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List of famous male programmers, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male programmers list contains the most prominent and top males known for being programmers. There are thousand of males working as programmers in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic programmers have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a programmer then the people below should give you inspiration.

People on this list include Will Harvey and Fredrik Rubensson.

While this isn't a list of all male programmers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male programmers?" and "Who are the best male programmers?"
Bill Gates is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Programmers
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William Henry "Bill" Gates III is an American business magnate, philanthropist, investor, computer programmer, and inventor. Gates originally established his reputation as the co-founder of Microsoft, the world’s largest PC software company, with Paul Allen. During his career at Microsoft, Gates ...more

Age: 61

Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Profession: Programmer, Software Architect, Businessperson, Investor, Entrepreneur

Credits: The Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires, Freakonomics, Give Us the Money, The Billionaires' Pledge

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Mark Zuckerberg is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Programmers
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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 the chairman and chief executive of Facebook, Inc. in April 2013. and his personal wealth, as of March 2015, ...more

Age: 32

Birthplace: White Plains, New York, United States of America

Profession: Programmer, Businessperson, Entrepreneur

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Paul Allen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Programmers
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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 the 51st richest person in the world, with an estimated wealth of $17.5 billion. Allen is the founder and ...more

Age: 64

Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Profession: Programmer, Businessperson, Television producer, Investor, Entrepreneur, + more

Credits: Inspirations, The Blues, Me & Isaac Newton, Black Sky: The Race for Space

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Steve Wozniak is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Programmers
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Stephen Gary "Steve" Wozniak, known as "Woz", is an American inventor, electronics engineer, and computer programmer who co-founded Apple Computer with Steve Jobs and Ronald Wayne. Wozniak single-handedly designed both the Apple I and Apple II computers in the late 1970s. These computers contributed ...more

Age: 66

Birthplace: Area codes 408 and 669, California, Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States, + more

Profession: Programmer, Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Inventor, Computer scientist, + more

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