Chris DeWolfe is co-founder and CEO of SGN, a Los Angeles-based mobile gaming entertainment platform he launched in 2010. Under his leadership, SGN’s portfolio of colorful, casual games has been downloaded more than 700 million times and are regularly played by nearly 50 million people, more than half of whom live outside the United States. In the last three years, SGN’s revenues have grown by more than 900 percent.
As the cofounder and former CEO of MySpace, Chris pioneered and popularized social networking. The site, formed in 2004, became the most visited website in the U.S. by mid-2006 with 90 million members. By the time he left the company in 2009, MySpace had more than 130 million monthly active users around the world.
Chris received Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2015 and the Producers Guild of America’s Vanguard award in 2009. TIME included him among its 2006 list of the 100 most influential people in the world, and Barbara Walters named him one of her 10 Most Fascinating People in 2007.
He studied finance at the University of Washington and attended the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California, which honored him in 2006 with its Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year award.
An advisor at USC’s Center for Entrepreneurial Studies and a board member of Woven Digital, he lives in Los Angeles with his family and actively participates in animal rescue operations.