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(Computer Programmer, Serial Entrepreneur, and Angel Investor)

Shawn Fanning is an American computer programmer, serial entrepreneur, and angel investor.

Relationship Facts of Shawn Fanning

Shawn Fanning is not having an affair with anyone presently.
His sexual orientation is straight.

What is the relationship of Shawn Fanning?

From the relationship data of Married Biography, Talking about his personal life, he is currently single.

Previously, he was married to Jessica Wigsmoen, but the date of marriage is unknown.

There are no other relationships affiliated with him. He is straight, not gay. He is much concerned about his career.

Shawn Fanning: Biography in Details

Who is Shawn Fanning?

Shawn Fanning is an American computer programmer, serial entrepreneur, and angel investor.

He is probably famous for creating Napster, the file-sharing platform that was very popular around the turn of the century.

Age, Bi, Parents, Nationality and Education

Shawn Fanning was born on November 22, 1980, in Brockton, Massachusetts, United States of America. His nationality is American and his ethnicity is North American.

He is the only son of Joe Rando and Coleen Fanning. There is no information on his siblings.

Education History

It was in 1998, while attending Northeastern University, that he created one of the first popular peer-to-peer (“P2P”) file-sharing platforms.

Once a preliminary beta program became available on June 1, 1999, hundreds of college students at Northeastern were up and trading music furiously.

Shawn Fanning: Professional Life and Career

Shawn Fanning moved his company from his headquarters in Hull, Massachusetts to a more spacious location in San Mateo, California. Then, Napster was so popular that earned him a place on the cover of Time magazine.

After Napster, he joined and invested in, a number of early-stage technology startup companies, including Snocap, Rapture, and Path. He set up Snocap along with Jordan Mendelson and Ron Conway in 2003.

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Caption: Shawn Fanning (Source: Valleywag)

Even though the company aspired to be a legitimate marketplace for digital media, it ended up firing 60% of its workforce by late 2007.

Ultimately, Rupture’s future seemed bright as it was acquired by Electronic Arts for $15 million. Only a few months later, he started a new company called

While Fanning was laid off from Electronic Arts., then he began another organization called Moreover, Dave Morin reported he was leaving Facebook, where he was a Senior Platform Manager, to join Fanning and move toward becoming CEO at Path.

In 2011 Shawn Fanning rejoined with Napster prime supporter Sean Parker to establish A portion of the financial specialists is Ron Conway, Michael Arrington, and Ashton Kutcher.

Fanning fills in as CEO and Parker as official chairman. At this point broadcast, the appointment was propelled in June 2012 at a heartbreaking open occasion where Parker and Fanning paid colossal measures of cash to have big names exhibited whereas the item over and again smashed and eventually neglected to work.

Salary and Net Worth

He has a net worth of US $70 million as of 2023, but his salary is not revealed yet.

Is Shawn Fanning involved in any rumors and controversies?

Currently, there are no desperate rumors regarding his personal and professional life.

He is doing his best job without harming others for which he has not been in any controversy yet.

Body Measurements

There is no information about his height, weight, or shoe size. He has brown hair color and his eye color is dark brown.

Social Media Profile

Shawn Fanning is not active in any sort of social media profile like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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