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

Written by Peter Pedroncelli

Mark Shuttleworth
South African billionaire Mark Shuttleworth – linux.softpedia.com

Overnight millionaire

In 1999, in his final year of study, South African entrepreneur Shuttleworth founded an internet consulting firm which he named Thawte. He made over $575 million by selling that firm to VeriSign, and with the money he started another firm which provided services and training to tech startup companies.