Mark Shuttleworth

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Birthday
18, 1973
Birthplace
South Africa
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthplace
South Africa

About

Founder of the poplar Ubuntu open-source operating system. He was the first African-born man to go into space.

Before Fame

He founded Canonical Ltd. after creating Ubuntu to sell commercial support for his software.

Trivia

He also founded and sold for more than $500 million an internet security company. He used part of that money to catch a ride on a Soyuz spaceship.

Family Life

He was born in Welkom, South Africa, his father a surgeon and his mother a schoolteacher.

Associated With

He and Arlene Dickinson were contemporaries.