What's MySpace Founder Tom Up To Today? Well, Let's Just Say He's Really Enjoying Life

Here's what MySpace Founder Tom is doing after selling his social media site for millions.

Posted on: May 29, 2017

What's MySpace Founder Tom Up To Today? Well, Let's Just Say He's Really Enjoying Life

You remember Tom, don’t you? Who could forget your very first friend on social media! He co-founded MySpace back when social media was just starting out. But in 2005, he could probably smell the scent of death of his site, so he did what any entrepreneur would do and sold it for millions. But now he’s living the life we can only dream of and we’re so freaking jealous.

YOU’RE MY FIRST FRIEND

You're My First Friend NyMag

Remember Tom Anderson, AKA MySpace Tom? Of course you do. He was your first MySpace friend, and for some of us, the closest thing to a real life friend you had in those days.

HE MADE A KILLING

He Made A Killing Bustle

Tom, who co-founded MySpace, sold the company in 2005 for a whopping $580 million, but thankfully, he remained our friend on the (then) popular social media site until we moved on to Facebook.

LIVING THE DREAM

Living The Dream Travel Ask

Now Tom is a freaking globe trotter and he discovered another secret passion of his along the way. Back in 2011, he decided to take on photography by taking beautiful pictures as he travels around the world.

THE GLOBE-TROTTER MILLIONAIRE

The Globe-Trotter Millionaire The Ultralinx

Tom roams across the planet in search of the perfect photograph and he’ll scour the Earth with his camera every time he hits the roads for a life full of new adventures.

LOOKS LIKE MEGA CITY

Looks Like Mega City Twitter

From high above the sky, in what we can only assume was through a chopper, (cause he’s got the chops for that, pun intended) here’s a shot of Manila, Philippines and it’s simply beautiful and quite lyrical.

THE ILLUSTRATION OF LIFE

The Illustration Of Life Twitter

Tom is dedicated to capturing the illustration of life in remote regions of the world like Guilin, China. Who would have thought that a coding guy would turn into a cameraman?

LET’S DO SOME FIELD WORK

Let's Do Some Field Work The Ultralinx

Instead of being stuck inside a stuffy office, Tom is spending his life and his money journeying to the farthest lands and the edges of  the Earth, like Bagan, Burma, where the view is almost ethereal.

HE’S A STARGAZER

He's A Stargazer Haberturk

He could have built a house by a river in the middle of nowhere. Instead, Tom is taking photos of the universe from exotic locations like Uyuni, Bolivia. Personally, we love the bright orange glow of the sky through the car window.

LAND OF THE EAST

Land Of The East Google+

Life’s a lot like this road in Japan. It can be a doorway from one magnificent place to something completely new that will leave you in awe and it looks like Tom is ready to explore every inch of our planet.

THE LAVA FALLS

The Lava Falls Twitter

If Hawaiian waterfalls aren’t your thing, then do what Tom did and look for the equally beautiful lava falls. But fair warning, keep your distance or where some non-melting body armor if you want to enjoy the glowing magma of this ever changing landscape. Way to go, Tom!