Simon Harris James is more than just a usual co-inventor. If you have read profiles of the top code breakers and pros in pattern recognition, James Harris Simon won't probably miss out on the list of experts. The 78-year-old mathematician doubles as a hedge fund manager and the oldest philanthropist of our time.
He is remarkably popular for the development of the scientific string theory, which attempts to explain the origin of the universe. He has worked as a math professor and chairman at the Stony Brooks University. He quit teaching mathematics in 1982 and founded a business Renaissance Technology, a private company headquartered in the New York City. Simon Harris retired in 2009.