Friday, December 15, 2006

ex - Microsoft whiz and next Space tourist

Hungarian-born billionaire and ex-Microsoft whiz kid Charles Simonyi sees his trip next year on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station as a chance to do some good.


Simonyi, 58, left his native Hungary at 17 for the United States where he made a fortune after joining in 1981 the "start up" Microsoft, for which he oversaw the development of Word and Excel and which he left in 2002 to co-found Intentional Software Corporation.

Link to Charles Simonyi, billionaire, ex-Microsoft whiz and next space tourist - Yahoo! News

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