Entrepreneurs We Love…Because They Entertain Us

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Because who doesn't love a quiet revolutionary?

Anthony Wood, 45
Roku
Saratoga, California

"Anthony is not the guy who gets up at the front of the boardroom and waves his hands around and yells, 'This is the future!'" says a member of the board at Roku, Anthony Wood’s latest company. "He just goes out and does it." Goes out and fundamentally changes the way we get our news and entertainment, that is. A decade ago, he shook the foundations of the television industry with the invention of the digital video recorder, ReplayTV. In 2002, he did it again with the Roku, which streams Internet content (including Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Amazon Video) to televisions. Read the full story.
—Eric Markowitz