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Mark Shuttleworth

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Mark Richard Shuttleworth (born 18 September 1973) is a South African and 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. 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 1,366,749 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Mark Shuttleworth is the 479th most popular businessperson (down from 382nd in 2019), the 102nd most popular biography from South Africa (down from 90th in 2019) and the most popular South African Businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, Mark Shuttleworth ranks 479 out of 601Before him are Henry Clay Frick, Aliko Dangote, Anita Roddick, Irving Kristol, Jacqueline Mars, and Harvey S. Firestone. After him are Manolo el del bombo, Gilbert Kaplan, Sam Panopoulos, Sergio Gonella, David Filo, and Vijay Mallya.

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Among people born in 1973, Mark Shuttleworth ranks 158Before him are Fares Fares, Stephen Dorff, Natasha Korolyova, Patrick Rothfuss, Jan Magnussen, and Amr Waked. After him are Shota Arveladze, Tijani Babangida, Kevin McKidd, Steven Ogg, John Dolmayan, and Sébastien Izambard.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Mark Shuttleworth ranks 102 out of 374Before him are Sid Atkinson (1901), John McDowell (1942), Goodwill Zwelithini (1948), Rudolph Lewis (1887), Louis Raymond (1895), and Jim Fouché (1898). After him are Phil Ramone (1934), Bevil Rudd (1894), Hugh Masekela (1939), Pik Botha (1932), Devdas Gandhi (1900), and John Kani (1943).

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Among businesspeople born in South Africa, Mark Shuttleworth ranks 1

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