AKA Daniel Mark Lewin
Birthplace: Denver, CO
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: Murder
Race or Ethnicity: Middle Eastern
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Mathematician, Military
Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Co-founder of Akamai, died in 9/11
Military service: Israeli Defense Force (1988-92, Capt.)
Emigrated with his family to Israel in 1983, where Lewin later served in a commando unit in the Israeli Defense Force. Co-founded internet content delivery network Akamai with Tom Leighton, his professor at MIT; spontaneous growth amid the dot-com bubble gave him a net worth of $1.4B in 1999.
On the morning of 11 September 2001, Lewin was onboard American Airlines Flight 11 from Boston to Los Angeles when hijackers broke into the cockpit and diverted the plane to New York. Lewin is presumed to have attacked the hijackers and was stabbed in the throat; seated one row ahead of him was Mohammed Atta, who flew the plane into the north tower of the World Trade Center.
Father: Charles Levine
Mother: Peggy Levine
Wife: Anne (two sons)
University: BA+BS, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology (1995)
University: SM Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1997)
Akamai Co-Founder and CTO (1998-2001)
IBM Researcher, Haifa, Israel
Member of the Board of Akamai (1998-2001)
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