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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 Zuckerberg1

    BirthplaceWhite Plains, New York

    Mark Elliot Zuckerberg (; born May 14, 1984) is an American technology entrepreneur and...  more

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  • Howard Schultz2

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    Howard D. Schultz (born July 19, 1953) is an American businessman and multi-billionaire. He...  more

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  • Jeff Bezos3

    Jeff Bezos

    Age: 56

    BirthplaceAlbuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

    Jeffrey Preston Bezos (; né Jorgensen; January 12, 1964) is an American technology...  more

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  • George Westinghouse4

    George Westinghouse

    Dec. at 68 (1846-1914)

    BirthplaceSchoharie, New York

    George Westinghouse Jr. (October 6, 1846 – March 12, 1914) was an American entrepreneur and...  more
  • Larry Page5

    Larry Page

    Age: 47

    BirthplaceEast Lansing, Michigan

    Lawrence Edward Page (born March 26, 1973) is an American computer scientist and Internet...  more

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    #903 of 2,443 The Most Influential People of All Time#13 of 54 The Most Influential CEOs of All Time

  • Henry Ford6

    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...  more

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  • George Soros7

    BirthplaceBudapest, Hungary

    George Soros, Hon (born Schwartz György; August 12, 1930) is a Hungarian-American investor...  more

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  • Ralph Lauren8

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Ralph Lauren, KBE (né Lifshitz; born October 14, 1939) is an American fashion designer,...  more

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  • Paul Newman9

    Paul Newman

    Dec. at 83 (1925-2008)

    BirthplaceShaker Heights, Ohio, United States of America

    Paul Leonard Newman (January 26, 1925 – September 26, 2008) was an American actor, film...  more

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  • Kathy Ireland10

    BirthplaceGlendale, California, United States of America

    Kathleen Marie Ireland (born March 20, 1963) is an American model and actress, turned author...  more

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  • Kenny Rogers11

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, United States of America

    Kenneth Ray Rogers (August 21, 1938 – March 20, 2020) was a retired American singer,...  more
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  • George Lucas12

    BirthplaceModesto, California, United States of America

    George Walton Lucas Jr. (born May 14, 1944) is an American filmmaker and entrepreneur. Lucas...  more

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  • Bethenny Frankel13

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Bethenny Frankel (born November 4, 1970) is an American reality television personality,...  more

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  • Orville Redenbacher14

    Orville Redenbacher

    Dec. at 88 (1907-1995)

    BirthplaceBrazil, Indiana

    Orville Clarence Redenbacher (July 16, 1907 – September 19, 1995) was an American businessman...  more
  • Jimmy Dean15

    Jimmy Dean

    Dec. at 82 (1928-2010)

    BirthplaceTexas, USA, Plainview

    Jimmy Ray Dean (August 10, 1928 – June 13, 2010) was an American country music singer,...  more

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  • Lindsay Lohan16

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    Lindsay Dee Lohan (; born July 2, 1986) is an American actress, singer-songwriter,...  more

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  • Andrew Breitbart17

    Andrew Breitbart

    Dec. at 43 (1969-2012)

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, Southern California, Contiguous United States, 90731

    Andrew James Breitbart (; February 1, 1969 – March 1, 2012) was an American conservative...  more

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  • Kim Kardashian18

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Kimberly Noel Kardashian West (born October 21, 1980) is an American media personality,...  more

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  • Jennifer Lopez19

    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,...  more

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  • Paris Hilton20

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Paris Whitney Hilton (born February 17, 1981) is an American media personality, businesswoman,...  more

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  • Madonna21

    Madonna

    Age: 62

    BirthplaceBay City, Michigan, Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States

    Madonna Louise Ciccone (, Italian: [tʃikˈkoːne]; born August 16, 1958) is an American singer,...  more

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  • Donald Trump22

    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...  more

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  • Arnold Schwarzenegger23

    BirthplaceThal, Austria

    Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (; German: [ˈaɐ̯nɔlt ˈʃvaɐ̯tsn̩ˌʔɛɡɐ]; born July 30, 1947) is an...  more

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  • Jay-Z24

    Jay-Z

    Age: 50

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969), known professionally as Jay-Z (stylized as JAY-Z),...  more

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  • Bill Gates25

    Bill Gates

    Age: 64

    BirthplaceSeattle, Washington, United States of America

    William Henry Gates III (born October 28, 1955) is an American business magnate, investor,...  more

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