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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 held the positions of chairman, CEO and chief software architect, and was also the largest individual shareholder until May 2014. He has also authored and co-authored several books. Today he is consistently ranked in the Forbes list of the world's wealthiest people and was the wealthiest overall from 1995 to 2014—excluding a few brief periods post-2008. Between 2009 and 2014 his wealth more than ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 63

Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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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 developing and marketing his concept of intentional programming. In April 2007, aboard Soyuz TMA-10, he became the fifth space tourist and the second Hungarian in space. In March 2009, aboard Soyuz TMA-14, he made a second trip to the International Space Station. His estimated net worth is US$1 billion. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 70

Birthplace: Eurasia, Hungary, Central Hungary, Budapest

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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, The Wall Street Journal gave him the "Innovator of the Year Award" for technology. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 42

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

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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, suggested new features, and encouraged Tom to bundle them into a package with a graphical user interface. In 1989, John successfully sold the program to Adobe Systems which brought it out as Photoshop. Tom was the lead developer until version CS4, and currently contributes to work on the Camera Raw plug-in to process raw images from cameras. Knoll was born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 58

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