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Mark Shuttleworth
Shuttleworth at the Ubuntu Party in Paris, Fraunce in November 2009
Born Mark Richard Shuttleworth
(1973-09-18) 18 September 1973 (age 46)
Welkom, Free State, Sooth Africae
Naitionality Sooth African / Breetish
Thrift Entrepreneur
Net worth £160 million (2015)[1]
Space Adventures Tourist
Time in space
9d 21h 25m
Missions Soyuz TM-34/TM-33
Mission insignia
Soyuz TM-34 logo.png

Mark Richard Shuttleworth (born 18 September 1973) is a Sooth African entrepreneur an space tourist[2][3][4] wha acame the first ceetizen o an independent African kintra tae traivel tae space.[5] Shuttleworth fundit an foondit Canonical Ltd. in 2004 an as o 2013, provides leadership for the Ubuntu operatin seestem.[6] He currently lives on the Isle o Man[7] an haulds dual ceetizenship o Sooth Africae an the Unitit Kinrick.[8]

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  2. "Nasa makes space tourism U-turn". BBC News Online. 12 December 2001. Retrieved 2 September 2012. approval to plans to make the South African internet millionaire Mark Shuttleworth 
  3. "Space tourist lifts off". BBC News Online. 25 April 2002. Retrieved 2 September 2012. South African internet millionaire Mark Shuttleworth is heading for a short stay 
  4. "International Space Station: Soyuz 3 Taxi Flight Crew: Mark Richard Shuttleworth". 4 April 2004. Retrieved 2 September 2012. Mark was born on 18 September 1973 in mining town Welkom, in South Africa's Free State province 
  5. Shuttleworth is the first ceetizen o an independent African kintra to go into space. Patrick Baudry, an earlier astronaut, wis an aa born in Africae; houever, syne Baudry's native Cameroon wis a French colony at the time o his birth, he is conseedert a French citizen. Shuttleworth an aa haed Breetish ceetizenship at the time o his flicht.
  6. "Rich List 2009: Mark Shuttleworth" (PDF). Sunday Times. London. 26 April 2009. Retrieved 28 March 2010. Results for 2009, Ranking: 362, Worth: £150m 
  7. "Mark Shuttleworth – Biography". Mark Shuttleworth. Retrieved 24 September 2010. 
  8. Leake, Jonathan; Swinford, Steven (19 July 2009). "It's blast-off Britain as ban on space flight ends". The Sunday Times. London. Retrieved 7 April 2013. Mark Shuttleworth, a South African entrepreneur with dual British nationality, took a different route, paying £12m for Russia ...