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

Ghislaine MaxwellGhislaine Maxwell
25 December 1961
Socialite

Jeff BezosJeff Bezos
12 January 1964
Founder of Amazon.com

George SorosGeorge Soros
12 August 1930
Investor, Philanthropist

Kim KardashianKim Kardashian
21 October 1980
Reality TV Star, Model, Socialite
Steve JobsSteve Jobs
24 February 1955
Co-founder of Apple

Ben ShapiroBen Shapiro
15 January 1984
Political Commentator, Public Speaker

Ivanka TrumpIvanka Trump
30 October 1981
Daughter of Donald Trump
Bill GatesBill Gates
28 October 1955
Co-Founder of Microssoft

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

Mark ZuckerbergMark Zuckerberg
14 May 1984
Founder of Facebook

Sundar PichaiSundar Pichai
12 July 1972
CEO of Google Inc

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

Priscilla PresleyPriscilla Presley
24 May 1945
Film actress
Rupert MurdochRupert Murdoch
11 March 1931
Media Mogul

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

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

Walt DisneyWalt Disney
05 December 1901
 
Paris HiltonParis Hilton
17 February 1981
Socialite, Model, Reality Star

Jared KushnerJared Kushner
10 January 1981
Senior Advisor to the President of the United
Betsy DeVosBetsy DeVos
08 January 1958
United States Secretary of Education

Martha StewartMartha Stewart
03 August 1941
Businesswoman

Mark CubanMark Cuban
31 July 1958
Businessman
Kourtney KardashianKourtney Kardashian
18 April 1979
Model, Reality Star

Howard HughesHoward Hughes
24 December 1905
Entrepreneur, Investor
Guy FieriGuy Fieri
22 January 1968
Restaurateur, Cookbook Author

Khloé KardashianKhloé Kardashian
27 June 1984
Media personality

Carole BaskinCarole Baskin
06 June 1961
Big-Cat Rights Activist
Thomas EdisonThomas Edison
11 February 1847
Inventor, Businessman

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Madam C. J. WalkerMadam C. J. Walker
23 December 1867
Entrepreneur
Nelson PeltzNelson Peltz
24 June 1942
Businessman & Investor

Shannon LeeShannon Lee
19 April 1969
Actress, Entrepreneur

J. Paul GettyJ. Paul Getty
15 December 1892
Businessman

John D. RockefellerJohn D. Rockefeller
08 July 1839
Businessman
Dany GarciaDany Garcia
29 November 1968
Producer
Hugh HefnerHugh Hefner
09 April 1926
Founder of Playboy Magazine

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

Larry PageLarry Page
26 March 1973
Co-founder of Google

Jack DorseyJack Dorsey
19 November 1976
CEO of Twitter Inc.
Colonel SandersColonel Sanders
09 September 1890
Founder of KFC

Mary-Kate OlsenMary-Kate Olsen
13 June 1986
Actress, Fashion Designer

Henry FordHenry Ford
30 July 1863
Industrialist

Tim CookTim Cook
01 November 1960
Chief Executive Officer of Apple

Sean CombsSean Combs
04 November 1969
Rapper
Peter ThielPeter Thiel
11 October 1967
Co-founder of PayPal

Lee IacoccaLee Iacocca
15 October 1924
Businessman
Satya NadellaSatya Nadella
19 August 1967
CEO of Microsoft

Alexis OhanianAlexis Ohanian
24 April 1983
Internet Entrepreneur

Ray KrocRay Kroc
05 October 1902
Founder of the McDonald’s Corporation
Michael BloombergMichael Bloomberg
14 February 1942
Mayor of New York City

Jeffrey WrightJeffrey Wright
07 December 1965
Actor
Bobby FlayBobby Flay
10 December 1964
American chef

Steven MnuchinSteven Mnuchin
21 December 1962
United States Secretary of the Treasury

Chris GardnerChris Gardner
09 February 1954
Entrepreneur

Sergey BrinSergey Brin
21 August 1973
Computer scientist

Sean ParkerSean Parker
03 December 1979
Entrepreneur
Daniel SnyderDaniel Snyder
23 November 1964
Businessman

Evan SpiegelEvan Spiegel
04 June 1990
Co-founder of Snapchat

Keith RaniereKeith Raniere
26 August 1960
Founder of NXIVM

Aaron SwartzAaron Swartz
08 November 1986
Computer Programmer
Larry EllisonLarry Ellison
17 August 1944
Founder of Oracle

Bethenny FrankelBethenny Frankel
04 November 1970
Television Personality
Kimbal MuskKimbal Musk
20 September 1972
Venture Capitalist, Restaurateurs

Jessica SimpsonJessica Simpson
10 July 1980
Singer

J. P. MorganJ. P. Morgan
17 April 1837
Financier and Banker
Jenna JamesonJenna Jameson
09 April 1974
Entrepreneur

Kate SpadeKate Spade
24 December 1962
Fashion designer
Scott DisickScott Disick
26 May 1983
Model

Eric VillencyEric Villency
10 June 1975
Interior Designer

Ted TurnerTed Turner
19 November 1938
 
Steve BallmerSteve Ballmer
24 March 1956
Former CEO of Microsoft

Rob DyrdekRob Dyrdek
28 June 1974
Skateboarder, Actor, Entrepreneur
Reed HastingsReed Hastings
08 October 1960
Co-Founder of Net Flix

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

Kevin JonasKevin Jonas
05 November 1987
Musician

William Randolph HearstWilliam Randolph Hearst
29 April 1863
Newspaper Baron
Martin ShkreliMartin Shkreli
17 March 1983
Executive
Andrew CarnegieAndrew Carnegie
25 November 1835
Industrialist, Businessman, Entrepreneur and a

Richard Benjamin HarrisonRichard Benjamin Harrison
04 March 1941
Businessman, TV Personality

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

John DeLoreanJohn DeLorean
06 January 1925
Inventor, Engineer
Olivia CulpoOlivia Culpo
08 May 1992
Model

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

Melinda GatesMelinda Gates
15 August 1964
Philanthropist, Wife of Bill Gates

Jawed KarimJawed Karim
28 October 1979
Co-Founder of YouTube

Russell SimmonsRussell Simmons
04 October 1957
Founder of the hip-hop music label Def Jam
Rick HarrisonRick Harrison
22 March 1965
Businessman

Karlie KlossKarlie Kloss
03 August 1992
Model
Valerie JarrettValerie Jarrett
14 November 1956
Lawyer

Jennifer FlavinJennifer Flavin
14 August 1968
Entrepreneur, Wife of Sylvester Stallone
Paul PelosiPaul Pelosi
15 April 1940
Businessman
Robert KiyosakiRobert Kiyosaki
08 April 1947
Businessman, Motivational Speaker & Author