Daniel M. Lewin


Birthday May 14, 1970

Birth Sign Taurus

Birthplace Colorado

DEATH DATE Sep 11, 2001 (31)

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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.


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.