Who is Tobi Lutke?

Tobi Lutke is a big name in the business industry. He is a Canadian entrepreneur, as well as the founder and CEO of a company based in Ottawa, Canada, named Shopify. Furthermore, Tobi was a part of the core team of the Ruby on Rails framework. Also, he created open-source libraries such as Active Merchant.

Quick Info
Celebrated NameTobi Lutke
ProfessionEntrepreneur, CEO of Shopify
Birth Year1981
Birth PlaceKoblenz, German
Full NameTobias Lutke
WifeFiona McKean
Net Worth$2.8 billion

Tobi Lutke

Bio and Personal Life

Tobi Lutke was born in 1981 under the name Tobias Lutke in Koblenz, Germany. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lutke. The details of his parents are still unknown. However, it is known that Lutke’s father is an internist, and his mother is a teacher of special-needs children.

Dating and Marriage

Details about dating life are unknown to the public. He is married to Fiona McKean. The couple has three children together named Fraser Lutke, Sam Lutke, and Tristan Lutke, respectively.

Early Life

Lutke received a German brand of the Amstrad CPC at the young age of six. He began rewriting code of the games he played by age 11 or 12 and also modified computer hardware. Later, Tobi dropped out of school. However, he entered an apprenticeship program at the Koblenzer Carl-Benz-School to be a computer programmer after tenth grade.

Social Media of Tobi Lutke

Tobi has Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook accounts. His Instagram id is @tobi. He has more than 10k followers on Instagram. Furthermore, his Twitter id is @tobi. He has more than 109.4k followers on Twitter. He also has his personal website www.tobilutke.com

Tobi Lutke


Lutke launched an online snowboard shop named Snowdevil from his garage with his partners Daniel Weiland and Scott Lake in 2004. He decided to build his e-commerce platform in Ruby on Rails after he was not satisfied with any of the platforms currently available.

The founders of Snowdevil slowly decided to shift their focus from snowboards to e-commerce and Shopify. Shopify is an e-commerce platform which officially launched in 2006. Shopify is an e-commerce platform that provides a platform for merchants to sell their goods and services online. Currently, more than 500,000 merchants use Shopify for selling their items.

Tobi Lutke

The profit included Lutke on The Fabulous 30 list in 2012. Furthermore, The Globe and Mail named him the “CEO of the Year” in November of 2014. There were more than 300,000 merchants that utilized Shopify by September 2016. Over $US20 billion worth of gross merchandise was calculated on the company’s platforms since 2006. Lutke donated a total of $US1,000,001 to teamtrees.org in 2019. Teamtrees.org is an organization that plants 1 tree for every dollar gave. Lutke’s donation made him the highest donor of the website as of 31st of October, 2019.

The Net Worth of Tobi Lutke

Tobi is a big name in the business industry. He has made quite some money with the help of his website. His net worth is expected to be around $2.8 billion in 2019.