influential Angel Investors on AngelList (2012).
- Forbes 30 Under 30 for Social/Mobile (2011).
- Vanity Fair's rising talents in tech, media, policy, and business (2011).
- Business Insider's top 10 most influential people online (2011).
"One thing about open source is that even the failures contribute to the next thing that comes up. Unlike a company that could spend a million dollars in two years and fail and there's nothing really to show for it, if you spend a million dollars on open source, you probably have something amazing that other people can build on."