Tobias Lütke

CEO, Shopify


Tobias Lütke (born 1980) is founder and CEO of Shopify, a commerce company based in Ottawa, Canada. He has served on the core team of the Ruby on Rails framework and has created open source libraries such as Active Merchant.


By 11 or 12, he began rewriting the code of the games he played and modifying the computer hardware.
Shopify went public in 2015. Since then, the company’s shares have grown by 320%, which has increased the fortune of Lutka to $ 1.2 billion – at the same time, he still goes to work by bicycle.


He moved to Canada in 2003 after meeting his now-wife, an Ottawa native, on a snowboarding trip to Whistler.