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

This list below has everything from Peter Burns to Sebastian Thrun.

While this isn't a list of all male software engineers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male software engineers?" and "Who are the best male software engineers?"
Eric Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Software Engineers
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Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin recruited Eric Schmidt from Novell, where he led that company's strategic planning, management and technology development as chairman and CEO. Since coming to Google, Eric has focused on building the corporate infrastructure needed to maintain Google's rapid growth as a company and on ensuring that quality remains high while product development cycle times are kept to a minimum. Along with Larry and Sergey, Eric shares responsibility for Google's day-to-day operations. Eric's Novell experience culminated a 20-year record of achievement as an Internet strategist, entrepreneur and developer of great technologies. His well-seasoned perspective ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 62

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

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Anthony James Barr is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Software Engineers
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Anthony James Barr, aka Tony Barr or Jim Barr is an American programming language designer, software engineer, and inventor. Among his notable contributions are the Statistical Analysis System, automated lumber yield optimization, and the Automated Classification of Medical Entities. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 78

Birthplace: New York, United States of America

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Linus Torvalds is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Software Engineers
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Linus Benedict Torvalds is a Finnish American software engineer, who was the principal force behind the development of the Linux kernel that became the most popular kernel for operating systems. He later became the chief architect of the Linux kernel and now acts as the project's coordinator. He also created the revision control system Git. He was honored, along with Shinya Yamanaka, with the 2012 Millennium Technology Prize by the Technology Academy Finland "in recognition of his creation of a new open source operating system for computers leading to the widely used Linux kernel". He is also the recipient of the 2014 IEEE Computer Society Computer Pioneer Award. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 48

Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland

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#3 on The Most Influential Software Programmers of All Time

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Sean Egan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Software Engineers
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Sean Egan is a software engineer at Google, where he worked on Google Talk and is currently working on Google Maps. He is the former project leader of Pidgin, a popular instant messaging client. He is also the author of the book Open Source Messaging Application Development: Building and Extending Gaim. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 35

Birthplace: Long Island, New York, United States of America

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