Why Famous: One half of the duo that co-founded Hewlett-Packard, along with David Packard. The garage they founded their company is now a designated historic place and called "the birthplace of Silicon Valley".
He also had a hand in the companies Agilent Technologies and Keysight.
A young Steve Jobs was given a summer job by Hewlett after Jobs made a phone call to him.
- 1939-01-01 Hewlett-Packard is founded by Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard in a garage in Palo Alto, California "the birthplace of Silicon Valley"
- 1988-01-08 Hewlett-Packard introduces HP-28S Advanced Scientific Calculator