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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

  • On A Booming Super-Yacht Market

      News Source: Vanity Fair | 14 days ago
    Jamie Edmiston, the 29-year-old super-yacht broker, has to shout, for we are in a Eurocopter EC130 over the ocean off Antibes, on our way to a yacht called Senses. It's May of last year, and all the giant luxury boats are clustered on the Cote d'Azur
  • Today in History - Wednesday, March 26

      News Source: The Journal Gazette | 23 days ago
    Workers dangle from ropes to clean Skywalk glass Workers from a Phoenix-based company had an awe-inspiring view as they dangled from ropes to clean the glass at the Grand Canyon Skywalk. Today 3:00 am AP Barbra Streisand is shown in rehearsal for "
  • Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen sells private island for $8 million

      News Source: Reuters | 4 months ago
    U.S. entrepreneur Charles Simonyi (L) meets his friend, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen at the Baikonur cosmodrome March 25, 2009. Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has sold a private island in northwestern Washington state to undisclosed buyers for $8

Charles Simonyi Blogs

  • Seattle's Museum of Flight — so much bigger since 2003 | ...

      Blog Source: | 13 days 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 ...
  • The Bulletin | Oi - Oi: Everywhere You Go…

      Blog Source: | 13 days ago
    Marcus du Sautoy is the Charles Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science and Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of New College. In 2004 Esquire chose him as one of the 100 most influential ...
  • As death looms WinXP, Microsoft, the operating system Source ...

      Blog Source: | 22 days ago
    Multi-Tool Word Bravo Xerox's legendary PARC developed by Charles Simonyi, a word processor to create the center, based on the starting life in 1983 as a word processor. Simonyi hired to build a version for Redmond Gates and Microsoft ...

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