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

Jeff BezosJeff Bezos
12 January 1964, American
Founder of Amazon.com

Neil ArmstrongNeil Armstrong
05 August 1930, American
Astronaut

Nikola TeslaNikola Tesla
10 July 1856, Austrian, American
Inventor, Father of Radio

Sundar PichaiSundar Pichai
12 July 1972, Indian, American
CEO of Google Inc
Howard HughesHoward Hughes
24 December 1905, American
Entrepreneur, Investor

Buzz AldrinBuzz Aldrin
20 January 1930, American
American engineer

Satya NadellaSatya Nadella
19 August 1967, American
CEO of Microsoft

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

Jack DorseyJack Dorsey
19 November 1976, American
Co-Founder of Twitter
John McAfeeJohn McAfee
18 September 1945, American
Computer Programmer

Markus PerssonMarkus Persson
01 June 1979, Swedish
Video Game Programmer & Designer

John DeLoreanJohn DeLorean
06 January 1925, American
Inventor, Engineer
Linus TorvaldsLinus Torvalds
28 December 1969, Finnish, American
Software Engineer

Shiva AyyaduraiShiva Ayyadurai
02 December 1963, Indian
Inventor of Email
N. R. Narayana MurthyN. R. Narayana Murthy
20 August 1946, Indian
Founder of Infosys

Karl BenzKarl Benz
25 November 1844, German
Entrepreneur

Eric SchmidtEric Schmidt
27 April 1955, American
Former CEO of Google
Ma HuatengMa Huateng
29 October 1971, Chinese
CEO of Tencent

Ray TomlinsonRay Tomlinson
23 April 1941, American
Inventor of the First Email System
Guido van RossumGuido van Rossum
31 January 1956, Dutch
Programmer

Jan KoumJan Koum
24 February 1976, American
CEO and co-founder of WhatsApp

Kim Dotcom Kim Dotcom
21 January 1974, German, Finnish
Entrepreneur, Programmer, Hacker

Paul DiracPaul Dirac
08 August 1902, British
Physicist
Amar BoseAmar Bose
02 November 1929, American
Electrical Engineer and Sound Engineer
Garrett CampGarrett Camp
04 October 1978, Canadian
Innovator & Entrepreneurs

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

Ren ZhengfeiRen Zhengfei
25 October 1944, Chinese
CEO of Huawei

Jerry Yang Jerry Yang
06 November 1968, American
Co-founder of Yahoo! Inc.
Nandan NilekaniNandan Nilekani
02 June 1955, Indian
Founder of Infosys

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Tommy RettigTommy Rettig
10 December 1941, American
Child Actor

Franklin DiazFranklin Chang Díaz
05 April 1950, Chinese, Costa Rican, American
Former NASA Astronaut

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

Kai-Fu LeeKai-Fu Lee
03 December 1961, Taiwanese
Computer Scientist
Robert NoyceRobert Noyce
12 December 1927, American
Co-inventor of the integrated circuit

Jack KilbyJack Kilby
08 November 1923, American
Inventor of integrated circuit
David BaszuckiDavid Baszucki
20 January 1963, Canadian
Entrepreneur

Mo IbrahimMo Ibrahim
03 May 1946, British
Entrepreneur

Radia PerlmanRadia Perlman
18 December 1951, American
Computer Network Engineer
Godfrey HounsfieldGodfrey Hounsfield
28 August 1919, British
Developer of X-ray computed tomography

Dennis GaborDennis Gabor
05 June 1900, Hungarian
Father of Holography
Valdas AdamkusValdas Adamkus
03 November 1926, Lithuanian
Former President of Lithuania

An WangAn Wang
07 February 1920, Chinese, American
Co-founder of Wang Laboratories

José Napoleón DuarteJosé Napoleón Duarte
23 November 1925, Salvadoran
Salvadoran Political figure

Kumar Bhattacharyya, Baron BhattacharyyaKumar Bhattacharyya, Baron Bhattacharyya
06 June 1940, British
Life peer

Ayodele AwojobiAyodele Awojobi
12 March 1937, Nigerien
Academic
Evan WilliamsEvan Williams
31 March 1972, American
Co-founder of Blogger & Twitter

Bjarni TryggvasonBjarni Tryggvason
21 September 1945, Canadian, Icelander
Astronaut

Kitaw EjiguKitaw Ejigu
25 February 1948, Ethiopian
Space Scientist

Henry GannettHenry Gannett
24 August 1846, American
Geographers, Explorers
W. Edwards DemingWilliam Edwards Deming
14 October 1900, American
Statistician, Electrical Engineer

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

Fred C KochFred C Koch
23 September 1900, American
Chemical Engineer, Entrepreneur

Lisa NowakLisa Nowak
10 May 1963, American
Naval flight officer, Astronaut, Engineer, Test
Dick StrawbridgeDick Strawbridge
03 September 1959, British
Television Presenter

Richard StallmanRichard Stallman
16 March 1953, American
Programmer, Computer scientist, Lecturer, Blogger,
Max YasgurMax Yasgur
15 December 1919, American
Farmer

John CarmackJohn Carmack
20 August 1970, American
Chief technology officer, Aerospace engineer,

Satish DhawanSatish Dhawan
25 September 1920, Indian
Aerospace engineer, Engineer
Carol VordermanCarol Vorderman
24 December 1960, British
Television presenter, Journalist, Engineer

Steven WilsonSteven Wilson
03 November 1967
Engineer, Guitarist, Audio engineer, Singer,
Anwar al-AwlakiAnwar al-Awlaki
22 April 1971, American, Yemeni
Engineer

Sonu SoodSonu Sood
30 July 1973, Indian
Actor

Viktor YanukovychViktor Yanukovych
09 July 1950, Ukrainian
Politician, Engineer, Economist, Racecar driver

Alan ParsonsAlan Parsons
20 December 1948, British
Composer, Musician, Record producer
Abdul Qadeer KhanAbdul Qadeer Khan
01 April 1936, Indian, Pakistani
Physicist, Engineer, Scientist, Metallurgist,
Julie PayetteJulie Payette
20 October 1963, Canadian
Astronaut, Engineer

Atticus RossAtticus Ross
16 January 1968, British
Musician

Gene KranzGene Kranz
17 August 1933, American
Officer, Engineer

George HotzGeorge Hotz
02 October 1989, American
Blogger, Programmer, Computer scientist
Gary GygaxGary Gygax
27 July 1938, American
Writer, Novelist, Publisher, Game designer

Claude ShannonClaude Shannon
30 April 1916, American
Mathematician, Cryptographer, Computer scientist,

Bo WelchBo Welch
30 November 1951, American
Film director, Screenwriter

Denis ThatcherDenis Thatcher
10 May 1915, British
Entrepreneur, Engineer

Ferruccio LamborghiniFerruccio Lamborghini
28 April 1916, Italian
Entrepreneur, Engineer, Mechanic, Racecar driver
Brendan EichBrendan Eich
04 July 1961, American
computer scientist, programmer, chief technology

Edsger W. DijkstraEdsger W. Dijkstra
11 May 1930, Dutch
Mathematician, Physicist, Computer scientist,
Loni LoveLoni Love
12 July 1971, American
Comedian

Vannevar BushVannevar Bush
11 March 1890, American
Scientist, Engineer, Politician, University

Steve AlbiniSteve Albini
22 July 1962, American
Record producer, Singer, Engineer, Audio engineer,
Bjarne StroustrupBjarne Stroustrup
30 December 1950, Danish
Computer scientist, Engineer, Scientist,

Saif al-Islam GaddafiSaif al-Islam Gaddafi
25 June 1972, Libyan
Politician, Engineer, Architect
Piero FerrariPiero Ferrari
22 May 1945, Italian
Entrepreneur, Engineer

Grant ImaharaGrant Imahara
23 October 1970, Japanese, American
Electrical engineer

Harold CampingHarold Camping
19 July 1921, American
Radio personality, Civil engineer

Gordon CooperGordon Cooper
06 March 1927, American
Officer, Astronaut, Test pilot, Aerospace
Bernhard Caesar EinsteinBernhard Caesar Einstein
10 July 1930, Swiss, American
Physicist, Engineer

Ellen OchoaEllen Ochoa
10 May 1958, American
Astronaut, Engineer
Ross BrawnRoss Brawn
23 November 1954, British
Engineer

Gianni AgnelliGianni Agnelli
12 March 1921, Italian
Entrepreneur, Engineer, Politician, Businessperson
Dieter RamsDieter Rams
20 May 1932, German
Architect, Designer, University teacher

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