Technology is the major way in which humans communicate, learn, work, and more. Here are a few entrepreneurs that revolutionized the world of technology that eventually led to their success.
Netflix: Co-founder and CEO (and serves on the board of Facebook)
For years, television was something people had to watch live or buy on VHS or DVD. Although there are other ways for people to catch up on the latest shows, Reed Hastings revolutionized the way people consume their entertainment.
Netflix is the world’s leading internet television network. With over 100 million members, it’s safe to say Netflix is the most popular way the millennial generation gets their entertainment. “Binge watching” changed the game of television series, allowing any Netflix member to watch available shows at their convenience. Reed Hastings is not only involved in the tech of Netflix, but also serves on the board of Facebook, founded by Mark Zuckerberg, another highly influential tech entrepreneur.
Tesla: Co-founder, Chairman and CEO
Practical energy solutions meet household energy issues at Tesla, an electric car company expanding their horizons. Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, has a sustainable mission which includes his tech strategies. Tesla proves that electric cars are more environmentally sound than gasoline-powered cars. The company now offers “power packs” which are batteries with the capability of storing a surplus of energy generated through solar panels. Hard at work, Musk is making major efforts to ensure this product will become more affordable.
Elon Musk is well known for his environmental initiatives. Not only is he the CEO of both Tesla and SpaceX, but he also co-founded PayPal. All three companies are heavily involved through technology. He’s an inventor, investor, and incredible engineer. Leading the world to sustainable solutions, Elon Musk shows how, through technology, we can make a better planet.
Apple: Co-founder, Chairman and CEO
Inside of his parent’s garage, Steve Jobs co-founded Apple in 1975, which was the start to the fundamental way we communicate on a daily basis. Through the Macintosh, the iPhone, and many more Apple products, Steve Jobs successful led Apple, Inc. to be one of the world’s most popular companies. Apple changed the world of technology forever, and has continued expanding even after the loss of Steve Jobs in 2011.
After Apple, Jobs was the executive producer of Pixar’s first animated film, Toy Story in 1995. Not only was he a leader in communication technology, but he partnered with Disney and Pixar to produce a new age animation.