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Exceptional man makes $5.7bn from his university project, sets outstanding record

At the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), a brilliant Master’s degree candidate paired his intellect with that of his professor to produce a concept that culminated in a $5.7 billion firm.

Morten Versvik, a student, enrolled at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Norway to pursue a master’s degree in computer science. At the time, Professor Alf Inge Wang served as his advisor.

As a budding businessman, Morten Versvik regarded his university studies as an opportunity to create a technology that would transform education for pupils all over the world.

“We wanted to bring out the full learning potential of all learners no matter the age, subject or context,” Versvik told CNBC in 2021.

Along with his computer science professor, they created the game-based learning platform Kahoot, an application that engages students all around the world.

They had begun collaborating on the game in 2006. The application was released in 2013 after they had already begun working on the Master’s project, and since then, it has expanded to become a $5.7 billion firm.

Morten Versvik, Johan Brand, Jamie Brooker, and Professor Alf Inge Wang’s master’s degree study at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology led to the creation of the firm, which made its public debut in 2013. (NTNU).

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