Mark Shuttleworth Biography
Mark Shuttleworth is a renowned South African-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, and indeed the first African from an independent country to travel to space.
He lives on the Isle of Man and holds dual citizenship from South Africa and the United Kingdom. According to the Sunday Times Rich List in 2020, Shuttleworth is worth an estimated £500 million.
Mark Shuttleworth Age
Mark is 47 years old as of 2020, he was born Mark Richard Shuttleworth on September 18, 1973, in Welkom, Orange Free State, South Africa. He celebrates his birthday on September 18, every year and his birth sign is Virgo. Mark will be turning 48 years on September 18, 2021.
Mark Shuttleworth Height
Mark stands at an average height. He appears to be quite tall in stature if his photos, relative to his surroundings, are anything to go by. However, details regarding his actual height and other body measurements are currently not publicly available. We will update this section when the information is available.
Mark Shuttleworth Weight
Mark has a moderate weight. He has not shared his weight with the public yet. Mark’s weight will be listed once we get it from a trustworthy source. Known for his captivating personality, Mark has dark brown eyes and his hair color is brown.
Mark Shuttleworth Education
Mark attended school at Western Province Preparatory School. He later attended Rondebosch Boys’ High School for one term and later went to Bishops/Diocesan College. He has a Bachelor of Business Science degree in Finance and Information Systems from the University of Cape Town.
Mark Shuttleworth Family
Mark Shuttleworth Parents and Siblings
Mark was born and raised by his parents in Welkom, Orange Free State, South Africa. Our efforts to find out more about his family came to no avail as no such information is publicly available. Thus, the identity of Mark’s parents is still unclear. It is also not known if he has any siblings. We will update this section once this information is available.
Mark Shuttleworth Wife
Mark isn’t married yet. He has a girlfriend for the last two years, Claire Newman. The love birds live together in the Isle of Man. Further information concerning Mark and his girlfriend Claire Newman in detail will be updated once available.
Mark Shuttleworth Children
As of now, there isn’t any documented report on the public records about Mark and his girlfriend Claire Newman having kids. Nevertheless, this information is currently under review and will be updated once we get it from a reliable source
Mark Shuttleworth Net Worth
Mark has an estimated net worth of $500 million dollars as of 2021. This includes his assets, money, and income. His primary source of income is his career as an entrepreneur. Through his various sources of income, Shuttleworth has been able to accumulate a good fortune but prefers to lead a modest lifestyle.
Mark Shuttleworth Measurements and Facts
Here are some interesting facts and body measurements you should know about Mark.
Mark Shuttleworth Wikipedia
- Full Names: Mark Richard Shuttleworth.
- Popular As: Mark Shuttleworth.
- Gender: Male.
- Occupation / Profession: Entrepreneur.
- Nationality: South African.
- Race / Ethnicity: Pending Update.
- Religion: Christian.
- Sexual Orientation: Straight.
Mark Shuttleworth Birthday
- Age / How Old?: 47 Years Old.
- Zodiac Sign: Virgo.
- Date of Birth: September 18, 1973.
- Place of Birth: Welkom, Orange Free State, South Africa.
- Birthday: September 18.
Mark Shuttleworth Body Measurements
- Body Measurements: Pending Update.
- Height / How Tall?: Average.
- Weight: Moderate.
- Eye Color: Dark Brown.
- Hair Color: Brown.
- Shoe Size: Pending Update.
Mark Shuttleworth Family and Relationship
- Father (Dad): Pending Update.
- Mother: Pending Update.
- Siblings (Brothers and Sisters): Pending Update.
- Marital Status: Married.
- Wife/Spouse: Married to Claire Newman.
- Dating / Girlfriend: Not Applicable.
- Children: Pending Update.
Mark Shuttleworth Net Worth and Salary
- Net Worth: $500 million dollars as of 2021.
- Salary: Pending Update.
- Source of Income: Career as an Entrepreneur.
Mark Shuttleworth House and Cars
- Place of living: To be Updated.
- Cars: Car Brand to be Updated.
Mark Shuttleworth Career
When Mark was a student at the University of Cape Town he was involved in the installation of the first residential internet connections at the university. In 1995 he founded Thawte Consulting, a firm that specialized in digital certificates and Internet security. In December 1999 Thawte was acquired by VeriSign, earning Shuttleworth R3.5 billion.
In September 2000, Mark formed HBD Venture Capital, a business incubator and venture capital provider. In March 2004 he formed Canonical Ltd., for the promotion and commercial support of free software projects, especially the Ubuntu operating system. In 2009 he stepped down as the CEO of Canonical Ltd. In July 2007 he stepped resumed the position of CEO of Canonical.
Mark Shuttleworth Linux Ubuntu
In 2004 Mark funded the development of Ubuntu, a Linux distribution based on Debian. In 2005 he founded the Ubuntu Foundation and made an initial investment of 10 million dollars. In the Ubuntu project, Shuttleworth is often referred to with the tongue-in-cheek title “Self-Appointed Benevolent Dictator for Life” (SABDFL).
To come up with a list of names of people to hire for the project, Mark took six months of Debian’s mailing list archives with him while traveling to Antarctica aboard the icebreaker Kapitan Khlebnikov in early 2004. In September 2005, he purchased a 65% stake in Impi Linux.
Mark Shuttleworth Philanthropy
In 2001 he formed the Shuttleworth Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to social innovation which also funds educational, free, and open-source software projects in South Africa, such as the Freedom Toaster.
Mark Shuttleworth Spaceflight
On 25th April 2002, he became the second self-funded space tourist and the first-ever South African in space. Flying through Space Adventures, he launched aboard the Russian Soyuz TM-34 mission as a spaceflight participant, paying approximately US$20 (equivalent to $26.63 in 2016) million for the voyage.
Two days later, the Soyuz spacecraft arrived at the International Space Station, where he spent eight days participating in experiments related to AIDS and genome research. On 5 May 2002, he returned to Earth on Soyuz TM-33.
Mark Shuttleworth Private Jet
Mark has a private jet, a Bombardier Global Express, which is often referred to as Canonical One but is in fact owned through his HBD Venture Capital company. The dragon depicted on the side of the plane is Norman, the HBD Venture Capital mascot.
Mark Shuttleworth Awards
In September 2010 he received an honorary degree from the Open University for this work. 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.
Frequently Asked Questions About Mark Shuttleworth
Who is Mark Shuttleworth?
Mark is a renowned South African-British entrepreneur who is the founder and CEO of Canonical, the company behind the development of the Linux-based Ubuntu operating system.
How old is Mark Shuttleworth?
Mark is a South African national born on September 18, 1973, in Welkom, Orange Free State, South Africa.
How tall is Mark Shuttleworth?
Mark stands at an average height, he has not shared his height with the public. His height will be listed once we have it from a credible source.
Is Mark Shuttleworth married?
Mark isn’t married yet. He has a girlfriend for the last two years, Claire Newman. The love birds live together in the Isle of Man.
How much is Mark Shuttleworth worth?
Mark has a net worth of $500 million dollars as of 2021. This amount has been accrued from his career as an Entrepreneur.
Where does Mark Shuttleworth live?
Because of security reasons, Mark has not shared his precise location of residence. We will update this information if we get the location and images of his house.
Is Mark Shuttleworth dead or alive?
Mark is alive and in good health. There have been no reports of him being sick or having any health-related issues.
Mark Shuttleworth Social Media Contacts
- Instagram: Pending Update.
- Facebook: Pending Update.
- Youtube: Pending Update.
- Tiktok: Pending Update.
- Website: Pending Update.
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