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List of notable or famous programmers from the United States, with bios and photos, including the top programmers born in the United States and even some popular programmers who immigrated to the United States. If you're trying to find out the names of famous American programmers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These programmers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known programmer from the United States is included when available.

List is made up of people like Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates.

This historic programmers from the United States list can help answer the questions "Who are some American programmers of note?" and "Who are the most famous programmers from the United States?" These prominent programmers of the United States may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected American programmers.

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Bill Gates is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Programmers from the United States
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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

Age: 62

Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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Mark Zuckerberg is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Programmers from the United States
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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, is estimated to be $35.1 billion. Mark Zuckerberg receives a one-dollar salary as CEO of Facebook. Together with his college roommates and fellow Harvard University students Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes, Zuckerberg launched Facebook from Harvard University's dormitory rooms. The group then introduced Facebook onto other campuses nationwide and moved to Palo ...more

Age: 33

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

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Paul Allen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Programmers from the United States
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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 chairman of Vulcan Inc., which manages his various business and philanthropic efforts. Allen also has a multi-billion dollar investment portfolio including technology companies, real estate holdings, and stakes in other technology and media companies. He owns two professional sports teams, the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League, and the Portland Trail Blazers of the National ...more

Age: 65

Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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Steve Wozniak is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Programmers from the United States
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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 significantly to the microcomputer revolution. ...more

Age: 67

Birthplace: San Jose, California, United States of America

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