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True, but using the definition of Persian that includes people who aren't actually from Persia leaves me without anything clever to say.
I'll take up that mantle..
*clears throat* KITTY!
It’s so funny how people start talking !@#$ in this game when Shahram Dabiri, video game producer, lead producer of World of Warcraft and he is also Persian. I guess if it wasn’t for Persians you would still play ATARI my friend. Persians are controlling everything without you even notice. Need a bigger list? Sure how about….
Salar Kamangar, CEO of YouTube, VP of Google's web applications
Anousheh Ansari, Cofounder, Prodea systems, Inc.
Hamid Akhavan, CEO of Siemens Enterprise Communications.
J. Darius Bikoff, CEO and founder of Energy Brands
Shahram Dabiri, video game producer, lead producer of World of Warcraft
Vartan Gregorian, President of The Carnegie Corporation of New York.
Dara Khosrowshahi, President and CEO, Expedia, Inc.
Omid Kordestani, Former Senior Vice President of Google
Isaac Larian, CEO of MGA Entertainment, manufacturer of Bratz dolls
Manny Mashouf, founder and Chairman of bebe stores
David Merage, co-founder of Chef America Inc., manufacturer of Hot Pockets
Paul Merage, co-founder of Chef America Inc., manufacturer of Hot Pockets
Sam Nazarian, CEO of the SBE Entertaintment Group
Farzad Nazem, former CTO of Yahoo!
Mehrdad Nikoonahad, founder & CEO, Nikoo Technology, Inc.
Pierre Omidyar, founder of e-Bay (born to Iranian parents).
Sina Tamaddon, Senior Vice President of Applications for Apple Computer.[25
Below is the list of few of prominent Iranian-Americans in various scientific and other disciplines:
Shahriar Afshar, physicist, namesake of Afshar experiment
Siavash Alamouti, CTO Broad Band and INTEL fellow, inventor of Alamouti Code, code-communication engineer
Abass Alavi, Professor of Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and neurology; University of Pennsylvania.
Nima Arkani-Hamed, physicist from Harvard
Mina Bissell, scientist and biologist, LBL.
Hamid Dabashi, Hagop Kevorkian Professor of Iranian Studies, Columbia University in New York.
Touraj Daryaee, Iranologist
Richard Danielpour, Professor of Composition, Manhattan School of Music
Nader Engheta, Professor of Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania.
Haleh Esfandiari, Middle East Scholar
Nariman Farvardin, Provost of University of Maryland
Vartan Gregorian, President of the Carnegie Corporation of New York
Ali Javan, physicist, inventor of gas laser, Professor Emeritus of Physics at MIT.
Sepandar Kamvar, computer scientist, Stanford University.
Mehran Kardar, physicist, MIT.
Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak, Founding Director of Center for Persian Studies, University of Maryland.
Bahram Mashhoon, General Relativity physicist
Abbas Milani, Director of Iranian Studies Program, Stanford University.
Maryam Mirzakhani, Stanford University Professor.
Mohsen Mostafavi, Dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Design
Hamid Mowlana, Director of the Division of International Communication at American University
Firouz Naderi, NASA director of Mars project.
Majid M. Naini, computer scientist, former Professor at University of Pennsylvania, Rumi expert.
Kayvan Najarian, Associate Professor of Computer Science, Virginia Commonwealth University.
Camran Nezhat, Director, Stanford Endoscopy Center for Training & Technology.
Kaveh Pahlavan, Professor of Computer and Electrical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Behzad Razavi, Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles
Nouriel Roubini, one of the leading economists of our age, professor of economics at the Stern School of Business, New York University and chairman of RGE Monitor
Homayoun Seraji, Senior Research Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Ghavam Shahidi, IBM Fellow, Director of Silicon Technology
Manuchehr Shahrokhi, Professor, California State University, Founding Editor, Global Finance Journal and Executive Director, Global Finance Association, 
Vahid Tarokh, leading communication theorist Harvard University.
Ray Takeyh, Middle East Scholar and Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations
Hamid Jafarkhani, leading communication theorist University of California, Irvine.
Cumrun Vafa, String theorist in Harvard.
Ehsan Yarshater, Hagop Kevorkian Professor Emeritus of Iranian Studies, Director of Center for Iranian Studies, Columbia University, Founder and Editor in Chief of Encyclopaedia Iranica.
Lotfi A. Zadeh, Mathematician and computer scientist, and a professor of computer science at the University of California, Berkeley; father of Fuzzy Logic.
Mark Zandi, Economist and co-founder of Economy.com, now part of Moody's Analytics.
Omid Safi, Professor of Islamic studies at the University of North Carolina and advocate of reform within Islam.
Get your high school diploma before start trolling here about something you have no clue. A kid missing school and watching CNN everyday to learn few words has no place in here.
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