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.
Bill GatesBill Gates
28 October 1955
Co-Founder of Microssoft
Steve JobsSteve Jobs
24 February 1955
Co-founder of Apple

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.)

Larry EllisonLarry Ellison
17 August 1944
Founder of Oracle

Jack DorseyJack Dorsey
19 November 1976
Co-Founder of Twitter

Steve BallmerSteve Ballmer
24 March 1956
Former CEO of Microsoft
Chris HughesChris Hughes
26 November 1983
Co-Founder of Facebook

Gary VaynerchukGary Vaynerchuk
14 November 1975
Peter ThielPeter Thiel
11 October 1967
Co-founder of PayPal

Evan SpiegelEvan Spiegel
04 June 1990
Co-founder of Snapchat

Alexis OhanianAlexis Ohanian
24 April 1983
Internet Entrepreneur
Ross PerotRoss Perot
27 June 1930
Independent U.S. Presidential Candidate

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

Eric SchmidtEric Schmidt
27 April 1955
Former CEO of Google

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

Jan KoumJan Koum
24 February 1976
CEO and co-founder of WhatsApp
Andrew McCollumAndrew McCollum
04 September 1983
Co-founder of Facebook

Vint CerfVint Cerf
23 June 1943

Steve ChenSteve Chen
18 August 1978

Randi ZuckerbergRandi Zuckerberg
28 February 1982
Pierre OmidyarPierre Omidyar
21 June 1967
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.
Tommy RettigTommy Rettig
10 December 1941
Child Actor

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Christopher PooleChristopher Poole
1988 AD

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

Apoorva MehtaApoorva Mehta

Tyler WilliamsTyler Williams
30 May 1990
Zachary BogueZachary Bogue
05 December 1975
Entrepreneur & Lawyer

Matt HaagMatt Haag
03 August 1992
Internet Entrepreneur
Fernando EspuelasFernando Espuelas
06 August 1966

Justin SiegelJustin Siegel
25 August 1981

Jeremy BloomJeremy Bloom
02 April 1982
Neil BushNeil Bush
22 January 1955

Brandon WadeBrandon Wade
1970 AD
Ben SilbermannBen Silbermann
14 July 1982
Internet Entrepreneur

Louis V. Gerstner Jr.Louis V. Gerstner Jr.
01 March 1942

Gene AmdahlGene Amdahl
16 November 1922

John DehlinJohn Dehlin