August 12, 2010

Robert "Bob" Young

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Robert "Bob" Young is an entrepreneur who made a fortune from Red Hat software. He was born in Ancaster, Ontario, Canada. He received a Bachelor of the Arts from Victoria College at the University of Toronto.

He created the ACC Corporation which merged with Red Hat in 1995. From the merger to 1999 Bob Young was Red Hat's CEO. After leaving Red Hat he started Lulu, a self-publishing web-site that claims to be the world's fastest-growing provider of print-on-demand books. He is Lulu's CEO.

Young also co-founded Linux Journal in 1994, and in 2003, he purchased the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, a Canadian Football League franchise.

In 2006 Young established the Lulu Blooker Prize, a book prize for books that began as blogs. He launched the prize partly as a means of promoting Lulu.

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