Shiva Ayyadurai - age: 60

Shiva Ayyadurai

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ABOUT

In the late 1970s, while volunteering at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, this teenage, up-and-coming computer scientist created an in-office mail delivery method that he termed "EMAIL." He copyrighted his system in 1982, and much controversy remains over whether he should actually be credited with the invention of email.As numerous sources began to discredit Ayyadurai's claims to have invented email, MIT revoked funding for its EMAIL Lab and removed Ayyadurai from his teaching position at the university.Ayyadurai and his wife met while attending a conference hosted by self-help author Deepak Chopra.

BEFORE FAME

He earned degrees in computer science and electrical, mechanical, and biological engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and subsequently received a Fulbright grant.

PERSONAL LIFE

He spent the first seven years of his life in Bombay, India, and the remainder of his childhood in the United States. In 2014, he married American television actress Fran Drescher.

FUN FACTS

Inventor Shiva Ayyadurai were born on Monday, birthstone is Turquoise, the seaon was Fall in the Chinese year of Rabbite, it is 333 days until Shiva Ayyadurai next birthday.

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