- Jeff Bezos – Jeff Bezos is the founder and chief executive officer of Amazon.com and owner of ‘The Washington Post.’ Jeff Bezos was born on January 12, 1964 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Jeff Bezos studied computer science and electrical engineering at Princeton University. After graduation he worked on Wall Street, and in 1990 he became the youngest senior vice president at the investment firm D.E. Shaw.
Jeff Bezos set up the office for his fledgling company in his garage where, along with a few employees, he began developing software. They expanded operations into a two bedroom house equipped with three Sun Micro stations, and eventually developed a test site. After inviting 300 friends to beta test the site Jeff Bezos opened Amazon.com, named after the meandering South American River, on 16July 1995.
- Larry Page – Larry Page was born Lawrence Page on 26 March 1973 in East Lansing, Michigan. Larry Page’s parents were both computer experts. Google’s Headquartered is in the California’s Silicon Valley. Google held its initial public offering in August 2004. Larry Page sits at the helm of Alphabet, the parent company of Google, healthcare division Calico, smart home appliance division Nest and more. Larry Page co founded Google in 1998 with fellow Stanford Ph.D. student Sergey Brin. Larry Page was Google’s first CEO until 2001. After serving as president of products, he took the CEO Job again in 2011.
- Mark Zuckerberg – Mark Zuckerberg is co – founder and CEO of the social – networking website Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg co – founded the social – networking website Facebook out of his college dorm room. He left Harvard after his sophomore year to concentrate on the site. Mark Elliot Zuckerberg was born on May 14, 1984 in White Plains, New York. Mark Zuckerberg developed an interest in computers at an early age; when he was about 12, he used Atari BASIC to create a messaging program he named “Zucknet.” After graduating from Exeter in 2002, Zuckerberg enrolled at Harvard University. Zuckerberg and his friends created a site that allowed users to create their own profiles, upload photos, and communicate with other users. The group ran the site—first called The Facebook—out of a dorm room at Harvard until June 2004. After his sophomore year, Zuckerberg dropped out of college to devote himself to Facebook full time, moving the company to Palo Alto, California. By the end of 2004, Facebook had 1 million users. Since amassing his sizeable fortune, Zuckerberg has used his millions to fund a variety of philanthropic causes. The most notable examples came in 2010. In September of that year, he donated $100 million to save the failing Newark Public Schools system in New Jersey. Then, in December 2010, Zuckerberg signed the “Giving Pledge”, promising to donate at least 50 percent of his wealth to charity over the course of his lifetime. Other Giving Pledge members include Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and George Lucas. After his donation, Zuckerberg called on other young, wealthy entrepreneurs to follow suit.
- Warren Buffett – Warren Buffett is known as the “Oracle of Omaha”. Warren Buffett is one of the most successful investors of all time. He formed Buffett Partnership Ltd. in 1956, and by 1965 he had assumed control of Berkshire Hathaway. Berkshire Hathaway, which owns more than 60 companies, including insurer Geico, battery maker Duracell and restaurant chain Dairy Queen. Warren Buffett first bought stock at age 11 and first filed taxes at age 13.
Warren Buffett enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania at the age of 16 to study business. He stayed two years, moved to the University of Nebraska to finish up his degree, and emerged from college at age 20 with nearly $10,000 from his childhood businesses. In 1951 he received his master’s degree in economics at Columbia University and furthered his education at the New York Institute of Finance.
In June 2006, Buffett made an announcement that he would be giving his entire fortune away to charity, committing 85 percent of it to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. This donation became the largest act of charitable giving in United States history. In 2010, Warren Buffett and Bill Gates launched the Giving Pledge, asking billionaires to commit to donating half their wealth to charitable causes.
In 2012 Buffett disclosed that he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer. He began undergoing radiation treatment in July and successfully completed his treatment in November.
- Jamie Dimon – Jamie Dimon runs JPMorgan Chase, the largest bank in the U.S. in terms of assets. Jamie Dimon joined JPMorgan Chase in 2004 and in 2006 he became president and CEO of JPMorgan Chase. He also became chairman of the board in 2007. Jamie Dimon was born on March 13, 1956 in New York City. Jamie Dimon began his finance career at American Express in 1982. Jamie Dimon’s father and grandfather were both stock brokers. In 1978 Jamie Dimon graduated from Tufts University and later enrolled in Harvard Business School, where he established himself as a star student.