12 Things You Didn’t Know About South African Millionaire Mark Shuttleworth

Written by Peter Pedroncelli

South African millionaire Mark Shuttleworth made his way to space in 2002 on his own dime, leaving his private jet and millions of dollars safely back on earth while spending 10 days in orbit.

The 42-year-old entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist has been an excellent ambassador for his country.

Thanks to his efforts to increase access and quality of education, he continues to nurture an interest in science and technology among young Africans throughout the continent, and especially in his native South Africa.

These are 12 things that you probably didn’t know about South African millionaire, Mark Shuttleworth.

Sources: Britannica, DestinyConnect, BusinessTech, BandwidthBlog, M&G, Forbes.