Matt Mullenweg

American entrepreneur

Matthew Charles Mullenweg (born January 11, 1984, in Houston, Texas) is an entrepreneur living in San Francisco, California. He is the founding developer of the popular open-source blogging software WordPress and writes a popular blog, a domain hack.

Matt Mullenweg


  • I'd have to think about that a lot more and probably study a little bit more. But the easy first answer is the United States. The idea that you have a nation started with what you could term a fork. So a fork from the United Kingdom in terms of the American revolution, definitely went through some bumpy parts along the way but sort of ended up as one of the freest places in the world. Especially in regards to speech and property ownership rights and the democratic system. It isn't perfect, but is one of the best things out there. One of the things that I love is the equality of opportunity where its a meritocracy. It's not as important who you are, but it's more what you do. You can have a huge amount of opportunity and the ability to succeed regardless of what you've done before or been involved in.
    • On Steppin' off the Edge, Podcast Interview, January 2011 when asked a question, related to Web Services as Government article, about what he would define as his nation state / empire from history if he had to pick one for WordPress or Automattic.
  • Technology is closing the gap between what one can imagine and what one can do and as a result the equality of opportunity is unmatched in human history.
  • The first 3 years the focus would be entirely on [...] building a rock solid infrastructure.
    •, Starting a Bank, August 2009
  • My own personal dream is that the majority of the web runs on open source software.
  • Usage is like oxygen for ideas.
    •, 1.0 is the Loneliest Number, November 2010
  • We are much better at writing code than haiku.
    • [1] Automattic Home Page
  • I don’t have a Wikiquotes page.
  • Get the 1.0 out as soon as possible...even if it sucks.
    • BayCHI Podcast, The first 100k users are always the hardest, August 2006

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