Modern Titans of Tech
Facebook, Twitter, Google, iPhone— they're the names of technologies so pervasive in our 21st century lives that we've started using them as verbs. Behind these technologies are individuals whose ingenuity and enterprising spirit have profoundly changed our lives. Far from being computer nerds, these tech geniuses are billionaire celebrities, household names and the subjects of hit movies. From Steve Jobs of Apple to Mark Zuckerburg of Facebook, here are the most famous modern titans of tech.
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American entrepreneur Jeff Bezos is the founder and chief executive officer of Amazon.com. An e-commerce pioneer, Bezos was instrumental in creating a model for buying and selling products online.
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profile name: Mark Zuckerberg profile occupation: Entrepreneur, Computer Programmer, Philanthropist
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profile name: Steve Jobs profile occupation: Entrepreneur
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profile name: Sergey Brin profile occupation: Entrepreneur, Computer Programmer, Engineer
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profile name: Bill Gates profile occupation: Entrepreneur
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profile name: Pierre Omidyar profile occupation: Entrepreneur, Philanthropist
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profile name: Jeff Bezos profile occupation: Entrepreneur
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