Originally a professional musician and circus clown, Derek Sivers created CD Baby in 1998. It became the largest seller of independent music online, with $100M in sales for 150,000 musicians.
In 2008, Derek sold CD Baby for $22M, giving it all to a charitable trust for music education. He is a frequent speaker at the TED Conference, with over 5 million views of his talks.
In 2011, he moved to Singapore and published a book which shot to #1 on all of its Amazon categories. His new company isWood Egg, publishing annual guides to 16 countries in Asia.
He now lives right across the water from us in Nelson, New Zealand.