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bill gates

William Howard Gates III, better known as Bill Gates, was born on 28 October 1955 in Seattle, Washington. He is best known as co-founder of software giant Microsoft™, a company he and Paul Allen bootstrapped in 1979. The enormous success of Microsoft has amassed the entrepreneur an astounding fortune, earning him the title of “richest man in the world” from 1995 - 2007, according to Forbes Magazine. As of 2007, Bill Gates’ worth is estimated at $59 billion US Dollars (USD).

charles babbage

Charles Babbage was born in London Dec. 26, 1791, St. Stephan day, in London. He was son of Benjamin Babbage, a banking partner of the Praeds who owned the Bitton Estate in Teignmouth and Betsy Plumleigh Babbage. It was about 1808 when the Babbage family decided to move into the old Rowdens house, located in East Teignmouth, and Benjamin Babbage became a warden of the nearby church of St. Michael.

tim berners-lee

Berners Lee is a British computer scientist who invented the World Wide Web.

Timothy John Berners Lee was born on 8 June 1955 and grew up in London. He studied physics at Oxford University and became a software engineer.

sir clive sinclair

Sir Clive Sinclair is a British born entrepreneur and inventor who launched his first mass market consumer product in 1962. Known to be an expert at miniaturization, Clive has brought to mass market over 100 highly innovative consumer products through various successful large companies such as Sinclair Radionics and Sinclair Research. Some product examples include the world's first pocket television of 1966, the world's first pocket calculator of 1972 and the UKs best selling personal computer of all time in 1982. More recently Clive and his team have developed several exciting new products such as the Sea-Doo Water Scooter dive propulsion vehicle pictured right.

steve jobs

Steven Paul Jobs was born on February 24, 1955, in San Francisco, California, to Joanne Schieble later Joanne Simpson and Abdulfattah "John" Jandali, two University of Wisconsin graduate students who gave their unnamed son up for adoption. His father, Abdulfattah Jandali, was a Syrian political science professor and his mother, Joanne Schieble, worked as a speech therapist.

jonathan ive

The winner of the Design Museum's inaugural Designer of the Year award in 2003 was JONATHAN IVE (1967-), senior vice-president of design at Apple whose innovations include the iPod, iMac, iPhone and iPad.

As senior vice-president of design at Apple, Jonathan Ive has combined what he describes as “fanatical care beyond the obvious stuff” with relentless experiments into new tools, materials and production processes, to design such ground-breaking products as the iMAC, iBook, the PowerBook G4 and the iPod MP3 player. He won the Design Museum's first Designer of the Year prize for the 2002 iMac and iPod.

mark zuckerberg

Mark Elliot Zuckerberg was born on May 14, 1984 in Dobbs Ferry, New York, into a comfortable, well-educated family. His father, Edward Zuckerberg, ran a dental practice attached to the family's home. His mother, Karen, worked as a psychiatrist before the birth of the couple's four children—Mark, Randi, Donna and Arielle.