Matt Mullenweg WordPress creator runs a $1 billion company with no office or email

Matt Mullenweg is the creator of WordPress and CEO of Automattic, the company that offers a range of products and services for WordPress users.

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If you don't know what WordPress is, or use it to put up content on the Internet, there a very good chance that you have visited a website that runs on it - and most likely within the last 24 hours too.

I say that because WordPress - an open source content-management system - powers a mind-blowing 25 percent of all websites today.

Matt Mullenweg is the creator of WordPress and CEO of Automattic, the company that offers a range of products and services for WordPress users.

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WordPress's 400-man team works largely from their homes or in co-located offices in 43 countries around the world, and use an internal blogging platform for communication and collaboration - they do not use email.

"Automattic is a totally distributed company, so everyone works from wherever they are in the world. It could be a coffee shop, it could be their home, it could be a co-working space. We hire people regardless of where they are," says Mullenweg.

Him and his employees do not have offices neither do they use emails, yet Automattic is currently valued at $1 billion.

Mullenweg still aims to capture the remaining 75 percent of the websites on the Internet in what he calls "the democratization of the Internet".

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