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We have a look at ten titans of technology that you need to know about in order to understand where tech has taken us so far and where it’sgoing to be taking us in the future. By looking at the ten men and women below, you’re going to see how some have been able to take an idea and grow it into something massive.
Here are ten specific men and women who should be considered titans in the technology industry. Whether it’s the Internet or software, they’re all contributed in big ways over the years. While they may not be the highest paid or richest people in the world, their contributions can’t be overlooked.
Paul Allen – While Bill Gates gets too much of the credit sometimes, without co-founder Paul Allen, Microsoft wouldn’t be the massive company they are today.
Jeff Bezos – Started as a small website to sell books cheaply online, Amazon quickly grew over the years to become one of the biggest online retailers of all time.
Sergey Brin – As one of the co-founders of Google, Sergey Brin should be included in any list of tech titans because of the way he was able to monetize search engines.
Jack Dorsey – For the co-founder of Twitter – a name you might not know well – we’ll try to keep this text to a limited number of characters so you can tweet it if you like. When you add a verb to the language, you’re doing something right.
Steve Jobs – Who can forget one of the biggest tech titans of all time. He lost his company (Apple) and then was begged to come back. And when he did he was responsible for one of the biggest turnaround of all time.
Larry Page – The other founder of Google is no slouch either.
Steve Wozniak – As the friend of Steve Jobs and a brilliant computer engineer, Wozniak is possibly the most likable tech titan on our list.
Jimmy Wales – Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales isn’t a well known name in the tech industry, but he should be for a lot of reasons.
Pierre Omidyar – Additionally, many might not know eBay founder Pierre, but he really changed how online auctions worked.
Marissa Mayer – She started her career at Google and did really well there for a decade, but she really came into her own when she became the CEO of Yahoo in 2012. One of her first moves was to stop people working from home in the company, but she’s been busy working with other issues at Yahoo as well.
Looking at the list of tech titans above, it’s easy to see that not a lot of women make it to superstar status. Women like Marissa Mayer, however, are showing women all over the country that it’s possible to become a female leader. Hopefully the number of women who make it to the top will get bigger as the years go on. By the way, if you think we missed someone on the list above, leave a comment and let us know who you would include.
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