B - Richest Internet Entrepreneurs

Name:Ryan Deluca
Web Site:Bodybuilding.com

About Us:Ryan founded bodybuilding.com in 1999 when he was just 19. It's a site that manufactures and retails nutritional products and sport supliments. In 2008 the majority share of the website was bought out from Ryan for a rumoured $100 million.

Name:Chad Hurley
Web Site:YouTube
About Us:
Chad Hurley co-founded YouTube with Steve Chen and Jawed Karim, after they received bonuses from PayPal when it was bought by eBay. They used this money, plus some investments to form an office, and start Youtube. They sold the website to Google less than 2 years after it was founded, for $1.65 billion.

Name:Yoshikazu Tanaka
Web Site:Gree

About Us:Tanaka is the founder of Gree, which is Japan's largest social networking website. The site started in 2004, but has diversified recently into mobile gaming to better compete with rivals. He's not finished just yet though as he's been working on global expansion with working with Tencent, the largest Internet service portal in China.

Name:Jack Dorsey
Web Site:Twitter
About Us:
Twitter launched in July of 2006, which grew rapidly to 200 million users by 2011, generating over 200 million tweets and handling over 1.6 billion search queries per day. The idea was simple, and addictive, which is exactly why it works. Jack is who we have to thank for the extra form of social media that we have to market with.

Name:Janus Friis
Web Site:Skype, Kazaa

About Us:
Janus is probably best known for co-founding the peer-to-peer file sharing network Kazaa, and the peer-to-peer network Skype. He maintained ownership interest of Skype even after its sale to eBay in 2005 for $2.6billion, and made even more money when it was later sold to Microsoft for $8.5billion.

Name:Max Levchin
Web Site:PayPal, Slide

About Us:
Max is the third co-founder, along with Peter Thiel and Elon Musk, of PayPal. Max only owned a 3.2% which was worth $34 million at the time of the acquisition. He also founded Slide, which was a short lived social network, that was bought by Google for $182 million.

Name:Nick Swinmurn
Web Site:Zappos

About Us:
Nick founded this online shoe store when he couldn't find the pair of brown shoes he was looking for at the mall. This was back in 1999, when he founded the site and it has since grown be the largest online shoe store. The site was recently bought by Amazon in an all stock deal for $1.2 billion.

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