The Youngest, Most Famous and Upcoming Entrepreneurs

The Youngest, Most Famous and Upcoming Entrepreneurs

May 23, 2022 0 By Stephen Callahan

A few celebrities have left an extraordinary impact in the world of business. The most successful entrepreneurs are celebrities who have built empires and achieved great success. Although there are many famous entrepreneurs, some are well known for their achievements in their fields, while others have been able to take their business to the next level. From social media influencers to industry veterans, the youngest, most famous, and most promising entrepreneurs are here.

1. Jack Dorsey – Twitter CEO & Twitter Co-Founder

Jack Dorsey is the co-founder of the popular social media site Twitter. He and Evan Williams met in 2007 while they were both working at Odeo, an internet radio company. They created their application for mobile phones called “Podcast”; it was a way to listen to their favorite radio shows from their mobile phones. In 2008, Evan and Jack left Odeo to start a new company called “Twitter,” a social network for sending short messages known as “tweets” to friends and family that disappear after they are read by the person who created them. In 2010, Twitter was sold to Microsoft for $265 million; since then, Jack has become an extremely successful entrepreneur with a net worth of $2 billion.

2. Mark Zuckerberg – Facebook CEO & Facebook Co-Founder

Mark Zuckerberg was born in 1984 in White Plains, New York. He attended the exclusive private school Phillips Exeter Academy where he received a $12,000 scholarship to help pay for his schooling; however, he was forced to leave because of poor academic performance. He then enrolled at Harvard University, where he had a GPA of 2.75 out of 4, and graduated with a degree in computer science in 2004. He then moved back to California and began working as an intern at Yahoo! In 2005, he helped create the popular social network “MySpace,” which was later bought by News Corporation for $580 million before being sold again to Specific Media for $35 million in cash and stock; it was during this time that Mark met co-founder Dustin Moskow who introduced him to his current business partner, Sean Parker.

3. Evan Spiegel – Snapchat CEO & Snapchat Co-Founder

Evan Spiegel was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, before moving back to New York City at age 13. He attended the prestigious “School of American Ballet,” where he studied dance for three years before returning home. After graduating from high school, he enrolled at Stanford University, majoring in economics and computer science. He then attended Harvard Business School, where he received an MBA degree in 2009. In 2011, Evan Spiegel left HBS to found his own company, which Facebook acquired for $3 billion; since then, he has become highly successful with a net worth of $2.1 billion.

4. Paul Buchheit – Gmail Co-Founder & FriendFeed Co-Founder

Paul Buchheit was born in 1969 in San Francisco, California, where he graduated from the prestigious private “Stanford University” with a BA degree in Computer Science; however, his studies were interrupted when he moved back to New York City to work for a start-up that developed the first web browser for mobile phones called “Gel.” After leaving Gel and working as an intern at Yahoo!, Paul helped create the popular social networking site “Friendster,” which was later sold to MySpace for $35 million before being sold again to Specific Media for $35 million; it was during this time that Paul met Sean Parker who introduced him to Evan Spiegel who would later co-found Snapchat along with him and Reggie Brown.