#22764 Overall Influence

Paul Graham

English programmer, venture capitalist, and essayist


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From Wikipedia

Paul Graham is an English-born American computer scientist, essayist, entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and author. He is best known for his work on the programming language Lisp, his former startup Viaweb , cofounding the influential startup accelerator and seed capital firm Y Combinator, his blog, and Hacker News. He is the author of several computer programming books, including: On Lisp , ANSI Common Lisp , and . Technology journalist Steven Levy has described Graham as a "hacker philosopher".

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Harvard University

Private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Rhode Island School of Design

Private art and design college in Providence, Rhode Island

Cornell University

Private university in Ithaca

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#1015 World Rank
Computer Science
#21130 World Rank
#43523 World Rank