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Craig Newmark
Craig Newmark

Craig Newmark


San Francisco, CA USA

"You play fair, you work hard, and you get ahead."

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Craig's work combines: Entrepreneurship, Technology, and Accomplishing Goals

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Day In The Life


I use technology to give the voiceless a real voice and the powerless real power.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Computer Science

    Case Western Reserve University

  • Graduate Degree

    Computer Science

    Case Western Reserve University

Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    Spent 17 years at IBM right out of school, "didn't take any initiative in terms of [his] career."

  • 2.

    Finally snapped out of it, got a job he liked at Charles Schwab.

  • 3.

    Started Craigslist as a hobby, with the idea that he'd send his friends 10 or 12 cool events.

  • 4.

    People started making suggestions, like that he should include job postings; just kept growing.

  • 5.

    By 1998, it'd become so popular that he decided to make it "a real company."

  • 6.

    Works on two core values: "Play fair, work hard and you get ahead," and "treat people the way you want to be treated."