Craig Newmark

Craig Newmark Philanthropies

Craig Newmark is a self-described nerd, pioneer of the Web, speaker, philanthropist, and a strong advocate of the use of technology for the public good. In 1995 he founded craigslist, which has become a leading classifieds service and one of the world’s most-visited websites with around 50 billion pages views per month.

In 2011 he founded craigconnects, his personal Web-based initiative to stand up for organizations “getting stuff done” in areas Craig is passionate about. These include veterans and military families, open government, public diplomacy, back-to-basics journalism and fact-checking, consumer protection, and technology for the public good. In 2015, he launched Craig Newmark Philanthropies.

Born in Morristown, New Jersey in 1952, Craig has lived in San Francisco for more than 20 years. He enjoys bird-watching, squirrel-watching, and science fiction.

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