The tech industry is one of the biggest in the world, and even a blind man can now say that the future lies in technology. Needless to say, many people who pursued tech from an early age have done some remarkable things in their lives. And, they have been very well rewarded for their efforts.
In the following list, we shall talk about some of the richest tech entrepreneurs in the world, and what significant things they have done in this world:
1. Bill Gates
Thanks to his company Microsoft, since 1987 Bill Gates has been listed in Forbes as one of the richest men in the world. Since then he has held the # 1 spot, except 4 times. In 2017 he was replaced by Jeff Bezos (founder of Amazon and described later in this Top 10). An important fact about Gates is that he reads about 50 books a year, practically one book a week.
2. Elon Musk
Forbes in 2019 ranked Elon Musk number one on the list of the world’s most innovative leaders. Musk is the founder of Tesla (a luxury electric car company), SpaceX (a spacecraft and space transportation services company), and SolarCity (a solar power generating company). In addition, Musk was an investor in Paypal in the beginning. Fun fact, he reads two books a day.
3. Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs was the founder of Apple and Pixar. Jobs is considered one of the geniuses of our generation, through Apple he managed to revolutionize the computer and cell phone industry. Today Apple is considered one of the four most powerful companies in the world. It is mandatory to see the speech Jobs gave at the Stanford graduation ceremony in 2005!
4. Jack Ma
Jack Ma is one of the few Chinese entrepreneurs who has managed to appear in Forbes as one of the most millionaires in the world, with an asset value of US $ 42,000 million. Ma is the founder of Alibaba (a company that works as an intermediary between Chinese suppliers and customers around the world).
5. Jeff Bezos
Since 2017 Jeff Bezos has been listed by Forbes as the richest man in the world. Its creation, Amazon, began as an online book distributor and today sells all kinds of products. Amazon in 2018 became the second company in history to be worth a trillion dollars. Bezos has repeatedly expressed that he owes part of his success to reading 30 to 60 minutes a day.
6. Mark Zuckerberg
In 2007, at just 23 years old, Mark Zuckerberg became the youngest and richest man in the world who started from scratch. His creation, Facebook, made him the father of the social media revolution and today he owns Instagram and WhatsApp among other companies. Zuckerberg reads a book every two weeks, even creating an online book club, in which he discusses 23 books a year
7. Blake Mycoskie
Blake Mycoskie is considered the father of social entrepreneurship. Through TOMS, he managed to make a company have a social impact as it generated income. TOMS started out by giving away one pair of shoes for every pair it sold, but today they do much more than that. Several TOMS plants are located in the most vulnerable places to generate employment.
8. Reid Hoffman
The most inspiring and helpful quotes an entrepreneur will ever hear come from Reid Hoffman, the founder of LinkedIn. Among the most recognized phrases are “An entrepreneur is one who jumps off a cliff and builds an airplane while falling” and ” if you are not ashamed of the first version of your product, you launched very late .”
9 and 10. Google Boys: Sergey Brin and Larry Page
Sergey Brin and Larry Page were two young men who dreamed of putting the entire internet on one page. There were many who made fun of them but they never gave up. After titanic work, they managed to build what we know today as Google, one of the four most powerful technology companies in the world. To begin your task of learning these successful entrepreneurs through life, note that several of them express that reading had to do with their success. Even the world’s most successful investor, Warren Buffet, who reads 500 pages a day, says that “the more you learn, the more you earn.”