HARALDUR Thorleifsson has created a successful life and career.
Elon Musk and the accomplished businessman have engaged in conflict over his work at Twitter.
Who is Haraldur Thorleifsson?
Icelandic businessman, philanthropist, and entrepreneur Haraldur Thorleifsson is known by his stage name Halli.
He was born in 1977 and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Iceland.
He founded Ueno, a digital agency, in 2014. In 2021, Twitter paid for it.
According to the company’s website, Ueno is a full-service agency that is actively designing and creating gorgeous digital products, brands, and experiences.
On Thorleifsson’s website, it is stated that Ueno designed products for a number of significant corporations, such as Facebook, Apple, Airbnb, Google, Venmo, Uber, and Walmart.
After that, Thorleifsson started working for Twitter.
On his website, he says: “I led an innovation team that, among other things, pioneered Communities on the platform and the long-awaited (and finally launched) edit button.”
The 45-year-old is married and has two kids—a son and a daughter—with his wife.
The businessman has also taken part in numerous charitable endeavours.
Thorleifsson started a fund that “built 100 wheelchair ramps in Reykjavik in eight months,” as it is described on his website.
He mentions that the fund is constructing 1,500 additional ramps in Iceland over the following four years and that they have won numerous awards, including those from Reykjavik City and The Icelandic Human Rights Centre.
The United Nations wrote an article about the fund in March 2022.
Thorleifsson has Dysferlinopathy, a type of muscular dystrophy.
He discusses his condition on his website, stating: “I use a wheelchair and I am slowly but surely losing strength in my upper body and arms. I don’t like it but that doesn’t really change anything.”