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 Bezos (; né Jorgensen; January 12, 1964) is an American technology entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist. He is the founder, CEO, and president of Amazon.com, Inc. Bezos was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and raised in Houston, Texas. He graduated from Princeton University in 1986 with degrees in electrical engineering and computer science. He worked on Wall Street in a variety of related fields from 1986 to early 1994. He founded Amazon in late 1994 on a cross-country road trip from New York City to Seattle. The company began as an online bookstore and has since expanded to a wide variety of other e-commerce products and services, including video and audio streaming, ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America
Profession: Businessperson, Entrepreneur
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 Gates III (born October 28, 1955) is an American business magnate, investor, author, philanthropist, and humanitarian. He is best known as the principal founder of Microsoft Corporation. During his career at Microsoft, Gates held the positions of chairman, CEO and chief software architect, while also being the largest individual shareholder until May 2014. Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, Gates launched Microsoft with Paul Allen in 1975; it went on to become the world's largest personal computer software company. Gates led the company as chairman and CEO until stepping down as CEO in January 2000, but he remained chairman and became chief software architect. In June ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States of America
Profession: Programmer, Software Architect, Businessperson, Investor, Entrepreneur
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 Ellison (born August 17, 1944) is an American businessman, entrepreneur, and philanthropist who is a co-founder and the executive chairman and chief technology officer (CTO) of Oracle Corporation. As of March 2019, he was listed by Forbes magazine as the fourth-wealthiest person in the United States, and as the seventh-wealthiest in the world, with a fortune of $66.1 billion, increased from $54.5 billion in 2018. ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York, Lower East Side
Profession: Businessperson, Investor, Entrepreneur
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 Mikhaylovich Brin (Russian: Серге́й Миха́йлович Брин; born August 21, 1973) is an American computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur. Together with Larry Page, he co-founded Google. Brin is the president of Google's parent company Alphabet Inc. As of June 2019, Brin is the 13th-richest person in the world, with an estimated net worth of US$50.1 billion.Brin immigrated to the United States with his family from the Soviet Union at the age of 6. He earned his bachelor's degree at the University of Maryland, College Park, following in his father's and grandfather's footsteps by studying mathematics, as well as computer science. After graduation, he enrolled in Stanford University to ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Russia, Moscow
Profession: Executive Management, Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Computer scientist, Internet Entrepreneur