Pierre Omidyar-If you can’t find it on eBay, you probably won’t find it anywhere. He’s taken a simple concept and turned it into a multi-billion dollar global marketplace. Whereas years ago, you might have to know someone who knows someone who has a friend who can get you the car part you’re looking for, now you simply plug the information into eBay and you’ll undoubtedly be presented with multiple options from sellers throughout the world. eBay has done more to open commerce between individuals than anything in our generation. Pierre Morad Omidyar is a French-Iranian-American entrepreneur and philanthropist, who is the founder and chairman of the eBay auction site. He became a billionaire at the age of 31 with eBay’s 1998 Initial Public Offering. According to Forbes Pierre had a net worth of $8.5 Billion in 2013. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Omidyar
Jeff Bezos-Have you ever bought something from Amazon.com? Thank Jeff Bezos. He’s made shopping from home for just about anything imaginable easy. Jeffrey Preston “Jeff” Bezos is an American business magnate and investor. He is a technology entrepreneur who has played a key role in the growth of e-commerce as the founder and CEO of Amazon.com. According to Business Week Bezos’ stock declined early this year bringing his net worth to $29.7 Billion after the drop. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Bezos
Howard Hughes-By far the most fascinating entrepreneur on the list. When he set his mind to do something, he did it. Granted, he had a good start in life from his father’s business, but he accomplished a great deal more with his entrepreneurial spirit. Though it only flew once, The Spruce Goose, was probably his most noted endeavor (good or bad). Add to that RKO, TWA, a Las Vegas empire, and his reclusiveness, and he’s surely one of the most interesting businessmen in American history. He was an American business tycoon, investor, aviator, aerospace engineer, inventor, filmmaker and philanthropist. He was one of the wealthiest people in the world. When he died in 1976 he had a net worth of 1.5 billion; equivalent to 6.22 billion today. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Hughes
Hugh Hefner-Need I say more? Hef is the man. I hope that when I’m his age I can be surrounded by beautiful young women. Hugh Marston Hefner is an American adult magazine publisher and businessman, the founder and chief creative officer of Playboy Enterprises. According to celebritynetworth.com Hugh has a net worth of 43 Million. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_Hefner
Gilbert Hyatt & Ted Hoff, Stanley Mazor, Masatoshi Shima, Federico Faggin – These 5 gentlemen are responsible for the invention of the microprocessor. Without this invention our cell phones would not be smart phones and our computers would still be huge.
Paul Allen & Bill Gates-I use a Windows-based laptop and Microsoft Office. I always have and probably always will. The co-founders of Microsoft Corporation have made remarkable contributions to the world by making it easier for everyone to operate a computer. I can remember the first computer I ever worked with, long before Windows. If we didn’t have Windows, I probably wouldn’t be using a computer. Paul Gardner Allen is an American philanthropist, investor and innovator. Forbes magazine estimates Paul’s net worth to be 15.8 Billion. William Henry “Bill” Gates III is an American business magnate, philanthropist, investor, computer programmer, and inventor. The Wall Street Journal estimates Bill’s net worth to be around $82 Billion. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Allen http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Gates