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

Michael BloombergMichael Bloomberg
14 February 1942
Mayor of New York City

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

Jeff BezosJeff Bezos
12 January 1964
Founder of Amazon.com

Bill GatesBill Gates
28 October 1955
Co-Founder of Microssoft
Steve JobsSteve Jobs
24 February 1955
Co-founder of Apple

Tom SteyerTom Steyer
27 June 1957
Banker

Sundar PichaiSundar Pichai
12 July 1972
CEO of Google Inc

Adam WeitsmanAdam Weitsman
13 June 1968
Entrepreneur
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

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

Thomas EdisonThomas Edison
11 February 1847
Inventor, Businessman
Mary-Kate OlsenMary-Kate Olsen
13 June 1986
Actress, Fashion Designer

Kourtney KardashianKourtney Kardashian
18 April 1979
Model, Reality Star
George SorosGeorge Soros
12 August 1930
Investor, Philanthropist

Priscilla PresleyPriscilla Presley
24 May 1945
Film actress

Rupert MurdochRupert Murdoch
11 March 1931
Media Mogul
Larry PageLarry Page
26 March 1973
Co-founder of Google

Adam NeumannAdam Neumann
07 March 1979
Co-founder of WeWork
Khloé KardashianKhloé Kardashian
27 June 1984
Media personality

Ivanka TrumpIvanka Trump
30 October 1981
Daughter of Donald Trump

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

Howard HughesHoward Hughes
24 December 1905
Entrepreneur, Investor
Colonel SandersColonel Sanders
09 September 1890
Founder of KFC
Mark CubanMark Cuban
31 July 1958
Businessman and Philanthropist

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

Ghislaine MaxwellGhislaine Maxwell
25 December 1961
Socialite

Martha StewartMartha Stewart
03 August 1941
TV Show Host
Jerry JonesJerry Jones
13 October 1942
Owner of NFL's Dallas Cowboys Team

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Sean CombsSean Combs
04 November 1969
Rapper, Record Producer

Paul AllenPaul Allen
21 January 1953
Co-founder of Microsoft, Philanthropist

John D. RockefellerJohn D. Rockefeller
08 July 1839
Businessman

Henry FordHenry Ford
30 July 1863
Businessman
Satya NadellaSatya Nadella
19 August 1967
CEO of Microsoft

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

Lee IacoccaLee Iacocca
15 October 1924
Businessman

J. Paul GettyJ. Paul Getty
15 December 1892
Businessman
Jared KushnerJared Kushner
10 January 1981
Senior Advisor to the President of the United

Fred TrumpFred Trump
11 October 1905
Real Estate Developer
Donald Trump Jr.Donald Trump Jr.
31 December 1977
Son of Donald Trump

Kevin JonasKevin Jonas
05 November 1987
Musician

Kate SpadeKate Spade
24 December 1962
Fashion designer

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

Chris GardnerChris Gardner
09 February 1954
Entrepreneur
Steve WozniakSteve Wozniak
11 August 1950
Co-founder of Apple Computer (Apple Inc.)

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

Olivia CulpoOlivia Culpo
08 May 1992
Model

Larry EllisonLarry Ellison
17 August 1944
Founder of Oracle
Jessica SimpsonJessica Simpson
10 July 1980
Singer, Actress

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

Jack DorseyJack Dorsey
19 November 1976
Co-Founder of Twitter
Guy FieriGuy Fieri
22 January 1968
Restaurateur, Cookbook Author

Tim CookTim Cook
01 November 1960
CEO of Apple Inc.
Ted TurnerTed Turner
19 November 1938
 

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
Melinda GatesMelinda Gates
15 August 1964
Philanthropist
Rob DyrdekRob Dyrdek
28 June 1974
Skateboarder, Actor, Entrepreneur

Joseph Steven LacobJoe Lacob
10 January 1956
Business Executive

Robert KraftRobert Kraft
05 June 1941
Business Tycoon

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

Laurene Powell JobsLaurene Powell Jobs
06 November 1963
Businesswoman, Widow of Steve Jobs

Douglas PittDouglas Pitt
02 November 1966
Businessman, Brother of Brad Pitt

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

Aaron SwartzAaron Swartz
08 November 1986
Computer Programmer
Peter ThielPeter Thiel
11 October 1967
Co-founder of PayPal

David ChangDavid Chang
08 May 1977
Restaurateur
Evan SpiegelEvan Spiegel
04 June 1990
Co-founder of Snapchat

Scooter BraunScooter Braun
18 June 1981
Entrepreneur

Betsy DeVosBetsy DeVos
08 January 1958
US Secretary of Education
Susan WojcickiSusan Wojcicki
06 July 1968
CEO of YouTube

Bruce JennerBruce Jenner
28 October 1949
Athlete
Richard Benjamin HarrisonRichard Benjamin Harrison
04 March 1941
Businessman, TV Personality

Jeffrey WrightJeffrey Wright
07 December 1965
Actor

Alexis OhanianAlexis Ohanian
24 April 1983
Internet Entrepreneur

Shane McMahonShane McMahon
15 January 1970
Entrepreneur
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

JWowwJWoww
27 February 1986
Television Personality
Phil KnightPhil Knight
24 February 1938
Co-founder of Nike, Inc.

William Randolph HearstWilliam Randolph Hearst
29 April 1863
Newspaper Baron
Kimbal MuskKimbal Musk
20 September 1972
Venture Capitalist, Restaurateurs