Charles Simonyi is a Hungarian-born American computer businessman who oversaw Microsoft’s development of Word and Excel. He learned
Additionally, Simonyi founded and heads Intentional Software with the aim of developing and marketing his concept of intentional programming.
Well, in April 2007, aboard Soyuz TMA-10, Charles Simonyi became the fifth space tourist and the second Hungarian in space.
Further, he also a second trip to the International Space Station in March 2009, aboard Soyuz TMA-14. As of 2019, his net worth is estimated to be the US $3.1 billion.
Charles Simonyi’s Age & Family
Charles Simonyi was born on September 10, 1948, in Budapest, Hungary under the zodiac sign Virgo. He is the son of, Károly Simonyi, a professor of electrical engineering at the Technical University of Budapest.
He has not disclosed information about his mother and siblings. Simonyi holds Hungarian nationality and belongs to the white ethical society. He has dual citizenship of Hungarian, and the United States.
Reading his education, he attended the University of California, Berkeley, where he earned his B.S. in Engineering Mathematics & Statistics in 1972 under Butler Lampson.
Later, he gained his Ph.D. in computer science from Stanford University in 1977 with a dissertation on a software project management technique he called meta-programming.
Currently, he is 70 years of age.
Charles Simonyi’s House & Net Worth
Charles Simonyi in Medina, Washington, “Villa Simonyi” which is a modern house designed by architect Wendell Lovett. There he displays his collection of paintings by Roy Lichtenstein and Victor Vasarely.
In addition to that, he spends six months per year on his custom-built 233-foot (71 m) long superyacht named Skat.
Charles supports arts and science initiatives, including a $5 million gift to the University of Washington for a computer science building in 2017.
He is also the first tourist (or non-astronaut) to go up into space, twice and paid $60 million to get to the International Space Station on a Russian rocket in 2007 and 2009.
The ex-worker of Microsoft has an estimated net worth of $3.1 billion.
Charles Simonyi’s Married & Wife
Talking about his personal life, Charles Simonyi is a married man. In fact, he married Lisa Persdotter, the daughter of a Swedish millionaire. His spouse is 32 years his junior. The couple was engaged on 8 August 2008.
They married in a private ceremony in Gothenburg, Sweden, attended by their closest friends, among them Bill Gates on 22 November 2008. As per source, Charles is the father of two kids.
Apart from Lisa, Charles was involved in a relationship with Martha Stewart for 15 years until 2008. Martha is the daughter of Edward “Eddie” Kostyra (1912–1979) and Martha Ruszkowski Kostyra (1914–2007) and the ex-spouse of Andrew Stewart (m. 1961, div. 1990).