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Top 10 Techies to be Inspired from: A list of Techpreneurs who made it Big!

Top 10 Techies to be Inspired from: A list of Techpreneurs who made it Big!

The tech industry generates the maximum employment in the country. The IT sector in India employed 4.5 lakh people in FY22. So what is it that drives people in hordes towards the tech domain? Tech-oriented careers offer a lot of money, are fascinating, and brimming with innovation daily. Whether programming, network security, data analysis, graphics designing, web development, or app development, India is producing talent for each domain and emerging as the global hub with over 50 lakh tech workforce. Looking for some motivation to join this field? Here is a list of 10 techies you can look up to build your career in the tech sector.   

10 Techies to Get Inspired 

  1. Mark Zuckerberg  
  2. Elon Musk  
  3. Steve Jobs  
  4. Marques Brownlee  
  5. Bill Gates  
  6. Jeff Bezos  
  7. Carl Pei  
  8. Shigeru Miyamoto  
  9. Tim Berners  
  10. Daniel Ek  

Mark Zuckerberg 

Source: Wikipedia 

The co-founder and CEO of the social networking site Facebook launched ‘thefacebook.com’ (now facebook.com) while studying at Harvard. It was a site for Harvard students to post photos and personal information about themselves. However, its popularity ensured students from other prestigious schools like Yale and Standford were also allowed to join. The basic idea behind Facebook was to create a website to connect people around the university. In 2004, there were over 250,000 users on Facebook. By 2008 it had already surpassed MySpace as the most visited social media website; the year when Zuckerberg became a billionaire at 23. According to Forbes, Mark’s net worth today is $74.5 billion.   

Today, Facebook has changed its parent company name to Meta and acquired companies such as Instagram, Whatsapp, Onavo, Oculus VR, and many more. His story inspires college students who want to start an entrepreneurial journey in the tech field. 

Elon Musk 

Source: Wikipedia 

Elon Musk is the co-founder and leader of Tesla, SpaceX, Neuralink, and The Boring Company. In 1992 he found Zip2, a company that provided maps and business directories to online newspapers. Musk also found X.com, an online financial services company that later became PayPal that specialized in transferring money online.  

Today Elon Musk is mainly known for SpaceX and Tesla. SpaceX designs, manufactures and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft. Tesla is an automotive company that designs and manufactures electric vehicles.   

Today Elon Musk is one of the wealthiest people in the world, with a net worth of $219 billion. Musk also recently bought Twitter for a sum of $43 billion. 

Steve Jobs 

Source: Wikipedia 

Steve Jobs is the co-founder of Apple Inc. Jobs and his co-founder Steve Wozniak started working in his house’s garage. On April 1, 1976, they debuted the first Apple computer, Apple I. Besides his technical capabilities, Jobs was also considered a marketing genius who led Apple to great heights during his tenure. 

Marques Brownlee 

Source: Wikipedia 

Unlike others on this list, Marques Brownlee is a techie who runs a YouTube channel (15.7 M subscribers). He is one of the best tech reviewers on the platform, covering a wide range of tech ranging from mobiles, laptops, accessory gadgets and tech news. He started his journey in 2009 at 16 by uploading videos. Marques is undoubtedly an inspiration to people who want to build a career in tech reviewing.   

Bill Gates 

Source: Wikipedia 

Bill Gates is the co-founder of Microsoft. Gates is a Harvard dropout. He wrote his first software program at 13 and spent a lot of time learning the programming language ‘BASIC’. Today Windows is the most used computer operating system. Bill Gates also remained the richest person in the world from 1995 to 2010 and then again from 2013 to 2017. 

Jeff Bezos 

Source: Wikipedia 

Another techie on this list is the founder and former CEO of the world’s biggest online retailer Amazon. Bezos left his job as the vice-president of a company to start his business plan. He began by selling books from his garage. His parents invested around $250,000 in his startup, and today the net worth of Amazon is $1.245 trillion. Jeff Bezos currently ranks 2nd on the list of richest people in the world. 

Carl Pei 

Source: Wikipedia 

Carl Pei is one of the most famous figures in the 2020s to be inspired to make a career in tech. Carl was one of the co-founders of the mobile company OnePlus. Today, he is no longer a part of OnePlus and is on a new journey in tech with his company Nothing. When OnePlus first came into the market, it was known for making flagship-level mobiles at a reasonable price. So Carl Pei was a significant figure when OnePlus took over the mobile market. 

Shigeru Miyamoto 

Source: Wikipedia 

Shigeru Miyamoto is a video game director, producer, artist, designer, and general manager at Nintendo. He appeared in Time’s Top 100 and was rated the greatest video game designer by IGN. Shigeru first sought a career as a manga artist until developing an interest in video games. 

Tim Berners 


Source: Wikipedia 

The inventor of the World Wide Web and a tech genius to be inspired by, Tim Berners created www with the sole purpose of allowing researchers to share their results, techniques, and practices without constantly exchanging emails. Queen Elizabeth II knighted him in the 2004 New Year Honours “for services to the global development of the Internet.” 

Daniel Ek 

Source: Wikipedia

The co-founder of Spotify, Daniel Ek, is a Swedish entrepreneur. Spotify is an internet music streaming service. Daniel created websites for businesses and ran web hosting services out of his bedroom as a teenager. Ek’s innovative business model for providing access to music online differed from other services in that it did not involve charging for song downloads. Today Spotify has over a billion downloads in Play Store. 

Some Frequently Asked Questions:-  

  • How to build a career in tech?  

Ans. Research the tech skills that have the highest demand in the industry and invest in learning them. You can also browse through our site exalt. club for more information, insightful articles and resources. You can connect with your peers and industry experts on the discussion board at Exalt. 

  • What are the best tech jobs for the future?  

Ans. Machine learning engineer, data scientist, UX designer, and cloud engineer are some of the jobs you can take up in the future.  

  •  Is it important to have a tech degree to make a career in tech?  

Ans. No. Even though an academic course and degree might help you, there are many other ways to get into the tech sector. You can develop tech skills and build a career in tech. Explore courses that are suitable for your interests and meet industry demands. Learn basics of technologies like programming languages and further proceed to advanced concepts.   

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