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Famous Male Programmers

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List of famous male programmers, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male programmers list contains the most prominent and top males known for being programmers. There are thousand of males working as programmers in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic programmers have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a programmer then the people below should give you inspiration.

People on this list include Will Harvey and Fredrik Rubensson.

While this isn't a list of all male programmers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male programmers?" and "Who are the best male programmers?"
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    Bill Gates is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Programmers
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    William Henry "Bill" Gates III is an American business magnate, philanthropist, investor, computer programmer, and inventor. Gates originally established his reputation as the co-founder of Microsoft, the world’s largest PC software company, with Paul Allen. During his career at Microsoft, Gates held ...more

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    • Age: age 60
    • Birthplace: USA, Washington, Seattle
    • Profession: Programmer, Software Architect, Businessperson, Investor, Entrepreneur
    • Credits: The Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires, Freakonomics, Give Us the Money, The Billionaires' Pledge
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    Mark Zuckerberg is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Programmers
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    Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is an American computer programmer and Internet entrepreneur. He is best known as one of five co-founders of the social networking website Facebook. Zuckerberg was made the chairman and chief executive of Facebook, Inc. in April 2013. and his personal wealth, as of March 2015, is ...more

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    • Age: age 31
    • Birthplace: White Plains, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Programmer, Businessperson, Entrepreneur
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    Paul Gardner Allen is an American philanthropist, investor and innovator, best known as the co-founder of Microsoft Corporation alongside Bill Gates. As of January 2015, he was estimated to be the 51st richest person in the world, with an estimated wealth of $17.5 billion. Allen is the founder and ...more

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    • Age: age 62
    • Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States of America
    • Profession: Programmer, Businessperson, Television producer, Investor, Entrepreneur, + more
    • Credits: Inspirations, The Blues, Me & Isaac Newton, Black Sky: The Race for Space
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    Steve Wozniak is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Programmers
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    Stephen Gary "Steve" Wozniak, known as "Woz", is an American inventor, electronics engineer, and computer programmer who co-founded Apple Computer with Steve Jobs and Ronald Wayne. Wozniak single-handedly designed both the Apple I and Apple II computers in the late 1970s. These computers contributed ...more

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    • Age: age 65
    • Birthplace: San Jose, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Programmer, Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Inventor, Computer scientist, + more
    • Credits: Dancing with the Stars, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List
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    Julian Assange is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Male Programmers
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    Julian Paul Assange is an Australian publisher and journalist. He is known as the editor-in-chief of the website WikiLeaks, which he co-founded in 2006 after an earlier career in hacking and programming. WikiLeaks achieved particular prominence in 2010 when it published U.S. military and diplomatic ...more

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    • Age: age 44
    • Birthplace: Townsville, Australia
    • Profession: Spokesperson, Programmer, Editor, Journalist, Television producer, + more
    • Credits: Mediastan, World Tomorrow, Collateral Murder
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    Rob Zombie is an American musician, film director, screenwriter and film producer. He rose to prominence as a founding member of the band White Zombie which formed in the mid-1980s and rose to fame in the early 1990s. As a solo artist, he has released five studio albums, three compilation albums, two ...more

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    • Age: age 50
    • Birthplace: USA, Massachusetts, Haverhill
    • Profession: Programmer, Songwriter, Musician, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more
    • Credits: The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, House of 1000 Corpses, Daredevil
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    Charles Simonyi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Male Programmers
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    Charles Simonyi, son of Károly Simonyi, is a Hungarian-American computer software executive who, as head of Microsoft's application software group, oversaw the creation of Microsoft's flagship Office suite of applications. He now heads his own company, Intentional Software, with the aim of developing ...more

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    • Age: 67
    • Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
    • Profession: Programmer, Software Architect, Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Computer scientist, + more
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    Donald Ervin Knuth is an American computer scientist, mathematician, and professor emeritus at Stanford University. He is the author of the multi-volume work The Art of Computer Programming. Knuth has been called the "father of the analysis of algorithms". He contributed to the development of the ...more

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    • Age: 77
    • Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America
    • Profession: Programmer, Mathematician, Computer scientist, Writer
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