Scotsman Peter Cashmore makes 200m dollars from sale of his IT Blog

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Peter Cashmore

In 2005, Peter Cashmore, from Aberdeen, started a blog in his bedroom.

It was about technology and especially social media and it is called Mashable.com.

It has a lot of blogs about social media websites like Facebook and Twitter.

Alternative to University

He set it up as an alternative to his boring university studies.

He wanted something he could do from his bed and still make money.

Now it gets 20m viewers.

And CNN has just paid $200m for it.

Not bad pocket money for a 25-year-old.

People to Watch

Incidentally, he never did get to finish university.

Peter Cashmore appeared, therefore, this year in The Times 100 People to Watch in 2012.

So, that prediction has come pretty quickly.

If Fox News are looking in I can be contacted via the Contact Us section of the website.

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