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.
Bill Gates will make an appearance on CBS’ current season of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ this March. The Microsoft co-founder will play himself in an episode where Penny hosts him at work. Buzz Aldrin, Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk have also made appearances.
Google co-founder Larry Page has unveiled his new fully electric, self-piloting flying taxis. One of Page’s companies has completed “stealth” testing and will now pair with New Zealand for an official certification process in the hopes of creating the “Uber” of flying taxis in three years.
The world's richest person, Jeff Bezos has accumulated as much wealth as 2.3 million average Americans. The Amazon co-founder and CEO surpassed both Bill Gates and Warren Buffett on Forbes’ billionaires list in 2017, with his net worth up to $127 million today.