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Immigrant Entrepreneur Hall of Fame: Information Technology

 

Information technology has revolutionized the way business is done around the world. Just as immigrants were an important part of the industrial revolution, they have been crucial to the rise of information technology.

Here we have profiled 21 immigrant entrepreneurs who have had a significant impact on information technology.

 

Andreas (Andy) von Bechtolsheim and Vinod Khosla
Germany and India
Sun Microsystems, Inc. co-founders

 

Hernand and Sosthenes Behn
St. Thomas
ITT co-founders

 

Alexander Graham Bell
Scotland
AT&T, Verizon founder

 

Sabeer Bhatia
India
Hotmail founder

 

Sergey Brin
Russia
Google co-founder

 

Steve Chen
Taiwan
YouTube co-founder

 

Marcelo Claure
Guatemala
Brightstar Corp. co-founder


Alex D’Arbeloff
France
Teradyne co-founder

 

Francisco D’Souza
India
Cognizant co-founder

 

Gururaj Deshpande
India
Sycamore Networks founder

 

Jen-Hsun Huang
Taiwan
NVIDIA Corporation co-founder

 

Subrah S. Iyar
India
WebEx Communications, Inc. co-founder

 

Min H. Kao
Taiwan
Garmin co-founder

 

Max Rafael Levchin and Elon Musk
Ukraine and South Africa
PayPal, Inc. co-founder

 

Pierre Omidyar
France
eBay founder

 

Jean-Luc Vaillant
France
LinkedIn co-founder

 

Charles Wang
China
CA Technologies co-founder

 

Jerry Yang
Taiwan
Yahoo! Inc. co-founder

 

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