For a god-knows-what reason, TMZ is reporting a selfie of noted MySpace founder Tom Anderson, who is clearly not ashamed of his current happenings in life.
According to his Instagram account and Celebrity Networth, Tom accumulated around $60 million from his MySpace ventures from 2003-2009 and is now enjoying life as a freelance photographer. This new job description gives our first MySpace friend a good excuse to travel around the world’s most bizarre locales and post some rad pictures. I’d imagine that on most of these, a sepia filter is not required.
Another ice cave adventure in Iceland. I visited three different caves while there. Amazing how blue and thick the ice is underground 🙂 A photo posted by Tom Anderson (@myspacetom) on
“Tom from MySpace” may have surrendered fair-and-square in the social media arms race to Zuckerburg (“Mark from Facebook,” anyone?) in the late-2000s, but in a lot of ways, I’d rather be living the highlife of the under-the-radar Tom than high profile Zuckerburg. Stacked up against the lovable Harvard dropout, Anderson has infinitely less responsibility and is therefore able to cure his wanderlust, has no pressure in his life (especially given his unmarried status), is a multi-multi-millionaire, and, most importantly, has an immaculately luscious head of hair for a 44-year-old. How much more of a “He’s got it all” could you ask for?
In my honest opinion, it would be more than fair to say that Zuckerburg owes Tom a certain amount of royalties for expanding on his friends-on-the-Internet model; how Aaron Sorkin chose to ignore this in The Social Network is beyond me. But hey, that’s another column for another day..