Matthew Mullenweg aged only 26 years old at the time of this article. Matthew Mullenweg is the founding developer of WordPress, YEP that’s right and we use wordpress on a daily basis so guess who is a happy guy and Rich as well. He’s worth a whopping 250 million bucks and I wonder if my wordpress upgrade has contributed to his wealth. His background is performing arts school, he learned to play the Jazz Saxophone, and then he went on to created one of the best website and blog programs in the world. In 2005 he started the company Automatic, which became the backing force behind WordPress and Akismet. Job well done..