If you work in the tech industry, you surely would know how competitive it is. Take your eyes off a few seconds and you lose the opportunity you were always waiting for. This is the reason the world’s richest people today are tech investors and entrepreneurs. This post is intended to share with you a list of 5 celebrity tech investors in 2020.
Here Are the 5 Celebrity Tech Investors You Should Know
1) Elon Musk
“I think it is possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.” ― Elon Musk
Elon Musk is a tech investor, entrepreneur, and engineer. Not a lot of people know that he was born in a small town of Pretoria in South Africa. According to BusinessInsider, Elon is currently worth $23.6 billion. He is clearly in the top 1 percent of the richest people on earth. Currently, he and his team at SpaceX are working on a high-speed transportation system known as Hyperloop.
2) Azim Premji
“Success is achieved twice. Once in the mind and the second time in the real world.” Azim Premji
When it comes to the richest people in India, the Ambani’s and the Tata’s come to mind. Azim Premji is a business tycoon, investor, engineer, and philanthropist. He is the chairman of Wipro Limited. His father Mohamed Premji started Wipro in the year 1945. But back then it was just a vegetable oil manufacturing company. Now, Wipro is involved in everything from IT to medical science.
3) Jack Ma
“I believe in two principles: Your attitude is more important than your capabilities. Similarly, your decision is more important than your capabilities!” Jack Ma
Jack Ma is a Chinese investor, business owner, and philanthropist. He is the co-founder and former executive chairman of Alibaba Group– a popular online store in China and adjacent countries. Jack Ma has made it possible for outsiders to purchase cheap Chinese goods without having to travel. Also, most people don’t know that Jack Ma has featured in a Chinese kung fu short film, Gong Shou Dao, directed by Wen Zhang.
4) Steve Case
“In the end, a vision without the ability to execute it is probably a hallucination.” Steve Case
Steve Case was the former chief executive officer and chairman of America Online (AOL). This is where he built his reputation in the internet industry. In 2016, Steve published the book “The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur’s Vision of the Future” which went on to become the New York Times bestseller in the same year. Apart from AOL, he has also founded other organizations. To name a few: Revolution LLC, Case Foundation, Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure, Revolution Health Group.
5) Peter Thiel
“We wanted flying cars, instead we got 140 characters.” Peter Thiel
This list of celebrity tech investors would be incomplete without mentioning Peter Thiel. Peter is the co-founder of the most popular online payments company PayPal with a net worth of $2.5 billion. He also co-founded other tech companies like Palantir Technologies and Founders Fund. As Jack Ma, Peter too has featured in a movie named Thank You for Smoking. Moreover, he is also the author of popular entrepreneurship book Zero to One.
Most people in the above list dropped out of college within a couple of years. They still managed to start businesses that run the world today. You don’t have to quit college to become a successful entrepreneur. Just study the success principles they teach in their books and lectures. Doing so will put you way ahead than the rest of the pack.