Thomas Anderson, professionally known as Tom Anderson, is an American co-founder of the social networking website Myspace, which he founded in 2003 with Chris DeWolfe. He was later president of Myspace as well as a strategic adviser for the company until he left in 2009. He has made a cameo appearance in the 2009 American comedy-drama movie Funny starring Sandler.
Tom Anderson was born Thomas Anderson on November 8, 1970, in San Diego, California, United States of America. He was born to American parents and grew up in his hometown.
Tom has an American nationality and his ethnicity is white. The 47 aged, social personality is of Scorpio by his birth-mark.
In 1998, Tom completed his bachelor’s degree in English and rhetoric from the University of California and a master’s degree in film from the same university in 2000. Currently, he resides in Los Angeles.
Tom Anderson’s net worth is $60 million at present. He has earned a huge amount of salary from his career. He switches his career in landscape photography after his retirement from the internet world. While he was the president of My Space, he has earned millions of dollars.
Myspace was sold to News Corp for $580 million in 2005. Before that, the company had been restructured several times resulting in a rather complicated shareholder pool. The company firstly received $15.3 million in early funding from a company called VantagePoint and then in February 2005, Myspace took on another $15.5 million from a company called Redpoint.
From his earnings, Tom is enjoying a happy lifestyle, and he is living in a luxurious and extravagant house in Highland, San Bernardino County, California.
Tom Anderson is a very private person and he loves to keep his past and present relationship behind the Curtains. Though he has reached 47, he has not revealed information regarding his marital status or kids.
Thus, there is no information on his personal life, and hence, Tom is possibly single and unmarried.
In 2003, he founded My Space with his fellow Chris DeWolfe. Anderson served as the president and a strategic adviser for the company until he left in 2009.
In 2005, Myspace was sold to News Corp for $580 million. Following the News Corp acquisition, Anderson said: “Before [the acquisition], I could do whatever I wanted. Now it takes more time to get people to agree on things. All the budget reviews and processes. That can be a pain. But it’s not stopping us.”
After his retirement from My Space, he is traveling the globe and exploring several landscapes and nature photography.
Anderson was replaced as president in April 2009 by News Corp; by 2010, he was no longer the default friend on Myspace and was replaced by a profile called “Today On MySpace,” or “T.O.M.”
In late May 2012, Anderson made an announcement that he would be joining RocketFrog Interactive as an adviser to the 16-person Los Angeles-based company, which created a Facebook app.
As of 2017, My Space has a rank of 3178 by Web Traffic site and 1650 in the USA and in 2006, the sites have an excess of 106 million accounts with more than 230,000 new registrations per day.
Anderson has made a cameo appearance in the 2009 American comedy-drama film Funny People starring Adam Sandler.