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Famous Male Programmers

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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?"
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  • Bill Gates
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    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 Corporation. During his career at Microsoft, Gates held the positions of chairman, CEO and chief software architect, while also being the largest individual shareholder until May 2014. Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, Gates launched Microsoft with Paul Allen in 1975; it went on to become the world's largest personal computer software company. Gates led the company as chairman and CEO until stepping down as CEO in January 2000, but he remained chairman and became chief software architect. In June...  more
    • Age: 64
    • Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Mark Zuckerberg
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    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 officer. He also co-founded and is a board member of the solar sail spacecraft development project Breakthrough Starshot.Born in White Plains, New York, Zuckerberg attended Harvard University, where he launched Facebook from his dormitory room on February 4, 2004, with college roommates Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes. Originally launched to select college campuses, the site expanded rapidly and eventually beyond colleges, reaching one billion users by 2012....  more
    • Age: 36
    • Birthplace: White Plains, New York

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  • Paul Allen
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    Paul Gardner Allen (January 21, 1953 – October 15, 2018) was an American business magnate, investor, researcher, humanitarian, and philanthropist. He co-founded Microsoft alongside Bill Gates in 1975, which helped spark the microcomputer revolution and later became the world's largest PC software company. In March 2018, Allen was estimated to be the 44th-wealthiest person in the world according to the Forbes annual list of the world's billionaires, with an estimated net worth of $21.7 billion, revised at the time of his death to $20.3 billion.Allen was the founder, with his sister Jody Allen, and Chairman of Vulcan Inc., the privately held company that managed his various business and...  more
    • Age: 67
    • Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Stephen Gary "Woz" Wozniak (; born August 11, 1950) is an American inventor, electronics engineer, programmer, philanthropist, and technology entrepreneur. In 1976 he co-founded Apple Inc., which later became the world's largest information technology company by revenue and largest company in the world by market capitalization. He and Apple co-founder Steve Jobs are widely recognized as two prominent pioneers of the personal computer revolution of the 1970s and 1980s. In 1975, Wozniak started developing the Apple I into the computer that launched Apple when he and Jobs first began marketing it the following year. He primarily designed the Apple II in 1977, known as one of the first highly...  more
    • Age: 70
    • Birthplace: San Jose, California, United States of America

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