Top 20 Entrepreneur celebrities in United States

Here is the latest list of United States's top 20 Entrepreneur celebrities [Updated November 23, 2020].

1. John D. Rockefeller

John D. Rockefeller net worth 2020
John D. Rockefeller was born on July 8, 1839 in Richford, United States.
He was often considered the wealthiest person in history, even after adjustments were made for inflation. In 1916, he became America's first billionaire.

Net Worth 2020: $340 Billion

2. Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos net worth 2020
Jeff Bezos was born on January 12, 1964 in Albuquerque, United States.
He invested $42 million in the Clock of the Long Now, which was mechanized to keep time for 10,000 years. He was named "richest man in modern history" after his net worth went up to $150 billion in July 2018.

Net Worth 2020: $200 Billion

June 1998 – $1 billion for the first time

June 1999 – $10 billion

July 2015 – $50 billion

January 2018 – $100 billion

July 2018 – $150 billion

September 2018 – $170 billion

January 2019 – Jeff announces he is divorcing his wife of 25 years, MacKenzie. Clearly the outcome of this divorce will have an enormous impact on Jeff's $150 billion net worth.

April 4, 2019 – Jeff and MacKenzie announced that they had reached an amicable resolution of their divorce where she will be given $36 billion worth of Amazon stock. Jeff will retain 75% of his former stake and will have voting control over MacKenzie's shares. She will not have any ownership in The Washington Post or Jeff's space company Blue Origin. It's unclear how the couple decided to split their various homes and jets. Jeff's net worth immediately following the announcement became $114 billion.

March 9, 2020 – $111 billion

July 1, 2020 – $172 billion

July 9, 2020 – $190 billion

August 26, 2020 – $202 billion

If you're keeping track, it took Jeff just three years to become a billionaire after launching in 1995. It took him 20 years to make $50 billion, but then only 2.5 years to make his second $50 billion, for a total of $100 billion. And then it only took 7 months to make his third $50 billion, for a total of $150 billion. And then he lost $36 billion in an instant with the stroke of a pen.

In the 20 years since Amazon went public, Bezos has sold at least $70 billion worth of his shares. He sells roughly $1 billion worth of shares every year as part of a planned stock sale arrangement.

The day Amazon went public, Amazon's stock topped out at $18 and Jeff was left with a net worth of $12 billion. At the peak of the dotcom bubble, Amazon stock topped $106 per share. After the bubble burst, Amazon's stock price sank to an all-time low of $5 per share in October of 2001. At that point, Jeff's net worth sank to $2 billion. At various times in recent history, a single share of Amazon traded for more than $2050. So, if you had been smart enough to take $10,000 and buy shares of Amazon in October of 2001, could have had $4.1 million before counting any dividends that they may have issued.

3. Henry Ford

Henry Ford net worth 2020
Henry Ford was born on July 30, 1863 in Greenfield, United States.
He was not the inventor of the automobile. However, he made automobiles affordable for middle-class Americans.

Net Worth 2020: $200 Billion

4. Cornelius Vanderbilt

Cornelius Vanderbilt net worth 2020
Cornelius Vanderbilt was born on May 27, 1794 in Staten Island, United States.
He was a renowned philanthropist and used part of his fortune to start a famous university that bore his name.

Net Worth 2020: $185 Billion

5. Bill Gates

Bill Gates net worth 2020
Bill Gates was born on October 28, 1955 in Seattle, United States.
He attended Lakeside School where the Mothers Club used garage-sale proceeds to buy a Teletype Model 33 ASR computer. This was the computer he learned to program on.

Net Worth 2020: $125 Billion

Bill Gates has sold at least $40 billion in Microsoft stock and collected over $12 billion in dividends since the company's IPO in 1986. He used that money to create the holding company Cascade Investment which has continued to grow and includes investments in companies such as Canadian National Railway and AutoNation. Gates is quite a philanthropist and donated a $3.3 billion payout he received in 2004 to his Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He still has a 1.3 percent stake in Microsoft.

Salary 2020: $1 Million

6. Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg net worth 2020
Mark Zuckerberg was born on May 14, 1984 in White Plains, United States.
He became the world's youngest billionaire after founding a social media site in 2004. In 2015 he was worth over $30 billion.

Net Worth 2020: $107 Billion

Facebook IPO'd on May 18, 2012, at roughly $38 dollars a share. Mark owns 400 million shares of Facebook. That means at the IPO he ended the day with a paper net worth of around $15 billion.

Mark has pledged to give away 99 percent of his wealth during his lifetime. In September 2017 he announced a plan to regularly sell off chunks of his shares to fund his foundation, the CZI (Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative). His 2018 share sales generated $5.3 billion worth of proceeds. In 2019 he sold $1.86 billion worth of Facebook shares.

Salary 2020: $1 Dollar Per Year

Mark Zuckerberg's salary is $1 per year. That is not a typo. Many executives like Zuckerberg choose to pay themselves low salaries in order to increase the company's profits as much as possible. When the company maximizes profits it increases the overall value of their stock holdings which is where the executive's true wealth comes from. Executives like Eric Schmidt, Larry Page, and Sergey Brin each earn only $1 per year in salary!

7. Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett net worth 2020
Warren Buffett was born on August 30, 1930 in Omaha, United States.
He was one of the wealthiest men in the world and served as chairman, CEO, and largest shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway.

Net Worth 2020: $83 Billion

8. Larry Page

Larry Page net worth 2020
Larry Page was born on March 26, 1973 in East Lansing, United States.

Co-founded Google in 1998 alongside Sergey Brin. He became CEO of Google in 2011, replacing Eric Schmidt.

When launching Google, Sergey Brin and himself analyzed the link structure of the web as a way to better rank web pages.

Net Worth 2020: $77 Billion

9. Larry Ellison

Larry Ellison net worth 2020
Larry Ellison was born on August 17, 1944 in New York City, United States.
He dreamed of taking over the post of Apple's CEO but had to settle for a spot on its board of directors.

Net Worth 2020: $75 Billion

Larry Ellison Net Worth details: Today Ellison owns 22% of Oracle and has a net worth that tops $70 billion. He has pledged 315 million of his shares as collateral against lines of credit and personal debt. Since 2003 he has earned around $9 billion from Oracle stock sales and dividends.

Salary 2020: $75 Million

10. Melinda Gates

Melinda Gates net worth 2020
Melinda Gates was born on August 15, 1964 in United States.

Created a charitable foundation with her husband Bill Gates.

She was the project manager for Microsoft Bob, Microsoft Encarta, and Expedia.

Net Worth 2020: $70 Billion

11. Alice Walton

Alice Walton net worth 2020
Alice Walton was born on October 7, 1949 in Newport, United States.

Daughter of Sam Walton, the founder of Walmart.

She was named the 14th richest person in the world in 2012, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

Net Worth 2020: $60 Billion

Alice Walton Net Worth details: Alice Walton owns a 13 percent stake in Wal-Mart through the Walton Family Holdings Trust and Walton Enterprises. She does not have any stake in the largest bank in Arkansas, Arvest Bank which is worth about $1.6 billion as a whole and owned by the family. Walton has earned about $7 billion worth of stock sales and dividends since 1992. His siblings Jim and Rob Walton are also beneficiaries of Walton Enterprises.

12. Phil Knight

Phil Knight net worth 2020
Phil Knight was born on February 24, 1938 in Portland, United States.
In 1984, his company created the Air Jordan, a shoe specifically designed for superstar Michael Jordan, which went on to become one of the most popular shoe brands in the world.

Net Worth 2020: $42 Billion

Net Worth Details: Phil Knight controls 24 percent of the world's largest athletic shoe and sports apparel company, Nike. He holds Class A and Class B shares through a Delaware-based holding company appropriately named "Swoosh". Knight's son Travis owns 10 percent of Swoosh, although they are still credited to Phil. Nike had revenue of $32 billion in 2016 and owns the Converse and Jordan brands.

13. Dan Gilbert

Dan Gilbert net worth 2020
Dan Gilbert was born on January 17, 1962 in Detroit, United States.
Because one of his children was born with a serious medical condition known as Neurofibromatosis, he directed his philanthropic efforts toward medical research to combat the disease.

Net Worth 2020: $42 Billion

14. Sheldon Adelson

Sheldon Adelson net worth 2020
Sheldon Adelson was born on August 4, 1933 in Boston, United States.

Billionaire casino mogul who became a prominent supporter of Mitt Romney during the 2012 presidential election.

He and his wife both donated $250,000 for the best seats at George W. Bush's second inauguration. They spent more than $30 million on the 2008 elections alone through the advocacy group Freedom's Watch.

Net Worth 2020: $30 Billion

Net Worth details: Adelson controls about 54 percent of the world's largest casino operator Las Vegas Sands. In 2012 Adelson's wife exercised a warrant to purchase 87.5 million common shares at a total cost of $525 million. In 2005 and 2006, Sheldon sold about $3 billion worth of his stock, and the next year he gave his wife $1 billion. The company controls casinos, resorts, and convention centers in the United States and Asia and had $11.4 billion revenue in 2016.

15. William Randolph Hearst

William Randolph Hearst net worth 2020
William Randolph Hearst was born on April 29, 1863 in San Francisco, United States.
His mansion Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California, was one of the few castles in the United States.

Net Worth 2020: $30 Billion

16. Paul Allen

Paul Allen net worth 2020
Paul Allen was born on January 21, 1953 in Seattle, United States.
He also founded Vulcan Inc and is part-owner of the Seattle Sounders FC.

Net Worth 2020: $20 Billion

Net Worth details: Paul Allen was known for his stake in Microsoft, although the exact amount has not been reported since 2000 because it fell below 5 percent. His fortune was mostly tied to the real estate, private equity, and energy sectors. Allen owned more than 1 million square feet of retail, office, and industrial space in California, New York, Washington, and Oregon. He was involved in Uber, DreamWorks, Plains All America, and Ticketmaster. Allen is said to have lost $8 billion trying to expand broadband too early.

17. Anne Cox Chambers

Anne Cox Chambers was born on December 1, 1919 in Dayton, United States.
Her total net worth was estimated to be more than $12 billion in 2010.

Net Worth 2020: $17 Billion

18. Dustin Moskovitz

Dustin Moskovitz net worth 2020
Dustin Moskovitz was born on May 22, 1984 in Gainesville, United States.

One of the four co-founders of Facebook along with Mark Zuckerberg

He was the one who gave Facebook much of its architecture and developed its mobile-phone strategy.

Net Worth 2020: $14 Billion

Net Worth details: As of this writing, Dustin Moskovitz owns roughly 3% of Facebook made up of 95 million class A and class B shares combined. Moskovitz is said to own 47 million class A shares. He has sold several hundred million dollars worth of of stock since Facebook went public in 2012.

19. Ray Dalio

Ray Dalio was born on August 8, 1949 in United States.

Entrepreneur who famously founded the investment management firm Bridgewater Associates in 1975. Ray Dalio saw it become the largest hedge fund in the world in 2013 before he was named the 79th wealthiest person in the world in 2020 by Bloomberg.

Ray Dalio's 2017 book Principles: Life & Work featured on the New York Times' best seller list. In 2012, Ray Dalio was named to the Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world.

Net Worth 2020: $14 Billion

Net Worth details: Ray Dalio owns 79 percent of Bridgewater Associates Intermediate Holdings. The company administers about $1590 billion worth of assets and is valued at just under $11 billion. From 2010 to 2015 Dalio earned at least $7.7 billion in profit from Bridgewater, and he also earned $1.44 billion from 2005 to 2009. He has also donated more than $1 billion to his Dalio Foundation.

20. Charles Butt

Charles Butt net worth 2020
Charles Butt was born on February 3, 1938 in United States.
In 2001, he was awarded the Aguila Azteca medal for his philanthropic work in Mexico.

Net Worth 2020: $11.1 Billion