Electronics Entrepreneurs

Electronics entrepreneurs are the business people who operate electronics business units. Ambitious individuals having an inherent interest in the way electronic gadgets operate and are aware of the latest trends in the electronics industry choose to become entrepreneurs in this field. The electronics industry is one of the fastest growing ones in the global arena, boosted by the rapid advancements in engineering and technology. This industry, especially the consumer electronics segment, provides various opportunities for entrepreneurs to explore. Consumer electronics are the electronic gadgets and equipment that are used in day-to-day life by the customers. The most popular of these are television sets, computer systems, music systems, digital camera, video games, mobile phones, etc. Rising disposable incomes and higher standards of living have greatly expanded the market for consumer electronics which make it a very attractive option for entrepreneurs. Once it was not possible for small entrepreneurs to enter this field as it was characterized by huge capital investments and complicated manufacturing facilities, but now times are changing. The spurt in the market for digitally driven and small sized appliances like cell phones and tablets have made it possible for smaller units to enter the consumer electronics business. This section provides you information about the life and works of various famous electronics entrepreneurs from all over the world.

 1 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.

 2 Dr. Dre

Dr. Dre
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Famous As: American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur
Birthdate: February 18, 1965
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

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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 3 Ross Perot

Ross Perot
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Famous As: Independent U.S. Presidential Candidate
Birthdate: June 27, 1930
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: July 9, 2019

Ross Perot was the founder and CEO of Electronic Data Systems and Perot Systems. He received the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award and developed the Naval Academy’s honor system. He ran for president as an independent candidate and then established the Reform Party. He sold Perot to Dell for $3.9 billion.

 4 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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 5 Brock Pierce

Brock Pierce
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Famous As: Actor, Film actor
Birthdate: November 14, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 6 Alexander Graham Bell

Alexander Graham Bell
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Famous As: Inventor of Telephone
Birthdate: March 3, 1847
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Canadian, Scottish
Died: August 2, 1922

Alexander Graham Bell was a scientist, inventor, and engineer. He is credited with inventing the first functional telephone. He is also credited with co-founding America's major telephone company AT&T, which has been going strong since 1885. Bell's later life was marked by his groundbreaking work in aeronautics, hydrofoils, and optical telecommunications. He was also an ardent supporter of compulsory sterilization.

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 7 Joan Kroc

Joan Kroc
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Birthdate: August 27, 1928
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: October 12, 2003
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 8 Raj Kundra

Raj Kundra
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Birthdate: September 9, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British
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 9 Ronald Wayne

Ronald Wayne
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Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: May 17, 1934
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 10 Amar Bose

Amar Bose
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Famous As: Electrical Engineer and Sound Engineer
Birthdate: November 2, 1929
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Died: July 12, 2013

 11 David Filo

David Filo
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Famous As: Entrepreneur, Businessperson, Merchant, Computer scientist
Birthdate: April 20, 1966
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 12 John Jacob Astor

John Jacob Astor
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: July 17, 1763
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: German, American
Died: March 29, 1848

 13 Bill Rancic

Bill Rancic
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Famous As: Writer, Entrepreneur, Businessperson, Author, Restaurateur
Birthdate: May 16, 1971
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 14 Theo Albrecht

Theo Albrecht
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: March 28, 1922
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: German
Died: July 24, 2010
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 15 Gordon Moore

Gordon Moore
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: January 3, 1929
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 16 Ren Zhengfei

Ren Zhengfei
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Famous As: CEO of Huawei
Birthdate: October 25, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Chinese
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 17 Paul Snider

Paul Snider
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Famous As: Photographer
Birthdate: April 15, 1951
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Canadian
Died: August 14, 1980

 18 Robert Bigelow

Robert Bigelow
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Famous As: entrepreneur, businessperson
Birthdate: 1945 AD
Nationality: American
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 19 Art Modell

Art Modell
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: June 23, 1925
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: September 6, 2012

 20 Duncan Bannatyne

Duncan Bannatyne
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Famous As: Entrepreneur, Investor, Presenter, Television presenter, Businessperson
Birthdate: February 2, 1949
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British

 21 Dorabji Tata

Dorabji Tata
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Birthdate: August 27, 1859
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Indian
Died: June 3, 1932

 22 Wally Amos

Wally Amos
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Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: July 1, 1936
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 23 David Packard

David Packard
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Famous As: Entrepreneur, Engineer, Computer scientist
Birthdate: September 7, 1912
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: March 26, 1996

 24 Theo Paphitis

Theo Paphitis
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Famous As: Entrepreneur, Businessperson
Birthdate: September 24, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British

 25 Bill Hewlett

Bill Hewlett
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: May 20, 1913
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: January 12, 2001

 26 Peter Gatien

Peter Gatien
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Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: August 8, 1952
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Canadian

 27 Kiichiro Toyoda

Kiichiro Toyoda
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: June 11, 1894
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Japanese
Died: March 27, 1952

 28 Peter Guber

Peter Guber
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Famous As: Film producer
Birthdate: March 1, 1942
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 29 Mike Ilitch

Mike Ilitch
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: July 20, 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: February 10, 2017

 30 Robert Noyce

Robert Noyce
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Famous As: Co-inventor of the integrated circuit
Birthdate: December 12, 1927
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: June 3, 1990

 31 Dietmar Hopp

Dietmar Hopp
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: April 26, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: German

 32 Akio Morita

Akio Morita
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: January 26, 1921
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Japanese
Died: October 3, 1999

 33 Clive Sinclair

Clive Sinclair
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Famous As: Entrepreneur, Engineer, Inventor, Computer scientist
Birthdate: July 30, 1940
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British

 34 Zach Klein

Zach Klein
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: September 26, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 35 Levi Roots

Levi Roots
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Famous As: Chef, Actor
Birthdate: June 24, 1958
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British

 36 Aurelio De Laurentiis

Aurelio De Laurentiis
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Famous As: Film producer
Birthdate: May 24, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Italian

 37 Preston Tucker

Preston Tucker
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Famous As: Engineer, Entrepreneur, Automotive designer
Birthdate: September 21, 1903
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: December 26, 1956

 38 Trip Hawkins

Trip Hawkins
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: December 28, 1953
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 39 Fusajiro Yamauchi

Fusajiro Yamauchi
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: November 22, 1859
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Japanese
Died: January 1, 1940

 40 Henry J. Kaiser

Henry J. Kaiser
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Famous As: Engineer, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist
Birthdate: May 9, 1882
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: August 24, 1967

 41 Caroline Manzo

Caroline Manzo
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Birthdate: August 23, 1961
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 42 Morris Chang

Morris Chang
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: July 10, 1931
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Chinese, Taiwanese, American

 43 Tony Fadell

Tony Fadell
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: March 22, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 44 Terry Gou

Terry Gou
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Famous As: Founder of Foxconn
Birthdate: October 8, 1950
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Taiwanese

 45 Tinchy Stryder

Tinchy Stryder
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: September 14, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Ghanaian

 46 James Buchanan Duke

James Buchanan Duke
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: December 23, 1856
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: October 10, 1925

 47 Michael Teutul

Michael Teutul
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Famous As: Mechanical engineer
Birthdate: November 26, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 48 Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington
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Famous As: Computer Engineer
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Nationality: American

 49 Rachel Elnaugh

Rachel Elnaugh
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: December 12, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British

 50 Masaru Ibuka

Masaru Ibuka
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: April 11, 1908
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Japanese
Died: December 19, 1997
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