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Bill GatesFounder of Microsoft Founder of Microsoft Co-founded Microsoft in 1975 with boyhood friend Paul Allen Wrote Microsofts first program, BASIC for the MITS Altair, in 1975 Led Microsoft to become one of the worlds largest corporations, helping the software industry rival established industries in economic influence and power Donated billions of dollars to charities through the work of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
They might not have invented the router, as is often believed, but the two Stanford University employees built one heck of a company to exploit it. The two recognized the multiprotocol routers commercial potential and founded Cisco in late 1984; when they left in 1990 (Lerner was forced out, and Bosack left of his own volition immediately thereafter), the company had grown from an unknown, four- employee start-up to a 250- person, publicly traded industry trend-setter with a market capSandy Lerner of $224 million. Today Cisco remains the router leader, as well as a dominant player in the access, switch, security, storage, VoIP and wireless markets.
Michael DellFounder of DELL Founder of DELL COMPUTER Developed the concept of selling personal computers via mail- order, revolutionized the way computers are sold while also helping to drive the price of PCs down. His idea has flourished into one of the top suppliers of quality computer equipment in the world. Children: Zachary Dell, Juliette Dell, Alexa Dell, Kira Dell
Larry EllisonFounder Of Oracle Larry Ellison is far from a run-of-the-mill businessman. Oracle is the worlds leading supplier of software for information management and the worlds second largest independent software company, boasting revenues of more than $9.7 billion. The huge success of the company makes Ellison one of the richest people in America. His drive, character and success motivated author Mike Wilson to write Ellisons biography entitled The Difference Between God and Larry Ellison. If you would like to uncover the details of Ellisons life, nasty to nice, the book is brutally straightforward regarding the man commonly referred to as the Other Software Billionaire.
Linus TorvaldsCreator Of LINUX Creator of LINUX After programming games on his first computer, a Commodore VIC 20, Torvalds turned his interests to creating an alternative to the standard operating systems available commercially. Using an open-source model (allowing a loose-knit group of other interested programmers to contribute source code and changes to the software) and attaching his favorite animal, the penguin, as the products icon, he created LINUX.
Steve JobsFounder Of Apple Co-founder and CEO of Apple Computer Company CEO of Pixar, the Academy-Award- winning animation studios which he co- founded in 1986.
Mark Zukerberg Founder Of FacebookMark Elliot Zuckerberg is an Americancomputer programmer and Internetentrepreneur. He is best known as one offive co-founders of the social networkingsite Facebook. Zuckerberg is the chairmanand chief executive of Facebook.•Born: May 14, 1984 (age 28), White Plains•Spouse: Priscilla Chan (m. 2012)•Net worth: US$ 12.1 billion (2012)•Parents: Edward Zuckerberg, KarenZuckerberg•Siblings: Randi Zuckerberg, ArielleZuckerberg, Donna Zuckerberg•Education: Phillips Exeter Academy(2000–2002), Ardsley High School (1998–2000), Harvard University, Mercy College
Sabeer Bhatia Founder of HotmailSabeer Bhatia is an Indian Americanentrepreneur who co-founded theHotmail email service and Jaxtr.Wikipedia•Born: December 30, 1968 (age 43),Chandigarh•Spouse: Tania Bhatia•Education: California Institute ofTechnology, Stanford University, BirlaInstitute of Technology and Scienc
Sir Timothy JohnFounder of WWW( WORLD WIDE WEB) Sir Timothy John "Tim" Berners-Lee, OM, KBE, FRS, FREng, FRSA, also known as "TimBL", is an English computer scientist, MIT professor and the inventor of the World Wide Web. •Born: June 8, 1955 (age 57), London •Education: The Queens College, Oxford, University of Oxford •Books: Weaving the Web: The Original Design and Ultimate Destiny of the World Wide Web by its Inventor •Awards: Presidents Medal, MacArthur Fellowship, Charles Stark Draper Prize, Mountbatten Medal, Marconi Prize •Parents: Conway Berners-Lee, Mary Lee Woodse
Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin Founder Of GoogleSergey Mikhaylovich Brin is a Soviet-bornAmerican computer scientist and Internetentrepreneur who, with Larry Page, co-founded Google, one of the most profitableInternet companies. As of 2012, hispersonal wealth is estimated to be $18.7billion.Born: August 21, 1973 (age 39), MoscowNet worth: US$ 18.7 billion (2012)Spouse: Anne Wojcicki (m. 2007)Children: Benji WojinEducation: Stanford University (1995),University of Maryland, College Park(1993), Instituto de Empresa BusinessSchoolParents: Michael Brin, Eugenia Brin
Kevin Mitnick World Best HackerMitnick grew up in Los Angeles andattended Monroe High School. He wasenrolled at Los Angeles Pierce College andUSC. He worked as a receptionist forStephen S. Wise Temple for a while.•Born August 6, 1963 (age 49)Los Angeles•Occupation : Computer Consultant
Computer hackingAt age 12, Mitnick used social engineering to bypass the punchcard system used in theLos Angeles bus system. After a friendly bus driver told him where he could buy his ownticket punch, he could ride any bus in the greater LA area using unused transfer slips hefound in the trash. Social engineering became his primary method of obtaininginformation, including user names and passwords and modem phone numbers.Mitnick first gained unauthorized access to a computer network in 1979, at 16, when afriend gave him the phone number for the Ark, the computer system Digital EquipmentCorporation (DEC) used for developing their RSTS/E operating system software. Hebroke into DECs computer network and copied their software, a crime he was chargedwith and convicted of in 1988. He was sentenced to 12 months in prison followed bythree years of supervised release. Near the end of his supervised release, Mitnickhacked into Pacific Bell voice mail computers. After a warrant was issued for his arrest,Mitnick fled, becoming a fugitive for two and a half years.According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Mitnick gained unauthorized access todozens of computer networks while he was a fugitive. He used cloned cellular phones tohide his location and, among other things, copied valuable proprietary software fromsome of the countrys largest cellular telephone and computer companies. Mitnick alsointercepted and stole computer passwords, altered computer networks, and broke intoand read private e-mail. Mitnick was apprehended on February 15, 1995 in Raleigh,North Carolina. He was found with cloned cellular phones, more than 100 clonecellular phone codes, and multiple pieces of false identification.
Confirmed criminal acts• Using the Los Angeles bus transfer system to get free rides• Evading the FBI• Hacking into DEC system(s) to view VMS source code (DEC reportedly spent$160,000 in cleanup costs)• Gaining full administrator privileges to an IBM minicomputer at the ComputerLearning Center in Los Angeles in order to win a bet• Hacking Motorola, NEC, Nokia, Sun Microsystems and Fujitsu Siemens systemsAlleged criminal acts• Stole computer manuals from a Pacific Bell telephone switching center in Los Angeles• Read the e-mail of computer security officials at MCI Communications and Digital• Wiretapped the California DMV• Made free cell phone calls• Hacked Santa Cruz Operation, Pacific Bell, FBI, Pentagon, Novell, CaliforniaDepartment of Motor Vehicles, University of Southern California and Los Angeles UnifiedSchool District systems.• Wiretapped NSA agents, according to John Markoff. This was originally denied byKevin Mitnick but later mentioned by Mitnick while listing his crimes as a juvenile in aninterview with Stephen Colbert on an August 18, 2011 episode of The Colbert Report.
Gordon Moore & Robert Noyce Founders of Intel Type Public Founded Mountain View, California, U.S.(July 18, 1968) Founder(s) Gordon Moore, Robert Noyce Headquarters Santa Clara, California, U.S. Area served Worldwide Key people Andy Bryant (Chairman) Paul Otellini(President and CEO) Products Bluetooth chipsets, flash memory, microprocessors, motherboard chipsets, network interface cards Revenue increase US$ 54.0 billion (2011) Operating income increase US$ 17.5 billion (2011) Net income increase US$ 12.9 billion (2011) Total assets increase US$ 71.12 billion (2011) Total equity increase US$ 45.91 billion (2011) Employees :100,100 (2011) Website : Intel.com