Technology has saved us in ways we cannot deny. It has revolutionized our world, over the years. Today, everything is at our fingertips. Can we even imagine a single day or a minute without technology? It has changed the way we live and see the world.
There are so many powerful and creative people who have contributed to the tech world and have influenced all of us in one way or the other. These tech giants have made our lives easier, faster and better. Let us gain an insight on the top 10 entrepreneurs that are making an impact in the tech industry.
1. Bill Gates
Bill Gates is one of the most well-known entrepreneurs in the world. He has influenced the world in a way no one else can by introducing Microsoft to the world. He launched Windows 95 24 years ago and the world of technology has not been the same ever since. We must admit, without Microsoft there would be no growth of the internet. Everything we do today in technology is a blessing Bill Gates blessed us with.
2. Jeff Bezos
Amazon is a household name today. It is a leading e-commerce giant in the world founded by Jeff Bezos. He has put everything just a click away and eased the way we shop. Emerged as an online bookstore, Amazon services now include audio and video streaming, artificial intelligence and cloud computing. Jeff Bezos is the world’s wealthiest entrepreneur and the most influential tech person. He has brought a change in the lifestyle of people all over the world.
3. Elon Musk-
Elon Musk is a tech leader in true sense. He founded PayPal- an online payment system in 2000 and took over the digital currency world. In 2002, Musk also founded SpaceX- a world of fantasy nobody took seriously. It designs, manufactures and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft. In 2003, he also founded Tesla Motors and introduced electric cars to the world that anyone can afford. Musk’s inventions have undoubtedly changed the way we live and think.
4. Steve Jobs-
Steve Jobs is the man behind creating a revolutionary change in the world with Apple. He is the most successful tech visionaries the world has ever known. He made the world addicted to smartphones and smart technology. Ask people today if they can live without iPhones, iPad and iMac, they would laugh at you. To them the world would be senseless. This is the true influence of Steve Jobs in the generations.
5. Mark Zuckerberg-
Mark Zuckerberg is a dominator in social media applications. He founded the social media app-Facebook which is the world’s most popular media network. Today, not only does he own Facebook, but also WhatsApp, Instagram, Oculus VR, and many others. He is a visionary always thinking of the next big acquisition.
6. Brian Chesky-
Brian Chesky founded Airbnb in 2007. It is an online service for booking travel accommodations. Airbnb lets you rent a bed, a room or an entire house. He has brought a change in the hospitality market with technology. Airbnb has a listing with affordable pricing and thus travellers have highly appreciated this. In fact, Airbnb has provided an easy way for tenants to make some extra money.
7. Evan Spiegel-
Evan Spiegel is the youngest billionaire who founded Snapchat when he was just 21 years old. He succeeded where even Google failed. He created an intense buzz in 2007 when the company’s toy like video recording spectacles were launched. Today, different versions of these spectacles are available that can also perceive depth. He has created something that will prove to be the pillar for everyone.
8. Larry Page-
Larry Page is a tech entrepreneur who co-founded Google in 1998 and became a changemaker. Google is the most popular search engine today, so much so that even a kid knows. Larry Page organized the world’s information and made it easily accessible. He has made a big difference in the world of internet. It has now become a generic name for search that people often say ‘Google it’ in their daily lives.
9. Jack Dorsey-
Jack Dorsey is one the most popular tech visionary of this era. He co-founded Twitter and changed the way people communicate over social media. Twitter has now become the world’s largest networking sites. He is also an investor in Kickstarter, Foursquare and Instagram. He has also started a new startup called ‘Square’ which works on making payments less complicated.
10. Travis Kalanick-
Travis Kalanick is an entrepreneur who built the world’s most successful ride-hailing application. He used the power of smartphone technology, cloud computing and geolocation to make it a useful app for everybody. Started with only three cars on hire, today Uber is running successfully in 66 countries and more that 360 cities. It has become a daily necessity for people and has changed the way people commute.
These 10 tech entrepreneurs with their vision has changed the way people shop, communicate, travel and more. Today, we are surrounded with technology and cannot think of a world without that, thanks to these entrepreneurs who have eased our lives in ways more than one.
Abhyank Srinet holds a Masters in Management degree from ESCP Europe & has an engineering degree with a specialization in Instrumentation & Control. His interest in the digital landscape motivated him to create an online startup for Masters in Management application consulting (MiM-Essay), focused on spreading quality information about the MiM degree & performing application consulting services for clients. He is the chief consultant of the company and takes care of Business Development and Digital Marketing side of the company. He is very passionate about writing and marketing.