Famous Computer Scientists

Famous Computer Scientists

Are you interested in computer science subjects and want to know who invented programming language, Google, Facebook, Search Engine etc? We have searched the list of world’s famous computer scientists who have paved the way for us how technology has evolved.

We have given a brief introduction of world’s best scientists named as Sergey Brin, Tim Berners-Lee, Larry Page, and Mark Zuckerberg etc who invented Google, Facebook, Search Engine, Programming Languages etc. Just take a look, get inspired and motivated by their achievements.

Sergey Brin

Sergey BrinSergey Brin is the co-founder of Google and American computer scientist and internet entrepreneur. He earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Maryland better than ignorance. After graduation, he enrolled at Stanford University and completes the Ph.D. in computer science.

He has a good command in data mining and search engine. The Economist referred to Brin as an “Enlightenment Man”, and as someone who believes that “knowledge is always good, and certainly always better than ignorance” As of October 2017, Brin is the 13th richest person in the world.

Nationality: American
Born: 21 August 1973 (age 44), Moscow, Russia
Famous for: Co-founder of Google, Directing of X
Net worth: 47.2 billion USD (2017)

Tim Berners-Lee

Tim Berners-LeeTim Berners-Lee is a British computer scientist and English engineer, also known as TimBL who has single-handedly changed the course of human history. He is known as the inventor of the World Wide Web. In 1989, he proposed a new information management system and provides the successful communication between a Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) client and server via the internet.

Tim Berners-Lee is a founder and president of the Open Data Institute. He received the 2016 Turing Award “for inventing the World Wide Web the first web browser, and the fundamental protocols and algorithms allowing the Web to scale”.

Nationality: British
Born: 8 June 1955 (age 62), London, United Kingdom
Famous for: World Wide Web
Net Worth: $50,000,000

Larry Page

Larry PageLarry Page is a co-founder of Google with Sergey Brin and also an American computer scientist. He is the inventor of PageRank, the foundation of Google’s search ranking algorithm and an important part of the company’s initial success.

Page and Brin used the former’s basic HTML programming skills to set up a simple search page for users. As of 2014, Page’s estimated personal wealth exceeded $32 million, securing his spot as the 17th richest man in the world.

Nationality: American
Born: 26 March 1973 (age 44), East Lansing, Michigan, United States
Famous for: Co-founder of Google Inc., CEO of Alphabet Inc, PageRank
Net worth: 48.5 billion USD (2017)

Mark Zuckerberg

Mark ZuckerbergMark Zuckberg is the famous American computer programmer and internet entrepreneur responsible for developing Facebook in his Harvard dorm room. In the present time, He is a chairman and chief executive officer of Facebook.

Zuckerberg developed an interest in computers at an early age. In the 12 years, he used Atari BASIC to create a messaging program he named “Zucknet. Though his official salary as CEO of Facebook is exactly $1, Zuckerberg’s personal wealth is estimated at $33.1 billion.

Nationality: American
Born: May 14, 1984 (age 33) White Plains, New York, U.S.
Famous for: Co-founder of Facebook
Net worth: 75.2 billion USD (2017)

Bill Gates

Bill GatesWilliam Henry Gates III is a most powerful man in the world. He is a co-founder and former chief executive of Microsoft. He is also famous business magnate, investor, author, and philanthropist. Gates and his Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen started Microsoft which became the world’s largest PC software company.

Gates is one of the best-known entrepreneurs of the PC and will always be best known as a computer programmer and inventor. He is consistently ranked on the Forbes list of wealthiest people and is currently the second richest person in the world.

Nationality: American
Born: 28 October 1955 (age 62), Seattle, Washington, United States
Famous for: Co-founder of Microsoft
Net worth: 89.5 billion USD (2017)

Ben Goodger

Ben GoodgerBen Goodger is a British software engineer and famous computer scientist in the world. He is an employee of Netscape Communications Corporation and the Mozilla Foundation. Currently, Goodger is a lead in the user experience department at Google, where his main focus is the continued development and success of Google Chrome.

Nationality: British New Zealander
Born: London, England
Famous for: Lead in the user experience department at Google
Net worth: $6 Million

John D. Carmack

John D. CarmackJohn D. Carmack is a successful American game programmer. He is the co-founder of id Software, and the current lead programmer of related id Computer Games. Carmack is best known for his innovations in 3D graphics, such as his Carmack’s Reverse algorithm for shadow volumes.

Carmack’s engines have also been licensed for use in other influential first-person shooters such as Half-Life, Call of Duty and Medal of Honor. These innovations have been licensed for use and implemented into the design of other influential, first-person shooter games, including Call of Duty, Half-Life, and Medal of Honor.

Nationality: American
Born: 20 August 1970 (age 47), Roeland Park, Kansas, United States
Famous For: Co-Founder of Id Software
Net worth: $4 Million

Linus Torvalds

Linus TorvaldsLinus Benedict Torvalds is a great computer scientist and Finnish-American software engineer. He is the creator, and for a long time, principal developer of the Linux kernel. Linux has been adapted into thousands of variations and many web servers run using the system.

In 2012, He was honored Millennium Technology Prize by the Technology Academy Finland “in recognition of his creation of a new open-source operating system for computers leading to the widely used Linux kernel”.

Nationality: Finnish, American
Born: Linus Benedict Torvalds December 28, 1969 (age 47) Helsinki, Finland
Famous For: Developer of the Linux Kernel
Net worth: $150 Million

Elon Musk

Elon MuskElon Reeve Musk is Canadian American business magnate, investor, and engineer. He is responsible for founding companies like SpaceX, Tesla Motors, and SolarCity, and for his futuristic (and currently only hypothetical) high-speed transportation system is known as the Hyperloop.

Elon Musk goals include reducing global warming through sustainable energy production and consumption, and reducing the “risk of human extinction” by “making life multiplanetar. He currently acts as the CEO and CTO, CEO, and Chairman of SpaceX, Tesla Motors, and SolarCity respectively.

Nationality: Canadian American
Born: 28 June 1971 (age 46), Pretoria, South Africa
Famous For: CEO, and Chairman of SpaceX, Tesla Motors, and SolarCity
Net worth: 19.9 billion USD (2017)

James Gosling

James GoslingJames Arthur Gosling is a lead designer and computer scientist in the world. He is a software developer best known for his participation in the development of the popular Java programming language.

Gosling is generally credited with creating the original Java design and implementing the original compiler and virtual machine.In 2002, Gosling was awarded The Economist Innovation Award, and in 2007, he was named an Officer in the Order of Canada, the second highest civilian honor.

Nationality: Canadian
Born: 19 May 1955 (age 62), Calgary, Canada
Famous For: Developer of the Java Programming Language
Net worth: $7 Million