Ask an entrepreneur who had the guts to cast off corporate shackles and kick start his own business, and he will tell you that it is the most fulfilling and perhaps the most nerve-racking thing that he has ever tried. For those with entrepreneurial minds, nothing beats the sense of freedom that comes with breaking away from the routine job and becoming one's own boss. But such freedom always comes with a price. Nearly all accomplished entrepreneurs will amuse you with long, inspiring stories long nights, lean times and near-catastrophes. Becoming an entrepreneur warrants diving in all the way, because you cannot just waddle into it half-heartedly and do well. Entrepreneurial success is not always about business as much as it is about one's ability to innovate and create value. America, the land of opportunities, where hard work and intelligence never goes in vain, has borne scores of entrepreneurial heroes, who have contributed heavily in the wealth building of the country. Explore all about the timeline, trivia, and interesting facts about American entrepreneurs in their biographies here.
Donald TrumpDonald Trump
14 June 1946
45th U.S. President
Elon MuskElon Musk
28 June 1971
Entrepreneur, Engineer, Inventor

Kim KardashianKim Kardashian
21 October 1980
Reality TV Star, Model, Socialite

Jeff BezosJeff Bezos
12 January 1964
Founder of Amazon.com

Steve JobsSteve Jobs
24 February 1955
Co-founder of Apple

Kevin JonasKevin Jonas
05 November 1987
Musician
Adam WeitsmanAdam Weitsman
13 June 1968
Entrepreneur

Bill GatesBill Gates
28 October 1955
Co-Founder of Microssoft

Warren BuffettWarren Buffett
30 August 1930
Business Magnate, Investor, Philanthropist

Sundar PichaiSundar Pichai
12 July 1972
CEO of Google Inc
Mark ZuckerbergMark Zuckerberg
14 May 1984
Founder of Facebook

Walt DisneyWalt Disney
05 December 1901
 
Ben ShapiroBen Shapiro
15 January 1984
Political Commentator, Public Speaker

Kourtney KardashianKourtney Kardashian
18 April 1979
Model, Reality Star

Ross PerotRoss Perot
27 June 1930
Independent U.S. Presidential Candidate
Ivanka TrumpIvanka Trump
30 October 1981
Daughter of Donald Trump

Mary-Kate OlsenMary-Kate Olsen
13 June 1986
Actress, Fashion Designer
Khloé KardashianKhloé Kardashian
27 June 1984
Television Personality

Priscilla PresleyPriscilla Presley
24 May 1945
Film actress

Howard HughesHoward Hughes
24 December 1905
Entrepreneur, Investor
Paris HiltonParis Hilton
17 February 1981
Socialite, Model, Reality Star

Thomas EdisonThomas Edison
11 February 1847
Inventor, Businessman
Colonel SandersColonel Sanders
09 September 1890
Founder of KFC

Dr. DreDr. Dre
18 February 1965
American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur

Ghislaine MaxwellGhislaine Maxwell
25 December 1961
Socialite

Sean CombsSean Combs
04 November 1969
Rapper, Record Producer
Rupert MurdochRupert Murdoch
11 March 1931
Media Mogul
Lee IacoccaLee Iacocca
15 October 1924
 

Fred TrumpFred Trump
11 October 1905
Real Estate Developer

Mark CubanMark Cuban
31 July 1958
Businessman and Philanthropist

Larry PageLarry Page
26 March 1973
Co-founder of Google
John D. RockefellerJohn D. Rockefeller
08 July 1839
Businessman

Jared KushnerJared Kushner
10 January 1981
Senior Advisor to the President of the United

Kate SpadeKate Spade
24 December 1962
Fashion designer

Ivana TrumpIvana Trump
20 February 1949
Ex-Wife of Donald Trump

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George SorosGeorge Soros
12 August 1930
Investor, Philanthropist
Tom SteyerTom Steyer
27 June 1957
Banker

Henry FordHenry Ford
30 July 1863
Businessman
Donald Trump Jr.Donald Trump Jr.
31 December 1977
Son of Donald Trump

Satya NadellaSatya Nadella
19 August 1967
CEO of Microsoft

Olivia CulpoOlivia Culpo
08 May 1992
Model
Martha StewartMartha Stewart
03 August 1941
TV Show Host

Steve BallmerSteve Ballmer
24 March 1956
Former CEO of Microsoft
Steve WozniakSteve Wozniak
11 August 1950
Co-founder of Apple Computer (Apple Inc.)

Guy FieriGuy Fieri
22 January 1968
Restaurateur, Cookbook Author

Tim CookTim Cook
01 November 1960
CEO of Apple Inc.

Ray KrocRay Kroc
05 October 1902
Founder of the McDonald’s Corporation

J. Paul GettyJ. Paul Getty
15 December 1892
Businessman
Michael BloombergMichael Bloomberg
14 February 1942
Mayor of New York City

Hugh HefnerHugh Hefner
09 April 1926
Founder of Playboy Magazine

Jessica SimpsonJessica Simpson
10 July 1980
Singer, Actress

Sergey BrinSergey Brin
21 August 1973
Computer scientist
Shannon LeeShannon Lee
19 April 1969
Actress, Entrepreneur

Chris GardnerChris Gardner
09 February 1954
Entrepreneur
Ted TurnerTed Turner
19 November 1938
 

Alan ShepardAlan Shepard
18 November 1923
Astronaut, Aviator, Entrepreneur

Paul AllenPaul Allen
21 January 1953
Co-founder of Microsoft, Philanthropist
Cornelius VanderbiltCornelius Vanderbilt
27 May 1794
Business Tycoon & Philanthropist

Chris HughesChris Hughes
26 November 1983
Co-Founder of Facebook
Larry EllisonLarry Ellison
17 August 1944
Founder of Oracle

Gary VaynerchukGary Vaynerchuk
14 November 1975
Entrepreneur

William Randolph HearstWilliam Randolph Hearst
29 April 1863
Newspaper Baron
Christie BrinkleyChristie Brinkley
02 February 1954
Model, Actress, Businesswoman

Bobby FlayBobby Flay
10 December 1964
American chef
Karlie KlossKarlie Kloss
03 August 1992
Model

Andrew CarnegieAndrew Carnegie
25 November 1835
Industrialist, Businessman, Entrepreneur and a

LaVar BallLaVar Ball
23 October 1967
Media Personality

Jenna JamesonJenna Jameson
09 April 1974
Entrepreneur
Melinda GatesMelinda Gates
15 August 1964
Philanthropist
Shane McMahonShane McMahon
15 January 1970
Entrepreneur

Rob DyrdekRob Dyrdek
28 June 1974
Skateboarder, Actor, Entrepreneur

Bethenny FrankelBethenny Frankel
04 November 1970
Television Personality

Joseph Steven LacobJoe Lacob
10 January 1956
Business Executive
Robert KiyosakiRobert Kiyosaki
08 April 1947
Businessman, Motivational Speaker & Author

Ray DalioRay Dalio
01 August 1949
Investor

Kimora Lee SimmonsKimora Lee Simmons
04 May 1975
Model, Entrepreneur

J. P. MorganJ. P. Morgan
17 April 1837
Financier and Banker

Peter ThielPeter Thiel
11 October 1967
Co-founder of PayPal
Evan SpiegelEvan Spiegel
04 June 1990
Co-founder of Snapchat

Scooter BraunScooter Braun
18 June 1981
Entrepreneur
Laurene Powell JobsLaurene Powell Jobs
06 November 1963
Businesswoman, Widow of Steve Jobs

Kat Von DKat Von D
08 March 1982
Tattoo Artist

Jack DorseyJack Dorsey
19 November 1976
Co-Founder of Twitter
Betsy DeVosBetsy DeVos
08 January 1958
US Secretary of Education

Stedman GrahamStedman Graham
06 March 1951
Educator
Susan WojcickiSusan Wojcicki
06 July 1968
CEO of YouTube

Alexis OhanianAlexis Ohanian
 
Internet Entrepreneur

John DeLoreanJohn DeLorean
06 January 1925
Inventor, Engineer

Indra NooyiIndra Nooyi
28 October 1955
CEO of Pepsico
Aaron SwartzAaron Swartz
08 November 1986
Computer Programmer

JWowwJWoww
27 February 1986
Television Personality
Conrad HiltonConrad Hilton
25 December 1887
American Hotelier and Businessman

Bruce JennerBruce Jenner
28 October 1949
Athlete

Howard SchultzHoward Schultz
19 July 1953
Chairman & CEO of Starbucks

Keith RaniereKeith Raniere
26 August 1960
Founder of NXIVM
Reed HastingsReed Hastings
08 October 1960
Co-Founder of Net Flix