November 04, 2014
(1965- )Founder, Pandora Internet Radio
The phonograph and the radio were revolutionary ways to listen to music. Tim Westergren innovated another way – Pandora Internet radio. Using a complex algorithm, Pandora enables users to create targeted, personalized streaming radio stations and now attracts a monthly audience of more than 75 million listeners through its seemingly ubiquitous and de rigueur mobile and more than 1,000 other connected devices.
Born four days before Christmas 1965 in Minneapolis, MN, Westergren took up the piano as a seven-year old while living in France where his family had just moved. He learned about blues and jazz, and then got swept up in 80...