I just watched the "Behind the Code" interview with Anders Hejlsberg.
I really like this guy. I have seen a few videos with him and they are always informative and make you think.
For those who don't know, Anders wrote the original Pascal Compiler which became Turbo Pascal, he was Chief Architect on Delphi at Borland, and then moved to MS. There he worked on WFC for Java and then as Chief Architect of the C# language.
I program in Delphi and C# and you can feel the hand Anders played in both.