Must See Interviews With the World’s Most Successful Entrepreneurs

by / ⠀Startup Advice / November 3, 2011
Must See Interviews With the World's Most Successful Entrepreneurs


At Under30CEO we think big. We recently published a list of our Top 40 Most Motivational People on the web and things got a little nuts. The article created incredible buzz all over the web and inspired us to create a list of successful entrepreneurs. So we fired up our audience to go out and make something happen.

As young entrepreneurs it’s important that we keep swinging for the fences (a great guide for that is the book Rich20Something which teaches millennials how to start businesses in the 21st century). Super successful investors like Ron Conway say they’d rather invest in an 18 year old Mark Zuckerberg than a 31 year old seasoned entrepreneur because the young Sean Parker types truly think the sky is the limit. At Under30CEO we’re going to carry that mentality into the interviews that we conduct on the site.

The list below is the most incredible people to learn from as entrepreneurs and we intend to interview them all…somehow.

Introducing Our Top Successful Entrepreneurs

You can learn from them and their best interviews from around the web.

1.) Bill Gates— Founder of Microsoft and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Steve Jobs and Bill Gates sit down at the All Things Digital Conference.

2.) Larry Ellison–Founder of Oracle
Oracle founder on

3.) Oprah Winfrey–Media Entrepreneur
Larry King Interviews Oprah on The Secret.

4.) Tony Robbins–Peak Performance Coach and Entrepreneur
Tony Robbins’ TED Talk “Why we do what we do and how we can do it better”

5.) Richard Branson–Billionaire founder of Virgin
15 Small Business Lessons with Branson at Open Forum

6.) Ted Turner–Media Entrepreneur
Interviewed by Mashable’s Pete Cashmore at the UN

7.) Jeff Bezos–Founder of
Wired’s Chris Anderson Interviews Bezos

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8.) Sergey Brin and Larry Page–Google Founders
Ted Talk on Google

9.) Ron Conway–Venture Capitalist
Hour long interview with Ron Conway at Stanford Business School

10.) Marc Andreessen–Software Entrepreneur
We’re not in a bubble” at the Wall Street Journal

11.) Paul Graham–Founder of Y-Combinator
How Y Combinator Helped 172 Startups Take Off

12.) Tony Hsieh–Founder of Zappos
Under30CEO talks about company culture with Tony Hsieh.

13.) Steve Wozniak–Founder of Apple
Founders at Work with Woz

14.) Phil Knight–Founder of Nike
Exclusive Interview by Oprah on Nike

15.) Howard Schultz–Founder of Starbucks
The Harvard Business Review Interviews Starbucks Founder

16.) Carl Icahn–Billionaire Investor
Ichan’s Drexel University Commencement Speech

17.) Pierre Omidyar–Founder of Ebay
The Guardian does a rare interview with Omidyar

18.) Ralph Lauren–Fashion Entrepreneur 
Oprah interviews RL

19.) Charles Schwab–Investor
Money Magazine talks investing with Schwab

20.) Reid Hoffman–Founder of LinkedIn
Billionaire Founder gives 5 tips to startups on WSJ

21.) Steve Case–Founder of AOL
Talks Job Creation via Startup America on CNBC

22.) John Doerr–Billionaire Venture Capitalist
Mark Zuckerberg with John Doerr

23.) Wayne Huizenga–Founder of Blockbuster, Waste Management and Pro Sports team owner
Talks on CNBC about the Art of the Deal

24.) Herb Kelleher–Founder of Southwest Airlines
Has a series of interviews on I am CNBC

25.) Diddy–Hip Hop Entrepreneur
ABC News calls Diddy the Modern Mogul

26.) Fred Wilson–Venture Capitalist
Chris Dixon interviews Fred Wilson

27.) David Cohen–Founder of Techstars
ReadWriteWeb interviews Techstars founder

28.) Chris Dixon–Venture Capitalist
Here is an in depth interview with Chris Dixon Mixergy

29.) Gary Vaynerchuk–Media/Wine Entrepreneur
Jason Calacanis interviews Gary in one of the best This Week in Startups ever.

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30.) Jason Calacanis–Internet Entrepreneur and Investor
Jason Calacanis gets interviewed on This Week in Startups

31.) Jason Fried–Internet Entrepreneur
Big Think Interviews Jason Fried about ReWork

32.) Dharmesh Shah–Founder of Hubspot
Interviews Dharmesh at SXSW

33.) Mark Suster–Venture Capitalist
Gets interviewed by Jascon Calcanis before he takes over This Week In Venture Capital

34.) Dennis Crowley–Founder of Foursquare
Kevin Rose interviews Dennis Crowley

35.) Pete Cashmore–Founder of Mashable
How Pete Cashmore grew Mashable on Bloomberg TV.

36.) Brad Feld–Venture Capitalist
Vator News asks How to Get Funding

37.) Matt Mullenweg–Founder of WordPress
Inc Magazine features Matt in their greg series “The Way I Work

38.) Kevin Rose–Founder of and Podcaster
Interview at Web2.0 Summit 2011

39.) Eric Ries–Entrepreneur and Author
On Techcrunch: “Don’t Be In A Rush To Get Big, Be In A Rush To Have A Great Product

40.) Keith Ferrazzi–Author of Never Eat Alone
WSJ asks Keith Ferrazzi “Who’s Got Your Back?

41.) Gina Trapani–Founder of Lifehacker
Tim Ferriss interviews Lifehacker Gina Trapani

42.) Neil Strauss–Author and Marketer
Speaks in the series: Authors @Google

43.) Daniel Pink–Author and Journalist
CBS Moneywatch asks Daniel “What Really Motivates Workers?

44.) Ivanka Trump–Entrepreneur
Huffington Post interviews Ivanka in the Trump Tower

45.) Ben Lerer–Founder of Thrillist
Under30CEO interviews the Ben Lerer

46.) Kenneth Cole–Fashion Entrepreneur
Kenneth talks to CNN about the inspirational stories in his book

47.) Lance Armstrong–Founder of Livestrong
Fast Company Interviews Lance Armstrong for the coverstory

48.) Guy Kawasaki–Author and Entrepreneur
Talk at Stanford’s Entrepreneurship Corner. “Entrepreneurship is for you young people”

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49.) Magic Johnson–Entrepreneur and NBA Hall of Famer
Our friend Tiffany Black Interviews Magic Johnson on Inc

50.) Ryan Allis–Founder of iContact
Our friend Maren Kate interviews Ryan on going from Zero to $3.3M

51.) David Karp–Founder of Tumblr
David Karp on TechCrunchTVsays Blogs Don’t Work

52.) Ashton Kutcher–Early Stage Investor
What Ashton Kutcher looks for in tech investments on TechCrunch

53.) Ryan Leslie–Hip Hop Entrepreneur
This Harvard Grad interviewed on Fox Business

54.) Rob Dyrdek–Action Sports Entrepreneur
Inc calls Fantasy Factory America’s Coolest Workspace. Q+A With Dyrdek

55.) MC Hammer–Hip Hop Entrepreneur
Interview at Web2.0 Summit

56.) Chamillionaire–Hip Hop Entrepreneur
Michael Arrington talks social currency with Chamillionaire

57.) Darren Rowse–Blogger
Gideon Shalwick interviews ProBlogger

58.) Gina Bianchini–Founder of Ning
Talks to Techcrunch at the World Economic Forum

59.) Sara Blakely–Founder of Spanx
Talks about Resiliency on Entrepreneur

60.) Wendy Kopp–Founder of Teach for America
Talks about Teach for American on the Colbert Report

61.) Kevin Plank–Founder of Under Armour
How I Did It with Inc Magazine

62.) Anita Roddick–Founder of The Body Shop
Anita tells their entrepreneurial story

63.) Robert Kiyosaki–Entrepreneur and Author
Under30CEO Interviews Robert Kiyosaki

64.) Justine Ezarik–Media Entrepreneur
iJustine on BlogTalkRadio

65.) Barbara Corcoran–Real Estate Entrepreneur
Under30CEO Interviews Barbara Corcoran

66.) Rev Run–Hip Hop Entrepreneur
Huffington Post Interviews Rev Run

67.) Blake Ross–Founder of Mozilla
How to Make Millions

68.) Tim O’ Shaughnessy–Founder of Living Social
Business Insider interviews Living Social founder

69.) Dave Morin–Founder of Path
Interview at Techcrunch Disrupt with Dave Morin

70.) Brian Solis–Marketer
The Rise to the Top Interviews Brian Solis

71.) Robert Scoble–Blogger
Watch Scoble at Stanford Business School

About The Author

Matt Wilson

Matt Wilson is Co-Founder of Under30Experiences, a travel company for young people ages 21-35. He is the original Co-founder of Under30CEO (Acquired 2016). Matt is the Host of the Live Different Podcast and has 50+ Five Star iTunes Ratings on Health, Fitness, Business and Travel. He brings a unique, uncensored approach to his interviews and writing. His work is published on, Forbes, Inc. Magazine, Huffington Post, Reuters, and many others. Matt hosts yoga and fitness retreats in his free time and buys all his food from an organic farm in the jungle of Costa Rica where he lives. He is a shareholder of the Green Bay Packers.


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