If you want to be famous, go be an entertainer, athlete, or politician.
If you want to be a programmer, check your ego at the door. The two biggest roadblocks to success in programming are incompetence and attitude. BigEgo = BadAttitude.
I measure my success not in fame, but in the value gained by those who use my software, and the value gained by those they serve, and so on, and so on. I don’t know them and they don’t know me, but I’d like to think the world’s a better place because of all the ones and zeroes I’ve arranged. They are the stars and that’s good enough for me.