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List of world famous entrepreneurs from an early age. These are the profiles of the most popular entrepreneurs that are worth emulating according to The Little Entrepreneur. These business leaders are from diverse domains and at top of their fields and are great role models.

Who are the most successful businessmen in the world? All of these world famous entrepreneurs are unique in that they believed in themselves mostly since they were kids and worked towards that goal to success and fame. 
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Bill Gates is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Successful Entrepreneurs In The World
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Microsoft founder Gates is the richest person in the world, with a net worth of over $77 billion - virtually all of which he intends to give away.

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 ...more

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Age: 60

Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Profession: Programmer, Software Architect, Businessperson, Investor Entrepreneur

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Carlos Slim is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Successful Entrepreneurs In The World
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Mexican telecommunicatons giant previously believed to be the richest man in the world.

Carlos Slim Helú is a Mexican business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. From 2010 to 2013, Slim was ranked as the richest person in the world. Known as the "Warren Buffett of Mexico", Slim derived his fortune from his extensive holdings in a considerable number of Mexican companies through his ...more

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Age: 75

Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

Profession: Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Financier

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#2 on World's Wealthiest People (By Peak Wealth)

#1 on The Top Billionaires 2013

#13 on Famous People Named Carlos

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Richard Branson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Successful Entrepreneurs In The World
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Billionaire and founder of Virgin Group, comprising over 400 companies.

Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson is an English businessman and investor. He is best known as the founder of Virgin Group, which comprises more than 400 companies. At the age of sixteen his first business venture was a magazine called Student. In 1970, he set up a mail-order record business. In ...more

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Age: 65

Birthplace: England, London

Profession: Businessperson, Television producer, Investor, Entrepreneur Film Producer, + more

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#196 on Famous Men You'd Want to Have a Beer With

#6 on The Most Powerful People on Twitter

#90 on Celebrity Death Pool 2017

#21 on Famous People Named Rick

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Michael S. Dell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Successful Entrepreneurs In The World
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Founder and CEO of Dell Computers, worth $24 billion.

Michael Saul Dell is an American businessman and entrepreneur. Michael, founder and CEO of Dell, Inc. is listed as one of 2009 Forbes Billionaires. ...more

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Age: 50

Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Entrepreneur

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#44 on The Top 100 Billionaires

#49 on The Top Billionaires 2013

#10 on The Top 10 CEOs who Tweet

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Larry Ellison is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Successful Entrepreneurs In The World
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Oracle founder and CEO, now a full-time philanthropist.

Lawrence Joseph "Larry" Ellison is an American programmer, internet entrepreneur, adventurer, businessman and philanthropist. He was the Chief Executive Officer of the software company Oracle Corporation between its foundation in 1977 and 2014. In 2014, he was listed by Forbes as the ...more

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Age: 71

Birthplace: Lower East Side, New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Investor, Entrepreneur

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#7 on The Most Irreplaceable CEOs in the World

#198 on The Best Marvel Movie Actors Ever

#5 on The Top 100 Billionaires

#6 on World's Wealthiest People (By Peak Wealth)

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Sergey Brin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Successful Entrepreneurs In The World
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Google co-founder listed as the 21st wealthiest person in the world.

Sergey Brin, a native of Moscow, received a bachelor of science degree with honors in mathematics and computer science from the University of Maryland at College Park. He is currently on leave from the Ph.D. program in computer science at Stanford University, where he received his master's degree. ...more

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Age: 42

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Profession: Executive Management, Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Computer scientist Internet Entrepreneur

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#25 on The Most Influential Software Programmers of All Time

#107 on Famous American Inventors List

#25 on The Top 100 Billionaires

#5 on Famous Russian Inventors List

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Bill Hewlett is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Successful Entrepreneurs In The World
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Bill Hewlett


Co-founder of computer giant Hewlett Packard. Gave Bill Gates his first job.
Mark Zuckerberg is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Successful Entrepreneurs In The World
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Facebook founder worth over $47 billion. Takes a salary of one dollar.

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, ...more

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Age: 31

Birthplace: White Plains, New York, United States of America

Profession: Programmer, Businessperson, Entrepreneur

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#319 on The All-Time Greatest People in History

#322 on Annoying Celebrities Who Should Just Go Away Already

#34 on The Most Irreplaceable CEOs in the World

#1127 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

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