Ron Conway

CATEGORY: Entrepreneurs
INDUSTRY: Venture Capitalism

WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE: This prolific angel investor who took an early interest in Google has put his faith and his funds in more than 500 companies over the years. Some of the big name businesses that have counted Conway as a guardian angel include Ask Jeeves and PayPal, along with some of his more current charges like Digg, Facebook, Twitter, and Associated Content, Inc. No wonder the world knows him as the “Godfather of Silicon Valley.”