American technology chief executives

Posted Nov 16, 2012
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  1. Jay Z
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    Jay Z

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    Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969), known by his stage name Jay Z (formerly Jay-Z), is an American rapper, entrepreneur and investor. He is one of the most financially successful hip hop artists in America. In 2014, Forbes estimated Jay Z's net worth at nearly $520 million. He is one of the world's best-selling artists of all time, having sold more than 100 million records, while receiving 21 Grammy Awards for his musical work, and numerous additional nominations. Consistently ranked as one of the greatest rappers ever, he was ranked number one by MTV in their list of The Greatest MCs of All-Time in 2006. Three of his albums, Reasonable Doubt (1996), The Blueprint (2001), and The Black Album (2003), are considered landmarks in the genre with all of them featured in Rolling Stones list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.


  2. Howard Hughes
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    Howard Hughes

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    Howard Robard Hughes, Jr. (December 24, 1905 – April 5, 1976) was an American business tycoon, entrepreneur, investor, aviator, aerospace engineer, inventor, filmmaker and philanthropist. During his lifetime, he was known as the wealthiest self-made man in the world, despite the fact that he had inherited 75% of the family business upon the death of his father. As a maverick film tycoon, Hughes gained prominence in Hollywood from the late 1920s, making big-budget and often controversial films like The Racket (1928), Hell's Angels (1930), Scarface (1932), and The Outlaw (1943).


  3. Marissa Mayer
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    Marissa Mayer

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    Marissa Ann Mayer (/ˈmər/; born May 30, 1975) is the current president and CEO of Yahoo!, a position she has held since July 2012. Previously, she was a long-time executive, usability leader, and key spokesperson for Google. In 2014, Mayer was ranked sixth on Fortune‍ '​s 40 under 40 list, and was ranked the 16th most-powerful businesswoman in the world that year according to the same publication.


  4. M.C. Hammer
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    M.C. Hammer

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  5. Steve Jobs
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    Steve Jobs

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    Steven Paul "Steve" Jobs (/ˈɒbz/; February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was an American businessman. He was best known as the co-founder, chairman, and chief executive officer (CEO) of Apple Inc.; CEO and largest shareholder of Pixar Animation Studios; a member of The Walt Disney Company's board of directors following its acquisition of Pixar; and founder, chairman, and CEO of NeXT Inc. Jobs is widely recognized as a pioneer of the microcomputer revolution of the 1970s, along with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. Shortly after his death, Jobs's official biographer, Walter Isaacson, described him as the "creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing."


  6. Elon Musk
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    Elon Musk

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    Elon Reeve Musk (/ˈlɒn ˈmʌsk/; born June 28, 1971) is a South African-born Canadian-American business magnate, engineer, inventor and investor. He is the CEO and CTO of SpaceX, CEO and product architect of Tesla Motors, and chairman of SolarCity.


  7. Bill Gates
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    Bill Gates

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    William Henry "Bill" Gates III (born October 28, 1955) is an American business magnate, philanthropist, investor, computer programmer, and inventor. In 1975, Gates and Paul Allen co-founded Microsoft, which became the world's largest PC software company. During his career at Microsoft, Gates held the positions of chairman, CEO and chief software architect, and was the largest individual shareholder until May 2014. Gates has authored and co-authored several books.


  8. Mark Zuckerberg
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    Mark Zuckerberg

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    Mark Elliot Zuckerberg (born May 14, 1984) 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 is the chairman and chief executive of Facebook, Inc. His personal wealth, as of July 2015, is estimated to be $38.6 billion. Zuckerberg receives a one-dollar salary as CEO of Facebook.


  9. Larry Ellison
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    Larry Ellison

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    Lawrence Joseph "Larry" Ellison (born August 17, 1944) is an American internet entrepreneur, businessman and philanthropist. He serves as executive chairman and chief technology officer of Oracle Corporation, having previously been chief executive from its founding until September 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.


  10. Susan Wojcicki
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    Susan Wojcicki

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    Susan Diane Wojcicki ([vuiˈtʃɪtski] vui-CHIT-skee; born July 5, 1968) is an American technology executive. She is the current CEO of YouTube.


  11. Mark Cuban
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    Mark Cuban

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    Mark Cuban (born July 31, 1958) is an American businessman, investor, film producer, author, television personality and philanthropist. He is the owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks, Landmark Theatres, and Magnolia Pictures, and the chairman of the HDTV cable network AXS TV. He is also a "shark" investor on the television series Shark Tank. In 2011, Cuban wrote an e-book, How to Win at the Sport of Business, in which he chronicles his life experiences in business and sports.


  12. Jawed Karim
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    Jawed Karim

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    Jawed Karim (born October 28, 1979) is a Bangladeshi American Internet entrepreneur. He is best known for being a co-founder of YouTube and the first person to upload a video on it. Many of the core components of PayPal, including its real-time anti-fraud system, were also designed and implemented by Karim.


  13. Carly Fiorina
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    Carly Fiorina

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    Carly Fiorina (born Cara Carleton Sneed; September 6, 1954) is a former businesswoman and CEO, an American Republican politician, and candidate for president in the 2016 United States Presidential election. Fiorina currently chairs the non-profit philanthropic organization Good360.


  14. Jack Dorsey
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    Jack Dorsey

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    Jack Dorsey (born November 19, 1976) is an American 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.


  15. Michael Dell
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    Michael Dell

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    Michael Saul Dell (born February 23, 1965) is an American business magnate, investor, philanthropist, and author. He is the founder and CEO of Dell Inc., one of the world’s leading sellers of personal computers (PCs). He was ranked the 41st richest person in the world on 2012 Forbes list of billionaires, with a net worth of US$22.4 billion as of December 2014.


  16. Jeff Bezos
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    Jeff Bezos

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    Jeffrey Preston "Jeff" Bezos (/ˈbzs/; born January 12, 1964) is an American entrepreneur and investor. He is a technology entrepreneur who has played a 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. Amazon.com became the largest retailer on the World Wide Web and a 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$ 50 billion, due in part to a recent spike in Amazon's stock price, ranking him 15th on the Forbes list of billionaires.


  17. Sergey Brin
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    Sergey Brin

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    Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin (Russian: Серге́й Миха́йлович Брин; born August 21, 1973) is a Russian-born American computer scientist and internet entrepreneur who, together with Larry Page, co-founded Google, one of the world's most profitable Internet companies. According to Hurun Global Rich List 2015 he is jointly one of three people listed as 18th richest in the world (21 overall) with a net worth of US$30 billion.


  18. Tom Anderson
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    Tom Anderson

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    Thomas "Tom" Anderson (born November 8, 1970) is the American co-founder of the social networking website Myspace, which he founded in 2003 with Chris DeWolfe. He was later president of Myspace and a strategic adviser for the company until he left in 2009. As of October 2014, Anderson is popularly known as "'Myspace Tom'", because, until 2010, he would automatically be assigned as the first "friend" of new Myspace users upon the creation of their profiles.


  19. Shelby Bryan
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    Shelby Bryan

    1,231 views

    John Shelby Bryan is an American telecommunications pioneer, futurist, international business executive, entrepreneur, and venture capitalist.


  20. Wilber Pan
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    Wilber Pan

    681 views

    Wilber Pan, also known as Will Pan (traditional Chinese: 潘瑋柏; simplified Chinese: 潘玮柏; pinyin: Pān Wěibó; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Phoaⁿ Úi-peh), was born on 6 August 1980. He is an American-born Taiwanese Mandopop singer-songwriter, rapper, music producer, actor, entrepreneur, and investor. He started his career as a host of Channel V programs. In 2011, Pan was awarded Best Leading Actor in a Television Series for Endless Love (愛∞無限) at the 46th Golden Bell Awards, Taiwan's equivalent to the Emmy Awards.


  21. Steve Ballmer
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    Steve Ballmer

    565 views

    Steven Anthony "Steve" Ballmer (born March 24, 1956) is an American businessman who was the chief executive officer of Microsoft from January 2000 to February 2014, and is the current owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. As of May 11, 2015, his personal wealth is estimated at US$22.7 billion, ranking number 21 on the Forbes 400. It was announced on August 23, 2013, that he would step down as Microsoft's CEO within 12 months. On February 4, 2014, Ballmer retired as CEO and was succeeded by Satya Nadella; Ballmer resigned from the Board of Directors on August 19, 2014 to prepare for teaching a new class and for the start of the NBA season.


  22. Larry Page
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    Larry Page

    717 views

    Lawrence "Larry" Page (born March 26, 1973) is an American computer scientist and internet entrepreneur who co-founded Google Inc. with Sergey Brin, and will be the future CEO of the proposed conglomerate, Alphabet Inc. Page is the inventor of PageRank, Google's best-known search ranking algorithm. As of November 2014, Google has 55,600 employees and operates in more than 40 countries.


  23. Jerry Yang
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    Jerry Yang

    368 views

    Jerry Chih-Yuan Yang (born November 6, 1968) is a Taiwanese-born American internet entrepreneur, engineer, the co-founder and former CEO of Yahoo! Inc.


  24. Terry Semel
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    Terry Semel

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    Terry Semel (born February 24, 1943) is an American corporate executive who was the chairman and CEO of Yahoo! Incorporated. Previously, Semel spent 24 years at Warner Bros., where he served as chairman and co-chief executive officer. In June 2007, Semel resigned as CEO due in part to pressure from shareholders' dissatisfaction over Semel's compensation (in 2006 - salary $1, stock options worth $70 million) and performance.


  25. Sheryl Sandberg
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    Sheryl Sandberg

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    Sheryl Kara Sandberg (/ˈsændbərɡ/; born August 28, 1969) is an American technology executive, activist, and author. She is the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook. In June 2012, she was elected to the board of directors by the existing board members, becoming the first woman to serve on Facebook's board. Before she joined Facebook as its COO, Sandberg was Vice President of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google and was involved in launching Google's philanthropic arm Google.org. Before Google, Sandberg served as chief of staff for the United States Secretary of the Treasury.


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