Famous Founders who were CEOs of their companies

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This list is thanks to Ben Horowitz ! Its common practice to see Founders be replaced by CEOs. That's not always true. These famous Founders bucked the trend. You can too...

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Famous Founders who were CEOs of their companies

  1. 1. Famous Founders who remained CEOs of companies they founded A list from Ben Horowitz & Marc Andresson
  2. 2. Acer: Stan Shih
  3. 3. Adobe: John Warnock
  4. 4. Amazon: Jeff Bezos
  5. 5. AMD: Jerry Sanders III
  6. 6. Apple: Steve Jobs
  7. 7. DEC: Ken Olsen
  8. 8. Dell:Michael Dell
  9. 9. EA: Trip Hawkins
  10. 10. EDS: Ross Perot
  11. 11. Intuit—Scott Cook
  12. 12. Microsoft —Bill Gates
  13. 13. Motorola—Paul Galvin
  14. 14. nVidia—Jen-Hsun Huang
  15. 15. Oracle: Larry Ellison
  16. 16. Peoplesoft—Dave Duffield
  17. 17. Salesforce.com—Marc Benioff
  18. 18. Seagate—Al Shugart
  19. 19. Peoplesoft—Dave Duffield
  20. 20. Sony—Akio Morita
  21. 21. Sun: Scott McNeely
  22. 22. VMware: Diane Greene

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