Richard Brodie

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Birthday
10, 1959
Birthplace
Washington
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
10, 1959 (age 59)
Birthplace
Washington

About

Computer programmer most famous for being the creator of Microsoft Word. After leaving Microsoft in 1994, he became a professional poker player as well as an author, releasing books like 1993's Getting Past OK and 1995's Virus of the Mind. 

Before Fame

He began studying Computer Science at Harvard College in 1977. He left after his sophomore year to work in the Xerox Corporation's Advanced Systems Division.

Trivia

He played himself in the 2008 poker comedy The Grand, featuring actors like Woody Harrelson and Cheryl Hines.

Family Life

His father is child psychologist Richard Brodie, Sr.

Associated With

He began working as the technical assistant to Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates in 1983.