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Let's highlight some of Matt's accomplishments in his 25 years on the planet:
- He formed WordPress by forking some code from b2/cafelog.
- He co-founded the Global Multimedia Protocols Group.
- He formed Ping-o-Matic with Dougal Campbell.
- Was recruited by CNET to work on WordPress for them. He dropped out of College at this point.
- He announced bbPress, a forum software similar to WordPress in simplicity.
- Left Cnet and launched Akismet.
- WordPress.com became open to the public.
- AutoMattic was announced.
- Raised about 1.1 million for AutoMattic in funding.
- The first WordPress conference occurred.
- named #16 of the 50 Most Important People on the Web by PC World
- Acquired Gravatar.
There's a ton more of course, such as WordPress.tv recently being launched and the acquisition of PollDaddy amongst others.
For someone who has just recently hit 25.. not a bad list of accomplishments.
We look forward to many more developments.
*date source: wikipedia