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

Bill GatesBill Gates
28 October 1955
Co-Founder of Microssoft

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

Michael BloombergMichael Bloomberg
14 February 1942
Mayor of New York City

Steve JobsSteve Jobs
24 February 1955
Co-founder of Apple
Jeff BezosJeff Bezos
12 January 1964
Founder of Amazon.com

Adam WeitsmanAdam Weitsman
13 June 1968
Entrepreneur

Mark ZuckerbergMark Zuckerberg
14 May 1984
Founder of Facebook

Tom SteyerTom Steyer
27 June 1957
Banker
Warren BuffettWarren Buffett
30 August 1930
Business Magnate, Investor, Philanthropist

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

Sundar PichaiSundar Pichai
12 July 1972
CEO of Google Inc

Thomas EdisonThomas Edison
11 February 1847
Inventor, Businessman
Martha StewartMartha Stewart
03 August 1941
TV Show Host

Kourtney KardashianKourtney Kardashian
18 April 1979
Model, Reality Star
Mary-Kate OlsenMary-Kate Olsen
13 June 1986
Actress, Fashion Designer

Paris HiltonParis Hilton
17 February 1981
Socialite, Model, Reality Star

Paul AllenPaul Allen
21 January 1953
Co-founder of Microsoft, Philanthropist
George SorosGeorge Soros
12 August 1930
Investor, Philanthropist

Priscilla PresleyPriscilla Presley
24 May 1945
Film actress
Khloé KardashianKhloé Kardashian
27 June 1984
Media personality

Adam NeumannAdam Neumann
07 March 1979
Co-founder of WeWork

Ivanka TrumpIvanka Trump
30 October 1981
Daughter of Donald Trump

Rupert MurdochRupert Murdoch
11 March 1931
Media Mogul
Colonel SandersColonel Sanders
09 September 1890
Founder of KFC
Howard HughesHoward Hughes
24 December 1905
Entrepreneur, Investor

Larry PageLarry Page
26 March 1973
Co-founder of Google

Ghislaine MaxwellGhislaine Maxwell
25 December 1961
Socialite

Dr. DreDr. Dre
18 February 1965
American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur
Mark CubanMark Cuban
31 July 1958
Businessman and Philanthropist

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John D. RockefellerJohn D. Rockefeller
08 July 1839
Businessman

Satya NadellaSatya Nadella
19 August 1967
CEO of Microsoft

Henry FordHenry Ford
30 July 1863
Businessman

Sean CombsSean Combs
04 November 1969
Rapper, Record Producer
Jerry JonesJerry Jones
13 October 1942
Owner of NFL's Dallas Cowboys Team

Hugh HefnerHugh Hefner
09 April 1926
Founder of Playboy Magazine
Sergey BrinSergey Brin
21 August 1973
Computer scientist

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

Steve WozniakSteve Wozniak
11 August 1950
Co-founder of Apple Computer (Apple Inc.)
Kevin JonasKevin Jonas
05 November 1987
Musician

Jessica SimpsonJessica Simpson
10 July 1980
Singer, Actress
Donald Trump Jr.Donald Trump Jr.
31 December 1977
Son of Donald Trump

Fred TrumpFred Trump
11 October 1905
Real Estate Developer

Ted TurnerTed Turner
19 November 1938
 

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

Larry EllisonLarry Ellison
17 August 1944
Founder of Oracle
Olivia CulpoOlivia Culpo
08 May 1992
Model

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

Tim CookTim Cook
01 November 1960
CEO of Apple Inc.

Guy FieriGuy Fieri
22 January 1968
Restaurateur, Cookbook Author
Lee IacoccaLee Iacocca
15 October 1924
Businessman

Chris GardnerChris Gardner
09 February 1954
Entrepreneur
Donald SterlingDonald Sterling
26 April 1934
Businessman

Jeanie BussJeanie Buss
26 September 1961
President of the Los Angeles Lakers

Shannon LeeShannon Lee
19 April 1969
Actress, Entrepreneur
J. Paul GettyJ. Paul Getty
15 December 1892
Businessman

Kate SpadeKate Spade
24 December 1962
Fashion designer
Jack DorseyJack Dorsey
19 November 1976
Co-Founder of Twitter

Bobby FlayBobby Flay
10 December 1964
American chef

Steve BallmerSteve Ballmer
24 March 1956
Former CEO of Microsoft
J. P. MorganJ. P. Morgan
17 April 1837
Financier and Banker

Chris HughesChris Hughes
26 November 1983
Co-Founder of Facebook
Gary VaynerchukGary Vaynerchuk
14 November 1975
Entrepreneur

Christie BrinkleyChristie Brinkley
02 February 1954
Model, Actress, Businesswoman

Karlie KlossKarlie Kloss
03 August 1992
Model

LaVar BallLaVar Ball
23 October 1967
Media Personality
Jenna JamesonJenna Jameson
09 April 1974
Entrepreneur
Laurene Powell JobsLaurene Powell Jobs
06 November 1963
Businesswoman, Widow of Steve Jobs

Melinda GatesMelinda Gates
15 August 1964
Philanthropist

Evan SpiegelEvan Spiegel
04 June 1990
Co-founder of Snapchat

Rob DyrdekRob Dyrdek
28 June 1974
Skateboarder, Actor, Entrepreneur
Aaron SwartzAaron Swartz
08 November 1986
Computer Programmer

Joseph Steven LacobJoe Lacob
10 January 1956
Business Executive

Robert KraftRobert Kraft
05 June 1941
Business Tycoon

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

Ray DalioRay Dalio
01 August 1949
Investor
Kimora Lee SimmonsKimora Lee Simmons
04 May 1975
Model, Entrepreneur

Douglas PittDouglas Pitt
02 November 1966
Businessman, Brother of Brad Pitt
Peter ThielPeter Thiel
11 October 1967
Co-founder of PayPal

Scooter BraunScooter Braun
18 June 1981
Entrepreneur

Conrad HiltonConrad Hilton
25 December 1887
American Hotelier and Businessman
David ChangDavid Chang
08 May 1977
Restaurateur

Betsy DeVosBetsy DeVos
08 January 1958
US Secretary of Education
Robert KiyosakiRobert Kiyosaki
08 April 1947
Businessman, Motivational Speaker & Author

Susan WojcickiSusan Wojcicki
06 July 1968
CEO of YouTube

Shane McMahonShane McMahon
15 January 1970
Entrepreneur

Jeffrey WrightJeffrey Wright
07 December 1965
Actor
Alexis OhanianAlexis Ohanian
24 April 1983
Internet Entrepreneur

Bruce JennerBruce Jenner
28 October 1949
Athlete
Phil KnightPhil Knight
24 February 1938
Co-founder of Nike, Inc.

Richard Benjamin HarrisonRichard Benjamin Harrison
04 March 1941
Businessman, TV Personality
John DeLoreanJohn DeLorean
06 January 1925
Inventor, Engineer

Kat Von DKat Von D
08 March 1982
Tattoo Artist
Debi MazarDebi Mazar
13 August 1964
Actress