Famous Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship: Stories of Famous Entrepreneurs

Time is of the essence. So why waste it when you can be a successful entrepreneur starting today? For those who seek success beyond their wildest dreams, entrepreneurship would be the answer. This is what’s probably running inside the minds of the renowned entrepreneurs of our economic era.

Empowered by determination, an entrepreneur should always be on the lookout for profitable business opportunities. This paved their way to stability, fame and power. Take it from these Top 5 famous personalities who gained so much from starting so small. Focus on their step by step challenges and experiences.

Bill Gates

As a billionaire dropout not finishing his education during his junior year at Harvard University, Gates is considered as one of the most famous individuals of our time. With a vision of personal computers emerging out of the mainstream, he teamed out with his colleague, Paul Allen who also studied in Harvard. Together, both of them left the university in exchange for a dream that led them both to their multi-billion business, Microsoft Corporation.

Oprah Winfrey

At a very young age of 19, Oprah started her anchoring career for a TV station situated in Nashville, Tennessee. From there, she pursued her dream and traveled to Chicago. Not more than a month, The Oprah Winfrey Show was born and talk show was never the same. Surpassing other local networks, it was tagged as one of the best talk shows that entered national television. Aside from being a host, Oprah founded Harpo, Inc. and O, The Oprah Magazine and OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network).

Walt Disney

Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Beauty and the Beast, Pinocchio, Fantasia…need I say more? The man behind the world’s most famous mouse used to be a Red Cross volunteer during World War I.

With his talent as a cartoonist, Disney made his 1st debut with Plane Crazy, introducing our beloved black and white mouse. Riding with the flow of Hollywood revolution, he advanced from a silent cartoon to a talking Mickey Mouse. Then everything followed. His enthusiasm made him sit on top of Disneyland garnering 26 Oscars.

Sam Walton

Does Walmart and Sam’s Club ring a bell? Thanks to the undying loyalty of Sam Walton to achieving a retail business not benefiting only himself but also his fellow Americans, everyone can live like everyone else.

Born to one of the wealthiest families, Walton pioneered the retailing business by putting up stores that reached the whole of America like a caravan. Thus, he was recognized as one of the most influential people chosen among many by Time Magazine.

Ray Kroc

Mr. Hamburger guy here who once made a living as a milk–shake man envisioned a fast food company that can deliver quality service in the name of chow time. Rapid expansion of McDonald’s franchises which were of reasonable costs generated massive income. Seeing this burger phenomena eat its way through, Kroc remained afloat with the priority of offering food and service perfection to customers worldwide.

As evidence, these famous entrepreneurs made everything possible just by living up to their dreams of becoming someone everybody could appreciate and look up to. Starting from scratch, but focusing and making wise decisions has continued to grow their businesses and legacies.  You too could be a successful entrepreneur too. Point is, when you dream, dream big.

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