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Sunday, December 17, 2006

Rainbow Quiz - Identify the personality - Week 20

Here is the next weekly "Rainbow" quiz , where I would be giving 7 clues (Hence the name Rainbow) about a personality. Try to discover the person in the least number of clues . You can either leave the answer as a comment / email me . Feedback/ suggestions welcome. Googling is not preferred but then its just for fun and so go ahead if you need to.

He is not just another dot-com billionaire.He is also a powerful social evangelist . Here is my attempt to profile a little known man behind a very famous company.

clue # 1 : X was born in Paris to Iranian parents.X moved to the US at the age of six.

clue # 2 : He graduated in computer science from Tufts University, and joined Claris, an Apple Computer subsidiary.

clue # 3 : X was just 28 when he sat down over a long holiday weekend to write the original computer code for what eventually became an Internet superbrand — "Y" (name of the company).

clue # 4 : The site was launched Labor Day, Monday, 4 September 1995, under a different name than from what it is known as today.Needless to say, it revolutionized the internet market place.

clue # 5 : Pursuing the promise to donate all but 1% of his wealth to philanthropy, he started X network. Its stated mission is to "enable individual self-empowerment on a global scale" and employ "business as a tool for social good".

clue # 6 : X recently donated $100 million to Tufts University to launch the X -Tufts Microfinance Fund. The fund is intended to spur economic self-empowerment for the poor in developing countries through microfinancing.

clue # 7 : The motto of his company and his philanthropy foundation are the same. "Empowering people and helping them be the best they can be."

Who is X ? Name Y .


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