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 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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 3 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.

 4 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.

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 5 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. 

 6 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.

 7 Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett
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Famous As: Business Magnate, Investor, Philanthropist
Birthdate: August 30, 1930
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

American investor, business tycoon and philanthropist Warren Buffett is considered one of the most successful investors in the world by the media. The chairman and largest shareholder of the firm, Berkshire Hathaway, he is often called as the ‘Oracle’ or ‘Sage’ of Omaha. Notably, he has pledged to give away a sizable portion of his wealth to philanthropic causes.

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 8 Dana White

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

Adam Weitsman
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: June 13, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 10 Andrew Yang

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

 11 Indra Nooyi

Indra Nooyi
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Famous As: CEO of Pepsico
Birthdate: October 28, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

Indra Nooyi is an Indian-American business executive known for her association with PepsiCo where she served as the chief executive officer from 2006 to 2018. Often ranked among the most powerful women, Nooyi was named in Forbes' World's 100 Most Powerful Women list in 2014. In 2017, she was named in the magazine's 19 Most Powerful Women in Business list.

 12 Todd Fisher

Todd Fisher
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Famous As: Director
Birthdate: February 24, 1958
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 13 Bob Iger

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

 14 Eric Yuan

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

Daymond John
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Famous As: CEO of FUBU
Birthdate: February 23, 1969
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

Daymond John is an American investor, businessman, author, TV personality, and motivational speaker. He is credited with founding FUBU, a hip hop apparel company, for which he also serves as the president and CEO. He is also credited with founding a consulting and brand management firm called The Shark Group, where he serves as the CEO.

 16 Virgil Abloh

Virgil Abloh
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Famous As: Fashion designer
Birthdate: September 30, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
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 17 Jonathan Cheban

Jonathan Cheban
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Famous As: Television personality
Birthdate: February 21, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 18 Marcus Lemonis

Marcus Lemonis
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: November 16, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Lebanese, American
Businessman Marcus Lemonis was born in Beirut, amidst a civil war, and was adopted by an American couple. He is now the CEO and chairman of enterprises such as Camping World and Good Sam Enterprises. He also gained fame for his appearance on the CNBC reality show The Profit.
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 19 John Schnatter

John Schnatter
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Famous As: Founder of Papa John's Pizza
Birthdate: November 23, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

Entrepreneur John H. Schnatter, also known as Papa John, established Papa John's Pizza in the 1980s, using the money he got after selling his car. He resigned as the CEO of his company in 2018, following a controversy regarding his comments about protests by NFL players.

 20 Mike Lindell

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

 21 Carlos Ghosn

Carlos Ghosn
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Famous As: Former CEO of Renault & Nissan
Birthdate: March 9, 1954
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Brazilian, French, Lebanese

Carlos Ghosn is a French–Lebanese–Brazilian businessman who served as the CEO of Michelin North America. He also served as the chairman and CEO of Nissan and Renault. In 1999, he saved Nissan from near bankruptcy and turned around its fortune. In 2018, he was arrested in Japan for misusing Nissan's assets. He dramatically escaped from the custody is currently an internationally wanted fugitive.

 22 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

Bill Ackman is an American hedge fund manager and investor. He is credited with founding the popular hedge fund management company, Pershing Square Capital Management. Also a philanthropist, Ackman has donated millions of dollars to various charitable causes like the Center for Jewish History. In 2006, he founded the Pershing Square Foundation, which supports various sectors like education and healthcare.

 23 Lakshmi Mittal

Lakshmi Mittal
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Famous As: CEO of ArcelorMittal
Birthdate: June 15, 1950
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Indian

 24 Sophia Amoruso

Sophia Amoruso
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Famous As: Businesswoman
Birthdate: April 20, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 25 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

 26 Theo Epstein

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

 27 Sal Khan

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

 28 Miranda Bailey

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

 29 Corey Harrison

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

 30 Michael Eisner

Michael Eisner
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: March 7, 1942
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

Michael Eisner is an American businessman. From 1984 to 2005, Eisner served as the chief executive officer and chairman of The Walt Disney Company. For his contribution to the American entertainment industry, Eisner was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2012, he was made an inductee of the Television Academy Hall of Fame.

 31 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

 32 Jim Lovell

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

 33 Douglas Brunt

Douglas Brunt
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: August 25, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 34 Gary Johnson

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

 35 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.

 36 Jack Welch

Jack Welch
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Famous As: Former Chairman & CEO of General Electric
Birthdate: November 19, 1935
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 37 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.

 38 James L. Dolan

James L. Dolan
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Famous As: CEO of The Madison Square Garden Company
Birthdate: May 11, 1955
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 39 Spencer Matthews

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

 40 Meg Whitman

Meg Whitman
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Famous As: CEO of NewTV
Birthdate: August 4, 1956
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Meg Whitman has previously been the CEO of HP and eBay. She has also been associated with companies such as The Walt Disney Company and P&G. She was part of Mitt Romney’s presidential campaigns and also ran for California’s governor in 2010. She later supported Joe Biden’s presidential run.

 41 Santo Versace

Santo Versace
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: December 16, 1944
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Italian

Santo Versace is an Italian businessman and politician. He is the president and co-CEO of Gianni Versace SpA, a luxury fashion company. He is also a shareholder of Viola Reggio Calabria Basketball. As a politician, he is a member of the Alliance for Italy political party. Previously, he was a member of The People of Freedom group. 

 42 Jeffrey Skilling

Jeffrey Skilling
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: November 25, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 43 Tom Anderson

Tom Anderson
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Famous As: Co-founder of Myspace
Birthdate: November 8, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Tom Anderson is one of the co-founders of Myspace. He would once automatically be made the first “friend” of first-time users of the platform and thus earned the nicknames "Myspace Tom” and “Tom from Myspace.” He is also interested in photography and made a cameo appearance in Funny People.

 44 Jason Blum

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

 45 Kenneth C. Griffin

Kenneth C. Griffin
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: October 15, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 46 Flavio Briatore

Flavio Briatore
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: April 12, 1950
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Italian

 47 Sumner Redstone

Sumner Redstone
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: May 27, 1923
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: August 11, 2020

 48 Tony Hsieh

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

 49 Michael Bennett

Michael Bennett
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 28, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 50 Ricky Van Veen

Ricky Van Veen
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Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: December 14, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
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