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Donald Trump: A Profile

Born on June 14, 1946, in New York in USA, Donald Trump is a business magnate, socialite, author and television personality. He is the Chairman and CEO of the Trump Organization, a US-based real-estate developer. Trump is also the founder of Trump Entertainment Resorts, which operates numerous casinos and hotels across the world. Trump's extravagant lifestyle and outspoken manner have made him a celebrity for years, a status amplified by the success of his NBC reality show, The Apprentice (where he serves as host and executive producer). Donald Trump is considered a possible...

Richard Parsons: A Profile

Born on April 4, 1948, in New York in USA, Richard Parsons is the current chairman of Citigroup and the former Chairman and CEO of Time Warner. He stepped down as CEO of Time Warner on December 31, 2007.   Parsons graduated from the University of Hawaii. He earned a Juris Doctor from Albany Law School in 1971, finishing at the top of his class. Parsons served an internship at the New York State Legislature, at which time he was invited to work as a lawyer for the staff of the then New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller. When Rockefeller was appointed Vice President of the...

Lloyd Blankfein: A Profile

Born on September 20, 1954, in New York in USA, Lloyd Blankfein is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Goldman Sachs. He has been in this position since the May 31, 2006 nomination of former CEO Henry Paulson as Secretary of the Treasury under George W. Bush. He has led the most famous name on Wall Street through the recession and successfully out the other side.   Lloyd received primary and secondary education in the public schools of the New York City Department of Education, and was the valedictorian at Thomas Jefferson High School in 1971. He...

Frederick W. Smith: A Profile

Born on August 11, 1944, in Mississippi in USA, Frederick Smith is the founder, chairman, president, and CEO of FedEx, originally known as Federal Express, the first overnight express delivery company in the world, and the largest in the United States. The company is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee. His personal net worth is $2.1 Billion.   Smith had a great interest in flying, and became an amateur pilot as a teen. In 1962, Smith entered Yale University. While attending Yale, he wrote a paper for an economics class, outlining overnight delivery service in a...

Mike Lazaridis: A Profile

Born on March 14, 1961, in Istanbul in Turkey, Mike Lazaridis is the founder and co-CEO of Research In Motion (RIM), which created and manufactures the BlackBerry wireless handheld device. He is also a former chancellor of the University of Waterloo, and an Officer of the Order of Canada. His personal net worth is estimated to be $1.9 Billion.   Lazaridis was five years old when his family moved to Canada in 1966, settling in Windsor, Ontario. At age 12, he won a prize at the Windsor Public Library for reading every science book in the library.In 1979, he enrolled...

Michael Bloomberg: A Profile

Born on February 14, 1942, in Massachusetts in USA, Michael Bloomberg is the current Mayor of New York City, and the 10th richest person in the United States, having net worth of $18 billion in 2010. He is the founder and 88% owner of Bloomberg L.P., a financial news and information services media company. He is also an internationally known businessman and politician.    Bloomberg attended Johns Hopkins University and graduated in 1964 with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in electrical engineering. Later he received his MBA degree from Harvard Business School....

Gordon Moore: A Profile

Born on January 3, 1929, in California in USA, Gordon Moore is the co-founder and Chairman Emeritus of Intel Corporation and the author of Moore's Law (published in an article April 19, 1965 in Electronics Magazine). His personal net worth is estimated by Forbes to be $4 Billion in 2011.   Moore received a B.S. degree in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley in 1950 and a PhD in Chemistry and minor in Physics from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in 1954. He completed his post-doctoral work at the Johns Hopkins University Applied...

Jerry Yang: A Profile

Born on November 6, 1968 in Taipei, Republic of China, Jerry Yang is the co-founder, former CEO, and "Chief Yahoo" of Yahoo! Inc. His personal net worth is estimated by Forbes to be $1.15 Billion in 2010.   Yang moved to San Jose, California at the age of ten, with his mother and younger brother. His father died when Yang was two. He claimed that despite his mother being an English teacher, he only knew one English word (shoe) on his arrival. Becoming fluent in three years, he was placed into an AP English class. Yang received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in...

Mukesh Ambani: A Profile

Born on 19 April, 1957 in Aden (now Yemen), Mukesh Ambani is a business magnate is the current chairman and managing director of Reliance Industries, the largest private sector enterprise in India, a Fortune 500 company, and one of the largest private sector conglomerates in the world. His personal stake in Reliance Industries is 48%. His personal net worth is esimated to be $27 Billion in 2011 and he is ranked as the 9th most richest person in the world.     Mukesh Ambani is the eldest son of Dhirubhai Ambani, the late founder of Reliance Industries.  The...

Anil Ambani: A Profile

Born on 4 June, 1959 in Mumbai in India, Anil Ambani is a business baron and chairman of Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group, one of the largest private conglomerates. As of 2011, he is the fourth richest Indian with a personal wealth of $8.8 billion, behind Mukesh Ambani, Lakshmi Mittal and Azim Premji. Earlier, before the split in the Reliance Group, Anil Ambani held the post of Vice Chairman and Managing Director in Reliance Industries Limited (RIL).   Anil Ambani did his Bachelors in Science from the University of Bombay and Masters in Business Administration The...

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