Scott G. Mc Nealy

Hot Java! Sun Microsystems CEO SCOTT G. McNEALY went eye to eye with Bill Gates in 1995 with Java, the revolutionary Internet software. But that was just icing for McNealy, 41. Sun's "servers" became serious contenders in corporate computing. For Sun, it meant an 82% rise in profits, to $356 million, on sales of $5.9 billion in fiscal 1995.

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