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.

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 1 Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs.
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Famous As: Co-founder of Apple
Birthdate: February 24, 1955
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
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 Alexander Graham Bell

Alexander Graham Bell.
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Famous As: Inventor of Telephone
Birthdate: March 3, 1847
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Edinburgh
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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 3 Tim Cook

Tim Cook.
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Famous As: Chief Executive Officer of Apple
Birthdate: November 1, 1960
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama, United States
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.

 4 Ross Perot

Ross Perot.
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Famous As: Independent U.S. Presidential Candidate
Birthdate: June 27, 1930
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Texarkana, Texas
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.

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 5 Joan Kroc

Joan Kroc.
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Birthdate: August 27, 1928
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: West St. Paul
Died: October 12, 2003

 6 Brock Pierce

Brock Pierce
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Famous As: Actor, Film actor
Birthdate: November 14, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Minnesota
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 7 John Jacob Astor

John Jacob Astor
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: July 17, 1763
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Walldorf
Died: March 29, 1848
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 8 Amar Bose

Amar Bose.
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Famous As: Electrical Engineer and Sound Engineer
Birthdate: November 2, 1929
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
Died: July 12, 2013

Amar Bose was an American academic, entrepreneur, sound engineer, and electrical engineer. Bose served as a professor at MIT for more than 45 years. He is also credited with founding a manufacturing company called Bose Corporation where he served as the chairman. In 2008, Amar Bose was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. 

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 9 Mike Ilitch

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

 10 Bill Rancic

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

 11 Gordon Moore

Gordon Moore.
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: January 3, 1929
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Francisco

 12 Ren Zhengfei

Ren Zhengfei.
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Famous As: CEO of Huawei
Birthdate: October 25, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Zhenning Buyei and Miao Autonomous County, Anshun, China

Ren Zhengfei is a Chinese engineer and entrepreneur. He is credited with founding Huawei, the second-largest manufacturer of smartphones and the largest manufacturer of telecommunications equipment in the world. He also serves as the CEO of Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. In 2005, Ren Zhengfei was named in Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world list.

 13 Raj Kundra

Raj Kundra
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Birthdate: September 9, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London

 14 Ronald Wayne

Ronald Wayne
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Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: May 17, 1934
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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 15 Dr. Dre

Dr. Dre.
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Famous As: Rapper, Record producer, and entrepreneur
Birthdate: February 18, 1965
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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.

 16 Wally Amos

Wally Amos
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Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: July 1, 1936
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tallahassee
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 17 Theo Albrecht

Theo Albrecht
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: March 28, 1922
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Essen
Died: July 24, 2010

 18 Art Modell

Art Modell
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: June 23, 1925
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brooklyn
Died: September 6, 2012
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 19 Theo Paphitis

Theo Paphitis
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Famous As: Entrepreneur, Businessperson
Birthdate: September 24, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Limassol

 20 Dorabji Tata

Dorabji Tata
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Birthdate: August 27, 1859
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mumbai
Died: June 3, 1932

 21 Preston Tucker

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

 22 Robert Noyce

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

 23 Paul Snider

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

 24 Michael Teutul

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

American television personality Michael Teutul started working at his family company Orange County Iron Works at age 14. He worked as assistant general manager of Orange County Choppers, founded by his father Paul Teutul Sr., but was eventually forced out. Michael is known for his features in TV shows like American Chopper and American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior.   

 25 David Filo

David Filo
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Famous As: Entrepreneur, Businessperson, Merchant, Computer scientist
Birthdate: April 20, 1966
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wisconsin

 26 Terry Gou

Terry Gou.
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Famous As: Founder of Foxconn
Birthdate: October 8, 1950
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Banqiao District, Taiwan

Terry Gou is a Taiwanese billionaire businessman. He is the founder, chairman, and general manager of Foxconn, the world's largest contract manufacturer of electronics. Beginning his career by working odd jobs, he became an entrepreneur as a young man and opened his first factory in 1988. He is also the main owner of HMD Global, a Finnish mobile manufacturer. 

 27 André Balazs

André Balazs
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Birthdate: January 31, 1957
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Boston

 28 Robert Bigelow

Robert Bigelow
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Famous As: entrepreneur, businessperson
Birthdate: 1945 AD
Birthplace: Nevada

 29 Caroline Manzo

Caroline Manzo
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Birthdate: August 23, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brooklyn

 30 Levi Roots

Levi Roots
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Famous As: Chef, Actor
Birthdate: June 24, 1958
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Clarendon Parish
British-Jamaican reggae legend Levi Roots went from selling homemade barbecue sauce at the Notting Hill Carnival to appearing on the UK TV show Dragons' Den, where he secured a huge investment for his Reggae Reggae Sauce. He has also penned a cookbook and launched a Caribbean cookery show.

 31 Henry J. Kaiser

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

 32 Tinchy Stryder

Tinchy Stryder.
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: September 14, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Accra

Ghanaian-British rapper Kwasi Esono Danquah III is better known as Tinchy Stryder, "Tinchy" being an indication of his short frame and "Stryder" indicating a game he played as a child. Famous for his album Star in the Hood, he also owns an apparel range of the same name.

 33 Geoffrey Edelsten

Geoffrey Edelsten
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Famous As: Entrepreneur, Physician
Birthdate: May 2, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Melbourne

 34 Dietmar Hopp

Dietmar Hopp
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: April 26, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Heidelberg

 35 Kiichiro Toyoda

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

 36 David Packard

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

 37 Fusajiro Yamauchi

Fusajiro Yamauchi
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: November 22, 1859
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kyoto
Died: January 1, 1940

 38 Hilary Devey

Hilary Devey
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Famous As: Businessperson, Entrepreneur
Birthdate: March 10, 1957
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bolton

 39 Tony Fadell

Tony Fadell
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: March 22, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States

 40 James Buchanan Duke

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

 41 John Francis Dodge

John Francis Dodge
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Famous As: Entrepreneur, Businessperson
Birthdate: October 25, 1864
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Michigan
Died: January 14, 1920

 42 Clive Sinclair

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

A consumer electronics pioneer, entrepreneur Clive Sinclair began his business venture selling radio and amplifier kits. He went on to launch the word’s first pocket calculator and later also worked on products such as digital watches and pocket TV. He is a fan of poker and is a Mensa member.

 43 Rachel Elnaugh

Rachel Elnaugh
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: December 12, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chelmsford

 44 Adi Godrej

Adi Godrej
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Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: April 3, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mumbai, India

 45 Trip Hawkins

Trip Hawkins
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: December 28, 1953
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Pasadena

 46 Kevin Rose

Kevin Rose
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Famous As: Computer scientist, Blogger, Businessperson
Birthdate: February 21, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Redding

 47 Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington
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Famous As: Computer Engineer
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: United States

 48 Akio Morita

Akio Morita
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: January 26, 1921
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Died: October 3, 1999

 49 Aurelio De Laurentiis

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

 50 Masaru Ibuka

Masaru Ibuka
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: April 11, 1908
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nikkō City, Japan
Died: December 19, 1997
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