The billionaire's race to harness the moon's resources

April 3, 2014 12:52 PM

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The billionaire's race to harness the moon's resources

Jain's own belief in attempting outsized challenges began in the early 1980s when he immigrated to the United States. Soon after finishing his MBA in India, he was recruited by IT company Unisys and worked in Silicon Valley as a computer programmer for several years. In 1988 he married and moved with his wife to Seattle. "She thought the Pacific Northwest was a wonderful place to live, and I figured that if we were going to make that move, I might as well send my résumé to Microsoft," Jain recalled with a laugh.

The résumé landed him an interview, a job offer, and resulted in a seven-year stint at the software giant. It also solidified for Jain what he really wanted: to start and run his own company. He left Microsoft in 1996 and founded InfoSpace, an online email and phone directory company that he took pu...

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