Famous American CEOs

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 1 Steve Jobs

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Famous As: Co-founder of Apple
Birthdate: February 24, 1955
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: San Francisco
Died: October 5, 2011
A college dropout, Steve Jobs, went on to be regarded as the Father of the Digital World. The founder/co-founder of Apple Inc, Pixar Animation Studios and NeXT Inc was a passionate visionary who was responsible for the development of iMac, iPod, iTunes, iPad and the iPhone which ushered in a new era in the computer, music and film industries.

 2 Jeff Bezos

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Famous As: Founder of Amazon.com
Birthdate: January 12, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

The founder and CEO of the multi-national technology company Amazon, Jeff Bezos is the wealthiest man in the world. Jeff, who left his lucrative job at an investment firm to fulfil his entrepreneurial ambition, also owns the newspaper, The Washington Post, and its affiliate publications along with a spaceflight company, Blue Origin.

 3 Bill Gates

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Famous As: Co-Founder of Microssoft
Birthdate: October 28, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States

Leading American technologist, business leader and philanthropist, Bill Gates is the co-founder of the world’s largest software company, Microsoft. His passion for computers made him one of the richest in the world and through his charity foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, he and his ex-wife, Melinda, use this money generously to help people world over live a better life.

 4 Mark Zuckerberg

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Famous As: Chief Executive Officer of Facebook
Birthdate: May 14, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: White Plains, New York, United States

The co-founder and CEO of the popular social networking website, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg is also amongst the richest men in the world. Fascinated by computer since his early life, Zuckerberg co-created TheFacebook while still in college and later even dropped out to devote more time to it. At 23, he became the youngest self-made billionaire in history at that time.

 5 Warren Buffett

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Famous As: Business Magnate, Investor, Philanthropist
Birthdate: August 30, 1930
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States

American investor, business tycoon and philanthropist Warren Buffett is considered one of the most successful investors in the world by the media. The chairman and largest shareholder of the firm, Berkshire Hathaway, he is often called as the ‘Oracle’ or ‘Sage’ of Omaha. Notably, he has pledged to give away a sizable portion of his wealth to philanthropic causes.

 6 Satya Nadella

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Famous As: Chairman & CEO of Microsoft
Birthdate: August 19, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hyderabad

Satya Nadella is an Indian-American business executive, currently serving as the chief executive officer of Microsoft. Since he became CEO, the company has seen a 27% annual growth rate. Born in India to a Telugu-speaking family, Nadella serves as an inspiration to millions of Indians who nurse 'The American Dream'.

 7 Robert Kraft

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Famous As: Chief Executive Officer of the New England Patriots
Birthdate: June 5, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brookline, Massachusetts, United States

Robert Kraft is an American businessman and the chief executive officer and chairman of the popular diversified holding company, The Kraft Group. A sports enthusiast, Kraft owns the Gillette Stadium, NFL's New England Patriots, and MLS' New England Revolution. Also a well-known philanthropist, Robert Kraft has donated millions of dollars to various causes, such as healthcare, education, and youth sports.   

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 8 Andrew Yang

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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: January 13, 1975
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Schenectady, New York, USA

 9 Tim Cook

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Famous As: Chief Executive Officer of Apple
Birthdate: November 1, 1960
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama, United States
Since taking over as the CEO of Apple, Inc. in 2011, till 2020, Tim Cook has, through his dedication, doubled its profits. He was the first Fortune 500 CEO to “come out” as gay, in 2014. A devoted philanthropist, Tim intends to donate most of his stocks to charity.

 10 Adam Weitsman

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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: June 13, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Owego, New York, United States

 11 Rex Tillerson

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Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: March 23, 1952
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Wichita Falls, Texas, United States

 12 Dana White

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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: July 28, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Manchester, Connecticut, United States

 13 Susan Wojcicki

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Famous As: CEO of YouTube
Birthdate: July 6, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Santa Clara County, California, United States

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki has been the longest-tenured CEO of the organization. She has earlier contributed to the formation of Google and has served them as their VP of product management. The Harvard alumnus was ranked 16 on Forbes’s list of the World's 100 Most Powerful Women in 2011.

 14 John McAfee

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Famous As: Computer Programmer
Birthdate: September 18, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cinderford, Gloucestershire, England
Died: June 23, 2021

John McAfee is an English-American businessman and computer programmer. He is credited with founding one of the most popular software companies of all time, McAfee Associates, which specializes in producing enterprise security software. After leaving the company, which is now owned by TPG Capital and Intel, John McAfee went on to found other companies like Tribal Voice and Future Tense Central.

 15 Sheryl Sandberg

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Famous As: COO of Facebook
Birthdate: August 28, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Sheryl Sandberg is the COO of Facebook and has served as the VP of global sales and operations at Google. She also founded LeanIn.Org and was the first woman to be on the board of Facebook. Named to Time 100, she has also written books and owns a charitable foundation.

 16 Todd Fisher

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Famous As: Director
Birthdate: February 24, 1958
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

 17 Bob Iger

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Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: February 10, 1951
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

 18 Steve Ballmer

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Famous As: Former CEO of Microsoft
Birthdate: March 24, 1956
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Detroit
The world’s ninth-richest person as of 2020, Steve Ballmer has served as the CEO of Microsoft. He dropped out of the MBA program at Stanford when Bill Gates invited him to join Microsoft in 1980. Ballmer owns the NBA team Los Angeles Clippers. The USAFacts.org founder donates to educational causes. 

 19 Carole Baskin

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Famous As: Big-Cat Rights Activist
Birthdate: June 6, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bexar County, Texas, United States

Carole Baskin gained recognition after being featured in a documentary series titled Tiger King, which follows her feuds with private zoo operator Joe Exotic. As the CEO of a non-profit animal sanctuary called Big Cat Rescue, Carole condemns private zoos. She has also been the subject of conspiracy theories pertaining to the disappearance of her second husband Don Lewis.

 20 Eric Yuan

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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: October 26, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tai'an, Shandong, China

 21 Daymond John

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Famous As: CEO of FUBU
Birthdate: February 23, 1969
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

Daymond John is an American investor, businessman, author, TV personality, and motivational speaker. He is credited with founding FUBU, a hip hop apparel company, for which he also serves as the president and CEO. He is also credited with founding a consulting and brand management firm called The Shark Group, where he serves as the CEO.

 22 Herman Cain

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Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: December 13, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Died: July 30, 2020

The son of a janitor and a domestic help, Herman Cain used his talent in math to join Purdue University. He had worked with the Navy and been an analyst for Coca-Cola. He later headed Pillsbury as its VP. He had announced his presidential candidacy in 2012 but later withdrew.

 23 Virgil Abloh

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Famous As: Fashion designer
Birthdate: September 30, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rockford, Illinois, U.S.

 24 Elizabeth Holmes

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Famous As: Business Woman
Birthdate: February 3, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Washington, District of Columbia, USA

 25 Cindy McCain

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Famous As: Businesswoman
Birthdate: May 20, 1954
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, United States

 26 LaVar Ball

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Famous As: Media Personality
Birthdate: October 23, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
LaVar Ball, father of basketball players Lonzo, LiAngelo, and LaMelo Ball, once played professional American football. He has appeared on the reality show Ball in the Family and owns the clothing company Big Baller Brand. He once had an infamous feud with Donald Trump over LiAngelo’s arrest in China.

 27 Marissa Mayer

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Famous As: Former President & CEO OF Yahoo!
Birthdate: May 30, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wausau, Wisconsin, United States

 28 Indra Nooyi

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Famous As: CEO of Pepsico
Birthdate: October 28, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Indra Nooyi is an Indian-American business executive known for her association with PepsiCo where she served as the chief executive officer from 2006 to 2018. Often ranked among the most powerful women, Nooyi was named in Forbes' World's 100 Most Powerful Women list in 2014. In 2017, she was named in the magazine's 19 Most Powerful Women in Business list.

 29 Jamie Dimon

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Famous As: CEO of JPMorgan Chase
Birthdate: March 13, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

Jamie Dimon is an American business executive, currently serving as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the largest of the popular American banks, JPMorgan Chase. He is among the few bank chief executives in the world to become a billionaire. In 2006, 2008, 2009, and 2011, Jamie Dimon was named in Time magazine's world's 100 most influential people lists.

 30 Kevin Jonas

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 5, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Teaneck, New Jersey, United States

Musician, singer, and songwriter Kevin Jonas rose to fame as a member of the pop-rock band, the Jonas Brothers, with his younger brothers, Joe and Nick. Also an actor, he has appeared in many Disney Channel productions. He is involved in business ventures as well and is the founder of a construction company, JonasWerner.

 31 Mike Lindell

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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: June 28, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mankato, Minnesota, U.S.

 32 Jonathan Cheban

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Famous As: Television personality
Birthdate: February 21, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fort Lee, New Jersey, USA

 33 John Schnatter

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Famous As: Founder of Papa John's Pizza
Birthdate: November 23, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Jeffersonville, Indiana

Entrepreneur John H. Schnatter, also known as Papa John, established Papa John's Pizza in the 1980s, using the money he got after selling his car. He resigned as the CEO of his company in 2018, following a controversy regarding his comments about protests by NFL players.

 34 Bill Ackman

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Famous As: CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management
Birthdate: May 11, 1966
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City, New York

Bill Ackman is an American hedge fund manager and investor. He is credited with founding the popular hedge fund management company, Pershing Square Capital Management. Also a philanthropist, Ackman has donated millions of dollars to various charitable causes like the Center for Jewish History. In 2006, he founded the Pershing Square Foundation, which supports various sectors like education and healthcare.

 35 Erik Prince

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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: June 6, 1969
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Holland, Michigan, United States

 36 Sophia Amoruso

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Famous As: Businesswoman
Birthdate: April 20, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: San Diego, California San Diego, California, U.S.

 37 Henry Ford II

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Famous As: Business Person
Birthdate: September 4, 1917
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: September 29, 1987

 38 Gary Johnson

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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 1, 1953
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Minot, North Dakota, United States

 39 Theo Epstein

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Famous As: American baseball executive
Birthdate: December 29, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

 40 Miranda Bailey

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 30, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vail, Colorado, USA

 41 Eric Schmidt

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Famous As: Former CEO of Google
Birthdate: April 27, 1955
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Washington, D.C.

 42 Corey Harrison

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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: April 27, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

 43 Armand Hammer

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Famous As: Business people
Birthdate: May 21, 1898
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: December 10, 1990

 44 Jim Lovell

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Famous As: Astronaut
Birthdate: March 25, 1928
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Retired American astronaut Jim Lovell commanded the iconic Apollo 13 mission and was one of the first three human beings to fly to the Moon, orbit it, and get back to Earth. He had also been a US Navy captain. Following his retirement, Lovell launched a restaurant in Lake Forest.

 45 Michael Eisner

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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: March 7, 1942
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mount Kisco, New York, United States

Michael Eisner is an American businessman. From 1984 to 2005, Eisner served as the chief executive officer and chairman of The Walt Disney Company. For his contribution to the American entertainment industry, Eisner was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2012, he was made an inductee of the Television Academy Hall of Fame.

 46 Douglas Brunt

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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: August 25, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 47 Jack Welch

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Famous As: Former Chairman & CEO of General Electric
Birthdate: November 19, 1935
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Peabody, Massachusetts, U.S

 48 Jan Koum

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Famous As: CEO and co-founder of WhatsApp
Birthdate: February 24, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kiev, Ukraine

Jan Koum is a Ukrainian American computer programmer and entrepreneur. He is credited with co-founding the popular cross-platform messaging service, WhatsApp. One of the most popular billionaires around the world, Koum donated almost $556 million to the donor-advised community foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, in 2014.

 49 Michael Dell

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Famous As: Entrepreneur, Financier, Businessperson, Computer scientist
Birthdate: February 23, 1965
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States

 50 David Perdue

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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: December 10, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Macon, Georgia