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


Microsoft Ventures Innovate.AI: a Global Startup Competition

Award Amount: A total prize pool valued at $5,500,000 USD

Number of Awards: 4

Deadline: December 17, 2017

Winner Announcement: February 28, 2017

Brief Description:

The  Microsoft  Ventures Corporation is delighted to announce the Innovate.AI: a Global Startup Competition Program. To be eligible, applicants must be a company legally incorporated or registered a business in a country.The program will help high-potential startups gaining access to capital and further the development of A.I. to solve problems and improve people’s lives.

Host Institution:

Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational technology company with headquarters in Redmond, Washington. It develops, manufactures, licenses supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and services.


To eligible the applicant must meet all the following:

  • You must be a company legally incorporated or registered a business in a country that falls within one of the entry categories given in eligible region, and
  • The founder/operator of each company must be a legal resident 18 years of age or older in the region in which they are participating within
  • The company must currently offer or intend to release a product, service, or platform which utilizes Machine Learning and/or A.I. techniques, such a product must be based on a model developed by the company, and/or be trained with data obtained/generated by the company or a 3rd party, and/or make use of pre-trained Machine Learning and A.I. APIs

Instructions for Applying:

To be eligible applicant must submit the online application, The link is: https://microsoftventures.submittable.com/submit

Award Description:

The prizes for each regional competition will be:

  • 1st Place (Three Total Winners)
    A $1,000,000 investment USD split between Microsoft Ventures & our VC partners, along with $500,000 USD in Azure credits for 3 years.
  • A.I. For Good (One Winner)
    A $500,000 USD investment from Microsoft Ventures, $500,000 USD in Azure credits for 3 years.

Detailed Information Link:


Microsoft Tuition Scholarship Program

Award Amount: Partial tuition covered for one academic year

Number of Awards: Not Known

Deadline: January 26, 2018

Winner Announcement: Not Known

Brief Description:

Microsoft is pleased to announce tuition scholarships to encourage students to pursue studies in Computer Science and related STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) disciplines. You must be enrolled full time in a bachelor’s degree program at a four-year college or university in the United States, Canada, or Mexico at the time the application. Recipients of scholarships will be awarded in recognition of their demonstrated passion for technology, academic excellence, and leadership while working to push the software industry forward.

Host Institution:

Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational technology company with headquarters in Redmond, Washington. It develops, manufactures, licenses supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and services.


The list eligibility criteria are given below:

  • You must be enrolled full time in a bachelor’s degree program at a four-year college or university in the United States, Canada, or Mexico at the time the application is submitted
  • The scholarship is open to students pursuing Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related STEM degree
  • Maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average out of a possible 4.0, or a 4.0 cumulative grade point average out of a possible 5.0

Instructions for Applying:

In order for an application to consider all interested applicant may check the given link:


Award Description:

  • Recipients receive partial tuition covered for one academic year as posted by the financial aid office at your college or university
  • Microsoft will make a one-time payment to the designated school, and amounts are not transferable to other academic institutions
  • You may use the funds for tuition only – not for other costs listed on your bursar bills, such as room and board

Detailed Information Link:


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Detailed Information:


Students Save up to 10% on Select PCs

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Available only in Microsoft retail and online stores in the United States (including Puerto Rico) and Canada. Offer valid only on select PC’s with Intel included. Not valid on prior orders or purchases, cannot be transferred or otherwise redeemed for cash or promo code(s).

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Free Online Course on Microsoft Office Fundamentals: Outlook Word and Excel

Microsoft is glad to announce you a free online course named as “Microsoft Office Fundamentals: Outlook, Word, and Excel”. In this course, you will learn how to create and manage Word documents, organize information in tables, perform calculations on data, create graphs and charts, organize your email Inbox, and manage email automatically. You will also learn how to create and edit Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, and emails with Microsoft Office in this course for beginners. This course will start on December 11, 2017.

Course Summary

  • Duration: 6 weeks
  • Commitment:4-6 hours per week
  • Subject:  Computer Science
  • Institution:  Microsoft
  • Languages: English
  • Price: Free
  • Session:Starts on December 11, 2017
  • Requirement:  Anyone
  • Certificate Available: Yes

Who Developed the Course

  • About University: Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Redmond, Washington, that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics, and personal computers and services.
  • Mission of University: Microsoft Corporation’s mission is “to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more”.

Target Audience

Basic computer skills

Where Could This Lead You

  • Importance of the Subject in Today’s Scenario: The Damelin program in Fundamentals of Microsoft Office is designed for learners working in a Windows environment or those who have completed the Computer Skills for Windows and Office program, wanting to acquire additional PC skills.
  • Your Career Option: There are lots of interesting career options you can consider after completing the course:
  1. Office 365 Technical Support Engineer
  2. Product Manager – Telco Platform

Get Extra Benefits

Pursue a Verified Certificate to highlight the knowledge and skills you gain ($99)

  • Official and Verified:Receive an instructor-signed certificate with the institution’s logo to verify your achievement and increase your job prospects
  • Easily Shareable: Add the certificate to your CV or resume, or post it directly on LinkedIn
  • Proven Motivator: Give yourself an additional incentive to complete the course

How to Join This Course

You should register yourself through the given link of join this free online course: https://courses.edx.org/register

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Create and edit Word documents
  • Create and perform data calculations with Excel spreadsheets
  • Manage your email and calendar in Outlook

Who Will You Learn With

  • Robert Deupree Jr.: Robert Deupree Jr. is a Senior Content Developer on the Microsoft Learning eXperiences team. After a first career as a marine biologist, Robert joined Microsoft as a biology writer for Encarta Encyclopedia and has continued creating Microsoft training content for over 20 years.
  • Doug Thomas: Doug Thomas used to review movies and rent you — or your parents — VHS tapes. After 8 years at Amazon — doing much of the same thing — he came to Microsoft Office to get away from all of that. While being a site manager, he had an idea to get other people to create videos about Office.

Suggested Reading

You can refer this books: Office 2016 For Seniors For Dummies by Faithe Wempen


  • Importance of Course: At the end of this course you will understand how to create and edit Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, and emails with Microsoft Office in this course for beginners.
  • Importance of Certificate: By the Certificate of Achievement you will be able to prove your success when applying for jobs or courses. You can display it on your LinkedIn or CV.

Detailed Information

For more information about the course, you may visit the given link: