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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
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 65
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 55
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 88
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 79
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 80
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 74
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 48
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 32
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 38
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 49
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 38
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 60
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 72
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 71
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 49
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 63
William Henry "Bill" Gates III is an American business magnate, philanthropist, investor, computer programmer, and inventor. Gates originally established his reputation as the ...more