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 OPRAH WINFREY
 Walt Disney
 J.K. Rowling
 John Paul DeJoria
 Madam CJ Walker
 Steve Jobs
 Andrew Carnegie
 Benjamin Franklin
 John D. Rockefeller
 Hans Christian Anderson
 Bill Gates
I do believe Oprah Winfrey has the most
wonderful current rags-to-riches reports
ever. Seeing that you will be possibly
very well mindful, Oprah may be the
wealthiest Charcoal from the 21st
millennium, is actually some sort of net
worth connected with more than $3
million.
The woman's awesome good results is
increasingly amazing thinking about your
ex tough upbringing. The woman's family
has been consequently poor in which, as
being a baby, Oprah has been teased
from college with regard to wearing
gowns made from potato carriers.
Oprah's very first large split has been
your ex gig with the regional dark-
colored radio stations place. Channels
managers were satisfied having her ex
oration and also passion.
Walt Disney started off as a farm boy
drawing cartoon pictures of his
neighbor's horses for fun. When he was
older, Walt tried to get a job as a
newspaper cartoonist, but was unable
to find one and ended up working in an
art studio where he created ads for
newspapers. Eventually he grew to
work on commercials, became
interested in animation, and eventually
opened his own animation company.
Disney's first original character creation
was Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, but it was
officially owned by Universal Pictures.
When Walt walked out on Universal
Pictures after getting a pay cut, he
needed to create a replacement.
Disney was wildly successful with his
animation company, but he wasn't
satisfied. He was determined to make
the biggest and greatest theme park
ever seen, saying to a colleague, "I
want it to look like nothing else in the
world."
Today J.K. Rowling is a household name
for fans of the beloved Harry Potter
book series, but she wasn't always
gifted with magic. The fact is, J.K
Rowling was at her rope's end before
her misfit gang of witches and wizards
saved her. J.K. Rowling was living on
welfare and struggling to get by as a
single mother.
Today she is estimated to have a net
worth of $1 billion. Rumor has it she's
also the president of Gringotts
Wizarding Bank, although it's a bit of a
secret among the goblins.
Did you know that some people believe
that J.K Rowling sold her soul to the
devil in exchange for the Harry Potter
inspiration? When you're so successful
people think you're making deals with
the devil, you're a pretty big deal.
Today he's known for his Paul Mitchell
hair products and for Patron Tequila,
but John Paul DeJoria started off at
the bottom. A first-generation
American, DeJoria was born to
German and Italian parents. He was
sent to live in a L.A. foster home, and
he even spent time in a street gang.
When he first created John Paul
Mitchell Systems, he was selling his
hair products door to door while living
out of his car. It all paid off, though--
today John Paul Mitchell Systems
earns over $900 million a year.
Sarah Breedlove (aka Madam CJ
Walker) was one amazing lady. She is
regarded as the first black female
self-made American millionaire.
Born in 1867, her parents and older
siblings had been slaves on a
Louisiana plantation.
Madam CJ Walker started her own
line of beauty and hair products
specifically designed for black
women. She saw a market that
wasn't being met, and created a
solution to a problem.
As you can imagine, during her time
she had to fight tooth and nail for
every step up the ladder. A smart,
strategic, and enterprising woman,
she perfectly embodies the
entrepreneurial spirit
You can't really make a self-respecting
"famous entrepreneurs" list without
throwing in Steve Jobs. Jobs dropped out
of college because his family couldn't
handle the financial burden. He
unofficially continued to audit classes,
living off free meals from the local Hare
Krishna temple and returning Coke bottles
for change just to get by. Jobs credited
the calligraphy class he stopped in on as
his inspiration for the Mac's revolutionary
typefaces and font design.
Jobs went on to have an unbelievable
career, eventually forming the Apple
Computer Company with his childhood
friend. Jobs forever changed the
consumer electronics industry. At the time
of his death, his net worth was over $8.3
billion.
Just hearing Andrew Carnegie's name
brings back yawns and daydream
distractions from high school history
class. I had no interest in Carnegie back
in school.
Carnegie had a really rough life growing
up. He spent his childhood working in
factories, and at night he forced himself
to sleep as a way to forget his constant
hunger.
Carnegie eventually worked his way up
to becoming a superintendent for the
Pennsylvania Railroad Company before
creating several of his own businesses,
the most successful being the Carnegie
Steel Mill.
Following his belief that "the man who
dies rich dies disgraced," Carnegie
donated nearly 90 percent of his wealth
to various charities and foundations.
Only an entrepreneur would conduct
some of the wacky experiments old
Benny was always up to. Franklin is
credited with creating the lightening
rod, bifocals, and the Franklin stove
(yeah, that last one might have been
a bit of a flop).
Like many famous entrepreneurs
before and after him, Franklin was a
man of a thousand hats. Scientist,
printer, politician, inventor, author,
diplomat, and savvy businessman
were just a few of his many trades.
.
Even though we give these Gilded
Age guys a lot of tough love for being
so filthy rich, you can't say they
didn't do good with their fortunes.
One of the world's wealthiest
individuals of all time, Rockefeller was
born the son of a traveling salesman.
He showed early entrepreneurial
promise selling candy and doing odd
jobs for neighbors, eventually going
on to become the founder of the
Standard Oil Company. There's no
business quite like oil business, and it
made Rockefeller filthy rich.
While Rockefeller is accused of using
shady business tactics to wipe
competitors off the map, over his
lifetime he donated $500 million to
philanthropic causes (which he was
inspired to do by Carnegie).
Hans Christian Anderson's fierce determination
and self-starter mentality make him another
great example of a famous entrepreneur.
Anderson grew up poor, but set off alone to
Copenhagen at 14 when a fortuneteller told
him that although he would suffer early on,
eventually he would become famous.
Those predictions came true, as Anderson first
tried and failed to become actor and singer.
Seeing something special in Anderson, the
director of the Royal Danish Theater took him
under his wing and attended to his education.
After leaving school, Anderson began to
publish his writing. His fairy tales became
immensely popular and eventually earned him
the fame he was promised as a child
Bill Gates is one of the most famous
entrepreneurs of our era. The richest man in
the world, Gates has a net worth estimated to
be over $79 billion.
Co-founder of the world's largest PC software
company, Microsoft, Gates was one of the
defining figures of the personal computer
revolution.
Gates showed an interest in computer
programming at a very young age, spending
all of his free time creating programs on the
teletype terminal computer his school had
donated. Gates went on to create Microsoft
and develop the Windows operating system,
which continues to be tremendously popular.

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Norman Brodeur Famous Entrepreneurs Of All Time

  • 1.
  • 2.  OPRAH WINFREY  Walt Disney  J.K. Rowling  John Paul DeJoria  Madam CJ Walker  Steve Jobs  Andrew Carnegie  Benjamin Franklin  John D. Rockefeller  Hans Christian Anderson  Bill Gates
  • 3. I do believe Oprah Winfrey has the most wonderful current rags-to-riches reports ever. Seeing that you will be possibly very well mindful, Oprah may be the wealthiest Charcoal from the 21st millennium, is actually some sort of net worth connected with more than $3 million. The woman's awesome good results is increasingly amazing thinking about your ex tough upbringing. The woman's family has been consequently poor in which, as being a baby, Oprah has been teased from college with regard to wearing gowns made from potato carriers. Oprah's very first large split has been your ex gig with the regional dark- colored radio stations place. Channels managers were satisfied having her ex oration and also passion.
  • 4. Walt Disney started off as a farm boy drawing cartoon pictures of his neighbor's horses for fun. When he was older, Walt tried to get a job as a newspaper cartoonist, but was unable to find one and ended up working in an art studio where he created ads for newspapers. Eventually he grew to work on commercials, became interested in animation, and eventually opened his own animation company. Disney's first original character creation was Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, but it was officially owned by Universal Pictures. When Walt walked out on Universal Pictures after getting a pay cut, he needed to create a replacement. Disney was wildly successful with his animation company, but he wasn't satisfied. He was determined to make the biggest and greatest theme park ever seen, saying to a colleague, "I want it to look like nothing else in the world."
  • 5. Today J.K. Rowling is a household name for fans of the beloved Harry Potter book series, but she wasn't always gifted with magic. The fact is, J.K Rowling was at her rope's end before her misfit gang of witches and wizards saved her. J.K. Rowling was living on welfare and struggling to get by as a single mother. Today she is estimated to have a net worth of $1 billion. Rumor has it she's also the president of Gringotts Wizarding Bank, although it's a bit of a secret among the goblins. Did you know that some people believe that J.K Rowling sold her soul to the devil in exchange for the Harry Potter inspiration? When you're so successful people think you're making deals with the devil, you're a pretty big deal.
  • 6. Today he's known for his Paul Mitchell hair products and for Patron Tequila, but John Paul DeJoria started off at the bottom. A first-generation American, DeJoria was born to German and Italian parents. He was sent to live in a L.A. foster home, and he even spent time in a street gang. When he first created John Paul Mitchell Systems, he was selling his hair products door to door while living out of his car. It all paid off, though-- today John Paul Mitchell Systems earns over $900 million a year.
  • 7. Sarah Breedlove (aka Madam CJ Walker) was one amazing lady. She is regarded as the first black female self-made American millionaire. Born in 1867, her parents and older siblings had been slaves on a Louisiana plantation. Madam CJ Walker started her own line of beauty and hair products specifically designed for black women. She saw a market that wasn't being met, and created a solution to a problem. As you can imagine, during her time she had to fight tooth and nail for every step up the ladder. A smart, strategic, and enterprising woman, she perfectly embodies the entrepreneurial spirit
  • 8. You can't really make a self-respecting "famous entrepreneurs" list without throwing in Steve Jobs. Jobs dropped out of college because his family couldn't handle the financial burden. He unofficially continued to audit classes, living off free meals from the local Hare Krishna temple and returning Coke bottles for change just to get by. Jobs credited the calligraphy class he stopped in on as his inspiration for the Mac's revolutionary typefaces and font design. Jobs went on to have an unbelievable career, eventually forming the Apple Computer Company with his childhood friend. Jobs forever changed the consumer electronics industry. At the time of his death, his net worth was over $8.3 billion.
  • 9. Just hearing Andrew Carnegie's name brings back yawns and daydream distractions from high school history class. I had no interest in Carnegie back in school. Carnegie had a really rough life growing up. He spent his childhood working in factories, and at night he forced himself to sleep as a way to forget his constant hunger. Carnegie eventually worked his way up to becoming a superintendent for the Pennsylvania Railroad Company before creating several of his own businesses, the most successful being the Carnegie Steel Mill. Following his belief that "the man who dies rich dies disgraced," Carnegie donated nearly 90 percent of his wealth to various charities and foundations.
  • 10. Only an entrepreneur would conduct some of the wacky experiments old Benny was always up to. Franklin is credited with creating the lightening rod, bifocals, and the Franklin stove (yeah, that last one might have been a bit of a flop). Like many famous entrepreneurs before and after him, Franklin was a man of a thousand hats. Scientist, printer, politician, inventor, author, diplomat, and savvy businessman were just a few of his many trades. .
  • 11. Even though we give these Gilded Age guys a lot of tough love for being so filthy rich, you can't say they didn't do good with their fortunes. One of the world's wealthiest individuals of all time, Rockefeller was born the son of a traveling salesman. He showed early entrepreneurial promise selling candy and doing odd jobs for neighbors, eventually going on to become the founder of the Standard Oil Company. There's no business quite like oil business, and it made Rockefeller filthy rich. While Rockefeller is accused of using shady business tactics to wipe competitors off the map, over his lifetime he donated $500 million to philanthropic causes (which he was inspired to do by Carnegie).
  • 12. Hans Christian Anderson's fierce determination and self-starter mentality make him another great example of a famous entrepreneur. Anderson grew up poor, but set off alone to Copenhagen at 14 when a fortuneteller told him that although he would suffer early on, eventually he would become famous. Those predictions came true, as Anderson first tried and failed to become actor and singer. Seeing something special in Anderson, the director of the Royal Danish Theater took him under his wing and attended to his education. After leaving school, Anderson began to publish his writing. His fairy tales became immensely popular and eventually earned him the fame he was promised as a child
  • 13. Bill Gates is one of the most famous entrepreneurs of our era. The richest man in the world, Gates has a net worth estimated to be over $79 billion. Co-founder of the world's largest PC software company, Microsoft, Gates was one of the defining figures of the personal computer revolution. Gates showed an interest in computer programming at a very young age, spending all of his free time creating programs on the teletype terminal computer his school had donated. Gates went on to create Microsoft and develop the Windows operating system, which continues to be tremendously popular.