There are entrepreneurs and there are famous entrepreneurs .Famous entrepreneurs are those individuals who makes headlines almost every days on the evening news, have books written on them and hold people attention because they inspire. Most famous entrepreneurs went through trials and tribulations but what made them succeed is their determination and persistent hard work. No matter the challenges they faced, they never gave up. They were always motivated and knew that one day they will succeed and with perseverance, they actually achieved great wealth and success. Most off them actually took the risk of abandon their well-paying job so as to peruse their dreams not matter the criticism that they faced from family and friends. Some of them succeeded just by one thrill but some failed or even went bankrupt time and again, but what did they do? They got up brushed themselves and tried again.
So are you wondering who the world’s most famous entrepreneurs are? If you are, then you are in the right place because in this article we are going to give you a list of 10 world famous entrepreneurs to get inspired, how they made their fortune and what had actually made them to become famous.
1. Bill Gates
Bill gates is the chairman Microsoft Corporation, published author, a philanthropist and also the world’s richest man. His worth is actually estimated to be $73 billion. Many people know bill gates as the world’s richest man but few people actually know what he actually went through to get his fortune. Born in Seattle October 28, 1955, Bill began having interest in programing at the age of 13. In 1973, bill gates attend Harvard University but he later dropped out to pursue his dream career, which is now called Microsoft Corporation. He actually created Microsoft from scratch and through creativity hard work and consistency, he has made huge fortune out of his dreams.
2. Steve Jobs.
Until his death in October 2011, Steve Jobs was actually an American pioneer of personal computers and was the co finder, chairman and the CEO of Apple Corporation. Estimated to have a net worth of 10 billion, Steve Jobs was the mind behind apple product like iPod, iPad and iPhone. Although he succumb to cancer a few years ago, he left Apple at the top of the game .The most astonishing thing about Steve Jobs is that he did not graduate from college but that did not stop him from perusing his dreams.
3. Sir Richard Branson.
Sir Richard Branson is a British entrepreneur and all round nice guy who is well recognized as the founder and the CEO of the virgin group. As a child, it is reported that Branson struggled academically before discovering his ability to connect and influence people around him. In 1984, Branson formed Virgin Atlantic airways which is very famous up to date. He is famous due to the fact that he actually started form the starch and even though he dropped out of school at the age of 15 due to dyslexia, he was still determine to peruse his dreams. He began his entrepreneurship ambition at the age of 16 and several years later, he began virgin Atlantic records which now one of the top six record companies in the world.
4. Mark Zuckerberg
Born in May 1984, mark Zuckerberg is an American computer programmer and the co finder of the largest and the most popular social networking website, Facebook. He is now the chairman of Facebook and he is estimated to have a net worth of $17 billion. The idea of Facebook came when he was still in Harvard University. At first when Facebook was launched, it was only meant to be use by college students but it later expanded worldwide. At the age of 23, Mark was already a billionaire and was even named one of the most successful entrepreneurs under 25.
5. Oprah Winfrey
No list of top entrepreneurs can be complete without the mention of Oprah who is estimated to have a fortune worth $2.7 billion. Her interest for media and creation of creative and exciting TV shows that has attracted huge audience has propelled her to success. Being an influential media personality, he has even had president Obama on her show twice amongst many other world famous people.
6. Donald Trump
Donald Trump is an American citizen and an international real estate developer who is estimated to have a net worth of around $2.9 billion. After earning a degree in economics at Wharton business school university of Pennsylvania, Trump used his incredible negotiating skills to own dozens of real estate properties and businesses. He is also well known for his own realty TV show, the apprentice.
7. Walt Disney
Walt Disney who is an American carton animator, a film producer and a director is approximated to have a net worth of $5 billion. Walt Disney production is well known for creating fictional characters such as Donald duck, Mickey Mouse, Goofy and Pluto. Although he died in December 1966, his creativity continues to inspire many people up to date. Most of his creation is still watched by many people around the world.
8. Garry Goldberg
He made his cut into the list of the most famous entrepreneurs because of his clean brands company which he launched in 2006. Unlike other entrepreneurs in this list, Goldberg was actually a happy employee who never thought of having his own business until his child contracted asthma because of the dust that accumulated on his bed. After his son recovered, Goldberg was keen to look for a comfortable bed that will give his son a comfortable sleep but he was unable to find one and so he decided to create one for himself and the rest is history.
9. Larry page
Estimated to have a net worth of $23.9 billion, Larry page is an American computer scientist co-founder and the CEO of the world’s largest search engine Google. Larry a graduate of Stanford and university of Michigan developed his interest on search engines while he was still in a student in Stanford. He later developed it to be the world’s largest search engine
10. Mary Kay Ash
Mary Kay Ash who is the founder of Mary Kay cosmetic is one of the most influential and most famous entrepreneurs up to date. As of now, her company is estimated to have a worth of $22 billion and employs thousands of beauty consultants. Although many Kay died in 2001, his business empire and his entrepreneurial skills still continue to inspire many people around the world.