Many people have found that the internet is a place full of opportunities but some didn’t expect to become the top 10 millionaires of the internet, a lot of these people came up with the best ideas or programs which made their success be worth a million and not everyone who comes up with great ideas or programs is guaranteed to make a lot of money thanks to the internet.
In the following article I will list 10 of the most known internet millionaires in which I will give detailed information about who they are and what made them so successful.
10) Mathew Mullenweg.
Even though Mathew Mullenweg left college he still became successful thanks to a massive and popular source blogging tool which he created known as WordPress which is used by countless other websites and Is the reason why he became a millionaire with a net worth of more than 35 million dollars.
WordPress is now worth a lot more than just a couple million dollars, at the moment it is now worth more than a billion dollars.
9) Dong Nguyen “Flapps”.
Few game developers create games that have so much success and are even put up in the hall of fame such as Tetris or even Candy Crush, but no game has received as much attention as Flappy Bird, this game may ring a bell to a lot and it may trigger horrible and upsetting memories due to playing this game whichever is the case Dong Nguyen in just two hours developed the game and made a lot of money thanks to it.
After the game was in the market for a while it gained so much attention that it was then taken down because the developer says that it is an addicting product.
8) David Karp.
When David Karp saw an opportunity to create his own blogging platform called Tumblr where it gained nearly 100.000 users in just a matter of weeks.
Just recently the popular blog has been acquired by Yahoo! for 1.1 billion dollars.
7) Nick Denton.
With a total net worth of more than 200 million dollars his many websites where each target various audiences has gained much attention and has been around for about ten years and his success is growing even more and more as the days go by.
6) Craig Newmark.
What started off as something so innocent ended up being the most successful thing he has ever created, it all started when he noticed how people would help each other socially and to also find trust in each other, so he decided to create craigslist where he wanted to create something related to local events in which all he did was distribute emails of those who lived in the bay area.
5) Peter Thiel.
Peter Thiel realized that the internet needed some sort of platform where payments can be done online, so he then created PayPal which during the same year it was released it was then sold to EBay for billions of dollars.
4) Matt Drudge.
Matt created a forum where gossip was mostly around and since a lot of people go crazy for gossip he had about 85.000 subscribers.
He then started talking about political gossip which some of his articles gained attention slowly making him a lot more known and therefor his bank account growing equally fast, his net worth is about 90 million dollars and the articles are now about a wide selection of topics.
3) Markus Persson.
Another game developer whose creation made him an instant multimillionaire, he made the successful game called Minecraft which even after 3 years since it came out is still the most popular games and is one of the games that deserves to be in the hall of fame along with other popular and memorable games.
2) Kevin Systrom.
Not only my favorite application but also quite successful even on the same day of its release, it has a net worth of more than 400 million dollars and it was also later on purchased by Facebook for 1 billion dollars.
1) E.L. James.
We all know fifty shades of grey but we didn’t know that most of her success was thanks to the internet, it all began when she posted on the internet a fanfiction called Snowqueens Icedragons where as a result she gained thousands of followers that later on motivated her into publishing her own book.