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

Steve JobsSteve Jobs
24 February 1955
Co-founder of Apple

Jeff BezosJeff Bezos
12 January 1964
Founder of Amazon.com

Bill GatesBill Gates
28 October 1955
Co-Founder of Microssoft

Kim KardashianKim Kardashian
21 October 1980
Reality TV Star, Model, Socialite
Adam WeitsmanAdam Weitsman
13 June 1968
Entrepreneur

Sundar PichaiSundar Pichai
12 July 1972
CEO of Google Inc

Mark ZuckerbergMark Zuckerberg
14 May 1984
Founder of Facebook

Warren BuffettWarren Buffett
30 August 1930
Business Magnate, Investor, Philanthropist
Ben ShapiroBen Shapiro
15 January 1984
Political Commentator, Public Speaker

Walt DisneyWalt Disney
05 December 1901
 
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
Martha StewartMartha Stewart
03 August 1941
TV Show Host

Kourtney KardashianKourtney Kardashian
18 April 1979
Model, Reality Star
Colonel SandersColonel Sanders
09 September 1890
Founder of KFC

Thomas EdisonThomas Edison
11 February 1847
Inventor, Businessman

Howard HughesHoward Hughes
24 December 1905
Entrepreneur, Investor
Rupert MurdochRupert Murdoch
11 March 1931
Media Mogul

Paris HiltonParis Hilton
17 February 1981
Socialite, Model, Reality Star
Tom SteyerTom Steyer
27 June 1957
Banker

Priscilla PresleyPriscilla Presley
24 May 1945
Film actress

Khloé KardashianKhloé Kardashian
27 June 1984
Media personality

Dr. DreDr. Dre
18 February 1965
American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur
Kevin JonasKevin Jonas
05 November 1987
Musician
Ghislaine MaxwellGhislaine Maxwell
25 December 1961
Socialite

John D. RockefellerJohn D. Rockefeller
08 July 1839
Businessman

Sean CombsSean Combs
04 November 1969
Rapper, Record Producer

Larry PageLarry Page
26 March 1973
Co-founder of Google
Paul AllenPaul Allen
21 January 1953
Co-founder of Microsoft, Philanthropist

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George SorosGeorge Soros
12 August 1930
Investor, Philanthropist

Fred TrumpFred Trump
11 October 1905
Real Estate Developer

Bobby FlayBobby Flay
10 December 1964
American chef

Ted TurnerTed Turner
19 November 1938
 
Ivana TrumpIvana Trump
20 February 1949
Ex-Wife of Donald Trump

Jared KushnerJared Kushner
10 January 1981
Senior Advisor to the President of the United
Satya NadellaSatya Nadella
19 August 1967
CEO of Microsoft

Lee IacoccaLee Iacocca
15 October 1924
 

Jessica SimpsonJessica Simpson
10 July 1980
Singer, Actress
Hugh HefnerHugh Hefner
09 April 1926
Founder of Playboy Magazine

Mark CubanMark Cuban
31 July 1958
Businessman and Philanthropist
Henry FordHenry Ford
30 July 1863
Businessman

Steve WozniakSteve Wozniak
11 August 1950
Co-founder of Apple Computer (Apple Inc.)

Sergey BrinSergey Brin
21 August 1973
Computer scientist

Steve BallmerSteve Ballmer
24 March 1956
Former CEO of Microsoft

Donald Trump Jr.Donald Trump Jr.
31 December 1977
Son of Donald Trump
Charles KochCharles Koch
01 November 1935
Co-Owner of Koch Industries

Guy FieriGuy Fieri
22 January 1968
Restaurateur, Cookbook Author

Kate SpadeKate Spade
24 December 1962
Fashion designer

Olivia CulpoOlivia Culpo
08 May 1992
Model
Tim CookTim Cook
01 November 1960
CEO of Apple Inc.

Jeanie BussJeanie Buss
26 September 1961
President of the Los Angeles Lakers
Chris GardnerChris Gardner
09 February 1954
Entrepreneur

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

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

Shannon LeeShannon Lee
19 April 1969
Actress, Entrepreneur
Ray KrocRay Kroc
05 October 1902
Founder of the McDonald’s Corporation

Larry EllisonLarry Ellison
17 August 1944
Founder of Oracle

Alan ShepardAlan Shepard
18 November 1923
Astronaut, Aviator, Entrepreneur
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

Jerry JonesJerry Jones
13 October 1942
Owner of NFL's Dallas Cowboys Team
LaVar BallLaVar Ball
23 October 1967
Media Personality
Robert KiyosakiRobert Kiyosaki
08 April 1947
Businessman, Motivational Speaker & Author

Jenna JamesonJenna Jameson
09 April 1974
Entrepreneur

Melinda GatesMelinda Gates
15 August 1964
Philanthropist

Rob DyrdekRob Dyrdek
28 June 1974
Skateboarder, Actor, Entrepreneur
Evan SpiegelEvan Spiegel
04 June 1990
Co-founder of Snapchat

Joseph Steven LacobJoe Lacob
10 January 1956
Business Executive

Ray DalioRay Dalio
01 August 1949
Investor

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

Kimora Lee SimmonsKimora Lee Simmons
04 May 1975
Model, Entrepreneur
Jack DorseyJack Dorsey
19 November 1976
Co-Founder of Twitter

Conrad HiltonConrad Hilton
25 December 1887
American Hotelier and Businessman
Peter ThielPeter Thiel
11 October 1967
Co-founder of PayPal

William Randolph HearstWilliam Randolph Hearst
29 April 1863
Newspaper Baron

Phil KnightPhil Knight
24 February 1938
Co-founder of Nike, Inc.
Shane McMahonShane McMahon
15 January 1970
Entrepreneur

Aaron SwartzAaron Swartz
08 November 1986
Computer Programmer
Milton S. HersheyMilton S. Hershey
13 September 1857
Confectioner & Philanthropist

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
Reed HastingsReed Hastings
08 October 1960
Co-Founder of Net Flix

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

Kat Von DKat Von D
08 March 1982
Tattoo Artist
John DeLoreanJohn DeLorean
06 January 1925
Inventor, Engineer

Bethenny FrankelBethenny Frankel
04 November 1970
Television Personality
Sam WaltonSam Walton
29 March 1918
Businessman