Leo Entrepreneurs

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 1 Henry Ford

Henry Ford
Famous As: Founder of The 'Ford Motor Company' Who Developed The Assembly Process for Mass Production
Birthdate: July 30, 1863
Birthplace: Springwells Township, Michigan, United States
Died: April 7, 1947

Business magnate and founder of the Ford Motor Company, Henry Ford is credited to have made the automobile an accessible conveyance for Americans in the 20th century. Following the success of his company, he became one of the richest and best-known people in the world. He also became known for his pacifism during the first years of World War I.

 2 Steve Wozniak

Steve Wozniak
Famous As: Co-Founder of Apple Inc.
Birthdate: August 11, 1950
Birthplace: San Jose, California, United States

Widely recognized as one of the two important pioneers of the personal computer revolution, Steve Wozniak is credited with co-founding Apple Inc. along with Steve Jobs. Not surprisingly, he has been described as one of the men that changed the course of history through technology. Apart from being a programmer and technology entrepreneur, Steve Wozniak is also a well-known philanthropist.

 3 Satya Nadella

Satya Nadella
Famous As: Chairman & CEO of Microsoft
Birthdate: August 19, 1967
Birthplace: Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

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'.

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 4 Larry Ellison

Larry Ellison
Famous As: Co-Founder of Oracle
Birthdate: August 17, 1944
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison was Forbes’s sixth-wealthiest person in the world in 2019. He has been associated with Apple and Tesla, too. He once owned the world’s 12th-largest yacht. He is a certified pilot and also owns a tennis facility. A devoted philanthropist, he has taken The Giving Pledge.
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 5 Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart
Famous As: Businesswoman
Birthdate: August 3, 1941
Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey, United States

The founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Martha Stewart has found success with several business ventures. She is also the publisher of a magazine called Martha Stewart Living and has written many bestselling books. Although she was convicted of charges pertaining to the ImClone stock trading case, she made a comeback and became chairwoman of her company.

 6 David Chang

David Chang
Famous As: Restaurateur
Birthdate: August 5, 1977
Birthplace: Arlington County, Virginia, United States

David Chang revolutionized the culinary world with his brand Momofuku, which owns several noodle bars across the world, including a 2-Michelin-star restaurant. He has produced the Netflix shows Ugly Delicious and Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Several issues of his food magazine Lucky Peach have been NYT bestsellers.

 7 Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel
Famous As: Fashion designer
Birthdate: August 19, 1883
Birthplace: Saumur, France
Died: January 10, 1971

Coco Chanel was a French fashion designer and founder of the Chanel brand. She is credited with replacing the corseted silhouette as the feminine standard of style with a sporty, casual chic. Her work as a designer redefined the fashionable woman in the era post World War I. She also played a vital role in revolutionizing jewelry, handbags, and fragrance.

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 8 Meg Whitman

Meg Whitman
Famous As: Business Woman
Birthdate: July 31, 1956
Birthplace: Cold Spring Harbor, New York, United States
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.
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 9 Salt Bae

Salt Bae
Famous As: Restaurateur
Birthdate: August 9, 1983
Birthplace: Erzurum, Turkey

 10 Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban
Famous As: Owner of the 'Dallas Mavericks' Team of NBA
Birthdate: July 31, 1958
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Entrepreneur, television personality and media proprietor Mark Cuban is a prolific inventor. He is a named inventor of 11 patent families. He displayed an entrepreneurial spirit from a young age and started many business ventures while still in college. A sports fan, he is the owner of the National Basketball Association's (NBA) Dallas Mavericks.

 11 Edmond James de Rothschild

Edmond James de Rothschild
Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: August 19, 1845
Birthplace: Boulogne-Billancourt, France
Died: November 2, 1934

Edmond James de Rothschild was a French businessman with deep connections to the Rothschild banking family. He was a strong supporter of Zionism and donated significant amounts that went towards the establishment of the State of Israel. He also provided funds for the foundation of the Friends of the French National Museum of Natural History Society. 

 12 Jennifer Flavin

Jennifer Flavin
Famous As: Entrepreneur, Wife of Sylvester Stallone
Birthdate: August 14, 1968
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California

Jennifer Flavin is a former American model and wife of famous actor Sylvester Stallone. A successful model during the late-80s and early-90s, Jennifer Flavin took her popularity to another level after marrying Stallone. She now co-owns a company called Serious Skin Care where she plays an influential role.

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 13 Dana White

Dana White
Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: July 28, 1969
Birthplace: Manchester, Connecticut, United States

 14 Travis Kalanick

Travis Kalanick
Famous As: CEO of Uber
Birthdate: August 6, 1976
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Travis Kalanick is an American businessman. He is credited with founding Red Swoosh, a content delivery network, and Uber, a technology company. He resigned as the CEO of Uber in 2017 when the company was criticized for several unethical practices, including sexual harassment.

 15 Jimmy Wales

Jimmy Wales
Famous As: Co-founder of Wikipedia
Birthdate: August 7, 1966
Birthplace: Huntsville, Alabama, United States
Internet entrepreneur Jimmy Wales is widely known as the co-founder of the not-for-profit online encyclopedia Wikipedia, though he has claimed to be its sole founder. Wikipedia had its roots in Nupedia, a free encyclopedia that was funded by Wales’s portal Bomis. Wales also co-founded Wikia, or Fandom, a web-hosting service.

 16 Ginni Rometty

Ginni Rometty
Famous As: Businesswomen
Birthdate: July 29, 1957
Birthplace: Chicago Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Former IBM CEO Ginni Rometty was named to the World's Top 50 Women in Tech by Forbes in 2018. She led IBM through its conversion to a leading data company. The Northwestern University alumna has also earned the Edison Achievement Award. She became part of Time 100 in 2012.

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 17 Stanley A McChrystal

Stanley A McChrystal
Famous As: Retired Armed Force Officer
Birthdate: August 14, 1954
Birthplace: Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, United States

Retired United States Army general, Stanley A McChrysta,l is best known for his command of Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) during the 2000s. He was described as "perhaps the finest warrior and leader of men in combat I ever met" by Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates. Following his retirement, he began teaching courses in international relations at Yale University.

 18 Michael Kors

Michael Kors
Famous As: Fashion Designer
Birthdate: August 9, 1959
Birthplace: Long Island, New York, United States
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 19 Ray Dalio

Ray Dalio
Famous As: Investor
Birthdate: August 8, 1949
Birthplace: Jackson Heights, New York, United States
Business magnate Ray Dalio founded the hedge fund Bridgewater Associates, which became the world’s largest by 2013. He has also written the bestselling book Principles: Life & Work. Named to Time 100, he has joined the Giving Pledge and often donates to various philanthropic causes, including education and healthcare.

 20 Chad Hurley

Chad Hurley
Famous As: Entrepreneur, Former CEO of YouTube
Birthdate: July 24, 1977
Birthplace: Reading, Pennsylvania, United States

Media mogul Chad Hurley is a co-founder and former CEO of the video-sharing websites, YouTube and MixBit. Interested in computers and electronic media since high school, he co-founded YouTube with Steve Chen and Jawed Karim in 2005. The following year, the trio sold YouTube to Google Inc. Hurley is also a part-owner of the NBA's Golden State Warriors.

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 21 Anne Wojcicki

Anne Wojcicki
Famous As: Co-FOunder & CEO of 23andMe
Birthdate: July 28, 1973
Birthplace: Palo Alto, California, United States

 22 Linus Sebastian

Linus Sebastian
Famous As: CEO of Linus Media Group
Birthdate: August 20, 1986
Birthplace: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Linus Sebastian is a Canadian YouTube personality whose technology channel Linus Tech Tips is ranked highly among Google's most preferred advertising channels for the technology category on YouTube. Also an entrepreneur, Sebastian owns a video sharing platform called Floatplane Media. Sebastian is also credited with founding Linus Media Group for which he has been serving as the CEO since 2013.

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 23 Dave Hester

Dave Hester
Famous As: Reality TV Star, Professional Auctioneer
Birthdate: July 23, 1964
Birthplace: Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base near Oceanside, California, USA
Dave Hester, or The Mogul, soared to stardom with the A&E reality show Storage Wars. He is known for his signature catchword “Yuuup!” He was initially the owner of the Rags to Riches thrift store and the Newport Consignment Gallery but later closed them down to open an auction house.

 24 Steve Chen

Steve Chen
Famous As: Co-founder of YouTube
Birthdate: August 18, 1978
Birthplace: Taipei City, Taipei, Taiwan
Internet entrepreneur Steve Chen is one of the co-founders of YouTube. He also co-founded AVOS Systems and developed the app MixBit. He later sold YouTube to Google and also joined the investment firm Google Ventures. He was named one of 2011’s "15 Asian Scientists To Watch" by Asian Scientist magazine.
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 25 Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent
Famous As: Fashion Designer
Birthdate: August 1, 1936
Birthplace: Oran, Algeria
Died: June 1, 2008

Yves Saint Laurent was a French fashion designer who founded his eponymous fashion label in 1961. Widely regarded as one of the 20th century's most popular and influential fashion designers, Saint Laurent is credited with helping women all over the world find confidence by looking both elegant and comfortable at the same time. His life and career inspired many films.

 26 Spencer Matthews

Spencer Matthews
Famous As: Television personality
Birthdate: August 6, 1988
Birthplace: London, England

 27 Reid Hoffman

Reid Hoffman
Famous As: Co-Founder of LinkedIn
Birthdate: August 5, 1967
Birthplace: Stanford
Billionaire businessman Reid Hoffman, co-founder of the professional networking platform LinkedIn, also serves as a partner of the firm Greylock Partners. The Stanford and Oxford alumnus is also a prominent philanthropist and has been a board member of Do Something. He has also worked with PayPal and written several books.

 28 Li Ka-shing

Li Ka-shing
Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: July 29, 1928
Birthplace: Kwangtung
Li Ka-shing, also known as Superman, remains Hong Kong’s richest man, in spite of a drop in his net worth due to the Hong Kong riots and the coronavirus pandemic. The business tycoon is known for his association with Hutchison and for his investments in the video-conferencing platform Zoom.
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 29 Sergey Brin

Sergey Brin
Famous As: Co-founder of Google
Birthdate: August 21, 1973
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Google co-founder Sergey Brin also served as the president of Alphabet Inc. The seventh-richest person in the world as of 2020, Brin earlier dropped his PhD plans at Stanford, following which he and Larry Page launched Google in a garage. He is a devoted philanthropist and a Democratic Party donor.

 30 John Carmack

John Carmack
Famous As: Chief technology officer, Aerospace engineer, Programmer, Computer scientist
Birthdate: August 20, 1970
Birthplace: Kansas City

Computer-game developer John Carmack introduced pioneering innovations in the 3-D game arena. He specializes in first-person shooter games, such as Quake and Doom. The id Software founder had spent a year in a juvenile home and had later dropped out of university to become a freelance programmer.

 31 Lamar Hunt

Lamar Hunt
Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: August 2, 1932
Birthplace: El Dorado, Arkansas, United States
Died: December 13, 2006

Businessman Lamar Hunt was a major promoter of American football, soccer, tennis, basketball, and ice hockey in the United States. He was the principal founder of the Major League Soccer (MLS) and American Football League (AFL). He was also the co-founder of World Championship Tennis. In 1982, he was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame. 

 32 George Soros

George Soros
Famous As: Investor
Birthdate: August 12, 1930
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
A Hungarian-American financier, philanthropist, activist and author, George Soros is the founder of Soros Fund Management and the Open Society Foundations. Amongst the country’s most successful investors, he made a huge profit during the 1992 Black Wednesday crisis and became famous as the man who broke the Bank of England.

 33 Stan Kroenke

Stan Kroenke
Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: July 29, 1947
Birthplace: Columbia, Missouri, United States

Stan Kroenke is an American businessman. Kroenke has been playing a key role in the sporting world as he owns Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, the holding company of several sporting clubs, such as Arsenal Football Club, The Denver Nuggets, The Los Angeles Rams, The Colorado Avalanche, The Colorado Mammoth, and The Colorado Rapids.

 34 Frederick W. Smith

Frederick W. Smith
Famous As: Business person
Birthdate: August 11, 1944
Birthplace: Marks, Mississippi

 35 Steve Case

Steve Case
Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: August 21, 1958
Birthplace: Honolulu

 36 Janet Yellen

Janet Yellen
Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: August 13, 1946
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

Economist Janet Yellen has had an illustrious career as an academic and researcher, and has taught at Harvard University and other reputed institutes. After chairing the Federal Reserve for 4 years, she is now the United States Secretary of the Treasury. She is married to Nobel-winning economist George Akerlof.

 37 Mike Holmes

Mike Holmes
Famous As: Investors
Birthdate: August 3, 1963
Birthplace: Halton Hills, Ontario, Canada

 38 Henri Fayol

Henri Fayol
Famous As: Industrialist, Management Thinker
Birthdate: July 29, 1841
Birthplace: Constantinople, Ottoman Empire
Died: November 19, 1925

Henri Fayol was a French mining engineer, author, mining executive, and director of mines. He is credited with developing a theory of business administration called Fayolism. Along with Frederick Winslow Taylor, Henri Fayol is credited with founding modern management methods.

 39 Timothy Geithner

Timothy Geithner
Famous As: Banker
Birthdate: August 18, 1961
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

 40 Azim Premji

Azim Premji
Famous As: Business Tycoon
Birthdate: July 24, 1945
Birthplace: Karachi

Business magnate Azim Premji revolutionized the Indian software industry with Wipro Limited. Twice listed to Time 100, he transformed his vegetable oil and soap manufacturing company to a leading IT solutions brand, through marked diversification. He owns a non-profit foundation and is the first Indian to join The Giving Pledge.

 41 Seth Bullock

Seth Bullock
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 23, 1849
Birthplace: Amherstburg, Canada
Died: September 23, 1919

Canadian-American frontiersman, hardware store owner, sheriff, U.S. Marshal, horse breeder and hotel owner Seth Bullock is best known for building the Bullock Hotel, the oldest hotel in Deadwood. Bullock was appointed the first sheriff of the then lawless Dakota where he eventually emerged as a prominent figure civilizing the rowdy camp without killing anyone.

 42 Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton
Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: August 4, 1821
Birthplace: France
Died: February 27, 1892

After losing his parents at 10, Louis Vuitton ran away to Paris, where he gained repute as a box-maker/packer, and was even hired by Napoleon III’s wife, Empress Eugénie de Montijo. He then founded the iconic French fashion and luxury goods brand Louis Vuitton, which now operates in 50 countries.

 43 Cheryl Crane

Cheryl Crane
Famous As: Real estate broker
Birthdate: July 25, 1943
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

 44 Jack L Warner

Jack L Warner
Famous As: Film Executive
Birthdate: August 2, 1892
Birthplace: London, Canada
Died: September 9, 1978

One of 12 children of Polish immigrants, Jack L Warner, along with three of his brothers, formed the iconic production house Warner Bros. Apart from producing the first talkie, The Jazz Singer, and iconic films such as Casablanca, they also launched the careers of the who’s who of Hollywood.

 45 William Weld

William Weld
Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: July 31, 1945
Birthplace: Smithtown, New York, U.S.

 46 Mitzi Shore

Mitzi Shore
Famous As: Co-founder and owner of The Comedy Store
Birthdate: July 25, 1930
Birthplace: Marinette, Wisconsin, United States
Died: April 11, 2018

 47 Arlene Dahl

Arlene Dahl
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 11, 1925
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

 48 Giuliana Rancic

Giuliana Rancic
Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: August 17, 1974
Birthplace: Naples, Italy

Giuliana Rancic is an Italian-American television personality and entertainment reporter. Over the years, she has co-hosted several important events like the Academy Awards and Golden Globes. Also known for her good looks, Rancic was named in the 100 Most Beautiful people list by People magazine in 2006. In 2014, she won the Daytime Emmy Award under the Fan Favorite category.

 49 Larry Wilcox

Larry Wilcox
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 8, 1947
Birthplace: San Diego, California, USA

 50 John Torode

John Torode
Famous As: Celebrity chef
Birthdate: July 23, 1965
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
Australian celebrity chef and restaurateur John Torode initially worked at the U.K.-based Conran Group's restaurants. He is also known for his appearances on shows such as This Morning and the revival of MasterChef in 2005. He owned the Luxe and Smiths of Smithfield and has also authored several cookbooks.