Famous American Internet Entrepreneurs

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 1 Jeff Bezos

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 Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg
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Famous As: Co-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.

 3 Alexis Ohanian

Alexis Ohanian
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Famous As: Internet Entrepreneur
Birthdate: April 4, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
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.
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 4 Jack Dorsey

Jack Dorsey
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Famous As: Internet Entrepreneur Who is The Co-Founder and Former CEO of 'Twitter'
Birthdate: November 19, 1976
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States

As the co-founder and CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey continues to influence the lives of millions around the world. Also a well-known philanthropist, Dorsey is credited with funding 600 public school projects in Missouri. A prolific donator, Jack Dorsey has donated $24 million as part of various relief efforts. He also donated $10 million to Boston University.

 5 Evan Spiegel

Evan Spiegel
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Famous As: CEO of Snap Inc.
Birthdate: June 4, 1990
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

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.

 6 Aaron Swartz

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.

 7 Jawed Karim

Jawed Karim
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Famous As: Co-Founder of YouTube
Birthdate: October 28, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Merseburg, Germany

Jawed Karim is an American Internet entrepreneur and software engineer. Karim is credited with co-founding one of the most popular online video-sharing platforms, YouTube. He is also credited with uploading the first YouTube video named Me at the zoo. During his time working at PayPal, Jawed Karim had designed many of the company's core components, such as its anti-Internet-fraud system.

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 8 Dustin Moskovitz

Dustin Moskovitz
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: May 22, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Gainesville, Florida, United States

Dustin Moskovitz is an Internet entrepreneur. He is credited with co-founding the popular social networking service, Facebook. In 2008, he co-founded a web and mobile application called Asana after quitting Facebook. One of the youngest self-made billionaires of all time, Dustin Moskovitz is also renowned for his philanthropic activities; he co-founded a philanthropic organization called Good Ventures in 2011.

 9 Travis Kalanick

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.

 10 Jimmy Wales

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.

 11 Sean Parker

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.

 12 Peter Thiel

Peter Thiel
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Famous As: Co-founder of 'PayPal', First outside Investor in 'Facebook'
Birthdate: October 11, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany

Peter Thiel is a German-American venture capitalist and entrepreneur. As the co-founder of PayPal, Peter Thiel redefined the way online payments and online money transfers work in the United States and most Asian countries. He also played a major role in the development of Facebook as its first outside investor.

 13 Sergey Brin

Sergey Brin
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Famous As: Co-founder of Google
Birthdate: August 21, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Google co-founder Sergey Brin also served as the president of Alphabet Inc. The seventh-richest person in the world as of 2020, Brin earlier dropped his PhD plans at Stanford, following which he and Larry Page launched Google in a garage. He is a devoted philanthropist and a Democratic Party donor.

 14 Steve Chen

Steve Chen
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Famous As: Co-founder of YouTube
Birthdate: August 18, 1978
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Taipei City, Taipei, Taiwan
Internet entrepreneur Steve Chen is one of the co-founders of YouTube. He also co-founded AVOS Systems and developed the app MixBit. He later sold YouTube to Google and also joined the investment firm Google Ventures. He was named one of 2011’s "15 Asian Scientists To Watch" by Asian Scientist magazine.

 15 Marissa Mayer

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

 16 Steve Huffman

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.

 17 Brian Acton

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

 18 Whitney Wolfe Herd

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

 19 Jonah Peretti

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

 20 Brian Chesky

Brian Chesky
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Famous As: Co-founder of Airbnb
Birthdate: August 29, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Niskayuna, New York, United States
Business magnate and industrial designer Brian Chesky is the co-founder and CEO of Airbnb. Named to Time 100 in 2015, he was also made an Ambassador of Global Entrepreneurship by Barack Obama. He is also part of The Giving Pledge and has been featured on the Youngest Forbes 400 list.

 21 Dan Abrams

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.

 22 Tony Hsieh

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

Tony Hsieh showed his entrepreneurial spirit since his Harvard days, when he managed a pizza delivery outlet for his dorm. He later founded the Las Vegas-based online shoe and clothing retailer Zappos. He tragically died from smoke inhalation at a house fire during Thanksgiving, shortly before turning 47.

 23 Justin Kan

Justin Kan
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Famous As: Co-founder of Twitch
Birthdate: July 16, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States

 24 Jerry Yang

Jerry Yang
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Famous As: Co-founder of Yahoo! Inc.
Birthdate: November 6, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Taipei City, Taipei, Taiwan

Jerry Yang is a Taiwanese-American billionaire internet entrepreneur, computer programmer, and venture capitalist. Yang is credited with co-founding Yahoo! Inc. where he also served as the CEO from 2007 to 2009. Jerry Yang is also credited with founding a venture capital firm named AME Cloud Ventures.

 25 Evan Williams

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

 26 Burnie Burns

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

 27 Fahim Saleh

Fahim Saleh
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Famous As: Businesspeople
Birthdate: December 12, 1986
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Died: July 13, 2020

 28 Joe Gebbia

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

 29 Ben Silbermann

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

 30 Maitland Ward

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

 31 Craig Newmark

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

 32 Jeff Weiner

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

 33 Nathan Blecharczyk

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

 34 David Karp

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

 35 Adam Mosseri

Adam Mosseri
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Famous As: Head of Instagram
Birthdate: January 23, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York, United States

 36 Luke Nosek

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

 37 Drew Houston

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

The CEO of Dropbox, a cloud storage company he co-established with his MIT classmate Arash Ferdowsi, Drew Houston was named one of America's Richest Entrepreneurs Under 40 by Forbes in 2016. He later also became part of Facebook’s board of directors. He has worked for immigration and education reform, too.

 38 Daniel M. Lewin

Daniel M. Lewin
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Famous As: Mathematician and entrepreneur who co-founded internet company Akamai Technologies
Birthdate: May 14, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States
Died: September 11, 2001

Daniel M. Lewin was an American–Israeli entrepreneur and mathematician best remembered for co-founding the popular internet company Akamai Technologies. On September 11, 2001, Lewin became the first victim of the September 11 attacks when he was stabbed to death onboard American Airlines Flight 11 by one of the hijackers.

 39 Brandon Wade

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

 40 Andrew Mason

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

 41 Sam Yagan

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

 42 Olga Kay

Olga Kay
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: November 20, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic

 43 Naveen Selvadurai

Naveen Selvadurai
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Famous As: Businessperson, Co-founder of Foursquare
Birthdate: January 27, 1982
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

 44 Jamie Salvatori

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

 45 Tyler Williams

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

 46 William von Meister

William von Meister
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Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: February 21, 1942
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Died: May 18, 1995

 47 Patrick Joseph McGovern

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

 48 Shaun McKnight

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

 49 Joy Ajlouny

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

 50 Max Beaumont

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