Tom Anderson Biography
(Co-founder of Myspace)
Birthday: November 8, 1970 (Scorpio)
Born In: San Diego, California
Thomas Anderson is an American entrepreneur and co-founder of the social networking website, ‘MySpace.’ Born and raised in California, US, he was interested in the computers from the very beginning. He obtained two degrees from the ‘University of California’ and also joined a music band as its lead singer. While working as a product tester, he and his colleague Chris DeWolfe founded the website, ‘MySpace,’ in 2003. He was the president as well as the strategic adviser of the website. Anderson came to be known as ‘MySpace Tom’ and was referred as the ‘Soul of the website.’ Initially designed to connect fans with bands and music, the site soon gained popularity with everyone and registered more than 100 million accounts. In 2005, the website was sold for $580 million to Rupert Murdoch’s ‘News Corporation,’ with Anderson as the president of the company. There was a decline in ‘MySpace’ membership as the competition from the rival networking site, ‘Facebook,’ grew in 2008. Anderson was replaced as the president of the company by ‘News Corporation’ and he was no more the default friend on ‘MySpace.’ After his early retirement, Anderson has been busy as a travel photographer.