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Famous Entrepreneurs from the United States

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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.

List features people like Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan.

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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    BirthplaceWhite Plains, New York


    Mark Elliot Zuckerberg (; born May 14, 1984) is an American technology entrepreneur and philanthropist. Zuckerberg is known for co-founding and leading Facebook as its chairman and chief executive...  more

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  • 2

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America


    Howard D. Schultz (born July 19, 1953) is an American businessman and multi-billionaire. He was Chairman and Chief Executive of Starbucks from 1986 to 2000 and again from 2008 to 2017, as well as its...  more

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  • 3

    Jeff Bezos

    Age: 56

    BirthplaceAlbuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America


    Jeffrey Preston Bezos (; né Jorgensen; January 12, 1964) is an American technology entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist. He is the founder, CEO, and president of, Inc. Bezos was born...  more

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  • 4

    George Westinghouse

    Dec. at 68 (1846-1914)

    BirthplaceSchoharie, New York


    George Westinghouse Jr. (October 6, 1846 – March 12, 1914) was an American entrepreneur and engineer based in Pennsylvania who invented the railway air brake and was a pioneer of the electrical...  more
  • 5

    Larry Page

    Age: 47

    BirthplaceEast Lansing, Michigan


    Lawrence Edward Page (born March 26, 1973) is an American computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur who co-founded Google with Sergey Brin.Page is the chief executive officer of Alphabet Inc....  more

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  • 6

    Henry Ford

    Dec. at 84 (1863-1947)

    BirthplaceGreenfield Township, Wayne County, Michigan


    Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947) was an American industrialist and a business magnate, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, and the sponsor of the development of the assembly line...  more

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  • 7

    BirthplaceBudapest, Hungary


    George Soros, Hon (born Schwartz György; August 12, 1930) is a Hungarian-American investor and philanthropist. As of February 2018, he had a net worth of $8 billion, having donated more than $32...  more

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  • 8

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America


    Ralph Lauren, KBE (né Lifshitz; born October 14, 1939) is an American fashion designer, philanthropist, and business executive, best known for the Ralph Lauren Corporation, a global...  more

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  • 9

    Paul Newman

    Dec. at 83 (1925-2008)

    BirthplaceShaker Heights, Ohio, USA


    Paul Leonard Newman (January 26, 1925 – September 26, 2008) was an American actor, film director, producer, race car driver, IndyCar owner, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He won and was nominated...  more

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  • 10

    BirthplaceGlendale, California, United States of America


    Kathleen Marie Ireland (born March 20, 1963) is an American model and actress, turned author and entrepreneur. Ireland was a supermodel in the 1980s and 1990s, best known for appearing in 13...  more

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  • 11

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, USA


    Kenneth Ray Rogers (August 21, 1938 – March 20, 2020) was a retired American singer, songwriter, actor, record producer, and entrepreneur. He was a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.Though he...  more

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  • 12

    BirthplaceModesto, California, United States of America


    George Walton Lucas Jr. (born May 14, 1944) is an American filmmaker and entrepreneur. Lucas created the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises and founded Lucasfilm, LucasArts and Industrial Light &...  more

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  • 13

    BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA


    Bethenny Frankel (born November 4, 1970) is an American reality television personality, entrepreneur, and author. She was a contestant on the reality TV game show The Apprentice: Martha Stewart, in...  more

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  • 14

    Orville Redenbacher

    Dec. at 88 (1907-1995)

    BirthplaceBrazil, Indiana


    Orville Clarence Redenbacher (July 16, 1907 – September 19, 1995) was an American businessman most often associated with the brand of popcorn that bears his name. The New York Times described him as...  more
  • 15

    Jimmy Dean

    Dec. at 82 (1928-2010)

    BirthplacePlainview, Texas, USA


    Jimmy Ray Dean (August 10, 1928 – June 13, 2010) was an American country music singer, television host, actor, and businessman. He was the creator of the Jimmy Dean sausage brand as well as the...  more

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  • 16

    BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA


    Alternative NameLindsay Lohan

    Lindsay Dee Lohan (; born July 2, 1986) is an American actress, singer-songwriter, businesswoman, fashion designer, and film producer. Born and raised in New York, Lohan was signed to Ford Models as...  more

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  • 17

    Andrew Breitbart

    Dec. at 43 (1969-2012)

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America


    Andrew James Breitbart (; February 1, 1969 – March 1, 2012) was an American conservative publisher, writer and commentator. After helping in the early stages of The Huffington Post and the Drudge...  more
  • 18

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA


    Alternative NameKim Kardashian

    Kimberly Noel Kardashian West (born October 21, 1980) is an American media personality, businesswoman, socialite, model and actress. West first gained media attention as a friend and stylist of Paris...  more

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  • 19

    BirthplaceCastle Hill, New York City, New York, United States of America


    Jennifer Lynn Lopez (born July 24, 1969), nicknamed "J-Lo", is an American actress, singer, dancer, fashion designer, producer and businesswoman. In 1991, Lopez began appearing as a Fly Girl dancer...  more

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  • 20

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America


    Paris Whitney Hilton (born February 17, 1981) is an American media personality, businesswoman, socialite, model, singer, actress, fashion designer, and DJ. Hilton is a great-granddaughter of Conrad...  more

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  • 21


    Age: 62

    BirthplaceBay City, Michigan, United States of America


    Madonna Louise Ciccone (, Italian: [tʃikˈkoːne]; born August 16, 1958) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. Referred to as the "Queen of Pop" since the 1980s, Madonna is...  more

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  • 22

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America


    Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is an American politician who served as the 45th president of the United States from 2017 to 2021. Before entering politics, he was a businessman and television...  more

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  • 23

    BirthplaceThal, Austria


    Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (; German: [ˈaɐ̯nɔlt ˈʃvaɐ̯tsn̩ˌʔɛɡɐ]; born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-American politician, actor, filmmaker, and former professional bodybuilder. He served as the 38th...  more

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  • 24


    Age: 50

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York


    Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969), known professionally as Jay-Z (stylized as JAY-Z), is an American rapper, songwriter, producer, entrepreneur, and record executive. Considered among the...  more

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    Bill Gates

    Age: 64

    BirthplaceSeattle, Washington, USA


    William Henry Gates III (born October 28, 1955) is an American business magnate, investor, author, philanthropist, and humanitarian. He is best known as the principal founder of Microsoft...  more

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