Online Business Ideas
A well conceived and executed online business idea can turn you into a millionaire overnight, quite literally. The following list of the top 20 Internet male entrepreneurs (in alphabetic order) should provide some inspiration if you are exploring online business ideas.
Alexander Levin is a 23 year old online entrepreneur well known as the founder of ImageShack, the largest free image hosting website.
If you have ever played the online MMORPG game Runescape, then you have interacted with Andrew Gomer’s work. He founded the company together with Paul Gower and Constant Tedder.
Venture: Fasthosts Internet Ltd
Andrew Michael is the founder of FastHosts Internet Ltd. He started the company at the age of 17 and sold it to United Internet in 2006 for 62 million pounds sterling.
Angelo Sotira is the co-founder of DeviantArt, the popular online community art website. At the mere age of 26, his net worth is said to be $75 million.
Aodhan Cullen founded StatCounter, an Internet stats company, at the age of 16. The company now has over 2 million members and tracks billions of websites.
Blake Aaron Ross
Venture: Mozilla Web Browser
Together with Dave Hyatt, Blake Ross developed the popular Mozilla web browser. He currently works at FaceBook where he is the Director of Product. His net worth is estimated at $60 million.
Venture: Mozilla Web Browser
Dave Hyatt is known for his work developing the Mozilla web browser together with Blake Ross. His net worth is also estimated at about $60 million. Hyatt currently works for Apple Inc where he is part of the Safari Web Browser development team.
Greg Tseng is a Harvard alumnus well known as a co-founder of Tagged, a social networking site, which he founded with long time friend Johann Schleier-Smith. Together, their net worth is estimated to be $45 million.
Jake Nickell started Threadless.com, an online apparel store, in 2000 with a mere $1,000 in seed capital. His net worth is now estimated to be in the range of $50 million.
Venture: PopCap Games
John Vechey founded PopCap Games in 2000. The company created games for all kinds of platforms and currently employs over 400 people.
Stoppelman and Rusell Simmons worked as software engineers at PayPal before founding Yelp.com. Yelp is a local search and review website that relies on user reviews.
Kevin Rose is the creator of Digg.com, Pownce and Milk. His net worth is estimated to be in the range of $30 million.
Zuckerberg can aptly be described as a social networking genius. His site, FaceBook, took the world by storm. His net worth as at September 2011 was $17.5 billion making him the 14th wealthiest person in the world.
WordPress, the most popular blog and website software is a creation of Matt Mullenweg. He is currently the lead developer at the WordPress foundation. Mullenweg is an open source enthusiast.
Markus is the founder is the world’s largest dating website, Plentyoffish.com. The website is predominantly free though it recently begun charging for premium services.
This 24 year old has a net worth of $24 million. His website, MiniClip, is well known for its interesting and casual browser based games.
Born Thomas Michael Fulp in 1978, Tom is the creator and administrator of Newgrounds. Newgrounds is a flash file sharing website. His net worth is estimated to be $15 million.
At the age of 14, Sean Belnick founded BizChair.com with a mere $500 as seed capital and some wise counsel from his stepfather, an office furniture veteran. The site is now the world’s largest online furniture retailer.
Ryan Block was a technology journalist at engadget.com before founding gdgt.com, a community site where people can ask and answer questions related to gadgets.
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You can also see the list of top 20 Internet Female Entrepreneurs.
Kevin J Timothy from Tampa Bay, FL on November 01, 2012:
After reading this list tell me why today's youth can't be more productive. Instead of star gazing at athletes, recording artists, and movie stars, these are the models that they should be trying to emulate.
It's always great to see young men and women with a plan to turn their ideas into a pioneering service. VERY intriguing hub.