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Mark Shuttleworth Biography

Mark Richard Shuttleworth 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.

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.

Mark Shuttleworth

BORN: 18 September 1973 (age 48)

HOME TOWN: Welkom, Free State, South Africa

PARENT: Ronelle Shuttleworth (mother) and Richard Dalton Shuttleworth (father)

OCCUPATION: Entrepreneur

NICKNAME(S): Afronaut

AWARDS: On 25 October 2013, Shuttleworth and Ubuntu were awarded the Austrian anti-privacy Big Brother Award for sending local Ubuntu Unity Dash searches to Canonical servers by default…

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