Charles Simonyi is a Hungarian-American computer software executive that has an estimated net worth of $1 billion. Charles Simonyi started his profession when he was hired by Denmark’s A/S Regnecentralenin 1966. Subsequently, worked for Xerox PARC after he took up his graduating studies at Stanford University. Then, they developed Xerox Alto, alongside Robert Metcalfe, Alan Kay and Butler Lampson. In 1974, he and Lampson created Bravo, the first WYSIWYG document preparation program. He left Microsoft in 2002, and co-founded a company, Intentional Software. He was known as a space tourist and aboard Soyuz TMA-10 in 2007. It had been followed by his second excursion on space in 2009, aboard Soyuz TMA-14. Charles Simonyi was born on September 11, 1948 in Budapest, Hungary. He’s married to Lisa Persdotter and has two daughters.
Charles Simonyi (Hungarian: “Simonyi Kroly”, pronounced [imoi kroj]; born September 10, 1948), son of Kroly Simonyi, is a Hungarian-American computer software executive who, as head of Microsoft’s application software group, manage the creation of Microsoft’s flagship Office suite of applications. He now heads his own company, “Intentional Software”, with the goal of developing and advertising his concept of intentional programming. In April 2007, aboard Soyuz TMA-10, he became the fifth space tourist and the 2nd Hungarian in space. In March 2009, aboard Soyuz TMA-14, he made another visit to the International Space Station. His estimated net worth is US$1 billion.