How rich is Janus Friis?
Janus Friis Net Worth:
|Birth date:||June 26, 1976|
|Birth place:||Copenhagen, Denmark|
Janus Friis net worth, wiki & biography:
Janus Friis Net Worth $1.3 Billion
Danish entrepreneur Janus Friis is the co-founder of KaZaA, Skype, Joltid, Joost, Rdio and Vdio who has an estimated net worth of $1.3 billion. He never had a formal higher education since he dropped out of high school. He began a job at the help desk of Cyber City, one of Denmark’s first Internet companies. In 1996, Friis met Niklas Zennstrom who headed Tele2 in Denmark. Janus was hired to run its customer support. Together, they worked to launch get2net, another Danish ISP, as well as the portal site everyday.com. The partners chose to leave Tele2. In 2002, they began developing KaZaA, the company accountable for the most popular software for use with the FastTrack file sharing network protocol, which Friis additionally co-designed. Janus Friis additionally co-founded Altnet, a network that sells commercial music to KaZaA users. Using the success of KaZaA, they also co-founded Joltid, a software company developing and advertising peer-to-peer solutions and peer-to-peer traffic optimization technologies to companies. In 2002, Janus and Niklas founded Skype, a peer-to-peer telephony application. KaZaA sold Skype to eBay in 2005 to get a deal worth $2.6 billion. However, Friis however kept an interest in the internet application through Silver Lake Partners till they sold Skype to Microsoft Corporation for $8.5 billion in 2011. Friis and Zennstrom created Joost in 2006, consequently transferring television as well as other types of video to the user’s PCs. It was afterwards sold in November 2009 to Adconion Media Group. In 2010, the couple co-founded Rdio, an advertising-free music subscription service.