26 Most Fascinating Entrepreneurs

March 27, 2005 | Source: Inc.

Ray Kurzweil has been named to Inc. magazine’s “26 Most Fascinating Entrepreneurs” list “because he is Edison’s rightful heir.”

Kurzweil in number 8 in Inc.’s slide show profiling innovative entrepreneurs, joining Richard Branson, Martha Stewart, Trip Hawkins, Michael Dell, and others.

“Kurzweil’s businesses rely on one basic theme: pattern recognition,” the Inc. slide show explains. “‘I gather as much data as I can to develop patterns at every different level,’ he says. Kurzweil’s ability to channel that notion into great businesses, time and time again, is itself a pretty remarkable pattern.”