Daniel Ek

Daniel Ek is a very successful and renowned entrepreneur and IT engineer hailing from Stockholm in Sweden. He is known worldwide for establishing the very popular and one of the most used online music streaming app called Spotify, which has clasped the world and how. Spotify has revolutionized the way people used to listen to music and paved the way for several other online kinds of music streaming apps worldwide.

Well, how well do you know about Daniel Ek? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Daniel Ek’s net worth in 2021, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Daniel Ek to date.

Biography and Early Life

Daniel Ek was born and brought up in a small district called Ragsved in Stockholm, Sweden. There is little to no knowledge about his childhood or about his parents and his upbringing. However, Daniel used to be intrigued by the world of computers and software from a very young age.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Daniel Ek in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Daniel Ek’s age is 51 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 21 February 1983. Though, he is 5′ 10″ in feet and inches and 177 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 176 lbs in Pound and 80 kg in Kilograms.


Daniel Ek completed his high school diploma from the IT-Gymnasiet school in Sundbyberg. Following graduation, he decided to pursue a degree in software and technology. As a result, he joined the KTH Royal Institute of Technology. However, he decided to drop out of engineering and pursue a career as a software developer.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Daniel Ek got married at Lake Como to the love of his life Sofia Levander. The couple had a very lavish wedding with performances by celebrities like Bruno Mars, Chris Rock, etc. The couple has been blessed with two children; however, they have decided to keep their details confidential.

Is Daniel Ek Gay?

Daniel Ek is not gay, he has been married to Sofia Levander since 2016, and they have two kids together, which proves the fact that his sexual orientation is straight, and has no interest in men.

Professional Career

Daniel Ek was a software development enthusiast since his teenage and started creating websites for local clients as a freelancer at 13, where he used to earn as much as $100. Soon he was able to build a reputation for himself and his work. As a result, his freelancing business flourished, and he was able to earn as much as $5000 for a website.

He also used to offer part-time jobs to local students to help him out in his business of designing websites. By the time he was 18, he had already established a team of 25 students, and his company had a turnover of $50,000 per month. With all this money at such a young age, he used to buy luxurious and expensive gadgets for himself.

Daniel used to work for the company Tradera which was acquired by eBay in 2006 and served at the company Stardoll, a video game company. Daniel had established Advertigo, which was an online advertisement company, but he had to sell it to TradeDoubler. Daniel has also worked in uTorrent.

After acquiring enough wealth to implement his long-awaited dream of online music streaming app, he launched the app Spotify in 2006 along with Martin Lorentzon, which was initially a peer-to-peer distribution model. Soon they converted it into a server-client model, which made the app immensely popular among the masses, and it became one of the most used music streaming apps in the world.


Daniel Ek is awarded the KTH grand prize in the year 2012 for his unique and innovative approach and application and hugely successful commercialization of information technology on the global stage.

Spotify now owns more than 217 million subscribers and has raised ventures and funds of around $2.5 billion as estimated in the previous financial year.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Daniel Ek in 2021

Daniel Ek’s net worth as of 2021 is estimated to be around $5 billion. He is one of the most renowned technologists and entrepreneurs. The value of his company, Spotify, is estimated to be approximately $16 billion. His income also includes money that he earned from his previous companies like Stardoll, Advertigo, etc. He also makes money as a consultant/advisor for various MNCs in improving their revenue.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Daniel started creating sites and experimenting just at the age of 13. Now his companyis worth $16 billion.

Daniel Ek is a very successful person. He is very talented and known for his technical skills. He began his career just at the age of 13. This shows his dedication to doing something different. He is an inspiration for all the budding entrepreneurs and those who desire to be successful in making their own companies.


Facts of Daniel Ek

  • Gender Male
  • full nameDaniel Ek
  • birthplaceRagsved, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Date of Birth February 21, 1983
  • Age 41 years 5 months
  • Horoscope Pisces
  • Lucky Number 8
  • Lucky Stone Aquamarine
  • Lucky Color Sea Green
  • Best Match for Marriage Cancer, Scorpio
  • nationalitySwedish
  • religionChristian
  • net worth$5 Billion
  • professionEntrepreneur, Founder and CEO of Spotify
  • weightIn Kilograms – 80 Kg, In Pounds – 176 lbs
  • heightIn Centimetres – 177 cm, In Feet and Inches – 5′ 10″
  • hair colorBlonde
  • eye colorBlue
  • high schoolIT-Gymnasiet School, Sundbyberg

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