I have not failed, I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work- Thomas Edison
History has seen some of the greatest businessmen of all times. Some of them have influenced people and aspiring entrepreneurs deeply with their success story. Many of them started from almost nothing to becoming billionaires. Still they managed to be good at heart and down to Earth.
Here is a list of some of such influential and successful entrepreneurs.
Well Sir Richard Branson deserves to be on top of our list, he isn’t just a successful entrepreneur but he is also known for his legendary vision and work ethics. He has proved to this world that age is just a number by starting his first business at a tender age of just 16, then after that he started Virgin Records in 1972 that is later sold for 500 million pounds. But is not just another businessman but he is known for his adventurous and ‘dream big’ attitude.
William Bill Gates:
Presently the world’s second richest person, Gates had held title for the world’s richest person for a long time till 2013. He founded the world famous Microsoft Company. His idea changed the world and brought computers to every home. Today, most of the personal computers run on the Microsoft’s Windows operating system. Besides being a successful entrepreneur, Bill Gates also is a very humble and kind human being and supports charity and donates a large amount of his wealth for development of rural areas and educational sector.
He was the co-founder of the world famous Apple Inc. His ideas revolutionized the world and he was declared the “Father of Digital Revolution”. He had great entrepreneurship skills and had helped to revive Apple when its future was sinking. Even though he had some personal issues in the past and a lot of twists and turns in his life, he is remembered as one of the most innovative minds in the field of technology and has become immortal in the pages of history as a successful entrepreneur.
This guy needs no introduction. The founder of the world’s biggest and the most popular social network Facebook, Mark has gained a lot in a very young age of 30. His path-breaking idea of connecting with people online through Facebook has changed the world. Facebook has penetrated not only in the personal but also professional sector and has totally engulfed the world in its own web. Mark is a successful entrepreneur, network programmer and philanthropist along with being a great mind.
From rags to riches is what we can say about the greatest business mind of India, Dhirubhai Ambani. Probably he is one of the the most powerful inspiration and successful entrepreneur for every Indian businessmen. His journey started from being a clerk to becoming the most powerful business tycoon in India. His risk-taking attitude and never-back-off virtue still is the lamp of inspiration for all.
Whenever his name comes up, the first thing that pops up in our head is the light bulb invented by him. True, Edison was a great inventor with hundreds of patents to his name, but little do we know that he was a great entrepreneur too. He is the founder and establisher of many industries like phonograph, telegraph, cement, battery, etc. In the comfort of his lab were born a lot of innovations that we use nowadays. He did lose money but never did his love for experimenting die.
There are more such people who don’t need to be listed down to prove their excellence in various industries. It was their never-dying passion for business and a zeal to make it big which made them what they are famous for. Truly, an aspiring entrepreneur has a lot of inspiration to gather from these great people.