South African creator of Ubuntu and the Shuttleworth Foundation. First South African in space.
Facebook cofounder and billionaire. Fun facts:
– Saverin took advantage of Brazil’s lax insider trading regulations and made $300,000 via strategic investments in the oil industry.
– he renounced his U.S. citizenship; the citizenship change may have reduced the capital gains taxes Saverin would have paid after the Facebook IPO. In response, Senator Chuck Schumer introduced the Ex-PATRIOT Act, which could have prevented Saverin from ever entering the U.S. again, but the bill died in committee.
Interesting bio of the creator of Perl and patch utility:
Explains the origin of the name Perl, which is a biblic reference to the parable of the Peral of great value.