Entrepreneurs have always existed. From Henry Ford to Thomas Edison, some entrepreneurs had such amazing vision that they changed the world. Literally! A lot of people these days wonder, who are the top entrepreneurs of our time; well, here is our list of our best entrepreneurs of the modern day from whom…
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Known for his intuitive ability to identify patterns and potential business markets, Steve Jobs is the first person on our list. Steve is considered as a pioneer in revolutionalizing entire tech industry by introducing GUI and Mouse in computers.
The difference between Steve Jobs and other entrepreneurs, while others face short-time failures in their career, he was thrown out of Apple. From there the iconic entrepreneur fought back and went to build to successful non-Apple companies, Pixar and Next.
After his return to Apple, Steve was instrumental in changing the music industry, the mobile phone industry and the tablet industry ultimately making Apple the largest corporation in the world.
The next on our list is one of the richest men in the world, Bill Gates. He needs no introduction. While Steve Jobs brought GUI and Mouse in computers, Bill was responsible for building the most affordable operating system, Windows.
Had Bill Gates not launched Windows, your life and my life would not have been what it is today. Bill realized that the industry was all about software before anyone else realized it. Hence, he ensured that he creates an operating system that would work on all machines. Simple!
Microsoft became so big that its market cap in 1999 even touched $600 billion; the highest any company ever reached.
Larry Page and Sergey Brin
The pioneers of new generation technology giant, Google, Larry Page and Sergey Brin are on number 3. The two engineers from Stanford University created the search engine when the world most needed it.
Even since Google became the “go-to” website for searching anything, Internet has changed, quite literally. People started using it more and more. With millions of queries every day, Google is among the most respected companies in the world – thanks to the sheer passion and great leadership of the two founders.
They are also among the richest men in the world with billions of dollars in net worth.
Today¸ Mark is considered to be a youth icon and an inspiration to hundreds and millions of the world. The reason why he is in the list is – he created a completely new industry on the Internet by making social media a catch-phrase for every business and individual.
With over 800 million user accounts on Facebook, Mark is set to go public and guess what? Facebook is expected to be one of the biggest IPO’s in the history of tech industry.
With personal wealth of $18.4 billion, Jeff Bezos – founder of Amazon – stands among the most influential entrepreneurs of our times. Yes, he is also from the technology industry. And, the reason he is on our list is, he changed the way people use Internet for shopping.
From books to consumer electronics, from DVD’s to video games, Amazon sells everything and does it with style. Jeff was single-handedly responsible for launching, promoting and getting it into the limelight of the world.
Today, Amazon contributes not only to the economy by paying huge taxes but also provides a lot of job opportunities to the users.
Fred Smith, the founders, chairman, president, and CEO of FedEx is 6th on our list. Why? Well, he launched the first overnight express delivery company in the world. It is now among the leading companies in the world.
Under his leadership, FedEx manages more than 5 million packages every day. And the company is loved by people as the most convenient shipping platform across the world.
Fred is among the most respected individuals in the US corporate industry.
Greatness of an entrepreneur is determined by not only their wealth but the impact they had on the society. All these gentlemen above are known for their massive social impact they created by building huge companies.
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