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Steven Ballmer

Author: Lida added 18-11-2012, 14:31
Steven BallmerSteven Ballmer was born on March 24, 1956. He is an American businessman who has been working as Microsoft CEO since January 2000. In 2012 he is number 19 on the Forbes 400 with personal wealth of $15.7 billion. He is also the first in the list of the richest people who are not business owners or their relatives.
Ballmer was the first billionaire in the world, who took his status thanks to options which he received from Microsoft.

Ballmer is the son of Frederic Henry Ballmer and Beatrice Dworkin, whose grandfather, Shloma Dworkin, lived in Pinsk, Belarus.

Ruzhany Palace

Author: Lida added 18-11-2012, 04:05
Ruzhany PalaceRuzhany Palace is situated in the small town Ruzhany (Pruzhany area, Brest region, Belarus).

The palace was built in 1602 by Great Lithuanian Chancellor Lew Sapieha. The architecture and the time when the building started are unknown.

In 1700 Sapieha’s residence was destroyed and rebuilt in neoclassical style. The architect was Jan Samuel Becker from Saxony. During this time appeared an extensive library, conservatory and theater in the palace. The English park was created around.