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

People include everyone from Lorenzo Thione to Yoram (Yoz) Grahame.

While this isn't a list of all male software architects, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male software architects?" and "Who are the best male software architects?"
Bill Gates is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Software Architects
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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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Charles Simonyi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Software Architects
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Charles Simonyi, son of Károly Simonyi, is a Hungarian-American computer software executive who, as head of Microsoft's application software group, oversaw the creation of Microsoft's flagship Office suite of applications. He now heads his own company, Intentional Software, with the aim of ...more

Age: 68

Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary

Profession: Programmer, Software Architect, Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Computer scientist, + more

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Jack Dorsey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Software Architects
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Jack Dorsey is an American computer programmer and businessman widely known as a co-founder of Twitter, and as the founder and CEO of Square, a mobile payments company. In 2008, he was named to the MIT Technology Review TR35 as one of the top 35 innovators in the world under the age of 35. For 2012, ...more

Age: 40

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Profession: Software Architect, Businessperson, Entrepreneur

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Thomas Knoll is an American software engineer who created Adobe Photoshop. He initiated the development of image processing routines in 1988. After Tom created the first core routines, he showed them to his brother, John Knoll, who worked at Industrial Light and Magic. John liked what he saw, ...more

Age: 55

Profession: Software Architect, Software Engineer

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