F. Thomson  Leighton net worth and biography

F. Leighton Biography and Net Worth

Dr. Tom Leighton co-founded Akamai Technologies in 1998 and served as Akamai’s Chief Scientist until he became CEO in 2013. Under Dr. Leighton’s leadership, Akamai has evolved from its origins as a content delivery network (CDN) into the world’s most distributed cloud platform, with leading solutions for content delivery, cybersecurity, and cloud computing. During his time as CEO, Akamai’s revenue has more than doubled, growing from less than $1.4 billion in 2012 to more than $3.6 billion in 2022, while earnings per share nearly tripled. Over the same period, annual revenue from Akamai’s security business has grown from less than $25 million to more than $1.5 billion.

As one of the world’s preeminent authorities on algorithms for network applications and cybersecurity, Dr. Leighton discovered a solution to freeing up web congestion using applied mathematics and distributed computing. Akamai used this technology to create the world’s largest distributed computing platform, which today delivers and secures tens of millions of requests per second to billions of users around the world.

Dr. Leighton holds more than 50 patents involving content delivery, internet protocols, algorithms for networks, cryptography, and digital rights management. He and Akamai’s co-founder Danny Lewin were inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2017 for having “invented the methods needed to intelligently replicate and deliver content over a large network of distributed servers, technology that would ultimately solve what was becoming a frustrating problem for internet users known as the ‘World Wide Wait.’” In 2018, the Marconi Society selected him to receive the Marconi Prize for “his fundamental contributions to technology and the establishment of content delivery networks.” The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) awarded him the John von Neumann Medal in 2023 for “fundamental contributions to algorithm design and their application to content delivery networks.”

He has served on numerous government, industry, and academic advisory panels. Dr. Leighton was one of 18 CEOs invited to the White House in 2017 for the launch of the American Technology Council to develop solutions to modernize and secure the U.S. government’s IT systems. From 2003 to 2005, he served on the President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee and chaired its Subcommittee on Cybersecurity. He is also a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Dr. Leighton has been personally committed to increasing the pipeline of students pursuing STEM careers for over 30 years, first as a mathematics professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and now through his leadership at Akamai. He is a strong supporter of the Akamai Foundation, which promotes mathematics education, and he oversaw the creation of the Akamai Technical Academy, an innovative program developed in-house, aimed at training diverse non-technical professionals for technical careers. He also supports numerous charitable organizations dedicated to strengthening STEM education and opportunities for K-12 students, including The Center for Excellence in Education, Society for Science (producer of the Regeneron Science Talent Search and Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair), The Mathematical Association of America (sponsor of the Math Olympiad), the Math Competition for Girls, and Girls Who Code.

He graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Dr. Leighton received his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from MIT in 1981.

What is F. Thomson Leighton's net worth?

The estimated net worth of F. Thomson Leighton is at least $222.31 million as of May 14th, 2024. Dr. Leighton owns 2,342,621 shares of Akamai Technologies stock worth more than $222,314,733 as of May 20th. This net worth estimate does not reflect any other investments that Dr. Leighton may own. Additionally, Dr. Leighton receives an annual salary of 1 as CEO at Akamai Technologies. Learn More about F. Thomson Leighton's net worth.

How old is F. Thomson Leighton?

Dr. Leighton is currently 67 years old. There are 7 older executives and no younger executives at Akamai Technologies. Learn More on F. Thomson Leighton's age.

What is F. Thomson Leighton's salary?

As the CEO of Akamai Technologies, Inc., Dr. Leighton earns $1.00 per year. There are 6 executives that earn more than Dr. Leighton. The highest earning executive at Akamai Technologies is Mr. Adam Karon, COO & GM of Cloud Technology Group, who commands a salary of $556,000.00 per year. Learn More on F. Thomson Leighton's salary.

How do I contact F. Thomson Leighton?

The corporate mailing address for Dr. Leighton and other Akamai Technologies executives is 145 BROADWAY, CAMBRIDGE MA, 02142. Akamai Technologies can also be reached via phone at (617) 444-3000 and via email at [email protected]. Learn More on F. Thomson Leighton's contact information.

Has F. Thomson Leighton been buying or selling shares of Akamai Technologies?

During the last ninety days, F. Thomson Leighton has bought $2,038,960.00 of Akamai Technologies stock. Most recently, on Tuesday, May 14th, F Thomson Leighton bought 22,000 shares of Akamai Technologies stock. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $92.68 per share, with a total value of $2,038,960.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 2,342,621 shares of the company's stock, valued at $217,114,114.28. Learn More on F. Thomson Leighton's trading history.

Who are Akamai Technologies' active insiders?

Akamai Technologies' insider roster includes Aaron Ahola (EVP), Robert Blumofe (CTO), Monte Ford (Director), Jill Greenthal (Director), Paul Joseph (EVP), Adam Karon (COO), F. Leighton (CEO), Rick Mcconnell (Insider), Edward Mcgowan (CFO), Madhu Ranganathan (Director), Kim Salem-Jackson (CMO), Mani Sundaram (EVP), Bernadus Verwaayen (Director), and Anthony Williams (EVP). Learn More on Akamai Technologies' active insiders.

Are insiders buying or selling shares of Akamai Technologies?

In the last year, Akamai Technologies insiders bought shares 11 times. They purchased a total of 24,760 shares worth more than $2,289,317.43. In the last year, insiders at the technology infrastructure company sold shares 24 times. They sold a total of 119,969 shares worth more than $12,517,249.03. The most recent insider tranaction occured on May, 14th when CEO F Thomson Leighton bought 22,000 shares worth more than $2,038,960.00. Insiders at Akamai Technologies own 2.0% of the company. Learn More about insider trades at Akamai Technologies.

Information on this page was last updated on 5/14/2024.

F. Thomson Leighton Insider Trading History at Akamai Technologies

Transaction DateBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionShares Held After TransactionDetails
5/14/2024Buy22,000$92.68$2,038,960.002,342,621View SEC Filing Icon  
6/20/2023Buy275$91.20$25,080.0092,006View SEC Filing Icon  
6/16/2023Buy271$92.31$25,016.0191,731View SEC Filing Icon  
6/14/2023Buy273$91.69$25,031.3791,186View SEC Filing Icon  
6/12/2023Buy271$92.43$25,048.5390,643View SEC Filing Icon  
6/5/2023Buy269$92.98$25,011.6289,301View SEC Filing Icon  
6/1/2023Buy272$92.00$25,024.0088,760View SEC Filing Icon  
5/30/2023Buy275$91.06$25,041.5088,216View SEC Filing Icon  
5/26/2023Buy280$89.39$25,029.2087,941View SEC Filing Icon  
5/24/2023Buy288$86.96$25,044.4887,377View SEC Filing Icon  
5/22/2023Buy286$87.52$25,030.7286,803View SEC Filing Icon  
5/19/2023Buy285$87.86$25,040.1086,517View SEC Filing Icon  
5/17/2023Buy288$87.00$25,056.0085,943View SEC Filing Icon  
5/15/2023Buy293$85.33$25,001.6985,362View SEC Filing Icon  
5/5/2023Buy323$77.53$25,042.1985,069View SEC Filing Icon  
5/3/2023Buy315$79.44$25,023.6084,427View SEC Filing Icon  
5/1/2023Buy306$81.93$25,070.5883,799View SEC Filing Icon  
4/28/2023Buy308$81.41$25,074.2883,493View SEC Filing Icon  
4/26/2023Buy315$79.47$25,033.0582,871View SEC Filing Icon  
4/24/2023Buy309$80.91$25,001.1982,245View SEC Filing Icon  
4/21/2023Buy309$80.98$25,022.8281,936View SEC Filing Icon  
4/19/2023Buy302$82.80$25,005.6081,322View SEC Filing Icon  
4/17/2023Buy303$82.54$25,009.6280,720View SEC Filing Icon  
4/14/2023Buy302$83.00$25,066.0080,417View SEC Filing Icon  
4/12/2023Buy308$81.23$25,018.8479,808View SEC Filing Icon  
4/10/2023Buy319$78.42$25,015.9879,186View SEC Filing Icon  
4/5/2023Buy323$77.60$25,064.8078,543View SEC Filing Icon  
4/3/2023Buy319$78.48$25,035.1277,899View SEC Filing Icon  
3/31/2023Buy326$76.88$25,062.8877,580View SEC Filing Icon  
3/29/2023Buy325$77.01$25,028.2576,929View SEC Filing Icon  
3/27/2023Buy326$76.69$25,000.9476,277View SEC Filing Icon  
3/24/2023Buy333$75.18$25,034.9475,951View SEC Filing Icon  
3/22/2023Buy332$75.49$25,062.6875,283View SEC Filing Icon  
3/20/2023Buy341$73.38$25,022.5874,618View SEC Filing Icon  
3/17/2023Buy343$72.89$25,001.2774,277View SEC Filing Icon  
3/15/2023Buy350$71.53$25,035.5073,586View SEC Filing Icon  
3/13/2023Buy349$71.78$25,051.2272,887View SEC Filing Icon  
3/9/2023Buy336$74.44$25,011.8472,198View SEC Filing Icon  
3/7/2023Buy333$75.28$25,068.2464,942View SEC Filing Icon  
2/27/2023Buy342$73.22$25,041.2448,909View SEC Filing Icon  
2/24/2023Buy337$74.27$25,028.9948,567View SEC Filing Icon  
2/21/2023Buy325$76.99$25,021.7512,431View SEC Filing Icon  
2/10/2023Buy290$86.26$25,015.4012,106View SEC Filing Icon  
2/8/2023Buy284$88.14$25,031.7611,528View SEC Filing Icon  
2/6/2023Buy282$88.73$25,021.8610,958View SEC Filing Icon  
1/30/2023Buy287$87.36$25,072.329,549View SEC Filing Icon  
1/27/2023Buy286$87.44$25,007.849,262View SEC Filing Icon  
1/25/2023Buy287$87.20$25,026.408,690View SEC Filing Icon  
1/23/2023Buy285$87.99$25,077.158,117View SEC Filing Icon  
1/19/2023Buy285$87.88$25,045.807,543View SEC Filing Icon  
1/17/2023Buy282$88.86$25,058.526,979View SEC Filing Icon  
1/13/2023Buy283$88.50$25,045.506,697View SEC Filing Icon  
1/11/2023Buy285$87.96$25,068.606,132View SEC Filing Icon  
1/5/2023Buy293$85.50$25,051.504,974View SEC Filing Icon  
1/3/2023Buy295$84.98$25,069.104,389View SEC Filing Icon  
12/29/2022Buy298$83.97$25,023.063,798View SEC Filing Icon  
12/27/2022Buy302$83.03$25,075.063,200View SEC Filing Icon  
12/19/2022Buy294$85.07$25,010.581,701View SEC Filing Icon  
12/16/2022Buy294$85.11$25,022.341,407View SEC Filing Icon  
12/14/2022Buy279$89.85$25,068.15828View SEC Filing Icon  
12/12/2022Buy281$89.02$25,014.62281View SEC Filing Icon  
12/15/2017Buy17,537$57.01$999,784.37View SEC Filing Icon  
11/15/2017Buy18,545$53.91$999,760.95226,950View SEC Filing Icon  
10/16/2017Buy19,670$50.83$999,826.10226,950View SEC Filing Icon  
8/15/2017Buy21,554$46.91$1,011,098.14View SEC Filing Icon  
7/14/2017Buy19,817$50.45$999,767.65205,861View SEC Filing Icon  
6/15/2017Buy20,397$49.02$999,860.94247,454View SEC Filing Icon  
5/31/2017Buy21,196$47.17$999,815.32227,057View SEC Filing Icon  
12/15/2016Buy14,828$67.43$999,852.04View SEC Filing Icon  
11/15/2016Buy15,245$65.58$999,767.10View SEC Filing Icon  
10/17/2016Buy18,276$54.70$999,697.20View SEC Filing Icon  
9/15/2016Buy19,468$51.36$999,876.48View SEC Filing Icon  
8/15/2016Buy19,003$52.61$999,747.83View SEC Filing Icon  
7/15/2016Buy17,456$57.28$999,879.68View SEC Filing Icon  
6/16/2016Buy18,881$52.95$999,748.95View SEC Filing Icon  
5/16/2016Buy19,497$51.28$999,806.16159,385View SEC Filing Icon  
4/15/2016Buy19,546$51.15$999,777.90View SEC Filing Icon  
3/16/2016Buy18,126$55.16$999,830.16View SEC Filing Icon  
2/16/2016Buy96,521$51.79$4,998,822.59View SEC Filing Icon  
12/5/2013Buy25,000$45.28$1,132,000.00View SEC Filing Icon  
3/13/2013Buy30,000$34.75$1,042,500.00View SEC Filing Icon  
2/8/2013Buy50,000$35.31$1,765,500.00View SEC Filing Icon  
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Akamai Technologies Company Overview

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Akamai Technologies, Inc. provides cloud computing, security, and content delivery services in the United States and internationally. The company offers cloud solutions to keep infrastructure, websites, applications, application programming interfaces, and users safe from various cyberattacks and online threats while enhancing performance. It also provides web and mobile performance solutions to enable dynamic websites and applications; media delivery solutions, including video streaming and video player services, game and software delivery, broadcast operations, authoritative domain name system, resolution, and data and analytics; and cloud computing services, such as compute, storage, networking, database, and container management services to build, deploy, and secure applications and workloads. In addition, the company offers content delivery solutions; and an array of service and support to assist customers with integrating, configuring, optimizing, and managing its offerings. It sells its solutions through various channel partners. Akamai Technologies, Inc. was incorporated in 1998 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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Today's Range

Now: $94.90
Low: $94.34
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MA: $103.43
Low: $91.19
High: $109.78

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Now: $94.90
Low: $86.31
High: $129.17


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Market Capitalization

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