The tech industry exponentially changed the way we go about our daily lives. There are
numerous tech companies to thank for that. Some of these tech companies came from nothing
just like other businesses, and they were formulated by once ordinary people like us who are
now considered as the most influential in the tech industry. If you’re wondering who these
people are, then wonder no more as we have gathered a list of some famous names in the tech
Mark Zuckerberg was once just a college dropout until he launched Facebook. Through Facebook, Mark changed the way we communicate with the use of technology. We became more connected to other people around the globe through Facebook. However, Mark’s influence doesn’t stop in technology, but also extends to those who have big dreams as well. Who would have thought that a college dropout will be a founder of a multi-billion dollar company?
Elon Musk’s technological undertakings can be deemed unusual or extravagant to the eyes of an average person. Space rockets, electric cars, and home owned solar powers are one of Elon’s undertakings you won’t get the chance to see in a daily basis. Some people even refer to him as a real life ‘Tony Stark/Iron Man’. Believe it or not, Elon and his team of experts are working on a project to merge the human
mind with an AI. Now that sounds like they’re treading the waters of science-fiction, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be possible. After all, Elon has already built a reputation of crafting
groundbreaking tech. As of this year, Elon’s net worth is $ 20.7 billion. As the years go by, it will
be no surprise if that number increases massively.
Bill Gates is the founder and former CEO of the tech giant Microsoft. Despite his time as CEO of Microsoft being over, Bill Gates is still impacting the world by investing in techs for philanthropic purposes such as advancing science, industrial technologies, education, health care, and to help solve poverty. For this reason, we can consider that Bill Gates is putting his status as former ‘World’s Richest Man’ in good use. However, Bill Gates is still making moves in
Microsoft as he is the advisor of its current CEO, Satya Nadella.
Sundar Pichai is the current CEO of the world’s most gigantic search engine, Google. His influence and reputation was built through overcoming the challenges of the sprout of ‘fake news’ to tweak the opinions, views, and reactions of people around the world. These misleading contents making its way in Google and throughout the web would’ve made negative impacts globally, especially in politics. As of today, Sundar and his team are continuously progressing Google to improve the great service it provides to its users.
Jeff Bezos is the founder of CEO of the world’s biggest e-commerce marketplace, Amazon. Through Amazon, Jeff Bezos changed the landscape of how we do business. Because of Amazon, basically anyone can become a businessman in no time. It widened the reach of businesses by selling products online wherein people around the globe can see it. In recent years, Jeff expanded Amazon to other web services such as a cloud computing platform that Netflix, Spotify, and other tech firms rely on. Moreover, Amazon also laid their hands in artificial intelligence with their Alexa Software. Jeff Bezos’ net worth as of today is $145.1 billion, earning him the status as ‘World’s Richest Man’.
These people are instrumental in helping the tech industry reach its prime. Thus, their influence
will certainly continue to make waves in the industry in the years to come.