Craig Newmark

Internet Entrepreneur and Founder, Craigslist


Craig Newmark is the founder of craigslist, the web-based platform that has fundamentally changed classified advertising.  Since its founding in 1995, craigslist has become one of the Internet’s 10 most-visited English language sites. 

Born December 6, 1952  in Morristown, NJ, Craig attended Case Western Reserve University, where he earned a B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science in 1975 and 1977 respectively.  During his business career, Craig worked with IBM, Charles Schwab, Bank of America, and other firms.  Today, he resides in San Francisco's Cole Valley. 

In March 2011, Craig launched craigconnects, his initiative to link up everyone on the planet using the Internet to bear witness to good efforts and encourage the same behavior in others. 

Craig regularly communicates through Twitter ( and Facebook (  He also blogs regularly ( and is a contributor to the Huffington Post (   The best way to reach him is through the craigconnects website,