Famous CEOs - List of Famous CEOs

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of a company is the most senior corporate officer or executive in charge of managing an organization. Holding one of the most powerful positions in an organization, CEOs in the corporate sector primarily handle the responsibility of maximizing the value of an entity, while those in the non-profit sector are concerned with achieving the organization’s mission. While the CEO of any organization, whether small or big, has a very significant role to play in the company’s success, the CEOs of major corporations have the power to influence not just their own company but the entire industry in which it operates. There have been several famous CEOs who have changed the industrial world in their own ways, one of them being Steve Jobs—the CEO of Apple Inc—who revolutionized the tech industry. Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, and Larry Page are a few other prominent CEOs who have positively impacted the world. In the predominantly male-oriented business world, ambitious women CEOs like Indra Nooyi, Marissa Mayer, Ursula Burns, and Mary Barra have proven their worth by heading Fortune 500 companies. Browse on to learn more about the life and works of famous CEOs from all over the world.

The Most Famous CEOs

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Satya NadellaAugust 19, 1967AmericanSatya Nadella is the current CEO of Microsoft
Santo VersaceDecember 16, 1944ItalianSanto Domenico Versace is an Italian businessman and politician
Ajaypal Banga1960AmericanAjaypal Banga is an Indian-American business executive who is the CEO of MasterCard
Jack WelchNovember 19, 1935AmericanJack Welch is an American business executive famous for serving as the CEO of General Electric
Peter K. McMahonJune 6, 1954BritishPeter K
Bill AckmanMay 11, 1966AmericanWilliam Albert Ackman, better known as Bill Ackman, is an American hedge-fund manager, investor, and philanthropist
Jack MaSeptember 10, 1964ChineseJack Ma is a Business tycoon belonging to China known for his e-commerce business venture ‘Alibaba’
Steve BallmerMarch 24, 1956AmericanSteve Ballmer is the former CEO of Microsoft and the current owner of the Los Angeles Clippers
Tom AndersonNovember 8, 1970AmericanThomas Anderson is an American entrepreneur and co-founder of the social networking website MySpace
Keyshia Ka'oirJanuary 10, 1985JamaicanKeyshia Ka’Oir is a Jamaican-American model, actress and entrepreneur
Bill Gates

Bill Gates

Bill Gates is the co-founder of Microsoft and currently the richest man in the world

AmericanOctober 28, 1955253 views

Jan Koum

Jan Koum is a Ukrainian-born American internet entrepreneur who co-founded the mobile messaging application WhatsApp

AmericanFebruary 24, 1976121 views

Tim Cook

Tim Cook is an American business executive who succeeded Steve Jobs as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Apple Inc

Eric Schmidt

Eric Schmidt is an American software engineer who is currently serving as the executive chairman of Alphabet Inc

AmericanApril 27, 1955156 views

Indra Nooyi

Indra Nooyi is an Indian-born American business executive currently serving as the Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo.

AmericanOctober 28, 1955222 views

Sundar Pichai

Sundar Pichai is a computer engineer and the current CEO of Google Inc

AmericanJuly 12, 1972206 views

Steve Ballmer

Steve Ballmer is the former CEO of Microsoft and the current owner of the Los Angeles Clippers

AmericanMarch 24, 1956464 views

Satya Nadella

Satya Nadella is the current CEO of Microsoft

AmericanAugust 19, 19674,033 views

Jack Ma

Jack Ma is a Business tycoon belonging to China known for his e-commerce business venture ‘Alibaba’

ChineseSeptember 10, 1964489 views

Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg is a computer programmer and entrepreneur, famous for his website, ‘Facebook’

AmericanMay 14, 1984168 views