Charles Simonyi

Hungarian-American computer software executive
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Charles Simonyi (/sɪˈmni/; Hungarian: Simonyi Károly, pronounced [ˈʃimoɲi ˈkaːroj]; born September 10, 1948) is a Hungarian-born American software architect. He started and led Microsoft's applications group, where he built the first versions of Microsoft Office.[1]

He founded and led Intentional Software.[2][3][4]

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 net worth is US$3.3 billion.[5][6] He was born in Budapest.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Lohr, Steve (2002-09-17). "A Microsoft Pioneer Leaves to Strike Out on His Own". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-05-21.
  2. Simonyi, C. (1999). "The Future is Intentional". Computer. 32 (5): 56–57. doi:10.1109/MC.1999.762800.
  3. Aitken, W.; Dickens, B.; Kwiatkowski, P.; De Moor, O.; Richter, D.; Simonyi, C. (1998). "Transformation in intentional programming". Proceedings. Fifth International Conference on Software Reuse (Cat. No.98TB100203). pp. 114–123. doi:10.1109/ICSR.1998.685736. ISBN 0-8186-8377-5.
  4. Simonyi, C.; Christerson, M.; Clifford, S. (2006). "Intentional software". Proceedings of the 21st annual ACM SIGPLAN conference on Object-oriented programming systems, languages, and applications - OOPSLA '06. p. 451. doi:10.1145/1167473.1167511. ISBN 1595933484.
  5. "The World's Billionaires — #538 Charles Simonyi". Forbes. 2020. Retrieved July 1, 2020.
  6. "Charles Simonyi". Computer History Museum. Retrieved 25 October 2019.