Find out more about the greatest 20th Century Engineers, including Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Sundar Pichai, Steve Wozniak and Howard Hughes.
Elon MuskElon Musk
28 June 1971, Canadian, American, South African
Entrepreneur, Engineer, Inventor
Jeff BezosJeff Bezos
12 January 1964, American
Founder of Amazon.com

Bill GatesBill Gates
28 October 1955, American
Co-Founder of Microssoft

Neil ArmstrongNeil Armstrong
05 August 1930, American
Astronaut

Sundar PichaiSundar Pichai
12 July 1972, Indian, American
CEO of Google Inc

Howard HughesHoward Hughes
24 December 1905, American
Entrepreneur, Aerospace Engineer, Filmmaker,
Buzz AldrinBuzz Aldrin
20 January 1930, American
American engineer

John McAfeeJohn McAfee
18 September 1945, American
Computer Programmer

Satya NadellaSatya Nadella
19 August 1967, American
CEO of Microsoft

Tim CookTim Cook
01 November 1960, American
CEO of Apple Inc.
Steve WozniakSteve Wozniak
11 August 1950, American
Co-founder of Apple Computer (Apple Inc.)

Jack DorseyJack Dorsey
19 November 1976, American
Co-Founder of Twitter
Markus PerssonMarkus Persson
01 June 1979, Swedish
Video Game Programmer & Designer

N. R. Narayana MurthyN. R. Narayana Murthy
20 August 1946, Indian
Founder of Infosys

Linus TorvaldsLinus Torvalds
28 December 1969, Finnish, American
Software Engineer
Eric SchmidtEric Schmidt
27 April 1955, American
Former CEO of Google

Garrett CampGarrett Camp
04 October 1978, Canadian
Innovator & Entrepreneurs
Kim Dotcom Kim Dotcom
21 January 1974, German, Finnish
Entrepreneur, Programmer, Hacker

Ma HuatengMa Huateng
29 October 1971, Chinese
CEO of Tencent

Shiva AyyaduraiShiva Ayyadurai
02 December 1963, Indian
Inventor of Email
Guido van RossumGuido van Rossum
31 January 1956, Dutch
Programmer

Jan KoumJan Koum
24 February 1976, American
CEO and co-founder of WhatsApp
Paul DiracPaul Dirac
08 August 1902, British
Physicist

Amar BoseAmar Bose
02 November 1929, American
Electrical Engineer and Sound Engineer

E. SreedharanE. Sreedharan
12 June 1932, Indian
Metro Man

Nandan NilekaniNandan Nilekani
02 June 1955, Indian
Founder of Infosys
Jerry Yang Jerry Yang
06 November 1968, American
Co-founder of Yahoo! Inc.
Kai-Fu LeeKai-Fu Lee
03 December 1961, Taiwanese
Computer Scientist

John BardeenJohn Bardeen
23 May 1908, American
Nobel Laureate in Physics

Robert NoyceRobert Noyce
12 December 1927, American
Co-inventor of the integrated circuit

David BaszuckiDavid Baszucki
20 January 1963, Canadian
Entrepreneur
Ray TomlinsonRay Tomlinson
23 April 1941, American
Inventor of the First Email System

Jack KilbyJack Kilby
08 November 1923, American
Inventor of integrated circuit

Mo IbrahimMo Ibrahim
03 May 1946, British
Entrepreneur

Valdas AdamkusValdas Adamkus
03 November 1926, Lithuanian
Former President of Lithuania

Continue Reading Below
Franklin DiazFranklin Chang Díaz
05 April 1950, Chinese, Costa Rican, American
Former NASA Astronaut
Dennis GaborDennis Gabor
05 June 1900, Hungarian
Father of Holography

Kitaw EjiguKitaw Ejigu
25 February 1948, Ethiopian
Space Scientist
José Napoleón DuarteJosé Napoleón Duarte
23 November 1925, Salvadoran
Salvadoran Political figure

Godfrey HounsfieldGodfrey Hounsfield
28 August 1919, British
Developer of X-ray computed tomography

An WangAn Wang
07 February 1920, Chinese, American
Co-founder of Wang Laboratories
Kumar Bhattacharyya, Baron BhattacharyyaKumar Bhattacharyya, Baron Bhattacharyya
06 June 1940, British
Life peer

Evan WilliamsEvan Williams
31 March 1972, American
Co-founder of Blogger & Twitter
Bjarni TryggvasonBjarni Tryggvason
21 September 1945, Canadian, Icelander
Astronaut

Ayodele AwojobiAyodele Awojobi
12 March 1937, Nigerien
Academic

W. Edwards DemingWilliam Edwards Deming
14 October 1900, American
Statistician, Electrical Engineer

Henry GannettHenry Gannett
24 August 1846, American
Geographers, Explorers

George Reginald StarrGeorge Reginald Starr
06 April 1904, British
Secret agent during World War II
Daniel FredinburgDaniel Fredinburg
08 September 1981, American
Google X Engineer

Dieter ZetscheDieter Zetsche
05 May 1953, German
Engineer, Businessperson, Merchant, Entrepreneur

Carol VordermanCarol Vorderman
24 December 1960, British
Television presenter, Journalist, Engineer

Max YasgurMax Yasgur
15 December 1919, American
Farmer
Alan ParsonsAlan Parsons
20 December 1948, British
Composer, Musician, Record producer

Richard StallmanRichard Stallman
16 March 1953, American
Programmer, Computer scientist, Lecturer, Blogger,
Denis ThatcherDenis Thatcher
10 May 1915, British
Entrepreneur, Engineer

Edd ChinaEdd China
09 May 1971, British
Television presenter, Journalist, Engineer

Viktor YanukovychViktor Yanukovych
09 July 1950, Ukrainian
Politician, Engineer, Economist, Racecar driver
Lisa NowakLisa Nowak
10 May 1963, American
Naval flight officer, Astronaut, Engineer, Test

Anwar al-AwlakiAnwar al-Awlaki
22 April 1971, American, Yemeni
Engineer
Ed BoonEd Boon
22 February 1964, American
Programmer, Engineer, Screenwriter, Computer

Gary GygaxGary Gygax
27 July 1938, American
Writer, Novelist, Publisher, Game designer

Steven WilsonSteven Wilson
03 November 1967
Engineer, Guitarist, Audio engineer, Singer,
Alexis TsiprasAlexis Tsipras
28 July 1974, Greek
Politician, Civil engineer

Julie PayetteJulie Payette
20 October 1963, Canadian
Astronaut, Engineer
Mikhail KalashnikovMikhail Kalashnikov
10 November 1919, Russian
Inventor, General

Gene KranzGene Kranz
17 August 1933, American
Officer, Engineer

Steve AlbiniSteve Albini
22 July 1962, American
Record producer, Singer, Engineer, Audio engineer,

John CarmackJohn Carmack
20 August 1970, American
Chief technology officer, Aerospace engineer,
Claude ShannonClaude Shannon
30 April 1916, American
Mathematician, Cryptographer, Computer scientist,
Ferruccio LamborghiniFerruccio Lamborghini
28 April 1916, Italian
Entrepreneur, Engineer, Mechanic, Racecar driver

Saif al-Islam GaddafiSaif al-Islam Gaddafi
25 June 1972, Libyan
Politician, Engineer, Architect

George HotzGeorge Hotz
02 October 1989, American
Blogger, Programmer, Computer scientist

Bjarne StroustrupBjarne Stroustrup
30 December 1950, Danish
Computer scientist, Engineer, Scientist,
Bo WelchBo Welch
30 November 1951, American
Film director, Screenwriter

Sergei KrikalevSergei Krikalev
27 August 1958, Russian
Astronaut, Engineer

Gordon CooperGordon Cooper
06 March 1927, American
Officer, Astronaut, Test pilot, Aerospace

Brendan EichBrendan Eich
04 July 1961, American
computer scientist, programmer, chief technology

Bernhard Caesar EinsteinBernhard Caesar Einstein
10 July 1930, Swiss, American
Physicist, Engineer
Gianni AgnelliGianni Agnelli
12 March 1921, Italian
Entrepreneur, Engineer, Politician, Businessperson

Vannevar BushVannevar Bush
11 March 1890, American
Scientist, Engineer, Politician, University
Abdul Qadeer KhanAbdul Qadeer Khan
01 April 1936, Indian, Pakistani
Physicist, Engineer, Scientist, Metallurgist,

Peter MolyneuxPeter Molyneux
05 May 1959, British
Game programmer, Engineer, Programmer, Game

Owsley StanleyOwsley Stanley
19 January 1935, American
Chemist, Engineer, Audio engineer
Edsger W. DijkstraEdsger W. Dijkstra
11 May 1930, Dutch
Mathematician, Physicist, Computer scientist,

Dieter RamsDieter Rams
20 May 1932, German
Architect, Designer, University teacher
Liviu DragneaLiviu Dragnea
28 October 1962, Romanian
Engineer, Politician

Piero FerrariPiero Ferrari
22 May 1945, Italian
Entrepreneur, Engineer

Bob RockBob Rock
19 April 1954, Canadian
Bassist, Engineer, Audio engineer, Musician,

Renzo PianoRenzo Piano
14 September 1937, Italian
Architect, Politician
Sid MeierSid Meier
24 February 1954, Canadian, American
Video game producer, Engineer, Video game

Shawn FanningShawn Fanning
22 November 1980, American
Computer scientist, Programmer
Jack FiskJack Fisk
19 December 1945, American
Film director, Production designer

Lei JunLei Jun
16 December 1969
Entrepreneur, Chief executive officer, Engineer,

Stefan QuandtStefan Quandt
09 May 1966, German
Engineer

Richard GarriottRichard Garriott
04 July 1961, American
Astronaut, Engineer, Video game developer,
Abu Hamza al-MasriAbu Hamza al-Masri
15 April 1958, Egyptian
Civil engineer, Engineer, Preacher