Richard Garriott always wanted to be an astronaut. His father, Owen (right) was an astronaut, as were several of his neighbors where he grew up in Houston. Through diligence and hard work, he earned enough money building computer games ("Lord British") to purchase a ticket to space! He flew to ISS in 2008.
He is a special friend to Windows on Earth, as the first person to use the software on orbit. It helped him take pictures of the same places his father photographed from SkyLab 35 years earlier!
For more info about Richard:
Space Adventures (how he flew to space)
Man on a Mission (movie about his flight)