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

Jack DorseyJack Dorsey
19 November 1976
CEO of Twitter Inc.

Larry PageLarry Page
26 March 1973
Co-founder of Google

Steve WozniakSteve Wozniak
11 August 1950
Co-founder of Apple Computer (Apple Inc.)
Alexis OhanianAlexis Ohanian
24 April 1983
Internet Entrepreneur

Sergey BrinSergey Brin
21 August 1973
Computer scientist

Larry EllisonLarry Ellison
17 August 1944
Founder of Oracle
Peter ThielPeter Thiel
11 October 1967
Co-founder of PayPal

Ross PerotRoss Perot
27 June 1930
Independent U.S. Presidential Candidate
Reed HastingsReed Hastings
08 October 1960
Co-Founder of Net Flix

Steve BallmerSteve Ballmer
24 March 1956
Former CEO of Microsoft

Evan SpiegelEvan Spiegel
04 June 1990
Co-founder of Snapchat

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

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

Tom AndersonTom Anderson
08 November 1970
Co-founder of Myspace

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

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

Eric SchmidtEric Schmidt
27 April 1955
Former CEO of Google
Steve ChenSteve Chen
18 August 1978

Reid HoffmanReid Hoffman
05 August 1967
Co-Founder of LinkedIn

Pierre OmidyarPierre Omidyar
21 June 1967
Chris HughesChris Hughes
26 November 1983
Co-Founder of Facebook

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

Vint CerfVint Cerf
23 June 1943

Christopher PooleChristopher Poole
1988 AD
Brian CheskyBrian Chesky
29 August 1981
Co-founder of Airbnb

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

Tyler WilliamsTyler Williams
30 May 1990

Apoorva MehtaApoorva Mehta

An WangAn Wang
07 February 1920
Co-founder of Wang Laboratories
Fernando EspuelasFernando Espuelas
06 August 1966
Justin SiegelJustin Siegel
25 August 1981

Matt HaagMatt Haag
03 August 1992
Internet Entrepreneur

Zachary BogueZachary Bogue
05 December 1975
Entrepreneur & Lawyer

Paul BuchheitPaul Buchheit
07 November 1977
Computer Engineer
Biz StoneBiz Stone
10 March 1974

Jeremy BloomJeremy Bloom
02 April 1982

Marc AndreessenMarc Andreessen
09 July 1971

Neil BushNeil Bush
22 January 1955

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

John DehlinJohn Dehlin
1969 AD
Gene AmdahlGene Amdahl
16 November 1922

Patrick Joseph McGovernPatrick Joseph McGovern
11 August 1937

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