Aquarius Entrepreneurs

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 1 
Paul Allen
(Co-founder of Microsoft, Philanthropist)
Paul Allen
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Birthdate: January 21, 1953
Birthplace: Seattle
Died: October 15, 2018

Paul Allen was an American investor, business magnate, and philanthropist. He is credited with co-founding one of the most popular multinational technology companies in the world, Microsoft Corporation. Along with his philanthropic activities and ownership of several other companies and sporting clubs, Paul Allen had a major impact on sports, wildlife, education, arts, healthcare, community services, environmental conservation, and more.

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Carlos Slim
(Mexican Businessman and Owner of the Global Conglomerate Company 'Grupo Carso')
Carlos Slim
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Birthdate: January 28, 1940
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Mexican business tycoon Carlos Slim owns the conglomerate Grupo Carso and has served as the CEO of América Móvil and Telmex. He was the world’s richest person from 2010 to 2013 and the fifth-richest in 2020, according to Forbes. He also owns three charity organizations focusing on Mexico City. 
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Guy Fieri
(American Restaurateur and Host of Several 'Food Network' Television Shows)
Guy Fieri
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Birthdate: January 22, 1968
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States

Primarily a restaurateur, Guy Fieri is a testimony to the fact that any professional can become famous if they are passionate enough in doing what they do best. From being a restaurateur, he went on to become a TV personality, hosting shows for Food Network channel. By mid-2010, he had become the face of the network.

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Christie Brinkley
(Model, Actress, Businesswoman)
Christie Brinkley
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Birthdate: February 2, 1954
Birthplace: Monroe

Christie Brinkley is an American actress, model, and entrepreneur. Widely regarded as one of the most attractive women ever, Brinkley has been featured on more than 500 magazine covers and was the face of CoverGirl for 25 years! Apart from being an inspiration to aspiring models worldwide, Christie Brinkley has also touched the lives of many through her philanthropic activities.

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 5 
Chris Gardner
(Entrepreneur)
Chris Gardner
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Birthdate: February 9, 1954
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Chris Gardner is an American motivational speaker and businessman. After struggling with homelessness, Gardner went on to establish Gardner Rich & Co, a brokerage firm, in 1987. His rags to riches story inspired the film The Pursuit of Happyness. Also a well-known philanthropist, Gardner has been playing a major role in creating low-income housing and employment opportunities for the homeless.

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Joy Mangano
(American Inventor and Entrepreneur Known for Inventions Such as the Self-Wringing Miracle Mop)
Joy Mangano
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Birthdate: February 1, 1956
Birthplace: East Meadow, New York, United States

Before she turned her peculiar inventions into a billion-dollar business empire, Joy Mangano had worked as an airline assistant and a waitress. Her best-known invention has been the Miracle Mop, a self-wringing mop made of plastic. She has also penned a memoir and has inspired the 2015 film Joy.

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Aristotle Onassis
(Businessman)
Aristotle Onassis
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Birthdate: January 20, 1906
Birthplace: Karataş, İzmir, Turkey
Died: March 15, 1975

A Greek shipping magnate who was one of the world's richest men at one point, Aristotle Onassis held the world's largest privately-owned shipping fleet at the peak of his career. He was involved in the privatization of the Greek national airlines as well. He had liaisons with many famous and beautiful women and was married to Jacqueline Kennedy.

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Mohamed Al-Fayed
(Egyptian Businessman and Owner of 'Hôtel Ritz Paris')
Mohamed Al-Fayed
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Birthdate: January 27, 1929
Birthplace: El-Gomorok, Alexandria

Mohamed Al-Fayed is a businessman whose son Dodi Fayed's death in a car crash alongside Diana, Princess of Wales became international news. Apart from being one of the richest businessmen in the world, Al-Fayed is also a humanitarian. In 1987, he established the Al Fayed Charitable Foundation, which aims at helping children living in poverty and children with life-limiting conditions.

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Richard McDonald
(Were American entrepreneurs who founded the fast food company McDonald's)
Richard McDonald
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Birthdate: 1909
Birthplace: Manchester, New Hampshire, United States
Died: July 14, 1998

Richard McDonald was an entrepreneur who co-founded the fast-food company McDonald's with his brother, Maurice. Their father ran a food stall. As young men, Richard and Maurice took over their father’s business and redesigned the restaurant. The restaurant was highly successful, and the brothers began franchising their system. The first McDonald's restaurant has now been converted into a museum. 

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Enzo Ferrari
(Italian racing driver)
Enzo Ferrari
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Birthdate: February 18, 1898
Birthplace: Turin
Died: August 14, 1988
Italian race-car driver Enzo Ferrari, also known as "il Commendatore" and "il Drake,” founded the motor-racing team Scuderia Ferrari Grand Prix. He had also been part of the Italian army during World War I. He was posthumously inducted into the International Motorsports and the Automotive halls of fame.
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Dr. Dre
(Rapper, Record Producer & Entrepreneur)
Dr. Dre
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Birthdate: February 18, 1965
Birthplace: Compton, California, United States

Rapper, record producer, and audio engineer, Dr. Dre, is the founder and CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics. He is credited with the popularization of  West Coast G-funk, a sub-genre of hip hop. After establishing himself in the music industry, he promoted the careers of many other rappers, including 2Pac and Snoop Dogg.

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Nolan Bushnell
(Entrepreneur)
Nolan Bushnell
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Birthdate: February 5, 1943
Birthplace: Clearfield
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Jerry Buss
(Businessman Known Worldwide as the Former Owner of the 'Los Angeles Lakers' Basketball Franchise)
Jerry Buss
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Birthdate: January 27, 1933
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Died: February 18, 2013
Legendary LA Lakers co-owner Jerry Buss lived through a poverty-stricken childhood during the Great Depression. Growing up working odd jobs, he also once quit school to work for the railroads. He grew up to be a chemist and later also taught chemistry, before investing in real estate.
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Bob Iger
(Businessperson)
Bob Iger
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Birthdate: February 10, 1951
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
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Tracey Edmonds
(Businesswoman)
Tracey Edmonds
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Birthdate: February 18, 1967
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California

Businesswoman and TV personality, Tracey Edmonds, is the CEO of Edmonds Entertainment Group Inc. Previously, she hosted the TV show Extra and has created and produced many TV, radio, and music projects. She won an Emmy Award for co-hosting Extra. Currently, she is a  member of the national board of directors for the Producers Guild of America.

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Jillian Michaels
(Personal Trainer)
Jillian Michaels
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Birthdate: February 18, 1974
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
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John D. Rockefeller Jr.
(American Financier, Philanthropist and the Only Son of 'Standard Oil' Co-Founder John D. Rockefeller)
John D. Rockefeller Jr.
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Birthdate: January 29, 1874
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: May 11, 1960

Financier and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr. Was the only son of Standard Oil co-founder, John D. Rockefeller. An alumnus of Brown University, he was very principled and careful with money from an early age. He joined his father’s business and went on to become one of the largest real estate holders in Manhattan.

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David Baszucki
(Entrepreneur)
David Baszucki
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Birthdate: January 20, 1963
Birthplace: Canada

David Baszucki is a Canadian-born American entrepreneur and inventor. He is credited with co-founding the Roblox Corporation, for which he also serves as the CEO. He is also credited with co-founding Knowledge Revolution, a company which was obtained by MSC Software in 1998. In 2017 and 2018, Baszucki was named one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs by Goldman Sachs.

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Prue Leith
(British-South African Restaurateur, Chef, Television Presenter, Journalist, Cookery Writer)
Prue Leith
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Birthdate: February 18, 1940
Birthplace: South Africa

British-South African chef and culinary expert Prue Leith had begun her career with a lunch-supplying business. She later launched her Michelin-starred restaurant Leith's in Notting Hill and a culinary school. Best known as a judge on The Great British Menu, she is also associated with various charitable initiatives.

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Michael Bloomberg
(Former Mayor of New York City (2002-2013))
Michael Bloomberg
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Birthdate: February 14, 1942
Birthplace: Brighton, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg went from working at a parking lot, to owning the media house Bloomberg L.P. The sixteenth-richest person in the world, as of 2020, Bloomberg is also a devoted philanthropist and has signed The Giving Pledge. He was also part of the Democratic presidential nomination.
 21 
Arpad Busson
(French Financier, Founder and Chairman of the ‘EIM Group’)
Arpad Busson
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Birthdate: January 27, 1963
Birthplace: Boulogne-Billancourt, France

Arpad Busson is a French financier. He is credited with founding the EIM Group, for which he also serves as the chairman. Also known for his philanthropic efforts around the world, Arpad Busson is an ardent supporter of venture philanthropy, which encourages people to operate charity organizations like any other business ventures to maximize the effectiveness of charitable pursuits.

 22 
Steve Wynn
(Casino Resort Developer)
Steve Wynn
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Birthdate: January 27, 1942
Birthplace: New Haven

The son of a bingo parlor chain, Steve Wynn sold ice-creams as a teenager but grew up to own some of Las Vegas’s most popular casinos, such as The Mirage. A sexual misconduct scandal forced him to step down from the post of the chairman and CEO of Wynn Resorts.

 23 
Gina Rinehart
(Australian Mining Magnate and Businesswoman)
Gina Rinehart
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Birthdate: February 9, 1954
Birthplace: Perth, Australia

Gina Rinehart is an Australian heiress and mining magnate. She is currently serving as the executive chairman of a privately-owned mineral extraction company called Hancock Prospecting and is credited with expanding the company. In 2012, she became the world's richest woman after overtaking Christy Walton and was named in Forbes magazine's The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women list.

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Jensen Huang
(Entrepreneur)
Jensen Huang
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Birthdate: February 17, 1963
Birthplace: Tainan, Taiwan

Jensen Huang is a Taiwanese-American electrical engineer and businessman. He is credited with co-founding an American multinational technology company named Nvidia Corporation where he currently serves as president and CEO. Jensen Huang is also known for his philanthropic efforts; he donated US$30 million to Stanford University and $2 million to Oneida Baptist Institute.

 25 
Andrew Breitbart
(Journalist)
Andrew Breitbart
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Birthdate: February 1, 1969
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: March 1, 2012

Andrew Breitbart is best remembered as the founder of the far-right news site Breitbart News and a co-founder of HuffPost. He was also a commentator for The Washington Times and an editor for the site Drudge Report. He played major roles in cases such as the Anthony Weiner sexting scandal.

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Ken Carter
(Coach)
Ken Carter
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Birthdate: February 13, 1959
Birthplace: Fernwood, Mississippi, United States
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Jim Cramer
(American Television Personality and Author)
Jim Cramer
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Birthdate: February 10, 1955
Birthplace: Wyndmoor
TV host Jim Cramer is best known for presenting the CNBC show Mad Money. He previously owned a hedge fund and was an editor for SmartMoney magazine. He has also launched TheStreet.com, authored several books, and appeared in movies such as Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.
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Brian Acton
(Co-founder of WhatsApp)
Brian Acton
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Birthdate: February 17, 1972
Birthplace: Michigan
Computer programmer and IT entrepreneur Brian Acton is the executive chairman and co-founder of the encrypted messaging app Signal. He previously worked at Yahoo! He also co-founded WhatsApp with Jan Koum and later sold it to Facebook for $19 billion. Acton also participates in charitable activities through Wildcard Giving
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Gemma Collins
(Media Personality and Businesswoman Known for Her TV Reality Series ‘The Only Way Is Essex’)
Gemma Collins
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Birthdate: January 31, 1981
Birthplace: Romford, England

Reality star and entrepreneur Gemma Collins soared to fame with reality shows such as The Only Way Is Essex, I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, Celebrity Big Brother, and Dancing on Ice. She later launched her own reality franchise, Gemma Collins: Diva, and her own BBC podcast.

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Kris Aquino
(Actress)
Kris Aquino
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Birthdate: February 14, 1971
Birthplace: Quezon City, Philippines
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Trinny Woodall
(TV Presenter)
Trinny Woodall
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Birthdate: February 8, 1964
Birthplace: Marylebone, London, England
Fashion and makeover expert Trinny Woodall, founder of the makeup brand Trinny London, began her career as a marketing expert and then wrote fashion columns for The Daily Telegraph. She has co-hosted What Not to Wear with Susannah Constantine, has co-written several bestselling fashion books, and launched a sleepwear line.
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Draya Michele
(Reality TV Star, Model, Actress & Entrepreneur)
Draya Michele
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Birthdate: January 23, 1985
Birthplace: Reading, Pennsylvania, United States
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Paris Hilton
(Socialite, Actress and Great-Granddaughter of Conrad Hilton)
Paris Hilton
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Birthdate: February 17, 1981
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

Paris Hilton comes from an affluent family and is the great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton, the founder of Hilton Hotels. A leaked 2001 sex tape with her then boyfriend, Rick Salomon, had created quite a scandal in 2003, which led her to act in the reality television series, The Simple Life. She’s also an actress, singer, model, author, socialite and businesswomen.

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Pat Bowlen
(Businessman)
Pat Bowlen
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Birthdate: February 18, 1944
Birthplace: Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, United States
Died: June 13, 2019
 35 
Carl C. Icahn
(American Financier Who was the Founder and Controlling Shareholder of ‘Icahn Enterprises’)
Carl C. Icahn
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Birthdate: February 16, 1936
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States

Carl C. Icahn is an American businessman. He is credited with founding a diversified conglomerate holding company called Icahn Enterprises, which is based in New York City. He also serves as the chairman of the popular auto parts manufacturer and developer, Federal-Mogul. Also known for his charity work, Icahn joined the Giving Pledge list in 2010.

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Glenn Beck
(Host of 'Glenn Beck Radio Program' & Founder and CEO of 'Mercury Radio Arts')
Glenn Beck
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Birthdate: February 10, 1964
Birthplace: Everett, Washington, United States

Glenn Beck is an American radio host, political commentator, and television producer. He hosts the popular talk-radio show, Glenn Beck Radio Program. Also a philanthropist, Glenn Beck founded Mercury One, a non-profit organization designed to sustain itself without the need for donations or grants.

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Megan Ellison
(Film producer)
Megan Ellison
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Birthdate: January 31, 1986
Birthplace: Santa Clara County, California, United States
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Rachel Uchitel
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Birthdate: January 29, 1975
Birthplace: Anchorage, Alaska, USA
 39 
Isidor Straus
(U.S. House Representative from New York (1894-1895))
Isidor Straus
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Birthdate: February 6, 1845
Birthplace: Otterberg, Germany
Died: April 15, 1912
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Miranda Bailey
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Birthdate: January 30, 1977
Birthplace: Vail, Colorado, United States
 41 
Kim Dotcom
(The Founder and Former CEO of the Now-Defunct File Hosting Service "Megaupload")
Kim Dotcom
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Birthdate: January 21, 1974
Birthplace: Kiel, Germany

Kim Dotcom is a German-Finnish internet entrepreneur and political activist. He first gained fame in the 1990s as an internet entrepreneur. He is the founder of the now-defunct file hosting service Megaupload. He is a controversial person and was once convicted on charges of computer fraud. He loves music and has released one album and a few singles. 

 42 
Peter Palandjian
(Tennis player, CEO)
Peter Palandjian
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Birthdate: February 12, 1964
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
 43 
Barry Diller
(Chairman of IAC/InterActiveCorp)
Barry Diller
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Birthdate: February 2, 1942
Birthplace: San Francisco, California
 44 
Patrice Motsepe
(8th President of Confederation of African Football)
Patrice Motsepe
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Birthdate: January 28, 1962
Birthplace: Ga-Rankuwa, South Africa

The first black African to be featured on the Forbes billionaires’ list, African Rainbow Minerals founder Patrice Motsepe also owns a football club. In 2021, he took over as the president of the Confederation of African Football. The mining tycoon has also signed The Giving Pledge.

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John Hickenlooper
(Geologist, Businessman and 42nd Governor of Colorado)
John Hickenlooper
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Birthdate: February 7, 1952
Birthplace: Narberth, Narberth, Pennsylvania, United States

John Hickenlooper is an American businessman, politician, and geologist. Serving as the governor of Colorado between 2011 and 2019, Hickenlooper introduced universal background checks in an attempt to reduce gun violence in Colorado. In 2012, he was named in Esquire magazine's list of Americans of the Year 2012. John Hickenlooper is also credited with co-founding the Wynkoop Brewing Company.

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Ray Kurzweil
(American Inventor and Futurist)
Ray Kurzweil
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Birthdate: February 12, 1948
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

Ray Kurzweil is an American futurist and inventor best known for his work in fields like optical character recognition, speech recognition technology, and text-to-speech synthesis. A proponent of life extension technologies and robotics, Kurzweil was honored with the National Medal of Technology and Innovation in 1999. In 2002, he was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

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Vincent Tan
(Malaysian Chinese Businessman, Investor and Founder of ‘Berjaya Corporation Berhad’)
Vincent Tan
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Birthdate: 1952
Birthplace: Batu Pahat, Malaysia

Vincent Tan is a Malaysian Chinese investor and businessman. He is credited with founding Berjaya Corporation Berhad, a Malaysia-based corporation that operates a wide range of businesses. In 2010, Tan was named in the Forbes' billionaire list. Also known for his philanthropic efforts, Vincent Tan founded the Better Malaysia Foundation, which grants scholarships and interest-free loans to students in need.

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Neil Bush
(Businessman)
Neil Bush
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Birthdate: January 22, 1955
Birthplace: Midland, Texas, USA
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Penny Chenery
(Horse Breeder and Owner of the Legendary 1973 Triple Crown Champion Race Horse 'Secretariat')
Penny Chenery
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Birthdate: January 27, 1922
Birthplace: New Rochelle, New York, United States
Died: September 16, 2017

Penny Chenery was introduced to the world of Thoroughbred racing world by her father, Christopher Chenery. Penny owned the famed Secretariat, the 1973 Triple Crown owner. She was also one of the rare few women at the Columbia Business School back in her time. She also inspired a Disney film.

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Duncan Bannatyne
(Entrepreneur)
Duncan Bannatyne
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Birthdate: February 2, 1949
Birthplace: Clydebank, Scotland