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Mark Shuttleworth Net Worth

Mark Shuttleworth Net Worth

Net Worth: $500 Million

  • Source of Wealth Internet, Investments
  • Birth Place Welkom, Free State, South Africa
  • Height N/A
  • Marital Status Single
  • Full Name Mark Richard Shuttleworth
  • Nationality South African, British (dual)
  • Date of Birth 18 September 1973
  • Ethnicity White / Caucasian
  • Weight N/A
  • Occupation Entrepreneur
  • Education University of Cape Town, Diocesan College, Rondebosch Boys' High School
  • Children N/A
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About Mark Shuttleworth

South African entrepreneur, Mark Shuttleworth, has an estimated net worth $500 million as of 2012. At the age of 22 Shuttleworth founded Thawte, a digital certificate and internet security company which he sold to VeriSign for $575 million in 1999, when he was 26. He used a fraction of his wealth to start HBD Capital (now called Knife Capital), a Cape Town-based emerging markets investment fund. HBD has made a series of successful exits including Fundamo, a mobile financial services company which was acquired by Visa for $110 million in 2011; and csense, which was acquired by GE Intelligent Platforms the same year. Shuttleworth also founded and funds Ubuntu, a computer operating system which he distributes as free open source software. He holds dual citizenship of South Africa and the United Kingdom and currently lives on the Isle of Man. On 25 April 2002, Shuttleworth became the first-ever African in space and the second self-funded space tourist.

Earnings & Financial Data

The below financial data is gathered and compiled by TheRichest analysts team to give you a better understanding of Mark Shuttleworth's net worth by breaking down the most relevant financial events such as yearly salaries, contracts, earn outs, endorsements, stock ownership and much more.

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  • Earnings 2011
  • Earnings 2010
  • Earnings 2005
  • Earnings 1999
Earnings 2011 N/A
Sale of Asset Jun. 2011

Earnings when he exited Fundamo (acquired through his HBD Capital, now Knife Capital), specialised mobile financial services provider

Earnings 2010 N/A
Asset Apr. 2010

Investment at, a social network, along with five participants

Earnings 2005 N/A
Asset 2005

Initial investment upon the founding of Ubuntu Foundation

Earnings 1999 N/A
Sale of Asset Dec. 1999

Value of Thawte, a company that specialised in digital certificates and Internet security he founded, upon sale to VeriSign

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