Linus Torvalds


Birthday December 28, 1969

Birth Sign Capricorn

Birthplace Helsinki, Finland

Age 54 years old

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Software engineer who developed and became the chief architect behind the Linux kernel, a free and open source software. He also developed the Git system and the software Subsurface.

Before Fame

He has Master's degree in computer science from the University of Helsinki and wrote a thesis called Linux: A Portable Operating System.


He was awarded the 2012 Millennium Technology Prize and was inducted as an inaugural inductee into the Internet Hall of Fame.

Family Life

He married six time Finnish national karate champion Tove Torvalds.

Associated With

He is a software developer like Brian Behlendorf.