CEOs

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of a company is the most senior corporate officer or executive in charge of managing an organization. Holding one of the most powerful positions in an organization, CEOs in the corporate sector primarily handle the responsibility of maximizing the value of an entity, while those in the non-profit sector are concerned with achieving the organization’s mission. While the CEO of any organization, whether small or big, has a very significant role to play in the company’s success, the CEOs of major corporations have the power to influence not just their own company but the entire industry in which it operates. There have been several famous CEOs who have changed the industrial world in their own ways, one of them being Steve Jobs—the CEO of Apple Inc—who revolutionized the tech industry. Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, and Larry Page are a few other prominent CEOs who have positively impacted the world. In the predominantly male-oriented business world, ambitious women CEOs like Indra Nooyi, Marissa Mayer, Ursula Burns, and Mary Barra have proven their worth by heading Fortune 500 companies. Browse on to learn more about the life and works of famous CEOs from all over the world.
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 1 Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos
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Famous As: Founder of Amazon.com
Birthdate: January 12, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

The founder and CEO of the multi-national technology company Amazon, Jeff Bezos is the wealthiest man in the world. Jeff, who left his lucrative job at an investment firm to fulfil his entrepreneurial ambition, also owns the newspaper, The Washington Post, and its affiliate publications along with a spaceflight company, Blue Origin.

 2 Jeffrey P. Bezos

Jeffrey P. Bezos
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Famous As: Chief Executive Officer of Amazon
Birthdate: January 12, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
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 3 Susan Wojcicki

Susan Wojcicki
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Famous As: CEO of YouTube
Birthdate: July 6, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki has been the longest-tenured CEO of the organization. She has earlier contributed to the formation of Google and has served them as their VP of product management. The Harvard alumnus was ranked 16 on Forbes’s list of the World's 100 Most Powerful Women in 2011.

 4 Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs
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Famous As: Co-founder of Apple
Birthdate: February 24, 1955
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: October 5, 2011
A college dropout, Steve Jobs, went on to be regarded as the Father of the Digital World. The founder/co-founder of Apple Inc, Pixar Animation Studios and NeXT Inc was a passionate visionary who was responsible for the development of iMac, iPod, iTunes, iPad and the iPhone which ushered in a new era in the computer, music and film industries.
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 5 Bill Gates

Bill Gates
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Famous As: Co-Founder of Microssoft
Birthdate: October 28, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

Leading American technologist, business leader and philanthropist, Bill Gates is the co-founder of the world’s largest software company, Microsoft. His passion for computers made him one of the richest in the world and through his charity foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, he and his wife use this money generously to help people world over live a better life.

 6 Sundar Pichai

Sundar Pichai
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Famous As: CEO of Google Inc
Birthdate: July 12, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Indian, American

Sundar Pichai is the CEO of Google and its parent company Alphabet Inc. An alumnus of IIT, Stanford and Wharton, Pichai has come a long way, from innovating Google’s products such as Chrome, Google Drive and Google Apps to leading the software giant and being one of the most sought-after names in the tech industry.

 7 Tony Hsieh

Tony Hsieh
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: December 12, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
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 8 David Perdue

David Perdue
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: December 10, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
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 9 Andrew Yang

Andrew Yang
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: January 13, 1975
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 10 Elizabeth Holmes

Elizabeth Holmes
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Famous As: Business Woman
Birthdate: February 3, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 11 Jack Ma

Jack Ma
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Famous As: Chinese business magnate
Birthdate: September 10, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Chinese
Jack Ma’s journey from being a tourist guide to establishing the Chinese e-commerce conglomerate Alibaba is inspirational. Initially rejected by various companies, he is the second-wealthiest person in China as of 2020. After quitting his post of executive chairman of Alibaba in 2019, he focused on philanthropy and environmental causes. 

 12 Carole Baskin

Carole Baskin
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Famous As: Big-Cat Rights Activist
Birthdate: June 6, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

Carole Baskin gained recognition after being featured in a documentary series titled Tiger King, which follows her feuds with private zoo operator Joe Exotic. As the CEO of a non-profit animal sanctuary called Big Cat Rescue, Carole condemns private zoos. She has also been the subject of conspiracy theories pertaining to the disappearance of her second husband Don Lewis.

 13 Vince McMahon

Vince McMahon
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Famous As: CEO of WWE
Birthdate: August 24, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 14 Vince McMahon

Vince McMahon
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Famous As: CEO of WWE
Birthdate: August 24, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
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 15 Dana White

Dana White
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: July 28, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 16 Tim Cook

Tim Cook
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Famous As: Chief Executive Officer of Apple
Birthdate: November 1, 1960
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Since taking over as the CEO of Apple, Inc. in 2011, till 2020, Tim Cook has, through his dedication, doubled its profits. He was the first Fortune 500 CEO to “come out” as gay, in 2014. A devoted philanthropist, Tim intends to donate most of his stocks to charity.
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 17 Cindy McCain

Cindy McCain
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Famous As: Businesswoman
Birthdate: May 20, 1954
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 18 Rex Tillerson

Rex Tillerson
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Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: March 23, 1952
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
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 19 Satya Nadella

Satya Nadella
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Famous As: CEO of Microsoft
Birthdate: August 19, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

Satya Nadella is an Indian-American business executive, currently serving as the chief executive officer of Microsoft. Since he became CEO, the company has seen a 27% annual growth rate. Born in India to a Telugu-speaking family, Nadella serves as an inspiration to millions of Indians who nurse 'The American Dream'.

 20 Lachlan Murdoch

Lachlan Murdoch
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Famous As: CEO of Fox Corporation
Birthdate: September 8, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Australian, British, American
Lachlan Murdoch, son of media magnate Rupert Murdoch, has been the executive chairman of Nova Entertainment and the co-chairman of News Corp. The current Fox Corporation CEO acquired the IPL team Rajasthan Royals in 2008. He owns Illyria Pty Ltd. and is a director of Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art.

 21 Jim Lovell

Jim Lovell
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Famous As: Astronaut
Birthdate: March 25, 1928
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 22 Eric Yuan

Eric Yuan
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: October 26, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 23 Jason Blum

Jason Blum
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Famous As: Producer
Birthdate: February 20, 1969
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 24 Walter O'Brien

Walter O'Brien
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Famous As: Business Person
Birthdate: February 24, 1975
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Irish

 25 Shahid Khan

Shahid Khan
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Famous As: Business person
Birthdate: July 18, 1950
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Pakistani, American

 26 Lisa Su

Lisa Su
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: November 7, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Taiwanese, American

 27 Bob Iger

Bob Iger
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Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: February 10, 1951
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 28 Mike Lindell

Mike Lindell
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: June 28, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 29 Biz Stone

Biz Stone
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: March 10, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 30 Spencer Matthews

Spencer Matthews
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Famous As: Television personality
Birthdate: August 6, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British

 31 Steve Ballmer

Steve Ballmer
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Famous As: Former CEO of Microsoft
Birthdate: March 24, 1956
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
The world’s ninth-richest person as of 2020, Steve Ballmer has served as the CEO of Microsoft. He dropped out of the MBA program at Stanford when Bill Gates invited him to join Microsoft in 1980. Ballmer owns the NBA team Los Angeles Clippers. The USAFacts.org founder donates to educational causes. 

 32 Kevin Jonas

Kevin Jonas
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 5, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

Musician, singer, and songwriter Kevin Jonas rose to fame as a member of the pop-rock band, the Jonas Brothers, with his younger brothers, Joe and Nick. Also an actor, he has appeared in many Disney Channel productions. He is involved in business ventures as well and is the founder of a construction company, JonasWerner.

 33 Gary Johnson

Gary Johnson
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 1, 1953
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 34 Bill Ackman

Bill Ackman
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Famous As: CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management
Birthdate: May 11, 1966
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 35 Jeffrey Katzenberg

Jeffrey Katzenberg
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: December 21, 1950
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 36 Miranda Bailey

Miranda Bailey
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 30, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 37 James Murdoch

James Murdoch
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Famous As: CEO of 21st Century Fox
Birthdate: December 13, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British, American
Media magnate James Murdoch, the youngest son of Rupert Murdoch, has been the CEO of 21st Century Fox. He was also the chairman and CEO of News Corporation (Europe and Asia) and also of Sky plc, handling networks such as Star TV. He was involved in the BSkyB phone-hacking scandal.

 38 Sal Khan

Sal Khan
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Famous As: Teacher
Birthdate: October 11, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 39 Erik Prince

Erik Prince
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: June 6, 1969
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 40 Theo Epstein

Theo Epstein
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Famous As: American baseball executive
Birthdate: December 29, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 41 Meg Whitman

Meg Whitman
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Famous As: CEO of NewTV
Birthdate: August 4, 1956
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 42 Henry Ford II

Henry Ford II
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: September 4, 1917
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: September 29, 1987

 43 Henry Ford, II

Henry Ford, II
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Famous As: Business Person
Birthdate: September 4, 1917
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: September 29, 1987

 44 Jamie Dimon

Jamie Dimon
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Famous As: CEO of JPMorgan Chase
Birthdate: March 13, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 45 Feras Antoon

Feras Antoon
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: June 29, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Canadian

 46 Jan Koum

Jan Koum
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Famous As: CEO and co-founder of WhatsApp
Birthdate: February 24, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

Jan Koum is a Ukrainian American computer programmer and entrepreneur. He is credited with co-founding the popular cross-platform messaging service, WhatsApp. One of the most popular billionaires around the world, Koum donated almost $556 million to the donor-advised community foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, in 2014.

 47 Corey Harrison

Corey Harrison
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: April 27, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 48 Daniel Ek

Daniel Ek
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: February 21, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Swedish

 49 Armand Hammer

Armand Hammer
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Famous As: Business people
Birthdate: May 21, 1898
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: December 10, 1990

 50 Mitzi Shore

Mitzi Shore
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Famous As: CEOs
Birthdate: July 25, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: April 11, 2018
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