Daniel M. Lewin

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Birthday
14, 1970
Birthplace
Colorado
Death Date
Sep 11, 2001 (31)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
14, 1970
Birthplace
Colorado
Death Date
Sep 11, 2001 (31)

About

Founder of the internet firm Akamai Technologies. He died battling a hijacker aboard American Airlines Flight 11 on September 11, 2001.

Before Fame

He attended the Israeli Institute of Technology and created an algorithm for optimizing web traffic, which made him enormously wealthy.

Trivia

He was reported to have died from a stabbing while trying to foil the hijackers on the plane possibly from an accomplice he didn't see behind him.

Family Life

He had two sons, Eitan Lewin and Itamar Lewin, who were ages five and eight at the time of his death.

Associated With

His technology was used by the Barack Obama website to stream video clips and by Reed Hastings' Netflix for the same purpose.