Linus Torvalds Biography

(Software Engineer)

Linus Torvalds is a Finnish-American software engineer. Linus Torvalds is a married man

Relationship Facts of Linus Torvalds

  • Linus Torvalds is married to Tove Torvalds.
  • He is father of Three (Daniela Yolanda Torvalds, Celeste Amanda Torvalds, Patricia Miranda Torvalds).
  • Linus Torvalds is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • His sexual orientation is straight.

What is the relationship of Linus Torvalds?

Linus Torvalds is a married man. He exchanged vows in 1997 with Tove Torvalds. His wife is a karate champion and they met each other in 1993.

This couple has three daughters. Their names are Daniela Yolanda Torvalds, Celeste Amanda Torvalds, and Patricia Miranda Torvalds.

Who is Linus Torvalds?

Linus Torvalds is a Finnish-American software engineer. He is famed for creating an operating system named Linux kernel.

Linus Torvalds- Age, Parents, Ethnicity, Education

He was born as Linus Benedict Torvalds on 13 Dec 1990 in Helsinki, Finland. The name of his father is Nils Torvalds and his mother’s name is Anna. They both are journalists.

Moreover, his ethnic background is All-American and he became a US citizen in 2010.

He attended the University of Helsinki in 1988. Then in 1996, he graduated with a master’s degree in computer science.

Linus Torvalds- Professional Life, Career

Linus Torvalds at the age of 11 developed an interest in computers. Then in 1997, he joined an American company named Transmeta. There he worked for seven years and left in 2003.

After this, he joined the non-profit organization Open Source Development Labs. This company merged with the Free Standards Group and they formed the Linux Foundation.

Linus is known for developing software such as Linux and Git. Git is a control system that can track changes in any type of file.

He also developed Subsurface which is useful for scuba divers as it can log and plan for them.


For his contributions, Linus was awarded many awards. Some of them are,

  • 1997- Academic Honors
  • 2001- Takeda Award
  • 2012- Millennium Technology Prize
  • 2014- IEEE Computer Pioneer Award
  • 2018- IEEE Masaru Ibuka Consumer Electronics Award

Linus Torvalds- Net Worth, Salary

This engineer has an estimated net worth of $150 million as of the year 2021. As per the reports, the average salary of his is $10 million per year.

Rumors, Controversy

This engineer has not been involved in any sort of rumors or scandals yet and is doing great in his career.

Body Features- Height, Weight

Regarding Linus Torvalds’s body features, his height is 5 ft 10 inches and his body weight is 70 kg. Moreover, the color of his eyes is grey and his hair is also grey.

Social Media

Linus is unavailable on Instagram and Facebook but his Twitter account is popular and has more than 49.6k followers.

He joined Twitter in Nov 2012 and is also available on Linkedin. He has a verified YouTube channel created on 11 April 2011 with around 378 subscribers.


  • He is 51 years old as of 2022.
  • His zodiac sign is Capricorn.
  • He also served the army and was the second lieutenant.
  • His personal penguin mascot’s nickname is Tux.
  • In 1996, he was honored by naming an asteroid 9793 Torvalds after him.

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