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Who Secretly Runs the Tech World?

Who Secretly Runs the Tech World?

Who Secretly Runs the Tech World?

 
Famous tech titans, like Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk, usually command the spotlight in tech publicity, but there are many other influential entrepreneurs flying under the radar. It’s likely that you’ve never heard of any of these entrepreneurs before, but it might be worth your while to keep an eye out for them from now on.

Paul Graham founded the most successful startup incubator of all time, YCombinator. Since its inception, YCombinator has added an impressive $6.1 billion to the American economy and created 3,000 jobs. YCombinator was a driving force in developing Reddit and Dropbox, two of the most successful startups in Silicon Valley. The cloud sharing service received seed funding and mentorship from the program and it has paid off well. Dropbox is now valued at approximately $10 billion.

Another tech entrepreneur who is a major player, but flies under the radar, is James Clark. In addition to being a founder of Netscape, he made lucrative investments in companies that made it big: Apple, Facebook and Twitter. James bought a large chunk of Apple stock in February 2009, when it was trading in the mid-teens, and we all know what has happened to the price since.

The impact these four tech leaders, and many other incognito tech titans, have inspired and helped develop a generation of entrepreneurs that will change the world. They may not always get the spotlight, but they are more than worthy of it.

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