Top 10 Founder & CEO’s of Tech Companies

In recent years, technology has grown so much that the way we live and our culture has changed more over the past twenty years than it had the previous five hundred years. The CEO’s and founders of the companies that have built this technology all have a few things in common including, knowledge, experience, and drive. These traits can get you far in the industry, but to be one of the best CEO’s you need to have the natural ability to lead and that is what makes these the CEO’s the best of the best.

10. (ORACLE)

During the late 1970’s Larry Ellison worked for Ampex Corporation and this is where he started a database company that became known as Oracle. In 2009, Oracle bought the company Sun Microsystems and that gave Ellison and his company control of the popular MySQL open-source database. Larry Ellison is the 6th richest man on earth with networth of $36 Billion according to Forbes latest rich list

9. (Amazon)

Jeff Bezos founded Amazon in 1994 during a cross country trip during which he created the business plan for, Amazons stocked jumped up 55% making Bezos almost 6.5 billion dollars. According to Forbes latest rich list, Jeff is the 26th richest man with net worth of 18.4 Billion dollars

8. (HP)

In March of 1990 Meg Whitman became CEO of a little company called Ebay that had 30 employees and was worth roughly 4 million dollars, but by the time she left in 2007 the company had over 15,000 employees and was worth eight billion dollars. In 2007 she became the CEO of Hewlett-Packard and has continued her successful ways.

7. (Sprint)

Daniel Hesse started his career in the communication business with AT&T where he spent 23 years. As the CEO of Sprint he is one of the most recognizable CEO’s for both his voice and his face. This is because he is featured in many of his own commercials including the voice in the “Simply Everything” advertisements.

6. Joseph M. Tucci (EMC Corporation)










Joseph M. Tucci has been the CEO of EMC since 2001, just one year after he joined the company as president. Mr. Tucci has helped EMC to grow into the largest provider of data storage in the world.

5. (VMware Corporation)














Mr. Maritz begun his career with Intel, and then moved on to Microsoft in 1986. He was considered by many to be the third ranking executive of Microsoft. In 2011, he was appointed as CEO of VMware and was recognized by business journal as the 2011 executive of the year.

4. (Intel)












Paul Otellini joined Intel in 1974 and by 1998 he became executive vice president and helped develop the microprocessor and chipset businesses for Intel. He became the CEO in 2005 and it was at this time he is considered to be one of the main reasons for the Apple–Intel transition.

3. (Qualcomm)









In 1990, Paul E. Jacobs begin his career as an engineer for wireless technology development and in 1991 he became the Group President of Qualcomm and in just four short years he took the role of Chief Executive Office and earned $18,567,015 in the same year.

2. (Google)












Larry Page met a man named Sergey Brin in 1995 during an orientation of new computer Ph.D. candidates and within four years the two created Google, but appointed Eric Schmidt as the CEO. In 2011 Page officially took over the role and was named the 11th richest person in the U.S within the same year. Larry Page is worth 18.4 Billion dollars as at March 2002

1. (Apple)


















Tim Cook joined Apple in 1998 and after the famous Steve Jobs resigned in August of 2011, Tim Cook took over his prestigious position. While Jobs was sick, Tim Cook oversaw the day to day operations of Apple and proved himself beyond capable of running the company. Cook is now considered the most respected CEO in the tech industry.

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