And his studies soon brought him back home, where he completed a masters degree in critical film studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. By now, Anderson was 30 years old – and only three years away from launching the website that would secure his fame and fortune.
In 2000 Anderson was working at a digital storage company when he first met Chris DeWolfe, his future business partner. Indeed, after that company folded a year later, Anderson and DeWolfe launched their first venture together, a direct marketing business.
By 2002 the pair had successfully sold their business to a larger company. And it was with the employees of that company, eUniverse, that they began putting together the bare bones of what would become Myspace, in 2003.