Linus Torvalds, one of the leading names in the information technology industryis known for his monumental contribution towards the creation of a new open source operating system called “Linux Kernel”. It is the one of the most popular kernel in the world today.
Born in Helsinki, Finland, Linus was born to the journalist couple Nils and Anna Torvalds. He is also well noted as the grandson of the popular statistician Leo Tornqvist and famous poet Ole Torvalds. His name was christened after the Nobel Prize winning American chemist, Linus Pauling.