He was born in 1983 in Sweden. His mother was a foster father and a technician. His grandparents engaged in music. He had his first computer at the age of 5 and then bought a second-hand C64 because he had no money to buy a new one. One day, when this computer was broken, he had to repair it and read the manual for months and was able to repair it. His interest in computers began at this time.
At the age of 14, he started building a website for people in exchange for money. At first he started earning small amounts of money and started earning $ 50,000 a month at the age of 14 and he was employed by people. She applied for a job at Google at the age of 16, but was rejected for her age and school. At the age of 23, he entered a period of depression and started traveling every night with expensive cars and crowded friends. They went through this period when people thought they were just hanging out with him for money, and together with Martin Lorentzon, they decided to start a project and set up Spotify.
For 2 and a half years, they visited investors and tried to convince them to invest. They put a lot of effort into it. The Spotify application, which started to receive support in 2010, oversaw the public offering in 2018 and is known to have a brand value of $ 28 billion.