Must See Interviews With Amazing Entrepreneurs and People

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Startup Advice / April 2, 2013
These must-see interviews with amazing entrepreneurs from across the world will motivate, inspire, entertain, and educate you.

A few years ago we published a huge roundup of interviews with awesome people. However, since then, many of the links were broken as videos and articles had been moved and of course, many new interviews have been produced. Below, we have updated the links, added in more recent interviews where needed, and added a whole bunch of new people to the list. As a result, everything on the list below will educate and inspire you. Spend a few minutes watching these must-see interviews with amazing entrepreneurs.

1. Bill Gates, Founder of Microsoft and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Back in happier times, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates sat down at the All Things Digital Conference.

2. Larry Ellison, Founder of Oracle

Oracle founder Larry Ellison on Achievement.org.

3. Mark Cuban, Owner of the Dallas Mavericks and HDNet

“When I die, I want to come back as me,” says Mark Cuban at TechCrunch.

4. Oprah Winfrey, Media Entrepreneur

Larry King interviews Oprah on The Secret.

5. Richard Branson, Billionaire Founder of Virgin

15 small business lessons with Richard Branson at Open Forum.

6. George Soros, Billionaire Investor

Eric Schmidt interviews George Soros at Google.

7. Jeff Bezos, Founder of Amazon.com

Wired’s Chris Anderson interviews Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos.

8. Sergey Brin and Larry Page, Founders of Google

Brin and Page, the two founders of Google, give a TED Talk.

9. Ron Conway, Venture Capitalist

An hour-long interview with Ron Conway at Stanford Business School.

10. Marc Andreessen, Software Entrepreneur

“We’re not in a bubble,” said Marc Andreesen to the Wall Street Journal (Paywall).

11. Paul Graham, Founder of Y-Combinator

Paul Graham relates 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 the man widely known as “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 Howard Schultz.

16. Carl Icahn, Billionaire Investor

Carl 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 Ralph Lauren.

19. Charles Schwab, Investor

Money Magazine talks about investing with Charles Schwab.

20. Reid Hoffman, Founder of LinkedIn

Billionaire LinkedIn founder gives 5 tips to startups to the Wall Street Journal.

21. Donald Trump, Billionaire Real Estate Investor

Under30CEO interview with Donald Trump.

22. John Doerr, Billionaire Venture Capitalist

Mark Zuckerberg speaks with John Doerr.

23. Herb Kelleher, Founder of Southwest Airlines

Kelleher has a series of interviews on I am CNBC.

24. Bob Parsons, Founder of GoDaddy

Bob Parsons talks about starting GoDaddy.

25. Diddy, Hip Hop Entrepreneur

ABC News calls Diddy a “modern mogul.”

26. Fred Wilson, Venture Capitalist

Chris Dixon interviews Fred Wilson.

27. David Cohen, Founder of Techstars

ReadWriteWeb interviews Techstars founder David Cohen.

28. Chris Dixon, Venture Capitalist

Here is an in-depth interview with Chris Dixon on Mixergy.

29. Gary Vaynerchuk, Media/Wine Entrepreneur

Jason Calacanis interviews Gary in one of the best This Week in Startups ever.

30. Jason Calacanis, Internet Entrepreneur and Investor

Jason Calacanis gets interviewed on This Week in Startups.

31. Dharmesh Shah, Founder of Hubspot

Interview of  Dharmesh on Mixergy.

32. Mark Suster, Venture Capitalist

Mark Suster was interviewed by Jason Calcanis before he took over This Week In Venture Capital.

33. Dennis Crowley, Founder of Foursquare

Kevin Rose interviews Dennis Crowley.

34. Brad Feld, Venture Capitalist

Vator News asks Feld How to Get Funding.

35. Matt Mullenweg, Founder of WordPress

Inc. Magazine features Matt in their series “The Way I Work.”

36. Kevin Rose, Founder of Digg.com and Podcaster

Interview with Kevin Rose at Web2.0 Summit 2011.

37. Peter Shankman, Founder of Help a Reporter

Bootstrapping In America with Peter Shankman.

38. Eric Ries, Entrepreneur and Author

Eric Ries on Techcrunch: “Don’t Be In A Rush To Get Big, Be In A Rush To Have A Great Product.”

39. David Tisch, Director of Techstars New York

TechCocktail interviews David Tisch and David Cohen.

40. John Reese, Internet Marketer

Tony Robbins interviews Frank Kern and John Reese.

41. Keith Ferrazzi, Author of Never Eat Alone

The Wall Street Journal asks Keith Ferrazzi “Who’s Got Your Back?

42. Gina Trapani, Founder of Lifehacker

Tim Ferriss interviews Lifehacker Gina Trapani.

43. Neil Strauss, Author and Marketer

Speaks in the series: Authors @Google.

44. Chris Brogan, Blogger and Marketer

Small Business Storytelling with Chris Brogan.

45. Daniel Pink, Author and Journalist

CBS Moneywatch asks Daniel “What Really Motivates Workers?

46. Ivanka Trump, Entrepreneur

Huffington Post interviews Ivanka in the Trump Tower.

47. Ben Huh, Founder of Cheezeburger Media Network

Shama Kabini interviews Ben Huh on the future of journalism.

48. Ben Lerer, Founder of Thrillist

Ben Lerer on starting Thrillist.

49. Kenneth Cole, Fashion Entrepreneur

Kenneth Cole talks to CNN about the inspirational stories in his book.

50. Guy Kawasaki, Author and Entrepreneur

Guy Kawasaki talks at Stanford’s Entrepreneurship Corner: “Entrepreneurship is for you young people.”

51. Magic Johnson, Entrepreneur and NBA Hall of Famer

Our friend Tiffany Black interviews Magic Johnson on Inc.

52. Ryan Allis, Founder of iContact

Ryan Allis talks about his $169M sale to Vocus.

53. David Karp, Founder of Tumblr

David Karp on TechCrunchTV says blogs don’t work.

54. Ashton Kutcher, Early Stage Investor

What Ashton Kutcher looks for in tech investments on TechCrunch.

55. Steve Young, Venture Capitalist

Steve Young talks about his investment strategy on Bloomberg TV.

56. Ryan Leslie, Hip Hop Entrepreneur

Harvard Grad Ryan Leslie interviewed on Fox Business.

57. Rob Dyrdek, Action Sports Entrepreneur

Inc. calls Fantasy Factory America’s coolest workspace: Question and Answer with Rob Dyrdek.

58. MC Hammer, Hip Hop Entrepreneur

MC Hammer interviewed at Web2.0 summit.

59. Chamillionaire, Hip Hop Entrepreneur

Michael Arrington talks social currency with Chamillionaire.

60. Darren Rowse, Blogger

Gideon Shalwick interviews ProBlogger Darren Rowse.

61. Gina Bianchini, Founder of Ning

Gina Bianchini talks about founding Leanin.org.

62. Sara Blakely, Founder of Spanx

Sara Blakely talks about resiliency on Entrepreneur.

63. Russel Simmons, Hip Hop Entrepreneur

NPR interviews entrepreneur Russell Simmons.

64. Wendy Kopp, Founder of Teach for America

Wendy Kopp talks about Teach for America on the Colbert Report.

65. Kevin Plank, Founder of Under Armour

How I Did It with Kevin Plank in Inc. Magazine.

66. Anita Roddick, Founder of The Body Shop

Anita Roddick tells her entrepreneurial story.

67. Robert Kiyosaki, Entrepreneur and Author

Under30CEO interviews Robert Kiyosaki.

68. Justine Ezarik, Media Entrepreneur

FastCompany on Justine Ezarik getting 300 million YouTube views.

69. Barbara Corcoran, Real Estate Entrepreneur

Under30CEO interviews Barbara Corcoran.

70. Rev Run, Hip Hop Entrepreneur

Huffington Post interviews Rev Run.

71. Blake Ross, Founder of Mozilla

IGM interviews Firefox developer Blake Ross.

72. Tim O’ Shaughnessy, Founder of Living Social

Business Insider interviews Living Social founder Tim O’Shaughnessy.

73. Dave Morin, Founder of Path

Interview at Techcrunch Disrupt with Dave Morin.

74. Brian Solis, Marketer

Enterprise Talk interview with Brian Solis.

75. Robert Scoble, Blogger

Watch Robert Scoble speak at Stanford Business School.

76. Seth Godin, Marketing guru

Under30CEO interviews Seth Godin.

77. Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Group

Richard Branson talks about Life at 30,000 Feet at TED.

78. Kevin Systrom, Founder Instagram

Kevin Rose interviews Kevin Systrom.

79. Drew Houston, Founder Dropbox

Forbes gets the inside story behind Dropbox from founder Drew Houston.

80. Steve Jobs, Founder Apple Inc.

2010 interview with Apple CEO Steve Jobs.

81. David Karp, Founder Tumblr

Interview with David Karp on Tumblr growth and monetization.

82. John Paul Dejoria, Founder Paul Mitchell Systems and Patron

Barbra Walters interviews John Paul Dejoria on being a billionaire.

83. Lynn Tilton, Private Equity Queen

Barbra Walters interviews Lynn Tilton on going from rags to riches.

84. Michael Jordan, NBA Hall of Famer

Michael Jordan turns 50 and talks about his drive.

85. Yvon Chouinard, Founder Patagonia

Yvon Chouinard is interviewed about his life and values.

86. Mary Kay Ash, Founder Mary Kay Cosmetics

A look back on a 1979 interview with Mary Kay Ash.

87. Tim Ferriss, Bestselling Author

Tim Ferriss interview on “The 4-Hour Workweek.”

88. Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook

Sheryl Sandberg speaks about “Women and Money” in this interview on 60 Minutes.

89. Marissa Mayer, CEO Yahoo

NPR Correspondent Laura Sydell interviews Marissa Mayer on her life.

90. Ben Silbermann, Pinterest

Ben Silbermann on startups and going your own way.

91. Jenn Hyman, CEO of Rent the Runway

Jenn Hyman on how Rent the Runway delivers “Cinderella Moments.”

92. Alexandra Wilson, Gilt Groupe

Alexandra Wilson talks about how Gilt changed the way millions shop.

93. Jason Goldberg, Founder Fab.com

Kevin Rose interviews Jason Goldberg on Foundation.

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