Do you know any famous entrepreneurs in the world? Well, you probably named several of them. Do you know the NO 1 most successful entrepreneur in the world? A successful entrepreneur is known to have ever-changing, wealth and status, life-altering solutions, and pioneering creativity. But what else do you know about successful business owners? Read along to know some of the world’s most famous entrepreneurs today, the exciting stories behind their success, what inspired them to become entrepreneurs, and some fun facts about them.
Top 10 Famous Male Entrepreneurs
1. Bill Gates
When people talk about the famous entrepreneur Bill Gates, they usually say things like wealthy, elegant, ‘competitive,’ or ‘smart.’ Among all of these traits, being completive has paved his way forward and brought him the most success in his entrepreneurial ventures. As a business owner, Bill Gates not only won the battles of Operating Systems and Internet Browsers, but he also saved the profits from his victories to fund his future venture – Microsoft. His current net worth is $127.3 billion, making him one of the most famous and wealthiest entrepreneurs in the current era.
In 2002, Elon founded his third company, Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, also known as SpaceX. It was launched to build spacecraft for space travel. A couple of years later, NASA signed a contract with the company to handle cargo transport to the International Space Station. In 2019, SpaceX received permission to launch a fleet of satellites in low orbit to connect to rural areas. The company launched the first batch of satellites in May 2019 and later in November 2019.
The fourth company, Tesla Motors, was founded in 2003. Its primary purpose is to provide affordable solar roofs, batter products, and electric cars to the market. Musk personally oversees the design, product development, and engineering behind all products to ensure optimal quality.
4. Thomas Edison
As a young child, Thomas Edison did not get much exposure to formal education, and he spent only a few months in school. He was taught reading, writing, and arithmetic by his mother. Despite that, Edison was a curious child and continued to teach himself on his own throughout his life.
In addition to his keen sense of efficient business operations, he was also a very generous philanthropist and donated $100 million to John Hopkins University. Bloomberg also entered the race for mayor of New York and funded most of his campaign on his own, spending around $68 million from his gains. His themes focused on significant issues, including improving transit, traffic, education, and housing. He eventually won the race and started working on development projects immediately. For instance, he revitalized tourism and also eliminated the financial deficit. Bloomberg was also nominated for the presidency of the United States in the year 2020. His current net worth is $59 billion. To this day, he is considered one of the most influential people globally and is famous for his accomplishments. He is among the richest entrepreneurs.
10. Andrew Carnegie
Andrew Carnegie was a Scottish-American philanthropist and one of the wealthiest businessmen in the 19th century. He initially worked at a series of railroad jobs, and by 1889, he was the owner of Carnegie Steel Corporation, which was the largest organization of its kind in the world.
She has earned the reputation of providing the best product quality and superior customer service. Fields Inc. was one of the first-ever companies that took advantage of the technological advancements that allowed her to streamline the operations of her system, maintain production schedules, and create state-of-the-art computer systems. She is the author of many famous cookbooks, such as Debbi Fields and I love chocolate cookbooks.
Interesting Facts About the Most Successful and Famous Entrepreneurs
You probably know all of the famous entrepreneurs for their success and the stories behind their struggles. But what else do you know? Let’s take a quick look at the interesting facts about some of the world’s most famous entrepreneurs:
Bill Gates, Microsoft
Did you know that it is not worth it for Bill Gates to pick up a $1000 bill in case he accidentally drops it? Wondering why? It’s because he will already earn that much in the few seconds it would take for him to bend down and pick up the bill. That is how fast he earns.
Harland Sanders, KFC
Sander’s secret recipe to create the perfect fried chicken was rejected thousands of times by many restaurant owners until it was finally accepted by one and added to the menu.
Sergey Brin, Google
Working on the ways to improve Google is not the only thing Sergey has in mind. He is also obsessed with working out at the company gym every single day.
Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook
After helping billions of people to find their best friends online, Mark ended up finding his best friend too – his beloved pup named Beast. He frequently posts his pictures on Facebook.
Soichiro Honda, Honda
Before founding his own company, Soichiro Honda applied for a job at Toyota Motors but was rejected. He remained unemployed for a long time until he built his organization.
Elon Musk, Entrepreneur
After becoming a millionaire at the age of 28, he continues to dwell on the problems in the world and find solutions.
Charlie Cheever, Quora
If you are looking for some tips on Spacecraft 2, Charlie is the guy to go to. He is an advanced competitor and often likes to connect with players online through his Quora account to share tips and strategies.
Dick Costolo, Twitter
Even though he is worth $8 billion, it does not mean that he can’t share some laughs with people. He usually brings his stand-up comedy routine to various local clubs to make everyone laugh.
R.H. Macy, Macy
The next time you think about quitting on something, think about Macy. Before the smashing success of Macy, the store, R.H. had to face several rejections, started seven businesses, and failed, and each of them failed. Yet, here we are.
Josh Tetrick, Hampton Creek Foods
John was studying at the university before he came up with his idea for a startup. Since then, the company has performed incredibly well and has received investment and funding from many prominent figures in the world, including Bill Gates. He wants to change the traditional world of the egg industry and create sustainable vegan alternatives.
Duncan Bannatyne, Entrepreneur
Duncan earned money for a new bike as a child by bringing new business to the local newspaper company. He would knock on doors to get people to sign up until he had 100 subscribers, following which the newspaper company hired him as a delivery man.
Aaron Levie, Box
Being the CEO of Box is not the only thing that Aaron Levie is good at. He is also a practicing magician who entertains groups of people with his amazing presentation skills and charm.
Jack Dorsey, Twitter
Jack Dorsey is known for having very nice manners, and he is quite strict about them too, especially when it comes to pushing in your chairs after you have gotten up.
Joe Fernandez, Klout
The irony here is uncanny. Joe himself co-founded Klout, a platform to measure the influence certain social network users have. Whereas Joe himself has a very poor Klout score.
David Ebersman, Facebook
Being in charge of managing Facebook’s finances is not an easy task, but David seems to have everything under control. He even has his rock band called Feed Bomb, in which he is the lead bass guitarist.
Karren Brady, Businesswomen
Karen is known for having a diverse set of skills. She is a novelist, a television broadcaster, and an English soccer executive. Not only this but she was also voted as one of the top 100 most beautiful women in the world.
The list of successful entrepreneurs is large, people like Steve Job, Sara Blakely, and many others continue to inspire others to be like them. Many of us often wonder how a successful entrepreneur achieves what he/she has. It is not always apparent how a person reaches from Point A to Point Z. Everyone loves to hear the stories behind their success, but most people often do not know about the struggles and hard times each business owner had to face throughout their lives.
Whether you are a young entrepreneur, a working professional, or an aspiring entrepreneur, these stories will surely inspire you to be the next richest man or woman and to remain consistent, persistent, and steadfast in your life to reach the top. Even though the average age of most entrepreneurs is 45. you can start early and be successful.
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