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Net Worth:
$10 Million
Date of Birth:
Nov 7, 1966 (57 years old)
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Mark Gorton is an American entrepreneur who has a net worth of $10 million dollars. Born November 7, 1966, Mark Gorton is widely known as the creator of LimeWire, a free, peer-to-peer, Java-based program which offers sharing of its library through the DAAP (Digital Audio Access Protocol). LimeWire was subsequently caught up in litigation regarding damages owed by LimeWire to more than a dozen record labels. Gorton is involved in several green lifestyle issues and is particularly keen on those having to do with transportation. In 1999, he founded OpenPlans, a non-profit that developed GeoServer, a collaborative open source project to encourage green urban planning initiatives.

In 2009, Gordon was named by Utne Reader as one of "50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World". He owns Tower Research Capital LLC, a financial services firm he started in 1998. Gorton holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Yale University, a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard University. He initially worked as an electrical engineer for a branch of Lockheed Martin then went on to enter the world of fixed-income trading before going out on his own to launch The Lime Group of companies.

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