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

Steve WozniakSteve Wozniak
11 August 1950
Co-founder of Apple Computer (Apple Inc.)

Larry PageLarry Page
26 March 1973
Co-founder of Google

Jack DorseyJack Dorsey
19 November 1976
CEO of Twitter Inc.
Peter ThielPeter Thiel
11 October 1967
Co-founder of PayPal

Alexis OhanianAlexis Ohanian
24 April 1983
Internet Entrepreneur

Sergey BrinSergey Brin
21 August 1973
Computer scientist
Evan SpiegelEvan Spiegel
04 June 1990
Co-founder of Snapchat

Larry EllisonLarry Ellison
17 August 1944
Founder of Oracle
Steve BallmerSteve Ballmer
24 March 1956
Former CEO of Microsoft

Reed HastingsReed Hastings
08 October 1960
Co-Founder of Net Flix

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

Ross PerotRoss Perot
27 June 1930
Independent U.S. Presidential Candidate

Jawed KarimJawed Karim
28 October 1979
Co-Founder of YouTube
Gary VaynerchukGary Vaynerchuk
14 November 1975
Entrepreneur

Tom AndersonTom Anderson
08 November 1970
Co-founder of Myspace

Gabe NewellGabe Newell
03 November 1962
Entrepreneur

Eric SchmidtEric Schmidt
27 April 1955
Former CEO of Google
Kevin SystromKevin Systrom
30 December 1983
Entrepreneur

Jan KoumJan Koum
24 February 1976
CEO and co-founder of WhatsApp
Chris HughesChris Hughes
26 November 1983
Co-Founder of Facebook

Steve ChenSteve Chen
18 August 1978
Entrepreneur

Randi ZuckerbergRandi Zuckerberg
28 February 1982
Entrepreneur
Andrew McCollumAndrew McCollum
04 September 1983
Co-founder of Facebook

Pierre OmidyarPierre Omidyar
21 June 1967
Entrepreneur
Vint CerfVint Cerf
23 June 1943
Engineer

Christopher PooleChristopher Poole
1988 AD
Entrepreneur

Brian CheskyBrian Chesky
29 August 1981
Co-founder of Airbnb
Reid HoffmanReid Hoffman
05 August 1967
Co-Founder of LinkedIn

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Jerry Yang Jerry Yang
06 November 1968
Co-founder of Yahoo! Inc.
Tommy RettigTommy Rettig
10 December 1941
Child Actor

Apoorva MehtaApoorva Mehta
 
Entrepreneur

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

Tyler WilliamsTyler Williams
30 May 1990
Entrepreneur
Justin SiegelJustin Siegel
25 August 1981
Entrepreneur
Fernando EspuelasFernando Espuelas
06 August 1966
Entrepreneur

Zachary BogueZachary Bogue
05 December 1975
Entrepreneur & Lawyer

Matt HaagMatt Haag
03 August 1992
Internet Entrepreneur

Jeremy BloomJeremy Bloom
02 April 1982
Skier
Marc AndreessenMarc Andreessen
09 July 1971
Entrepreneur

Neil BushNeil Bush
22 January 1955
Businessman

Biz StoneBiz Stone
10 March 1974
Entrepreneur

Paul BuchheitPaul Buchheit
07 November 1977
Computer Engineer

Brandon WadeBrandon Wade
1970 AD
Businessman
Louis V. Gerstner Jr.Louis V. Gerstner Jr.
01 March 1942
Businessman

John DehlinJohn Dehlin
1969 AD
 
Gene AmdahlGene Amdahl
16 November 1922
Entrepreneur

Patrick Joseph McGovernPatrick Joseph McGovern
11 August 1937
Businessman

Jason FriedJason Fried
Entrepreneur
Edward M. LiddyEdward M. Liddy
28 January 1946
Businessman