Charles Simonyi

Astronaut

1948 –

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Who is Charles Simonyi?

Charles Simonyi, son of Károly Simonyi, is a Hungarian-American computer software executive who, as head of Microsoft's application software group, oversaw the creation of Microsoft's flagship Office suite of applications. He now heads his own company, Intentional Software, with the aim of developing and marketing his concept of intentional programming. In April 2007, aboard Soyuz TMA-10, he became the fifth space tourist and the second Hungarian in space. In March 2009, aboard Soyuz TMA-14, he made a second trip to the International Space Station. His estimated net worth is US$1 billion.

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Born
Sep 10, 1948
Budapest
Also known as
  • Károly Simonyi
Parents
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • Hungarian American
Nationality
  • Hungary
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Bachelor of Science, University of California, Berkeley
    Engineering Mathematics
    ( - 1972)
  • Statistics
  • PhD, Stanford University
    Computer Science
    ( - 1977)
Employment
  • Microsoft Corporation

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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