- Name: Shawn Fanning
- Born: 11/22/1980 (40 years old)
- Occupation: Computer programmer, entrepreneur, angel investor
- Known for: Co-founder and lead software engineer of Napster
Shawn Fanning (born November 22, 1980) is an American computer programmer, entrepreneur, and angel investor. He developed Napster, one of the first popular peer-to-peer (“P2P”) file sharing platforms, in 1999. The popularity of Napster was widespread and Fanning was featured on the cover of Time magazine.
Notable Works: Napster, Snocap, Rupture, Path
School: Northeastern University, (dropped out)
Birth Place: Brockton, Massachusetts