Famous American Venture Capitalists

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 1 
Chamath Palihapitiya
(Founder and CEO of Social Capital)

Chamath Palihapitiya
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Birthdate: September 3, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sri Lanka
Chamath Palihapitiya went from being a Sri Lankan refugee in Canada to a successful venture capitalist. He founded Social Capital and has also worked at Facebook. He was the youngest vice-president of AOL. He co-owns the Golden State Warriors basketball team and has invested in Palantir, Pure Storage, and Playdom.

 2 
Paul Pelosi
(American Businessman Who is Married to the U.S. House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi.)

Paul Pelosi
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Birthdate: April 15, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Francisco, Californammia, United States

Paul Pelosi is an American businessman. Pelosi owns and operates a venture capital investment and real estate firm called Financial Leasing Services, Inc., through which he has amassed a fortune of $114 million. He also sits on many corporate and philanthropic boards. He is married to Nancy Pelosi, the current U.S. House speaker.

 3 
Kimbal Musk
(The Founder of 'The Kitchen Restaurant Group' and Co-Founder of 'Big Green' a 501 non profit organization)

Kimbal Musk
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Birthdate: September 20, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa
Kimbal Musk, the younger brother of business tycoon and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, owns the community restaurant chain known as The Kitchen Restaurant Group. He also co-founded the non-profit Big Green, which builds outdoor classrooms, and Square Roots, which specializes in urban farming. He is also a prime Tesla shareholder.
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 4 
Tyler Winklevoss
(Founder of ‘Winklevoss Capital Management’ and ‘Gemini Cryptocurrency Exchange’)

Tyler Winklevoss
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Birthdate: August 21, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Southampton, New York, United States

Tyler Winklevoss is an American Bitcoin and cryptocurrency investor and entrepreneur. He is credited with founding the Gemini cryptocurrency exchange and Winklevoss Capital Management. He is also credited with co-founding ConnectU, which he claimed inspired Mark Zuckerberg to create Facebook. Also a rower, Tyler and his identical twin brother, Cameron, competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics, where they finished sixth. 

 5 
Rick Snyder
(Politician)

Rick Snyder
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Birthdate: August 19, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Battle Creek, Michigan, United States

 6 
Peter Thiel
(Co-founder of 'PayPal', First outside Investor in 'Facebook')

Peter Thiel
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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.

 7 
Les Gold
(Pawnbroker)

Les Gold
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Birthdate: June 20, 1950
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
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 8 
Adam Dell
(Businessperson)

Adam Dell
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Birthdate: January 14, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, U.S.

 9 
Alexander Onassis
(Businessperson)

Alexander Onassis
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Birthdate: April 30, 1948
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York, United States
Died: January 23, 1973

 10 
W Averell Harriman
(Former Governor of New York)

W Averell Harriman
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Birthdate: November 15, 1891
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: July 26, 1986

 11 
John Doerr
(Venture Capitalist)

John Doerr
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Birthdate: June 29, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.

 12 
James Altucher
(Entrepreneur)

James Altucher
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Birthdate: January 23, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: United States

 13 
Timothy C. Draper
(Businessperson)

Timothy C. Draper
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Birthdate: June 11, 1958
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, U.S.

 14 
Bill Joy
(Computer scientist, co-founded Sun Microsystems)

Bill Joy
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Birthdate: November 8, 1954
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States

 15 
Leonid Radvinsky
(Founder of the cam site MyFreeCams)

Leonid Radvinsky
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Birthdate: November 8, 1954, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ukrain

 16 
Luke Nosek
(Venture capitalist)

Luke Nosek
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Zgłobice, Gmina Tarnów, Poland

 17 
Joi Ito
(Activist, Entrepreneur, Venture capitalist)

Joi Ito
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Birthdate: June 19, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kyoto

Joi Ito is a Japanese venture capitalist and entrepreneur best known for his association with Internet and technology companies. He is credited with founding several companies like Infoseek Japan, Digital Garage, and PSINet Japan. Over the years, Joi Ito has been honored with several prestigious awards like the Golden Plate Award and the IRI Medal. 

 18 
Eric Ries
(Entrepreneur, Blogger, and author of The Lean Startup, a book on the lean startup movement)

Eric Ries
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Birthdate: September 22, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: United States

 19 
Vinod Khosla
(Businessperson)

Vinod Khosla
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Birthdate: January 28, 1955
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: India

 20 
Lip-Bu Tan
(CEO of Cadence Design Systems)

Lip-Bu Tan
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Birthdate: November 12, 1959
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Muar (town) Muar, Johor, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)

 21 
Georges Doriot
(Educator, Venture capitalist)

Georges Doriot
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Birthdate: September 24, 1899
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: June 2, 1987

 22 
Robert A. Swanson
(Venture capitalist)

Robert A. Swanson
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Birthdate: 1947 AD
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 1999 AD

 23 
Mark Kvamme
(Racing driver)

Mark Kvamme
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Birthdate: February 20, 1961
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sunnyvale, California Sunnyvale, California

 24 
Max Palevsky
(Art Collector)

Max Palevsky
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Birthdate: July 24, 1924
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: May 5, 2010

 25 
John Hummer
(Basketball player, Venture capitalist)

John Hummer
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Birthdate: May 4, 1948
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States

 26 
Henry Baldwin Hyde
(Businessman)

Henry Baldwin Hyde
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Birthdate: February 15, 1834
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Catskill, New York, United States
Died: May 2, 1899

 27 
Matt Danzeisen
(Peter Thiels' Partner)

Matt Danzeisen
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Birthdate: 0000 AD

 28 
Brendan Wallace
(Emma Watson’s Boyfriend)

Brendan Wallace
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Birthdate: 1983 AD
Birthplace: New York

 29 
Justin Siegel
(Entrepreneur)

Justin Siegel
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Birthdate: August 25, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Boca Raton, Florida, United States

 30 
Jonathan Gillibrand
(Kirsten Gillibrand's Husband)

Jonathan Gillibrand
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Birthdate: 1969 AD
Birthplace: England