Chris DeWolfe is the co-founder and chief executive officer of MySpace.com, the leading online lifestyle portal. DeWolfe, alongside co-founder and president, Tom Anderson, created a new platform for a generation to communicate and discover culture based around the self expression and connectivity of the site’s 110 million active users.
As MySpace’s CEO, DeWolfe is responsible for all aspects of the site’s strategic vision and the execution of its global business initiatives. Under his watch, MySpace has redefined the concept of online social networking, while transforming itself into the world’s most comprehensive lifestyle, communication, and entertainment portal. Along the way, DeWolfe has led strategic initiatives that have extended the site’s reach into a number of vertical categories – such as online video (MySpaceTV), politics (MySpace Impact), news, music and film – and at present a total of 29 international markets.
Under DeWolfe’s leadership, MySpace has grown exponentially since its launch in 2004, with an average of 300,000 new users signing up daily. By integrating Web profiles, blogs, classified listings, entertainment content, photo galleries and user forums, MySpace has created a community where users can do everything from plan their weekends to connect up with friends to discover new music. More than 70 million people in the U.S. visit the site each month, creating a user composition that includes politicians, bands, filmmakers, comedians, photographers, and people wanting to communicate with friends and plan their social lives.
MySpace’s international network includes localized community sites in the U.S., France, Germany, Australia, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Mexico, Switzerland, Austria, Canada, Netherlands, New Zealand, Japan, Sweden, Latin America, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Brazil, India, Korea, and the United Kingdom.
DeWolfe has B.A. degree in Finance from the University of Washington and an MBA from the University of Southern California, where he had dual concentrations in Marketing and Entrepreneurial studies. DeWolfe serves on the board of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and lives in Los Angeles.
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