Craig Newmark

Craig Newmark
Born December 6, 1952 (1952-12-06) (age 58)
Morristown, New Jersey, United States
Alma mater Case Western Reserve University
Known for Founder of the website Craigslist

Craig Alexander Newmark (born 6 December 1952) is an Internet entrepreneur best known for being the founder of the San Francisco-based international website Craigslist.

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Biography

Newmark was born in Morristown, New Jersey and graduated from Morristown High School, in Morristown, New Jersey, in 1971. He is Jewish.[1][2] Upon graduation he attended college at Case Western Reserve University, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1975 and a Master of Science degree in 1977.[3]

Newmark is a vocal advocate of keeping the Internet free. In 2006 he donated $10,000 to a non-profit group, NewAssignment.Net, which plans to combine the work of amateurs and professionals to produce investigative stories on the Internet.[4]

Newmark resides in San Francisco's Cole Valley and is active at Craigslist in customer service, mostly dealing with spammers and scammers.[5] In 2009, he became a member of the Wikimedia Foundation advisory board, is a member of the New America Foundation Leadership Council[6] and serves on the board of the Sunlight Foundation. In 2009, Newmark was named an honorary patron of the University Philosophical Society of Trinity College, Dublin along with Matt Mullenweg.

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Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

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