If you are daring, resourceful, ingenious, confident, and have a penchant for all things novel and technical, then congratulations — you have all that it takes to be the next Bill Gates (Microsoft) or Michael Dell (Dell) or Larry Ellison (Oracle). That is right! These most successful and enterprising impresarios of today hit gold by revamping start-up companies into international IT powerhouses. No wonder, they are idolized as true heroes and are an inspiration to many. Agreed, these outrageously wealthy, self-made, go-getter entrepreneurs did not come out of the same blueprint. But thanks to their innovation, dedication and never-say-never attitude, today they take up a coveted place among the world achievers. These are the Americans entrepreneurs who believed that everything is possible once you set your heart to it and never took "no" for an answer. And while there is no foolproof guide to become a successful software entrepreneur like them, trailing the timeline, trivia and interesting facts on America's famous IT & software entrepreneurs in the biographies below might fire up your ambition to some extent.
Steve JobsSteve Jobs
24 February 1955
Co-founder of Apple
Bill GatesBill Gates
28 October 1955
Co-Founder of Microssoft

Sundar PichaiSundar Pichai
12 July 1972
CEO of Google Inc

Larry PageLarry Page
26 March 1973
Co-founder of Google

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

Sergey BrinSergey Brin
21 August 1973
Computer scientist
Steve WozniakSteve Wozniak
11 August 1950
Co-founder of Apple Computer (Apple Inc.)

Jack DorseyJack Dorsey
19 November 1976
Co-Founder of Twitter

Chris HughesChris Hughes
26 November 1983
Co-Founder of Facebook

Gary VaynerchukGary Vaynerchuk
14 November 1975
Entrepreneur
Larry EllisonLarry Ellison
17 August 1944
Founder of Oracle

Steve BallmerSteve Ballmer
24 March 1956
Former CEO of Microsoft
Evan SpiegelEvan Spiegel
04 June 1990
Co-founder of Snapchat

Peter ThielPeter Thiel
11 October 1967
Co-founder of PayPal

Alexis OhanianAlexis Ohanian
 
Internet Entrepreneur
Ross PerotRoss Perot
27 June 1930
Independent U.S. Presidential Candidate

Jawed KarimJawed Karim
28 October 1979
Co-Founder of YouTube
Reed HastingsReed Hastings
08 October 1960
Co-Founder of Net Flix

Eric SchmidtEric Schmidt
27 April 1955
Former CEO of Google

Kevin SystromKevin Systrom
30 December 1983
Entrepreneur
Gabe NewellGabe Newell
03 November 1962
Entrepreneur

Steve ChenSteve Chen
18 August 1978
Entrepreneur
Andrew McCollumAndrew McCollum
04 September 1983
Co-founder of Facebook

Vint CerfVint Cerf
23 June 1943
Engineer

Jan KoumJan Koum
24 February 1976
CEO and co-founder of WhatsApp

Randi ZuckerbergRandi Zuckerberg
28 February 1982
Entrepreneur
Pierre OmidyarPierre Omidyar
21 June 1967
Entrepreneur
Reid HoffmanReid Hoffman
05 August 1967
Co-Founder of LinkedIn

Brian CheskyBrian Chesky
29 August 1981
Co-founder of Airbnb

Tom AndersonTom Anderson
08 November 1970
Co-founder of Myspace

Jerry Yang Jerry Yang
06 November 1968
Co-founder of Yahoo! Inc.
Christopher PooleChristopher Poole
1988 AD
Entrepreneur

An WangAn Wang
07 February 1920
Co-founder of Wang Laboratories

Apoorva MehtaApoorva Mehta
 
Entrepreneur

Tyler WilliamsTyler Williams
30 May 1990
Entrepreneur

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Zachary BogueZachary Bogue
05 December 1975
Entrepreneur & Lawyer
Matt HaagMatt Haag
03 August 1992
Internet Entrepreneur

Fernando EspuelasFernando Espuelas
06 August 1966
Entrepreneur
Justin SiegelJustin Siegel
25 August 1981
Entrepreneur

Ben SilbermannBen Silbermann
1982 AD
chief executive officer

Brandon WadeBrandon Wade
1970 AD
Businessman
John DehlinJohn Dehlin