Ever wonder who makes the list of world famous entrepreneurs? These are the profiles of the most popular entrepreneurs that are worth emulating, chosen for this list and ranked loosely by popular opinion as well as clear business success metrics. These business leaders are from diverse domains and at top of their fields and are great role models as well as being some of the most well known people on the planet.
Who are the most successful businessmen in the world? All of these examples of top entrepreneurs are unique in that they believed in themselves mostly since they were kids and worked towards that goal to success and fame.
Founder of Amazon.com, Jeff Bezos has an approximate net worth of $159.6 billion in September 2018, doubling his net worth from just 12 months prior and making him the richest person in the world.
Jeffrey Preston "Jeff" Bezos is an American business magnate and investor. He is a technology entrepreneur who has played a key role in the growth of e-commerce as the founder and CEO of Amazon.com, an online merchant of books and later of a wide variety of products. Under his guidance, Amazon.com became the largest retailer on the World Wide Web and a top model for Internet sales. In 2013, Bezos purchased The Washington Post newspaper. As of March 2015, Bezos's personal wealth is estimated to be US$34.8 billion, ranking him number 15 on the Forbes list of billionaires. ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Profession: Businessperson, Entrepreneursee more on Jeff Bezos
Microsoft founder Gates is the second richest person in the world, with a net worth of over $90 billion in September 2018.
He intends to give away virtually all of his wealth.
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
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States of America
Profession: Programmer, Software Architect, Businessperson, Investor, Entrepreneursee more on Bill Gates
Oracle founder and CEO, Ellison is now a full-time philanthropist with a net worth of $58.5 billion in March 2018, making him the 10th richest person in the world.
He pledged $200 million for a cancer treatment center to the University of Southern California in 2016.
Lawrence Joseph "Larry" Ellison is an American programmer, internet entrepreneur, adventurer, businessman and philanthropist. He was the Chief Executive Officer of the software company Oracle Corporation between its foundation in 1977 and 2014. In 2014, he was listed by Forbes as the third-wealthiest man in America and as the fifth-wealthiest person in the world, with a fortune of $56.2 billion. Ellison was born in New York City but grew up in Chicago. He studied at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign and the University of Chicago without graduating before moving to California in 1966. While working at Ampex Corporation in the early 1970s, he became influenced by Edgar F. Codd's ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Lower East Side, New York City, New York, United States of America
Profession: Businessperson, Investor, Entrepreneursee more on Larry Ellison
Google co-founder Brin has a net worth of $47.5 billion in March 2018, making him the 13th wealthiest person in the world.
Sergey Brin, a native of Moscow, received a bachelor of science degree with honors in mathematics and computer science from the University of Maryland at College Park. He is currently on leave from the Ph.D. program in computer science at Stanford University, where he received his master's degree. Sergey is a recipient of a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship as well as an honorary MBA from Instituto de Empresa. It was at Stanford where he met Larry Page and worked on the project that became Google. Together they founded Google Inc. in 1998, and Sergey continues to share responsibility for day-to-day operations with Larry Page and Eric Schmidt. Sergey's research ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Profession: Executive Management, Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Computer scientist, Internet Entrepreneursee more on Sergey Brin