This list is a comprehensive ranking of the world’s most famous entrepreneurs – “Top 100 List”. I will be expanding out the bios and achievements on the list over time and announcing updates. The ranking is not purely based on net worth, but also on achievements, expertise, influence and legacy, truly defining them as some of the greatest and most famous entrepreneurs in the world.
1. Carlos Slim Helu
The Mexican billionaire’s net worth is US$84 billion. He owns Grupo Carso, with interests in communications, real estate, airlines, media, technology, retailing, and finance.
Slim is known as the “Warren Buffett of Mexico”, with extensive holdings in a number of Mexican companies. Currently, he is the chairman and CEO of telecommunications companies Telmex and America Movil.
2. Bill Gates
The American billionaire has been consistently ranked the wealthiest human for decades and is the second wealthiest as of September 2014, worth US$ 81.3 billion, wealth amassed mostly through Microsoft Inc.
Gates founded Microsoft with Paul Allen after getting inspired by reading the 1975 issue of Popular Electronics that had demonstrated Altair-8800. He contacted Micro-Instrumentation & Telemetry Systems (MITS) – the creators of the new micro-computer – informing them that he and his partner were working on the platform’s BASIC interpreter. In reality, Gates and Allen didn’t have any Altair and hadn’t written any code for it; they had merely wanted to gauge if the guys from MITS would be interested in working with them. When the MITS president agreed to meet the two for a demo, they developed an Altair emulator over the course of the following few weeks. It ran on a mini-computer and then on the BASIC interpreter. This deal helped launch Microsoft.
3. Warren Buffett
The Wizard of Omaha is the 3rd richest person, with a net worth of US$ 67.2 billion. Buffet, the CEO, chairman and single largest shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway has been termed the 20th century’s most successful investor, amassing almost all his wealth through the conglomerate.
He is a noted philanthropist who has pledged to give up to 99% of his fortunes to charity.
4. Amancio Ortega
He is a Spanish billionaire, fashion executive and the founding chair of Inditex fashion group, world-famous for its Zara clothing chain and accessories retail-shops. Ortega is worth US$ 65.6 billion.
He founded Confecciones Goa in 1972, a business that sold quilted bathrobes produced by local women sewing cooperatives. Three years later he opened the first Zara store, expanding into several big stores throughout Galicia, Spain. Today, he owns 59.29% of Inditex.
5. Larry Ellison
The American billionaire co-founder and CEO of Oracle Corporation is worth US$ 50.1 billion. He was inspired by Edgar F. Codd’s paper on relational database systems, “A Relational Model of Data for Large Shared Data Banks” founding Software Development Laboratories (SDL) with 2 partners and an initial investment of US$ 2,000; his input being $1,200.
SFL became Relational Software Inc. in 1979 and then Oracle Systems Corporation in 1982. Ellison has been Oracle’s CEO since inception and owns 23.5% of the tech giant today.
6. The Koch Brothers
Billionaire brothers David and Charles Koch each own 42% of the Koch Industries conglomerate. They are the two most prominent members of the Koch Family but they also have other famous siblings Bill – a billionaire who has invested in oil and other businesses – and Frederick, a collector and philanthropist.
Koch Industries – founded by their father Fred Chase Koch – owns Invista; Flint Hills Resources; Georgia-Pacific; Koch Pipeline; Koch Minerals; Koch Fertilizer and Matador Cattle Company, with interests in manufacturing; oil refining and distribution; chemicals; energy; minerals; fertilizers; pulp and paper; chemical technology equipment; ranching; finance; commodities trading; and other ventures and investments.
7. Richard Branson
The English business magnate is the founder of the Virgin Group of companies, comprising more than 400 subsidiaries. His first business venture at 16 was a magazine: Student, and at 20, he had a mail-order-record business. At 22 he set up Virgin Records, later renamed Virgin Megastores. The Virgin brand rapidly grew during the 1980s after setting up Virgin Atlantic and expanding the Virgin Records music label. He is worth about US$ 5.1 billion today.
Branson has dyslexia and had a poor academic performance in school, but discovered his ability to connect with other people. His headmaster once told him that he would either end up in jail or become a millionaire.
8. Sheldon Adelson
The American billionaire is the chairman and CEO of Las-Vegas Sands Corp., which owns and operates the Venetian-Resort Hotel & Casino and the Sands Expo & Convention Center. He also owns Israel’s newspaper, Israel HaYom.
Adelson started doing business at age 12 after borrowing US$ 200 from his uncle and purchasing a license to sell newspapers in Boston. By 16, he also ran a candy-vending machine business. Later he developed COMDEX – a computer trade-show – making him a tidy fortune and launching him into the casino-resort business.
In 2013, he earned almost US$ 41 million per day – especially from his casino businesses – catapulting him to the top ten list of world billionaires for the first time. Today he is worth US$ 37.2 billion.
9. The Walton Family
The Walton family is believed to be the richest family in the world and owns about 50% the world’s largest chain of retail stores, Walmart, inherited from patriarch brothers Bud and Sam Walton. The 6 most notable Walton Family members are Christy, who is worth US$ 36.7 billion; Jim, US$ 34.7 billion; Alice US$ 34.3 billion; S.Robson, US$ 34.2 billion; Ann Walton-Kroenke US$ 4.7 billion; and Nancy Walton-Laurie US$ 4.0 billion.
Sam and Bud Walton opened their first Walmart discount store in 1962.
10. Amadeo Giannini
He was an Italian-American founder of Bank of America. He took over his step-father’s business, L. Scatena & Co at a very early age.
His major business break came as a commission merchant, produce broker and produce dealer for farmers in the Santa Clara Valley, a venture that he was extremely successful in. His merchant, dealer and broker businesses later coalesced into the Bank of America.
11. Liliane Bettencourt
The Grand Dame of L’Oreal is one of the principal shareholders of the cosmetic giant that her father founded. She has variously been listed as the wealthiest woman on the planet with a net worth of US $34 billion today.
Madame Bettencourt no longer gets involved in running L’Oreal after a 2011 court battle with her daughter Françoise Bettencourt-Meyers ruled her unfit to manage her affairs or that of the company. She suffers from dementia. She was replaced on the board by her 25-year-old grandson Jean-Victor Meyer. Her family owns about 33% of the company.
12. Steve Jobs
One of the best known entrepreneurs, marketers and inventors of all time, the recently deceased American computer scientist was a co-founder as well as the chairman and CEO of Apple Inc. by the time of his death in 2011.
He is widely recognized as a design-driven pioneer of the PC revolution and a charismatic busness leader. He also co-founded and served as the CEO of Pixar Animation Studios and was worth US$ 8.3 billion in July 2010.
13. Steve Wozniak
He is a co-founder of Apple Inc. with Steve Jobs and Ronald Wayne. In 1976, he single-handedly invented the Apple I personal computer before showing it to Jobs who then suggested that they try selling it. Soon after founding Apple Computer in Jobs’ parents’ garage, Wayne left the two geeks as the primary co-founders Apple.
14. Mark Zuckerberg
Best known as one of the 5 co-founders of Facebook, the most popular social networking website, the 30-year-old billionnaire is the company’s chairman and CEO. He is worth about US$ 33.1 billion.
Zuckerberg founded Facebook together with college roommates Eduardo Saverin; Andrew McCollum; Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes. They launched their start-up from Harvard University’s dormitory rooms.
15. Li Ka Shing
The Hong Kong business magnate is the richest person in Asia according to Bloomberg Billionaires Index, with a net worth of US$ 31.9 billion. He chairs the Board of Hutchison-Whampoa Ltd (HWL) and Cheung-Kong Holdings; companies through which he is the world’s biggest container terminals operator as well as the largest health and beauty retailer.
Li Ka Shing’s companies make up to 15% of the Hong-Kong Stock Exchange market capitalization, and is worth US$ 34.6 billion as of 2012.
16. Michael Bloomberg
With a net worth of US$ 34 billion, Bloomberg is the 16th richest person in the world. He founded and owns 88% of Bloomberg L.P., a global financial data and media company which is notable for its Bloomberg Terminal. The American billionaire began his career at Salomon Brothers – a securities brokerage firm – becoming a general partner there in 1973.
In 1981, after Salomon Brothers was bought and Bloomberg laid off and given a US $10 million severance package, he set up Innovative Market Systems, renamed Bloomberg L.P. in 1987.
17. Stanley Ho
The King of Gambling is a Hong-Kong and Macau business magnate and has reflected the Macau government-granted monopoly he had held on its gambling industry for over 40 years.
Ho owns several properties in Hong Kong and Macau with business interests in entertainment; tourism; shipping; real estate; banking and air-transport. His enterprises are touted to employ almost a quarter of Macau’s workforce.
18. Reggie Aggarwal
The Indian-American is the founder of Cvent Inc., a publicly held SaaS (software-as-a-service) company specializing in meetings-management technology. Cvent offers web-based software services for meeting-site selection; online event registration; event management; email marketing and web surveys.
Cvent’s success story after almost total collapse in the early 2000s – owing to the effects of the bursting of the dot.com bubble – has often been termed as one of those “back-from-the-dead” stories. In October 2013, the Washington Business Journal named Aggarwal the CEO of the Year.
19. Pete Cashmore
He is the founder and CEO of Mashable – the leading source of news, information and resources for the Connected Generation – a company he founded in 2005 in Aberdeenshire, Scotland at only 19. He was driven by a passion for sharing how online tools and social networks were transforming people’s interactions and re-shaping cultures.
Pete has always been an entrepreneur, continuing to push Mashable’s evolution from a tech-blog to a global media company, with a niche built around technology. He has severally been described as the “Sage of Media” and is considered by many as one of the most influential voices of his generation, both online and offline. He was named in 2012 by Time Magazine as one of 100 Most Influential People, as well as featured on Forbes’ 30-under-30 list.
20. Howard Hughes
He was an American business tycoon; aviator and aerospace engineer; inventor; and filmmaker. As at the time of his death, he was one of the richest people in the world, with a net worth of about US$ 1.5 billion (equivalent to approximately US$ 6.22 billion in 2014 dollars).
Hughes was one of the most influential aviators – as well aviation tycoons – in history, setting multiple world air-speed records. He also built the Hughes-H-1 Racer and H-4 Hercules (better known as the Spruce Goose aircraft). He also acquired and expanded the Trans-World Airlines, that later merged with American Airlines.
21. Sergey Brin & Larry Page
He is a Russian-born Jewish American Internet entrepreneur and computer scientist who co-founded Google Inc. with Larry Page, a giant tech company that is one of the most profitable Internet and computer technology companies. Brin is today worth US$ 30.3 billion, and together with Page owns about 16% of Google Inc. Page is worth US$ 32.3 billion, putting him at number 19 on the Forbes’ list of world billionaires.
Page invented PageRank, the foundation of Google’s search-ranking algorithm.
22. Michael Dell
This is another Jewish-American business magnate and investor who is best known as the founder and current CEO of Dell Inc., a leading seller of PCs. Dell was ranked 41st in Forbes’ list of world billionaires in 2012, with a net worth of US$ 15.9 billion.Dell owns an estimated 12% of the company he founded. Adding to his vast wealth and business interests are investments in a myriad of other companies, all managed by MSD Capital, a firm incorporating his initials.
Dell began an informal business – putting together and selling upgrade-kits for PCs in Room 2713 of Dobie Center’s residential building while still a freshman at the University of Texas. He later applied for a vending license that targeted contracts bidding for the State of Texas.
23. David Karp
The American web-developer and entrepreneur is the founder of Tumblr, a short-form blogging platform. He is also the current CEO of the company. Forbes values his net worth at more than US$ 200 million, though Tumblr has been valued at above US$ 800 million by other financial analysts.
Karp began his career at Frederator Studios, an animation company, as an intern. He built the studio’s first blogging platform and later conceived, wrote and edited its first internet video network, known as Channel Frederator. He later worked for UrbanBaby before starting his software consulting company known as Davidville, and later launching Tumblr with Marco Ament in 2007.
24. Chuck Feeney
He is an Irish-American businessman and philanthropist, the founder of The Atlantic Philanthropies, one of the world’s biggest private foundations. Feeney made his immense fortune as a co-founder of the Duty-Free Shoppers Group with Robert Miller, a company that began operations in Hong Kong in the 1960s. Later they expanded into Europe and other continents.
DFS later expanded to duty-free stores off airports, as well as large downtown Galleria stores, becoming the world’s largest travel retailer. In 1996, the two entrepreneurs’ interests were acquired by the French luxury goods giant, LVMH), for US$ 1.63 billion.
25. Azim Premji
India’s richest software and tech tycoon is worth US$ 16.3 billion and owns Wipro Ltd, an international IT-Consulting and System-Integration-Services company which is headquartered in Bangalore, Karnataka State, India.
26. Stefan Persson
The Swedish – worth US$ 28 billion in March 2013 – is the main shareholder in the fashion company H&M, founded by his father in 1947. He also has a large stake in Hexagon AB, a Swedish tech company, as well as vast real estate projects.
27. Karl & Theo Albrecht
The German tycoon brothers founded the discount-supermarket-chain Aldi. Karl is worth US$ 29 billion while Theo’s worth was US$ 16.7 billion at the time of his death in 2010.
28. Lakshmi Mittal
The Indian steel magnate – worth US$ 16.7 billion – is the chairman and present CEO of Arcelor Mittal, the largest steel-making company in the world, where he has a 38% stake. He also owns 34% of the EPL outfit Queens-Park Rangers.
29. Bernard Arnault
The French engineer and tycoon – worth US$ 36.2 billion – is the chairman and CEO of the luxury group LVMH since 1989. He joined his father’s civil engineering company, Ferret-Savinel straight out of campus.
30. Mukesh Ambani
The Indian business magnate chairs the board of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), a conglomerate that has interests mainly in oil refining, petro-chemicals and gas sectors as well as retail stores, of which he is the MD as well as the largest shareholder. He is worth US$ 25.1 billion.
31. Anil Ambani
The younger brother of Indian tycoon Mukesh, is worth US$ 5.9 billion, the chairman of Reliance ADA Group which broke away from his brother’s Reliance Industries Limited in 2005.
32. Ingvar Kamprad
The Swede, worth US$ 4.1 billion, is the founder of the retail company IKEA, that specialises in furniture.
33. Oleg Deripaska
Worth US$ 6.5 billion, the Russian owns shares in Basic Element Company, En+Group as well as the largest aluminium-company in the world, United-Company, RUSAL.
34. Roman Abramovich
The US$ 14.6-billion-worth Russian is the main owner of the investment-company Millhouse LLC as well as EPL’s Chelsea FC.
35. Jeff Bezos
The self-made American billionaire’s US$ 30.6-billion wealth is mostly accumulated from Amazon.com’s ownership, with a 55% stake.
36. Eike Batista
The Brazilian – worth US$ 30.0 billion in 2012 – has vast interests in mining and oil and gas exploration, presently the chairman of EBX Group, which trades on the BOVESPA’s Novo Mercado. Despite his parents immense wealth, Batista built his business acumen early because at 18 he began selling insurance door-to-door.
37. Kenneth Thomson
The Canadian 2rd Baron Thomson-of-Fleet was a media magnate worth US$ 20.6 billion at death in 2006. He owned the Thomson Corporation with his brother David.
38. Al-Waleed bin Talal
The almost US$ 30-billion worth Saudi prince is the founder, CEO and 95%-owner of the Kingdom Holding Company.
39. The Glazer Family
American Malcolm-Irving Glazer – who died in May 2014 worth about US$ 4.1 billion – was the president and CEO of First-Allied Corporation and owned EPL’s Manchester United and NFL’s Tampa-Bay Buccaneers. His 6 children took over his wealth after his death.
40. Aliko Dangote
The Nigerian billionaire is the richest African, with a net worth of US$ 25.3 billion – and owns the Dangote Group.
41. Perenna Kei (Ji Peili)
The 24-year-old Chinese businesswoman was in early 2014 ranked the youngest billionaire in the world by Forbes, with a net worth of US$ 1.3 billion. She owns 85% of her father’s Logan Property Holdings.
42. David Rockefeller
The 99-year-old patriarch of the Rockefeller Family is worth about US$ 3.1 billion. He has served as chairman and CEO of the Chase Manhattan Corp. for many years.
43. Jan Koum
The American computer engineer and Internet entrepreneur – worth US$ 7.6 billion today – is a co-founder (with Brian Acton) and CEO of mobile-messaging app WhatsApp, which was acquired by Facebook Inc. for US$ 19 billion in February 2014 to make him a billionaire for the first time.
44. Brian Acton
The American computer scientist founded WhatApp with Jan Koum and is today worth about US$ 2.8 billion after it was acquired by Facebook Inc. for US$ 19 billion in early 2014.
45. Oprah Winfrey
The American businesswoman, talk-show host, media proprietor, actress, producer and philanthropist – worth US$ 3.1 billion and constantly ranked the richest black woman – is world-known for her multi-award-winning talk-show, The Opra- Winfrey Show; the highest-rated TV show of its kind in history.
46. Tory Burch
The US$ 1.4-billion worth American fashion designer and business-woman is listed – as of 2014 – the planet’s 79th most-powerful woman by Forbes.
47. Sara Blakely
The American business-woman founded Spanx, a multi-million-dollar company specialising in undergarments. She is worth an estimated US$ 1.01 billion.
48. Wang Jianlin
The Chinese billionaire – worth US$ 25.01 billion – chairs the Dalian-Wanda Group, one of the largest real-estate developers in China, as well as the largest operator of movie theatres in the world.
49. Dieter Schwarz
The German entrepreneur owns the Schwarz Gruppe and is the chairman and CEO of Lidl and Kaufland supermarket chains.
50. Alisher Usmanov
The Uzbek-Russian oligarch – worth US$ 20.02 billion – is the richest man in Russia with large stakes in Metallo-Invest, Kommersant Publishing Houses, MegaFon and Mail.ru.
51. Jorge Paulo Lemann
The Swiss-Brazilian banker and founder of investment-banking firm, Banco-Garantia is worth US$ 21.9 billion and is the wealthiest Brazilian.
52. Gerald Grosvenor
The British land-owning tycoon and 6th-Duke of Westminster is worth US$ 15.1 billion and owns the Grosvenor Group.
53. Michele Ferrero
The Italian tycoon owns the eponymous-chocolate-maker, Ferrero SpA, and is worth US$ 26.7 billion.
54. Georgina “Gina” Rinehart
Australia’s richest mining heiress – worth US$ 17.6 billion – is the Executive Chairwoman of Hancock Prospecting Group, founded by her father Lang Hancock. She is the largest shareholder in Fairfax Media and has a significant stake in Ten-Network Holdings.
55. Masayoshi Son
The Japanese tycoon founded SoftBank and is its current CEO. He also has large stakes in SoftBank Mobile Sprint Corporation and is worth is US$ 18.4 billion. He also has the distinction being the man who lost the most money in history – about US$ 70 billion during the dot.com crash of 2000.
56. Lee Kun-hee
The South Korean business magnate – worth US$ 12.8 billion – chairs the Samsung Group.
57. Ernesto Bertarelli
The Italian-Swiss businessman and family are worth US$ 14.8 billion and own large stakes in Serono and Alinghi.
58. Mohammed Hussein Al-Amoudi
The Saudi-Arabian/Ethiopian billionaire – worth US$ 12.3 billion – is the second richest black man and owns Corral Petroleum Holdings as well as MIDROC.
59. Robert Kuok
The Malaysian-Chinese businessman is worth US$ 12.5 billion and his largest source of wealth is the stake at Wilmar International.
60. Andrónico Luksic Abaroa
The Croatian-Chilean tycoon – founder of the Luksic Group – was worth US$ 15.7 billion as at death in 2005.
61. Ng Teng Fong
The Singaporean real-estate tycoon owns a significant stake in Sino Group, a property-development conglomerate founded by his father, the Hong Kong tycoon Robert Ng Chee-Siong. The family is worth US$ 5.9 billion.
62. Dietrich Mateschitz
The Austrian business magnate – worth US$ 5.3 billion in 2012 – co-founded the Red-Bull energy drink company and currently holds 49% of its shares.
63. Robert Budi Hartono
The Chinese-Indonesian tobacco tycoon – worth US$ 11.7 billion – owns and privately runs Djarum, the 3rd-largest clove cigarettes maker on the planet.
64. Lee Shau-Kee
The HongKong real-estate tycoon – worth US$ 19.07 billion – owns majority shares in Henderson Land Development, a property conglomerate.
65. The Mars Family
American business magnate, Franklin C.Mars, founded the food-company Mars Inc., a company that mostly makes chocolate candy. His grand-daughter, Jacqueline – worth US$ 19.5 billion – and grand-son John F. – worth US$ 17.4 billion – own large stakes in the company while other family members own smaller stakes.
66. George Soros
Worth: US$ 26.7 billion.
Business: Soros Fund Management, Open Society Foundations, Quantum Fund.
67. Carl Icahn
Worth: US$24.5 billion.
Business: mostly Icahn Enterprises.
68. Steve Ballmer
Worth: US$20.7 billion.
Business: 4% Microsoft, LA Clippers.
69. Alberto Bailleres
Worth: US$15.4 billion.
Business: Grupo Bal (Industrias Penoles, El-Palacio de Hierro, Grupo Nacional Provincial, Grupo Profuturo); Fresnillo plc.
70. Rex Tillerson
Worth: US$13.8 billion
Business: Exxon Mobil Corporation, Imperial oil.
71. Francois Pinault
Worth: US$11.5 billion
Business: Kering Retail Company.
72. Jim Simmons
Worth: US$15.5 billion
Business: Renaissance Technologies Corp.
73. John Fredriksen
Worth: US$ 15.5 billion
Business: Hemen Holdings, Meisha Group, Seadrill, Marine Harvest, Golden Ocean Group, Deep-Sea Supply.
74. Joseph Safra
Worth: US$ 13.6 billion
Business: Safra Group.
75. George Kaiser
Worth: US$13.5 billion
Business: Bank of Oklahoma, Solyndra.
76. Serge Dassault
Worth: US$15.3 billion
Business: Groupe Dassault, Dassault Aviation.
77. Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi
Worth: US$13.5 billion
Business: Fraser & Neave Ltd, Asiatique Riverfront Mall, Thai Beverage.
78. Ananda Krishnan
Worth: US$9.02 billion
Business: Maxis, BGSM Equity, Binariang, Aircel Telecoms.
79. Petr Kelner
Worth: US$11.7 billion
Business: Telefonica’s Czech business, Banking and Insurance.
80. Leonid Mikhelson
Worth: US$15.2 billion
Business: Novatek, Sibur, Pervy Obyedinenny (First United) Bank.
81 Rupert Murdoch
Worth: US$13.3 billion
Business: News Limited, News Corporation, 21st Century Fox.
82. Thomas Peterffy
Worth: US$11.9 billion
Business: Interactive Brokers, Boston Options Exchange.
83. Sergey Galitskiy
Worth: US$13.3 billion
Business: Magnit Supermarkets, FC Krasnodar.
84. Elon Musk
Worth: US$13.1 billion
Business: SpaceX, Tesla Motors, SolarCity.
85. Paolo Rocca
Worth: US$11.5 billion
Business: Techint, the Istituto per la-Ricostruzione Industriale (IRI).
86. Phil Anschutz
Worth: US$11.1 billion
Business: Anschutz Entertainment Group.
87. David Tepper
Worth: US$11.1 billion
Business: Appaloosa Management.
88. Ricardo Salinas
Worth: US$9.1 billion
Business: Grupo Salinas, Grupo Elektra.
89. Galen Weston
Worth: US$8.5 billion
Business: George Weston Ltd.
90. Charlene de-Carvalho-Heineken
Worth: US$10.4 billion
Business: Dutch brewer, Heineken.
91. Steve Cohen
Worth: US$11 billion
Business: mostly SAC Capital Advisors.
92. Abby Johnson
Worth: US$9.8 billion
Business: Fidelity Investments.
93. German Khan
Worth: US$10.1 billion
Business: Rosvodokanal, Alfa Group.
94. Alain Wertheimer
Worth: US$9.5 billion
Business: House of Chanel; Bell & Ross.
95. Eric Schmidt
Worth: US$9 billion
Business: Google Inc., Novell.
96. Mohamed Al-Jaber
Worth: US$12.61 billion
Business: MBI International.
97. Jim Pattison
Worth: US$9.2 billion
Business: Jim Pattison Group.
98. Patrick Drahi
Worth: US$9.4 billion
Business: Altice Telecommunications Company.
99. Patrick Soon-Shiong
Worth: US$8.6 billion
Business: Chan-Soon-Shiong Institute for Advanced-Health, National LambdaRail, LA Lakers.
100. Ray Hunt
Worth: US$8.8 billion
Business: Hunt Oil Company.
101. Donald Trump
Worth : $3.9 billion
Business: The Trump Organization. Donald John Trump, Sr. is an American business magnate, investor, television personality and author. He is the chairman and president of The Trump Organization and the founder of Trump Entertainment Resorts.