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

Jeff BezosJeff Bezos
12 January 1964
Founder of Amazon.com

Ivanka TrumpIvanka Trump
30 October 1981
Daughter of Donald Trump

Susan WojcickiSusan Wojcicki
06 July 1968
CEO of YouTube

Ivana TrumpIvana Trump
20 February 1949
Ex-Wife of Donald Trump
Keith RaniereKeith Raniere
26 August 1960
Founder of NXIVM

Steve JobsSteve Jobs
24 February 1955
Co-founder of Apple

Kim KardashianKim Kardashian
21 October 1980
Reality TV Star, Model, Socialite
Bill GatesBill Gates
28 October 1955
Co-Founder of Microssoft

Jared KushnerJared Kushner
10 January 1981
Senior Advisor to the President of the United
George SorosGeorge Soros
12 August 1930
Investor, Philanthropist

Ben ShapiroBen Shapiro
15 January 1984
Political Commentator, Public Speaker

Rupert MurdochRupert Murdoch
11 March 1931
Media Mogul

Fred TrumpFred Trump
11 October 1905
Real Estate Developer

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

Jack DorseyJack Dorsey
19 November 1976
CEO of Twitter Inc.

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

Alan ShepardAlan Shepard
18 November 1923
Astronaut, Aviator, Entrepreneur
Paris HiltonParis Hilton
17 February 1981
Socialite, Model, Reality Star

Walt DisneyWalt Disney
05 December 1901
 
Dr. DreDr. Dre
18 February 1965
American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur

Thomas EdisonThomas Edison
11 February 1847
Inventor, Businessman

Charles KushnerCharles Kushner
16 May 1954
Lawyer
Priscilla PresleyPriscilla Presley
24 May 1945
Film actress

Ghislaine MaxwellGhislaine Maxwell
25 December 1961
Socialite
Khloé KardashianKhloé Kardashian
27 June 1984
Media personality

Christina AnsteadChristina Anstead
09 July 1983
Real Estate Investor

Kourtney KardashianKourtney Kardashian
18 April 1979
Model, Reality Star
Larry PageLarry Page
26 March 1973
Co-founder of Google

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John D. RockefellerJohn D. Rockefeller
08 July 1839
Businessman
P. T.  BarnumP. T. Barnum
05 July 1810
American politician

Mark CubanMark Cuban
31 July 1958
Businessman

Howard HughesHoward Hughes
24 December 1905
Entrepreneur, Investor

Kate WalshKate Walsh
13 October 1967
Actress
Ray KrocRay Kroc
05 October 1902
Founder of the McDonald’s Corporation
LaVar BallLaVar Ball
23 October 1967
Media Personality

Martha StewartMartha Stewart
03 August 1941
Businesswoman

Ross PerotRoss Perot
27 June 1930
Independent U.S. Presidential Candidate

Colonel SandersColonel Sanders
09 September 1890
Founder of KFC
Sergey BrinSergey Brin
21 August 1973
Computer scientist

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

William Randolph HearstWilliam Randolph Hearst
29 April 1863
Newspaper Baron

Hugh HefnerHugh Hefner
09 April 1926
Founder of Playboy Magazine

Betsy DeVosBetsy DeVos
08 January 1958
United States Secretary of Education
Michael BloombergMichael Bloomberg
14 February 1942
Mayor of New York City

Scooter BraunScooter Braun
18 June 1981
Entrepreneur
Chumlee RussellChumlee Russell
08 September 1982
Actor

Martin ShkreliMartin Shkreli
17 March 1983
Executive

Carole BaskinCarole Baskin
06 June 1961
Big-Cat Rights Activist
Mary-Kate OlsenMary-Kate Olsen
13 June 1986
Actress, Fashion Designer

Scott DisickScott Disick
26 May 1983
Model
Aaron SwartzAaron Swartz
08 November 1986
Computer Programmer

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

Anthony ScaramucciAnthony Scaramucci
06 January 1964
Former White House Communications Director

Peter ThielPeter Thiel
11 October 1967
Co-founder of PayPal

Guy FieriGuy Fieri
22 January 1968
Restaurateur, Cookbook Author
Steven MnuchinSteven Mnuchin
21 December 1962
United States Secretary of the Treasury

Henry FordHenry Ford
30 July 1863
Industrialist

Tim CookTim Cook
01 November 1960
Chief Executive Officer of Apple

Karlie KlossKarlie Kloss
03 August 1992
Model
J. P. MorganJ. P. Morgan
17 April 1837
Financier and Banker

Jawed KarimJawed Karim
28 October 1979
Co-Founder of YouTube
Chris GardnerChris Gardner
09 February 1954
Entrepreneur

Shannon LeeShannon Lee
19 April 1969
Actress, Entrepreneur

Paul PelosiPaul Pelosi
15 April 1940
Businessman
Andrew CarnegieAndrew Carnegie
25 November 1835
Industrialist, Businessman, Entrepreneur and a

Ted TurnerTed Turner
19 November 1938
 
Kate SpadeKate Spade
24 December 1962
Fashion designer

Larry EllisonLarry Ellison
17 August 1944
Founder of Oracle

Alexis OhanianAlexis Ohanian
24 April 1983
Internet Entrepreneur
Lady Bird JohnsonLady Bird Johnson
22 December 1912
First Lady of the United States

Sean ParkerSean Parker
03 December 1979
Entrepreneur
J. Paul GettyJ. Paul Getty
15 December 1892
Businessman

Bobby FlayBobby Flay
10 December 1964
American chef

David ChangDavid Chang
08 May 1977
Restaurateur

Olivia CulpoOlivia Culpo
08 May 1992
Model
John DeLoreanJohn DeLorean
06 January 1925
Inventor, Engineer
Sam WaltonSam Walton
29 March 1918
Businessman

Rob DyrdekRob Dyrdek
28 June 1974
Skateboarder, Actor, Entrepreneur

Dany GarciaDany Garcia
29 November 1968
Producer

Satya NadellaSatya Nadella
19 August 1967
CEO of Microsoft
Ray DalioRay Dalio
01 August 1949
Investor

Jenna JamesonJenna Jameson
09 April 1974
Entrepreneur

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

Lachlan MurdochLachlan Murdoch
08 September 1971
CEO of Fox Corporation

Jill St. JohnJill St. John
19 August 1940
Actress
Madam C. J. WalkerMadam C. J. Walker
23 December 1867
Entrepreneur

Kat Von DKat Von D
08 March 1982
Tattoo Artist
Rick HarrisonRick Harrison
22 March 1965
Businessman

Richard Benjamin HarrisonRichard Benjamin Harrison
04 March 1941
Businessman, TV Personality
Melinda GatesMelinda Gates
15 August 1964
Philanthropist, Wife of Bill Gates
Jeffrey WrightJeffrey Wright
07 December 1965
Actor