Twitter users have demanded to ‘Bring back Myspace Tom’ after viral tweet reminisces the old times on the platform.
If you’re too young, you may have never used or heard of Myspace. The social networking service preceded Facebook and between 2005-2008, it was the most popular platform, with over 100 million monthly users.
Myspace walked so Facebook could run.
But where is Myspace’s co-founder Tom after so many years? Here’s more about him, including net worth, girlfriend and what he does now.
Who is Myspace Tom?
Tom Anderson is the co-founder of the platform and became president of the company when Myspace was sold to mass media company, News Corp, in 2005.
Before Myspace, you could call him a criminal since he hacked the security system of Chase Manhattan Bank as a teenager. The FBI launched an investigation, though he was not arrested since he was a minor.
Any users of the site would have fond memories of Tom since he was their first default friend, with his famous profile picture of him grinning at you in a white T-shirt.
Myspace Tom in 2021
Talk about Tom has been trending now and then on Twitter as users often take to the social media platform to discuss Myspace’s co-founder.
The Twittersphere were excited to see Tom’s emoji reply to a tweet in July 2020 since he has been laying low since the Myspace days – his previous tweet was in 2017.
Many want the comeback of the site.
What is Tom’s net worth?
As of 2021, he is estimated to have a net worth of approximately $60 million.
According to reports, News Corp acquired Myspace for $580 million back in 2005 and sold it out for only $35 million in 2011.
Tom invested his income from Myspace in real estate and other online businesses.
He is now a travel photographer so his fortune is definitely being used towards his new hobby.
Who is Myspace Tom’s girlfriend?
There is little information on who he is dating or has dated before. Reports say that he is currently single but that he has had at least one relationship in the past.
Several Instagram posts point towards that he did indeed have a girlfriend in 2017.
It’s unclear whether they are still together as Tom hasn’t been active on Instagram since January, 2019.