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Don't Feel Bad for Myspace Founder Tom Anderson — He's Living a Pretty Charmed Life

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For many folks, one of their first forays into social media was Myspace, and the first friend you ever received on the platform was a swell-looking, smiling dude by the name of Tom.

You see, Todd invented Myspace, which became a phenomenon for you and all your Sidekick and Razr rocking friends.

It was pretty much the end-all-be-all when it came to social media platforms, that is, until Zuckerberg and Facebook came along.

So whatever happened to Tom from Myspace?

Tom made headlines in October of 2019 when pictures of him and his then-girlfriend surfaced online.

Sometime after selling Myspace, Tom Anderson became more serious about his photography and began traveling around the world honing his skills. He spent a lot of his time in different Asian countries and started trending online again after photos of him with a woman began circulating the web.

As of this writing, however, Tom is reportedly single.

Tom's net worth is pretty darn high.

As of this writing, the man owns a sizable amount of wealth: $65 million. The San Diego native will be turning 50 this year, and according to his Instagram, is now dedicated to helping others and engaging folks online.

From the looks of his IG account, however, it appears that a lot of time has been spent on capturing utterly breathtaking images and videos.

Seriously, just take a look at them — they're breathtaking!

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What happened to Tom and the site he co-founded, Myspace?

In 2005, Tom had brokered a deal with Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. to sell Myspace for a whopping $580 million. Tom and his co-founder, Chris DeWolfe got some fat paychecks from the sale. While Myspace would go on to become utterly obsolete in just a few years, News Corp. would sell it to Viant for $35 million, who would then go on to sell it to Time for an amount that wasn't disclosed.

Yikes.

A few years ago when there was a ton of hate being piled on to Facebook for the way it handled user data and basically sold it off to advertisers, Tom had some laughs at Zuckerberg's platform's expense when Futurism tweeted a funny cartoon about the Myspace co-founder being "our only hope" when it came to a safe social media site. Tom had reportedly retweeted it.

He's also known to be a total globe-trotter, traveling to different hot spots and music festivals (he became hooked on photography after attending Burning Man in 2011), and is generally enjoying the millions that he made, but he also takes some time to troll people online who try to step to him.

Like this one individual who seemingly got under the entrepreneur's skin when Tom had some critiques for those who were upset over Instagram's changes.

To which one of his followers, Polo Tapia said, "@myspacetom says the guys that was not able to keep a social network alive"

Harsh words from the now-deleted account. Why was the account deleted, you ask? Well, because of this savage response Tom delivered to him: "says the guy who sold myspace in 2005 for $580 million while you slave away hoping for a half-day off."

Utterly. Brutal. There were screencaps of the entire event, but they're not of the highest resolution. You can see them below if you like.

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The social media mogul actually hasn't been posting to social media much as of late, however, we do know that he purchased a $3.8 million home in West Hollywood that used to belong to Drew Taggart from The Chainsmokers. 

He hasn't trolled anyone in a while, which is likely just because he's probably too busy just enjoying his life. The man doesn't have use for social media after pretty much getting everything he could out of it.

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