Mark Shuttleworth

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Mark Richard Shuttleworth (born 18 September 1973) is a South African-British entrepreneur who is the founder and CEO of Canonical, the company behind the development of the Linux-based Ubuntu operating system. In 2002, Shuttleworth became the first South African to travel to space as a space tourist, and indeed the first African from an independent country to travel to space. He lives on the Isle of Man and holds dual citizenship from South Africa and the United Kingdom. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mark Shuttleworth has received more than 982,369 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Mark Shuttleworth is the 382nd most popular businessperson (down from 302nd in 2019), the 90th most popular biography from South Africa (down from 84th in 2019) and the most popular South African Businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, Mark Shuttleworth ranks 382 out of 604Before him are Jay Gould, Ernest Oppenheimer, Oleg Deripaska, Gilbert Kaplan, Peter Thiel, and Bob Lazar. After him are Walter Wild, Anita Roddick, Reed Hastings, Piero Dusio, John Munro Longyear, and George Peabody.

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Among people born in 1973, Mark Shuttleworth ranks 133Before him are Saïd Taghmaoui, Kevin McKidd, Shota Arveladze, Valentina Lisitsa, Shannon Elizabeth, and Tadanobu Asano. After him are Juan Diego Flórez, Christian Horner, Fares Fares, Cuauhtémoc Blanco, Mariza, and Darko Kovačević.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Mark Shuttleworth ranks 90 out of 312Before him are Bruce Grobbelaar (1957), Alan Paton (1903), Gary Player (1935), Ingrid Jonker (1933), Phil Ramone (1934), and Deon Meyer (1958). After him are Marjorie Courtenay-Latimer (1907), Bevil Rudd (1894), Jim Fouché (1898), Sharlto Copley (1973), Trevor Rabin (1954), and Ian Scheckter (1947).

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Among businesspeople born in South Africa, Mark Shuttleworth ranks 1

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