Introverts Rule

August 1, 2017

Think extroverts make great leaders, innovators and general geniuses? Of course—and so do introverts. Here’s a list of 20 famously successful people whose own quiet revolution led to their immortality.

  1. Albert Einstein, received the 1921 Nobel Prize for Physics, developed the theory of relativity
  2. Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, philanthropist
  3. Steven Spielberg, director and producer
  4. Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook
  5. Larry Page, co-founder of Google
  6. Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo!
  7. Warren Buffett, business magnate, investor, philanthropist
  8. Hillary Clinton, former First Lady, New York Senator, Secretary of State, presidential candidate (self-described as an “extro-introvert”)
  9. Elon Musk, founder of PayPal, Space X, Tesla
  10. Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Inc.
  11. Barack Obama, former President of the United States
  12. Laura Bush, former First Lady
  13. George Stephanopoulos, TV journalist and former White House spokesman
  14. Jimi Hendrix, musician
  15. Thomas A. Edison, inventor, entrepreneur
  16. Abraham Lincoln, former President of the United States
  17. K. Rowling, author, philanthropist
  18. Guy Kawasaki, chief evangelist at Canva
  19. Mahatma Gandhi, lawyer, politician, social activist, writer
  20. Rosa Parks, seamstress, civil rights activist

Sources: www.inc.com; www.huffingtonpost.com; www.rollingstone.com