Linus Torvalds
Linus Torvalds

Linus Torvalds is a software engineer and developer of Linux Kernel. He has also won the IEEE computer society pioneer award in the year 2014, and later on, he won IEEE MASARU IBUKA CONSUMER ELECTRONICS AWARD.  He is very well-known for Linux, Subsurface, and Git. He belongs from Finland but now lives in America.

Quick Biography

Linus Torvalds, who is a famous software engineer, was born on 28th December in the year 1969. He is the son of Nils and Anna Torvalds. His grandfather was a statistician while his grandmother was a poet. He had an interest in computers from an early age due to which he invented Linux in the year 1994.

Quick Summary

Full Name/Real Name: Linus Benedict Torvalds
Age: 52 years old
Birth Date: 28 December 1969
Birth Place: Dunthorpe, Oregon
Nationality: Finnish, American
Religion: Christianity
Parents: Anna & Nils Torvalds
Spouse: Tove Torvalds (m. 1997)
Children: Celeste, Daniela, and Patricia
Height: 1.77 m
Weight: 78 kg
Profession: Software engineer
Net Worth in 2022: $150  million

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

The age of Linus Torvalds is 52 years old. He stays away from social media, and that’s why there isn’t much information available about his physique.

Education, School/College University

He used to go to Helsinki University from the year 1988 to the year 1996 from where he completed his master’s degree with computer science. His interest in computers began when he was just 11 years old. He was always interested in computers, and that’s why he completed his graduation with computer science.

Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion & Political Views

He is the son of Anna, and Nils Torvalds and his family are from the Swedish speaking minority group. He is a Christian and doesn’t talk much about politics as he is mostly immersed in programming and computers. Originally, he is from Finland, which makes his nationality Finnish, but now he lives in the US, and that’s why he got American citizenship also. He is a total atheist and believes that the religion in the United States has been politicized now.

Married, Relationship, Dating, Affair, Girlfriend, Wife, Children

Linus Torvalds met karate champion, Tove in the year 1993. He used to run computer lab exercises for the students. He sent one of the course attendees to send an e-mail as a test, but Tove replied, asking him for a date. They got married and have three daughters named Celeste Amanda, Daniela, and Patricia Miranda. He is a complete atheist, and he says that the US religion has politicized now.

Relationship Statistics

Marital status? (single, married, in relation or divorced): Married
When did he get married? (married date): January 1997
Does he have any relationship affair? No
Wife/Spouse? (name): Tove Torvalds (m. 1997)
Kids: Celeste, Daniela, and Patricia

Professional Life and Career

When he was just 11 years old, he got interested in BASIC programming, and later on, he got Sinclair QL for which he wrote assembler on his own. He started working on Linux after buying Intel 80386, which was a clone of IBM PC. In the year 1991, the first Linux prototype was released by him. Version 1.0 of Linux was launched in the year 1994.

He worked in the Californian company from the year 1997 to 2003. The Linux Foundation is sponsoring Torvalds now so that he can keep working to improve Linux. As per the details of 2006, 2% of Linux Kernel is written by him, and thousands of people have contributed to it. He just has to merge codes written by programmers by doing some programming only.

Awards & Nominations

He has got several awards for his contribution to the science and computing world. In the year 2012, he won the internet hall of fame. In the year 2012, he won the Millenium Technology Prize. Later on, he won Hall of Fellows, Vollum Award, Lovelace Medal, Takeda Award, EFF Pioneer Award, and in the year 1996; asteroid was named after him as 9793 Torvalds.

Linus Torvalds Net Worth, Income & Salary In 2022

Linus Torvalds Net Worth
Linus Torvalds Net Worth

As of August 2022, The Net Worth of Linus Torvalds is around $170 million as he is one of the most successful people in the computer world. Computers are the main reason due to which he has been able to earn a massive amount of fo money. He is the genius who has provided brand OS to the world. He is also known as one of the most influential people in the world.

Rumors and Controversy/Scandal

Linus is a person who always has focused on his professional work and never commented on anything wrong about someone. He has never been involved in controversies and rumors and has always been a nice person without coming in the limelight.

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

He never uses social media and finds it garbage. He believes that it is a total waste of time to use social media, and he focuses more on his work instead of wasting time on social media.

Linus is one of the most excellent software engineers, and he has always worked hard to impart his skills and talent advantages to society. His software has helped people living in different parts of the world, and he would continue to do his work until he can.


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