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Charles Simonyi's Biography

Charles Simonyi (Hungarian: Simonyi Károly; born September 10, 1948, son of Karoly 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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Charles Simonyi, an investor in Planetary Resources, listens during a news conference in Seattle
Charles Simonyi, an investor in Planetary Resources, listens during a news conference in Seattle
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Charles Simonyi News Stories

  • Sarah Brightman Will Pay $52M For Flight To International Space Station In ...

      News Source: International Business Times | 1 month ago
    Share this article British singer Sarah Brightman will begin training this year for a flight to the International Space Station, or ISS, in 2015 on the Russian-made Soyuz spacecraft, the company arranging the trip reportedly said Tuesday. The famed
  • Bits Blog: Even Sun Microsystems Had Its Roots at Xerox PARC

      News Source: The New York Times | 1 month ago
    00 am Sun Microsystems Andy Bechtolsheim, right, along with William Joy, helped co-found Sun Microsystems in 1982...As a Stanford University graduate student in 1978, Andy Bechtolsheim took full advantage of a consulting appointment at Xerox 's
  • International Space Station Fast Facts

      News Source: CNN | 3 months ago
    Here's a look at what you need to know about the International Space Station (ISS) , a spacecraft built by a partnership of 16 nations. The 16 nations are the United States, Canada, Japan, Russia, Brazil, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the

Charles Simonyi Blogs

  • Run. Mix. Burn!: Training Week 2 - April 2014

      Blog Source: alharis.blogspot.com | 3 months ago
    Charles Simonyi invents Hungarian notation in the mid 1970s. Hungarian notation is a computer programming variable ... first major use is with the BCPL programming language. The Hungarian name comes from Simonyi's nation of origin.
  • Run. Mix. Burn!: Quote of the Day

      Blog Source: alharis.blogspot.com | 3 months ago
    Charles Simonyi invents Hungarian notation in the mid 1970s. Hungarian notation is a computer programming variable ... first major use is with the BCPL programming language. The Hungarian name comes from Simonyi's nation of origin.
  • Seattle's Museum of Flight — so much bigger since 2003 | ...

      Blog Source: travelforaircraft.wordpress.com | 4 months ago
    We revisited the museum last month to re-explore that gallery and the barn; along with its newer aircraft as well as the newer constructions of The Personal Courage Wing and Air Park (along with the Charles Simonyi Space Gallery). This is a ...

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