Who is Charles Simonyi?
He is responsible for the creation of the Microsoft Office Suite. He was born in September 1948 in Hungary. He started working at Microsoft in 1981. As head of Microsoft’s application software group.
He was the chief architect of Microsoft Word, Excel, and other widely-
What means WYSIWYG?
A WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editor is one that allows a developer to see what the end result will look like. While the interface or document is being created.
He became one of Microsoft’s highest-
Charles Simonyi Net Worth
His estimated net worth is now US$ 5 billion (2020). He left Microsoft in 2002 to co-
Intentional Software Corporation’s mission is to make the world’s knowledge more accessible and useful. Simonyi is considered to be a close friend of Microsoft founders Bill Gates and Paul Allen. (Paul Allen died in 2018).
Simonyi’s passion for science and for space has led him to travel into space twice aboard the Soyuz spacecraft. He was becoming the fifth space tourist and the first-ever tourist to fly twice.
He is an active philanthropist. His Simonyi Fund for Arts and Sciences supports Seattle-
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11 Facts about Charles Simonyi you probably didn’t know
1 He was born in Hungary.
2 In school he worked as a night watchman at a computer laboratory.
3 He learned to program from one of the laboratory’s engineers.
4 He developed Bravo, the first WYSIWYG document program in 1974.
5 In 1981 he visited Bill Gates and started a word processor group.
6 Later he oversaw the creation of Microsoft’s Office suite.
7 He earned more than US$ 1 billion with his share options
8 His net worth is now US$ 5 billion.
9 His yacht, house and jet are military styled in color grey.
10 In 2007 he became the fifth space tourist aboard the Soyuz TMA-10
11. He is building a new and larger yacht at Lurssen.
Charles Simonyi House
Simonyi owns an impressive military styled house named Villa Simonyi in Medina Washington. The house is designed by architect Wendell Lovett and resembles the styling of his yacht Skat.
And, just like his yacht, the house has a lot of modern art. From artists like Roy Lichtenstein and Victor Vasarely. The house is known as Villa Simonyi.
He owns a Dassault Falcon 7X private jet with registration N786CS. The Jet was delivered in 2007. She is formally owned by the company VALKYRIE 7X LLC. The aircraft can accommodate 14 passengers.
The jet is styled like the house and yacht. The Jet is considered to be Dassault’s flagship. It has a large cabin and a long-range. The jet has a value of more than US$ 50 million. He also owned a Dassault Falcon 50EX with registration N586CS. The registration number is still reserved for another jet.