Software is one of the fastest growing industries in the world because of its extensive applications and uses. There is no doubt that individuals and companies endeavor software development. The software developers focus on identifying the needs of the people and creating a demand. Their marketing strategy concentrates on customer experience and satisfaction.
There are thousands of software developers in the world. Who would have thought that being a software developer could make you famous? If you do not believe, here is a list of the most famous software developers in the world:
Mark Zuckerberg – Facebook
Mark Zuckerberg is one of the co-founder of Facebook, a social networking site. He became the face of Facebook since he was made the Chairman. Together with his four friends, they launched Facebook from his dormitory room in Harvard. As of March 2018, he amassed roughly $72.5 billion.
More than money, he also gained fame by being ranked as The Most Irreplaceable CEOs in the World (30th spot) and The Most Influential Software Programmers of All Time (48th spot).
Bill Gates – Microsoft
Bill Gates is the main founder of Microsoft but more than that he is a philanthropist, computer programmer, and inventor. Microsoft is the largest PC software in the world.
He stepped down as CEO and focused as an adviser and philanthropist. He is constantly placed in Forbes’ list of Wealthiest People in the World. Aside from that citation, he is also ranked as The Most Influential People of All Time (40th spot).
Larry Ellison – Oracle
Larry Ellison is famous as the Oracle Corporation’s Chief Executive Officer. In 2014, he was ranked by Forbes as one of The Wealthiest People in the World (5th spot). He has a whopping fortune of $56.2 billion. He ranked one of The Most Irreplaceable CEOs in the World (7th spot).
Larry Page – Google Inc.
Larry Page, together with Sergey Brin and Eric Schmidt, founded Google Inc. Larry manages the daily operations of Google Inc. He is ranked as one of The Most Irreplaceable CEOs in the World (5th spot) and The Most Influential Software Programmers of All Time (14th spot).
Kevin Systrom – Instagram
Kevin Systrom is a software engineer most known for his role as the co-founder of Instagram together with Mike Krieger. Instagram is a photo and sharing application. He has an estimated net worth of $1.55 billion. He is also a board member of Walmart.
Evan Spiegel is known as the co-founder of Snapchat Inc along with Bobby Murphy and Reggie Brown. In 2015, he was named The Youngest Billionaire in the World. As of February 2018, his net worth is whopping $4.3 billion.
Making your mark in this world is not easy. To leave a mark, you have to be remarkable. These people worked hard for whatever they have now. The fame is an added bonus. The most important thing that you need to understand is that there will come a time that you will fail and the easiest thing to do is give up. When this happens, go back to the stories of these people let it be your inspiration.