25 Most Famous Entrepreneurs In The World

The 25 Most Famous Entrepreneurs In The World | 2024 Updated

A good entrepreneur is defined by his or her passion for their business. Successful entrepreneurs enhance and develop their thinking in addition to settling on making decisions for their own businesses. Luckily, the world has provided us all with a wealth of successful entrepreneurs from whom we can learn and be inspired by their work and lives. In this article, we have listed the world’s top 25 most famous entrepreneurs. 

1. Elon Musk

 Elon Musk

Elon Reeve Musk is a well-known entrepreneur and the world’s wealthiest person. Elon Musk is a South African, Canadian, and US citizen who is a technology entrepreneur and engineer. Musk was born in Pretoria, South Africa, to a Canadian mother and a South African father. Elon Musk is the founder, CEO, and lead designer of SpaceX, as well as the co-founder, CEO, and product architect of Tesla and the founder of The Boring Company. Elon Musk is a multi-talented entrepreneur who was the co-founder of PayPal, the well-known online payment system. 

2. Bill Gates

Bill Gates

Bill Gates is an American business entrepreneur, investor, philanthropist, and author who was born on October 28 th, 1955. He is the co-founder of the Microsoft Foundation, which he established in 1975 with Paul Allen. Bill Gates is the most well-known entrepreneur, having invented the “World’s First Microcomputer” in 1980, for which he owns the Guinness World Record. His philanthropic activities are very well-known. At a young age, Bill Gates expressed an interest in computer programming. On one of his school’s computers, he spends the majority of his leisure time programming. 

3. Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos is the founder of Amazon, one of the most largest and well-known companies on the internet. Jeff Bezos was born in Mexico City on January 12, 1964. Jeff earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a master’s degree in computer science from Princeton University. On July 5,1994, Jeff launched Amazon.com, named after the Amazon River, where he sells books within 30 days in the United States and 45 other countries. Later, he expanded his online store to include CDs, films, clothing, gadgets, toys, and other items. With a net worth of more than $202 billion as of 2021, Jeff Bezos is the world’s second-richest person.

4. Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook has grown to be the most popular and valuable social media platform on the planet. Mark Elliot Zuckerberg, an American computer programmer, and Internet entrepreneur was born on May 14th, 1984. He is the chairman, CEO, and co-founder of Facebook, which has been rebranded as Meta. He is a former Harvard student who, at the age of 24, became the world’s youngest billionaire in 2008. His net worth was projected to be $128 billion in 2017, making him the world’s fifth- richest person. He was included in Forbes’ list of the top ten wealthiest persons under f50, as well as the Top 20 Billionaires under 40. Facebook, his social networking site, has over 2.6 billion monthly active users.

5. Jack Ma

Jack Ma

Jack Ma was a former English teacher, Chinese business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. Ma co-founded Alibaba Group, which has become one of the world’s largest eCommerce businesses. He borrowed money from his buddies to start Alibaba on April 4, 1999. He was born on September 10, 1964, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China. He was turned down for 30 jobs in his early career. He now has a net worth of more than $50 billion.

6. Larry Ellison

Larry Ellison

Larry Ellison is an American investor, businessman, and philanthropist. Larry Ellison was born on August 17th, 1944 in New York City. Lawrence Joseph Ellison (often known as Larry Ellison) is the co-founder of Oracle Corporation. He is ranked #7 on this list with a net worth of $62 billion. Oracle specializes in CRM databases, and it was formed in 1997. 

7. Larry Page

Larry Page

Larry Page is a computer scientist and internet entrepreneur who co-founded Google with Sergey Brin. On March 26, 1973, he was born in Lansing, Michigan. In 1991, he graduated from East Lansing High School. In December 2019, Larry Page stepped down as CEO of Alphabet, the parent company of Google, but stayed on the board of directors and a controlling shareholder. Alphabet is also undertaking a number of novel initiatives in the fields of health and smart home appliances. He comes in at #10 on the list with a net worth of $50 billion.

8. Ratan Tata

Ratan Tata

Ratan Tata is widely regarded as one of the country’s most successful entrepreneurs. He was born in Mumbai, India, on the 28th of December 1937. Ratan Tata is an Indian industrialist, philanthropist, and former chairman of Tata Sons and Tata Group. In addition, Tata received other awards throughout his career, including the Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University before returning to India in 1961 to join the Tata Group.

9. Mukesh Ambani

Mukesh Ambani

Mukesh Ambani is a well-known Indian businessman who is also known as Asia’s richest person. Mukesh Ambani was born in the British Crown Colony of Aden on the 19th of April, 1957. He is the managing director, chairman, and largest stakeholder of Reliance Industries Ltd. He is an Indian billionaire businessman. Ambani is often regarded as India’s richest man, with an hourly income of approximately 90 crores. Reliance Industries is involved in a variety of industries, including petrochemicals, oil and gas, telecommunications, and retail. In 1966, his late father, Dhirubhai Ambani, established Reliance Industries.

10. Nagavara Ramarao Narayana Murthy

Nagavara Ramarao Narayana Murthy

He is a well-known businessman from India. Nagavara Ramarao, also known as Narayana Murthy, is an Indian IT industrialist as well as the co-founder of Infosys, a worldwide organization that provides business consulting, engineering, technology, and outsourcing services. He was born on August 20, 1946. He founded Infosys in 1981 and served as its CEO and Chairman from 1982 to 2011. Because of his contributions to outsourcing in India, he has been called the “Father of the Indian IT Sector” by Time magazine. 

11. Michael Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg is a businessman, author, philanthropist, and politician from the United States. In Boston, Michael was born on February 14, 1942. He is the CEO and co-founder of the media giant Bloomberg. Bloomberg is a financial service and software firm as well. He is the ninth richest entrepreneur on the list, with a net worth of $55 billion. In 1964, he completed his MBA studies at Harvard University. Bloomberg has also been nominated for the 2020 US presidential election. He is now a well-known and well-liked businessman who is well admired.

12. Sundar Pichai

Sundar Pichai

Google’s and Alphabet Inc.’s CEO is Sundar Pichai. He is renowned as the world’s wealthiest professional manager and one of the world’s highest-paid CEOs. Sundar Pichai was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India on July 12, 1972. He began his career as a materials engineer after graduating from IIT Kharagpur. He is a business executive, computer scientist, and one of the world’s most well-known entrepreneurs, best known as the CEO of Google. 

13. Bhavish Aggarwal

Bhavish Aggarwal

Olacabs co-founder and CEO is Bhavesh Aggarwal. In2010, he launched Ola. Olacabs is famous for its online cab service. Bhavish Aggarwal quit his well-paid Microsoft job to work for Ola Cabs. Bhavish Aggarwal is one of India’s most successful businessmen. Bhavesh did his B.Tech in computer science from IIT Bombay. His organization now operates in over 100 cities across the globe, including Australia and New Zealand. Ola won Startup of the Year by the Economic Times in2015, and Bhavesh Aggarwal was listed on Forbes’ “30 Under30” list.

14. Jack Dorsey

Jack Dorsey

Jack Dorsey is a well-known entrepreneur who is well-known throughout the world. With a net worth of approximately $12 billion, Jack Patrick Dorsey is an American entrepreneur and the co-founder and CEO of Twitter. He’s also the CEO and founder of Square, a financial payments company that helps millions of individuals establish, run, and grow their businesses. Simplicity, constraint, and craftsmanship are his three guiding principles.

15. Ritesh Agarwal

Ritesh Agarwal

Ritesh Agarwal is the founder and CEO of OYO Rooms, an Indian billionaire entrepreneur. OYO rooms were started by Ritesh Agarwal in 2015. Ritesh Agarwal was born in Bissam Cuttack Rayagada, Odisha, on November 16, 1993. Ritesh has received a number of accolades and honours, such as the Business World Young Entrepreneur Award. Ritesh is the world’s richest self-made Indian under the age of 40 and is regarded as one of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs. 

16. Adam D’Angelo

Adam D’Angelo

Adam D’Angelo is the co-founder and CEO of Quora, the world’s most popular Q&A site, which he created in 2009 with Charlie Cheever. He began his career at Facebook before founding Quora, where he also served as the company’s CTO (Chief Technology Officer). On August 14th,1984, Adam D’Angelo was born. He is also a member of the OpenAI board of directors, an internet company, and a well-known entrepreneur around the world.

17. Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett is the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway and an American entrepreneur and investor. Buffett is the world’s most successful investor. He is the third richest person on the list, with an estimated net worth of $82 billion. He has committed to donating 99 percent of his fortune to charity. In the year 1930, he was born in Omaha, Nebraska. In 1947, Warren graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School. He learned the fundamentals of value investing at this school, and his time there completely transformed his life. It put him on the correct track, the one he had always desired.

18. Vijay Shekhar Sharma

 Vijay Shekhar Sharma

Paytm’s founder and CEO is Vijay Shekhar Sharma. On June 7,1978, he was born in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. PayTm (Pay Through Mobile) is India’s largest eCommerce payment system, with a digital wallet as well. Paytm’s current market value is estimated to be $16 billion. In August of2010, he founded Paytm in Noida, Delhi. Paytm Wallet, which they introduced in2014, was a game-changer. Paytm is currently valued at $16 billion. Paytm was the first online payment app in India, with over 100 million downloads.

19. Azim Premji

Azim Premji

Premji is an entrepreneur, investor, engineer, business magnate, and philanthropist who is credited with establishing Wipro as one of India’s most prominent global enterprises over the course of more than four decades of expansion and diversification. As a result of this and his informal title of “czar” of the Indian IT industry, Premji is commonly referred to as India’s Bill Gates. Premji headed to Stanford University to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, but he had to return to Wipro, which was then known as Western Indian Vegetable Products. He is also known for his charitable inclination. He donates the majority of his money to the Azim Premji Foundation and signed the Giving Pledge in 2013 to give away half of his fortune.

20. Steve Ballmer

Steve Ballmer

Steven Anthony Ballmer is an American businessman and investor who served as Microsoft’s CEO from 2000 until 2014. Steve Ballmer, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA), is one of today’s most well-known entrepreneurs, having graduated from Harvard University in 1977. With a net worth of over 71 billion dollars, he is also one of the world’s wealthiest persons.

21. Shiv Nadar

Shiv Nadar

Shiv Nadar is one of the few first-generation entrepreneurs who entered the IT industry in the mid-1970s and founded HCL. He’s also one of India’s wealthiest entrepreneurs, with a net worth of about 23 billion dollars. HCL quickly extended to Singapore and the Far East, making sales of over 1 million rupees not long after. HCL presently employs over 153,000 people in 50 locations around the world.

22. Dilip Shanghvi

Dilip Shanghvi

Dilip Shanghvi is a self-made entrepreneur and one of India’s most successful entrepreneurs. Sun Pharmaceutical Industries was founded by him. With a two-man marketing staff and five products and a capital of INR10,000, he founded Sun Pharmaceuticals in Vapi, Gujarat, in 1982. On October 1,1955, in the small Gujarat village of Amreli, he was born into a Jain Bania family. Sun Pharmaceuticals is one of India’s leading chronic prescription pharmaceutical companies, as well as the largest Indian pharmaceutical company in the United States. Sun Pharma is the world’s fifth-largest speciality generics firm.

23. Richard Branson

Richard Branson

Richard Charles Nicholas Branson is an English business entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist who was born on July 18, 1950. Richard is the founder of the Virgin Group, which has over 400 firms under his management. Richard Branson is well-known for his charitable work and style of life. He has left a number of firms, and his leadership abilities have helped him to be one of the most well-known entrepreneurs in the world today. Richard Branson does not have a graduate degree. In reality, he is a high school dropout who built a successful firm without wearing a university degree, and he is now widely regarded as a rich entrepreneur.

24. Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey is one of the world’s most well-known and influential African American women. She is well-known for outperforming Oprah Winfrey’s show as the most-watched daytime television show. She is an extremely charitable philanthropist, despite being one of the world’s wealthiest women and popular for her wonderful job. Oprah Winfrey, as most of us already know, is one of the richest African-Americans of the twenty-first century, with a net worth of $3 billion, and is undoubtedly one of the most prominent women in this world.

25. Carlos Slim Helu

Carlos Slim Helu

Carlos Slim Hel is a businessman, investor, and philanthropist from Mexico. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Telmex, América Móvil, and Grupo Carso. On January 28th,1940, he was born in Mexico City. In1961, he graduated from the National Autonomous University of Mexico with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. He is the fifth richest person on the list, with a net worth of $64 billion. He also has interests in building, consumer goods, mining, real estate, and media.


Discovering new chances and creating fantastic products that others want is what an entrepreneur is all about. It necessitates long hours, effort, and commitment to the task. It can be risky and time-consuming at times, and it’s difficult to anticipate success. The above list included instances of the world’s most successful foreign entrepreneurs as well as Indian entrepreneurs. Such well successful entrepreneurs are an inspiration to everybody, and observing their life will inspire you with success tips.

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