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List of notable or famous entrepreneurs from the United States, with bios and photos, including the top entrepreneurs born in the United States and even some popular entrepreneurs who immigrated to the United States. If you're trying to find out the names of famous American entrepreneurs then this list is the perfect resource for you. These entrepreneurs are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known entrepreneur from the United States is included when available.

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This historic entrepreneurs from the United States list can help answer the questions "Who are some American entrepreneurs of note?" and "Who are the most famous entrepreneurs from the United States?" These prominent entrepreneurs of the United States may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected American entrepreneurs.

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Mark Zuckerberg is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from the United States
age 33 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 ...more

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Howard Schultz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from the United States
age 64 Howard D. Schultz is an American businessman. He is best known as the chairman and CEO of Starbucks and a former owner of the Seattle SuperSonics. He was a member of the Board of Directors at ...more

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Jeff Bezos is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from the United States
age 54 Jeffrey Preston "Jeff" Bezos is an American business magnate and investor. He is a technology entrepreneur who has played a key role in the growth of e-commerce as the founder and CEO ...more

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George Westinghouse is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from the United States
Dec. at 68 (1846-1914) George Westinghouse, Jr. was an American entrepreneur and engineer who invented the railway air brake and was a pioneer of the electrical industry, gaining his first patent at the age of 22. ...more

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Larry Page is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from the United States
age 45 Larry Page was Google's founding CEO and grew the company to more than 200 employees and profitability before moving into his role as president of products in April 2001. He continues to share ...more

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Henry Ford is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from the United States
Dec. at 84 (1863-1947) Henry Ford was an American industrialist, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, and sponsor of the development of the assembly line technique of mass production. Although Ford did not invent ...more

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George Soros is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from the United States
age 87 George Soros is a Hungarian-born American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is the chairman of Soros Fund Management. He is known as "The Man Who Broke the Bank of ...more

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Ralph Lauren is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from the United States
age 78 Ralph Lauren, pronounced Loor-en is an American fashion designer, philanthropist, and business executive, best known for the Ralph Lauren Corporation clothing company, a global ...more

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Paul Newman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from the United States
Dec. at 83 (1925-2008) Paul Leonard Newman was an American actor, film director, entrepreneur, professional racing driver, auto racing team owner, environmentalist, social activist and philanthropist. He won numerous ...more

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Kathy Ireland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from the United States
age 55 Kathleen Marie "Kathy" Ireland is an American model, actress, author and entrepreneur. Ireland was a supermodel in the 1980s and 1990s, best known for appearing in 13 consecutive ...more

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Kenny Rogers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from the United States
age 79 Kenneth Donald "Kenny" Rogers is an American singer-songwriter, photographer, record producer, actor, entrepreneur and author, and member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. Though he ...more

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George Lucas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from the United States
age 73 George Walton Lucas, Jr. is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and entrepreneur. He founded Lucasfilm and led the company as chairman and chief executive before selling it to The ...more

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Bethenny Frankel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from the United States
age 47 Bethenny Frankel is an American reality television personality, talk show host, author, and entrepreneur. She founded Skinnygirl Cocktails, authored four self-help books and hosted the talk ...more

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Orville Redenbacher is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from the United States
Dec. at 88 (1907-1995) Orville Clarence Redenbacher was an American businessman most often associated with the brand of popcorn that bears his name.

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Jimmy Dean is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from the United States
Dec. at 82 (1928-2010) Jimmy Ray Dean was an American country music singer, television host, actor and businessman. Although he may be best known today as the creator of the Jimmy Dean sausage brand, he became a ...more

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Lindsay Lohan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from the United States
age 31 Lindsay Dee Lohan (born 2 July 1986) is an American actress, model and pop music singer. Lohan started in show business as a child fashion model for magazine advertisement and television ...more

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Andrew Breitbart is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from the United States
Dec. at 43 (1969-2012) Andrew James Breitbart was an American conservative publisher, commentator for The Washington Times, author, and occasional guest commentator on various news programs, who served as an editor ...more

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Kim Kardashian is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from the United States
age 37 Kimberly "Kim" Kardashian West is an American television and social media personality, socialite, and model. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Kardashian first gained media ...more

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Jennifer Lopez is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from the United States
age 48 Jennifer Lynn Lopez (born July 24, 1969), also known as J. Lo, is an American actress, author, fashion designer, dancer, producer, and singer. She became interested in pursuing a career in the ...more

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Paris Hilton is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from the United States
age 37 Paris Whitney Hilton is an American socialite, television personality, model, actress and singer. She is the great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton, the founder of Hilton Hotels. Born in New York ...more

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Madonna is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from the United States
age 59 Madonna Louise Ciccone is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She achieved popularity by pushing the boundaries of lyrical content in mainstream popular music and imagery ...more

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Donald Trump is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from the United States
age 71 Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is the 45th and current President of the United States, in office since January 20, 2017. Before entering politics, he was a businessman and television ...more

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Arnold Schwarzenegger is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from the United States
age 70 Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger is an Austrian-born American actor, model, producer, director, activist, businessman, investor, writer, philanthropist, former professional bodybuilder, and ...more

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Jay-Z is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from the United States
age 48 Shawn Corey Carter, known by his stage name Jay Z, is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. He is one of the most financially successful hip hop artists and entrepreneurs in ...more

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Bill Gates is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from the United States
age 62 William Henry "Bill" Gates III is an American business magnate, philanthropist, investor, computer programmer, and inventor. Gates originally established his reputation as the ...more

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Ashton Kutcher is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from the United States
age 37 Christopher Ashton Kutcher is an American actor, producer, investor and former model. Kutcher began his career as a model. He began his acting career portraying Michael Kelso in the Fox sitcom ...more

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Kourtney Kardashian is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from the United States
age 38 Kourtney Mary Kardashian is an American television personality and model. In 2007, she and her family were commissioned to star in the reality television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians. ...more

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Khloé Kardashian is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from the United States
age 33 Khloé Kardashian Odom is an American television personality. In 2007, she and her family were commissioned to star in the reality television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Its ...more

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Jenna Jameson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from the United States
age 43 Jenna Jameson is an American entrepreneur, webcam model and former pornographic film actress, who has been called the world's most famous adult-entertainment performer and "The Queen of ...more

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50 Cent is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from the United States
age 42 Curtis James Jackson III, better known by his stage name 50 Cent, is an American rapper, singer, entrepreneur investor and actor from New York City. Born in the South Jamaica neighborhood of the ...more

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Jaclyn Smith is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from the United States
age 72 Jacquelyn Ellen "Jaclyn" Smith is an American actress and businesswoman. She is best known as Kelly Garrett in the television series Charlie's Angels, and was the only original female ...more

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Cher is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from the United States
age 71 Cher is an American singer, songwriter, actress, model, fashion designer, television host, comedian, dancer, businesswoman, philanthropist, author, film producer, director, and record producer. ...more

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Gene Simmons is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from the United States
age 68 Gene Simmons is an Israeli-born American rock bass guitarist, singer-songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, actor, and television personality. Known by his stage persona The Demon, he is the ...more

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George H. W. Bush is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from the United States
age 93 George Herbert Walker Bush is a retired American politician who served as the 41st President of the United States from 1989 to 1993. A Republican, he had previously served as the 43rd Vice ...more

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Kimora Lee Simmons is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from the United States
age 42 Kimora Lee Simmons is an American former fashion model. She took over Baby Phat after Russell Simmons and was CEO/Creative Director through 2010. In 2011, she was hired as president/Creative ...more

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Dolly Parton is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from the United States
age 72 Dolly Rebecca Parton is an American singer-songwriter, instrumentalist, actress, author, and philanthropist, known primarily for her work in country music. Her career began as a child performer ...more

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Hugh Hefner is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from the United States
age 92 Hugh Marston Hefner is an American adult magazine publisher, businessman, and a well-known playboy. This Chicago, Illinois native is a former journalist for Esquire and World War II veteran but ...more

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James Clement is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from the United States
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Michael Bloomberg is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from the United States
age 76 Michael Rubens Bloomberg is an American business magnate, politician, and philanthropist. He served as the 108th Mayor of New York City, holding office for three consecutive terms beginning with ...more

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Jesse James is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from the United States
age 48 Jesse Gregory James is an American television personality and former CEO of Austin, Texas-based Austin Speed Shop. James was the host of the reality TV shows Jesse James is a Dead Man on Spike ...more

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Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from the United States
age 58 Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr. is a retired American professional basketball player who played point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association for 13 seasons. ...more

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Alexander Graham Bell is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from the United States
Dec. at 75 (1847-1922) Alexander Graham Bell was an eminent Scottish-born scientist, inventor, engineer and innovator who is credited with inventing the first practical telephone. Bell's father, grandfather, and ...more

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Howard Hughes is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from the United States
Dec. at 71 (1905-1976) Howard Robard Hughes, Jr. was an American business tycoon, investor, aviator, aerospace engineer, inventor, filmmaker and philanthropist. During his lifetime, he was one of the wealthiest people ...more

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Birdman is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from the United States
age 49 Bryan Williams, known by his stage name Birdman or Baby, is an American rapper, record producer and entrepreneur. He is the co-founder of Cash Money Records and one half of the duo Big Tymers. ...more

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Larry Ellison is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from the United States
age 73 Lawrence Joseph "Larry" Ellison is an American programmer, internet entrepreneur, adventurer, businessman and philanthropist. He was the Chief Executive Officer of the software company ...more

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Dr. Dre is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from the United States
age 53 Andre Romelle Young, known by his stage name Dr. Dre, is an American record producer, rapper and entrepreneur. He is the founder and current CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics. ...more

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Nelly is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from the United States
age 43 Cornell Iral Haynes, Jr., better known by his stage name, Nelly, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, investor and occasional actor from St. Louis, Missouri. Nelly embarked ...more

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Paul Allen is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from the United States
age 65 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 ...more

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Bing Crosby is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from the United States
Dec. at 74 (1903-1977) Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby, Jr. was an American singer and actor. Crosby's trademark warm bass-baritone voice made him one of the best-selling recording artists of the 20th century, ...more

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Pharrell Williams is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from the United States
age 44 Pharrell Williams, also known simply as Pharrell, is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer, and fashion designer. Williams and Chad Hugo make up the record production duo the ...more