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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.

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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: 34

Birthplace: White 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 ...more

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Howard Schultz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from the United States
Age: 65

Birthplace: New 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 ...more

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Jeff Bezos is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from the United States
Age: 55

Birthplace: Albuquerque, 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 Amazon.com, Inc. ...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)

Birthplace: Schoharie, 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
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Larry Page is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from the United States
Age: 45

Birthplace: East 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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Henry Ford is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from the United States
Dec. at 84 (1863-1947)

Birthplace: Greenfield 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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George Soros is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from the United States
Age: 88

Birthplace: Budapest, 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 ...more

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Ralph Lauren is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from the United States
Age: 79

Birthplace: New 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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Paul Newman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from the United States
Dec. at 83 (1925-2008)

Birthplace: Shaker Heights, Ohio, United States of America

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 ...more

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Kathy Ireland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from the United States
Age: 55

Birthplace: Glendale, 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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Kenny Rogers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from the United States
Age: 80

Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States of America

Kenneth Ray Rogers (born August 21, 1938) is a retired American singer, songwriter, actor, record producer, and entrepreneur. He is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.Though he has been ...more

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George Lucas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from the United States
Age: 74

Birthplace: Modesto, 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 ...more

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Bethenny Frankel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from the United States
Age: 48

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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, ...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)

Birthplace: Brazil, 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 ...more
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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)

Birthplace: Plainview, 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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Lindsay Lohan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from the United States
Age: 32

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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 ...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)

Birthplace: Los 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 ...more

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Kim Kardashian is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from the United States
Age: 38

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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 ...more

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Jennifer Lopez is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from the United States
Age: 49

Birthplace: Castle 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 ...more

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Paris Hilton is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from the United States
Age: 38

Birthplace: New 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 ...more

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Madonna is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from the United States
Age: 60

Birthplace: Bay 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, ...more

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Donald Trump is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from the United States
Age: 72

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is the 45th and current president of the United States. Before entering politics, he was a businessman and television personality. Trump was born and ...more

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Arnold Schwarzenegger is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from the United States
Age: 71

Birthplace: Thal, 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 ...more

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Jay-Z is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from the United States
Age: 49

Birthplace: New 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 ...more

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Bill Gates is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from the United States
Age: 63

Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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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