Bruce Bastian

Born Mar 23, 1948

Bruce Wayne Bastian is an American computer programmer, businessman, philanthropist and social activist. He co-founded the WordPerfect Software Company with Alan Ashton in 1978 (originally known as Satellite Software International and then changed to WordPerfect Corporation in 1982).… Read More

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1948 Birth Born in 1948.


1978 30 Years Old When he graduated in the spring of 1978, Bastian worked for a short time for Ashton and another partner, developing word processing software. … Read More


2004 56 Years Old He is a member of the board of directors of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the U.S.'s largest Gay and Lesbian political action committee, and was grand marshal of the Utah Pride Festival's parade in 2004.


2008 60 Years Old On July 26, 2008 at the San Francisco Human Rights Campaign dinner, Bastian announced he was donating $1 million to HRC, designated to fight California Proposition 8 (2008), which eliminated same-sex marriage in California. … Read More
2010 62 Years Old In 2010, in honor of Bastian's long term commitment to the arts, President Obama appointed him to the Presidential Advisory Committee of the Arts.
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