Mark Shuttleworth Net Worth

Net Worth: $500 Million
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  • Source of Wealth:

    Internet, Investments
  • Age:

    44
  • Birth Place:

    Welkom, Free State, South Africa
  • Weight:

    N/A
  • Marital Status:

    Single
  • Full Name:

    Mark Richard Shuttleworth
  • Nationality:

    South African, British (dual)
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About Mark Richard 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.

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Earnings 2011

Sale of Asset Jun. 2011
Earnings when he exited Fundamo (acquired through his HBD Capital, now Knife Capital), specialised mobile financial services provider
$110,000,000

Earnings 2010

Asset Apr. 2010
Investment at Academia.edu, a social network, along with five participants
$1,600,000
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