Matthew Charles Mullenweg Biography - Founder Of Wordpress

Matthew Charles Mullenweg, known as Matt Mullenweg was born on January 11, 1984, in Houston, Texas - United States. In high school, Matt studied Visual and Performing Arts at the school and he was proficient on saxophone music. Although the study is not in the field of computer technology and programming, but Matt managed to establish and develop the software that is now well known that, Akismet, Automattic and its business.

Early Matt and WordPress

WordPress History began when Matt was 18 years old (in 2002). At the time, Matt was started with the blog b2cafelog blog. He uses blogs b2 ( to publish his photographs during a trip to Washington DC

However, several months later, bbPress blog where Matt stopped publishing his picture in developing software. Because of such conditions, there was some creative thinking from Matt. In January 2003, Matt Mullenweg announced via his blog that he will develop b2 blog that according to web standards at that time.

On their own initiative, with Mike Little Matt started memgembangkan WordPress coding based b2. Later, Mike and Matt with Michel Valdrighi (former developer b2), began to actively develop WordPress to WordPress was born as you know it today. On May 27, 2003, WordPress released version 0.70. Version 0.7 still has the same file structure as its predecessor, b2cafelog.

At the age of 19 years (March 2003), Matt GMPG colleagues established a more complex format than HTML. A year later, launched the facility WordPress Ping-O-Matic which is useful for sending notifications to ping blog search engines like Technorati. And now, Ping-O-Matic has served over 1 million pings per day.

Matt Mullenweg, Student DO (Drop Out)

In 2004, bad luck happened to Matt in the field of formal education. He dropped out and moved aka DO from Houston to San Francisco (California) to work at CNET for a year.

His job at CNET for a year is a period in the company's recent work Matt. Because at the age of 21 years, Matt has been 'early retirement' from the company CNET, and he spends his time working to WordPress. Not long out of retirement, he also managed to launch the application that serves Akismet blocked comments and trackbacks are identified as spam.

In the same year, Matthew decided WordPress is open to the general public worldwide in November 2005. In the same year, Matt Automattic launched the business enterprise that supports WordPress and Akismet.

Youth 22 years of Executive Recruit Yahoo

Matt's entrepreneurial spirit and maturity in developing WordPress and Akismet have exposed their business into a professional business. In 2006 (22 years), young Matt was able to recruit the former CEO of Yahoo! Oddpost and Senior Manager, Tony Schneider as CEO of Automattic. A few months after Tony Schneider was in Automattic, Akismet (the subsidiary), aged less than 2 years managed to earn U.S. $ 1.1 million in April 2006.

Success Matthew Mullenweg

Innovative thinking power and never give up on yourself a Matthew had brought him as a young millionaire. At the age of 25 years, Matthew Mullenweg has managed to become a young billionaire with a fortune of not less than USD 40 million (USD 400 billion).

He was also named the # 16 of "The 50 Most Important People in the World of Internet" by PC World in the year 20 07. From the list of 50 people, only Matt who was the youngest (23 years old).

With its unique facilities, fast and exciting, WordPress managed 'lure' millions of users. With the addition of thousands of bloggers and hundreds of thousands of new posts every day, WordPress made it into the 30 most active sites in the world. After receiving the Gravatar service in 2007, outstanding issues that enterprises established Matt, Automattic, offered up to USD 200 million, but Matt refused to sell it.

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