Famous American Internet Entrepreneurs

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 1 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.

 2 Jimmy Wales

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Famous As: Co-founder of Wikipedia
Birthdate: August 7, 1966
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Huntsville, Alabama, United States
Internet entrepreneur Jimmy Wales is widely known as the co-founder of the not-for-profit online encyclopedia Wikipedia, though he has claimed to be its sole founder. Wikipedia had its roots in Nupedia, a free encyclopedia that was funded by Wales’s portal Bomis. Wales also co-founded Wikia, or Fandom, a web-hosting service.
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 3 Tyler Williams

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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: May 30, 1990
Sun Sign: Gemini

 4 Jamie Salvatori

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Famous As: Founder of Vat19.com
Birthdate: March 17, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri

 5 Maitland Ward

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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: February 3, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Long Beach, California, USA

 6 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

 7 Mark Zuckerberg

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Famous As: Founder 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.

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 8 Larry Page

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Famous As: Co-founder of Google
Birthdate: March 26, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lansing, Michigan, U.S.

Larry Page is an American Internet entrepreneur and computer scientist. As one of the co-founders of the multinational technology company Google, Larry Page effectively changed the way the world functions today as Google is a synonym for a search engine in many parts of the world. Unsurprisingly, he became a billionaire after co-founding Google.

 9 Aaron Swartz

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Famous As: Computer Programmer
Birthdate: November 8, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: January 11, 2013
Aaron Swartz was an internet hacktivist, best remembered for creating the web feed RSS, Markdown, and Creative Commons. He also worked with Reddit and founded Demand Progress, which supports internet freedom. He was later charged with computer fraud after breaking into a system at MIT and eventually died by suicide.

 10 Whitney Wolfe Herd

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Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: July 1, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.

 11 Alexis Ohanian

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Famous As: Internet Entrepreneur
Birthdate: April 24, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Internet entrepreneur and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian is also known as the husband of legendary tennis player Serena Williams. Named to Forbes 30 Under 30 twice, he spoke strongly against the 2011 Stop Online Piracy Act, wrote a bestselling book, and is an advocate for the paternity leave policy.

 12 Evan Spiegel

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Famous As: Co-founder of Snapchat
Birthdate: June 4, 1990
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Evan Spiegel is credited with popularizing social media all over the world as he co-founded the popular social media company Snap Inc. In 2015, he was named the youngest billionaire in the world. The following year, he was named in Forbes magazine's list of 400 Richest Americans with an estimated net worth of $4 billion.

 13 Sean Parker

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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: December 3, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Herndon, Virginia, United States

Napster co-founder Sean Parker was the first president of Facebook. He invested in Spotify and has been associated with Plaxo, Airtime.com, and Brigade. He created the Facebook app Causes, actively donates to cancer research, owns the Parker Foundation, and was listed on Time’s Healthcare 50 for his medical philanthropic efforts.

 14 Dan Abrams

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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: May 20, 1966
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.

 15 Travis Kalanick

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Famous As: CEO of Uber
Birthdate: August 6, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Travis Kalanick is an American businessman. He is credited with founding Red Swoosh, a content delivery network, and Uber, a technology company. He resigned as the CEO of Uber in 2017 when the company was criticized for several unethical practices, including sexual harassment.

 16 Burnie Burns

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Famous As: Screenplay Writer, Actor, Entrepreneur, Filmmaker
Birthdate: January 18, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rochester, New York, United States

 17 Tony Hsieh

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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: December 12, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Illinois

 18 Chad Hurley

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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: January 24, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Reading, Pennsylvania

Media mogul Chad Hurley is a co-founder and former CEO of the video-sharing websites, YouTube and MixBit. Interested in computers and electronic media since high school, he co-founded YouTube with Steve Chen and Jawed Karim in 2005. The following year, the trio sold YouTube to Google Inc. Hurley is also a part-owner of the NBA's Golden State Warriors.

 19 Michelle Malkin

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Famous As: Blogger
Birthdate: October 20, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Michelle Malkin is an American blogger, author, political commentator, and businesswoman. Her weekly syndicated column gets featured in several websites and newspapers. Apart from writing four books and contributing to TV channels, such as Fox News, Michelle Malkin is also credited with founding the conservative websites Hot Air and Twitchy.

 20 Jonah Peretti

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Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: January 1, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Contra Costa County, California, United States

 21 Tyler Winklevoss

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Famous As: Rower, Entrepreneur
Birthdate: August 21, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Southampton (village), New York

Tyler Winklevoss is an American Bitcoin and cryptocurrency investor and entrepreneur. He is credited with founding the Gemini cryptocurrency exchange and Winklevoss Capital Management. He is also credited with co-founding ConnectU, which he claimed inspired Mark Zuckerberg to create Facebook. Also a rower, Tyler and his identical twin brother, Cameron, competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics, where they finished sixth. 

 22 Brian Acton

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Famous As: Co-founder of WhatsApp
Birthdate: February 17, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Michigan
Computer programmer and IT entrepreneur Brian Acton is the executive chairman and co-founder of the encrypted messaging app Signal. He previously worked at Yahoo! He also co-founded WhatsApp with Jan Koum and later sold it to Facebook for $19 billion. Acton also participates in charitable activities through Wildcard Giving

 23 Steve Huffman

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Famous As: Co-founder of the Reddit
Birthdate: November 12, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lansing, Michigan, United States
Steve Huffman, the CEO and co-founder of Reddit, is also known as spez, his Reddit username. He is also the co-founder of the now-defunct travel search engine Hipmunk. Named to Fortune’s 40 Under 40 list, Steve supports net neutrality. He has often been accused of promoting racism on Reddit.

 24 Evan Williams

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Famous As: Co-founder of Blogger & Twitter
Birthdate: March 31, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Clarks

 25 Joe Gebbia

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Famous As: Internet entrepreneur
Birthdate: August 21, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.

 26 Jeff Weiner

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Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: February 21, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States

 27 Craig Newmark

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Famous As: Internet Entrepreneur
Birthdate: December 6, 1952
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Morristown, New Jersey, United States

 28 David Karp

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Famous As: Internet Entrepreneurs
Birthdate: July 6, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City, New York (state) New York, United States US

 29 Ben Silbermann

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Famous As: Internet Entrepreneurs
Birthdate: July 14, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Des Moines, Iowa, United States

 30 Nathan Blecharczyk

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Famous As: Co-founder of Airbnb
Birthdate: 1983 AD
Birthplace: West Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts, United States

 31 Drew Houston

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Famous As: Internet Entrepreneur
Birthdate: March 4, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Acton, Massachusetts, US

 32 Luke Nosek

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Famous As: Venture capitalist
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Zgłobice, Gmina Tarnów, Poland

 33 Brandon Wade

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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: July 16, 1970
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Singapore

 34 Andrew Mason

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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: 1981 AD
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

 35 Sam Yagan

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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: April 10, 1977
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: United States

 36 Patrick Joseph McGovern

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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: August 11, 1937
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States
Died: March 19, 2014

 37 Justin Siegel

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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: August 25, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Boca Raton, Florida, United States

 38 Riley Roberts

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Famous As: Internet Entrepreneur
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Arizona

 39 Case Kenny

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Famous As: Internet Entrepreneur
Birthdate: April 5, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, United States

 40 Shaun McKnight

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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: May 5, 1974
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Idaho

 41 Joy Ajlouny

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Famous As: Co-Founder of Fetchr
Birthdate: 0000 AD

 42 Max Beaumont

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Famous As: Internet Entrepreneur
Birthdate: February 8, 1997
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Connecticut