Here, I am about to share the success stories of top 10 successful entrepreneurs of all times. These people created their own path to success and rose to the top of the world where they don’t need some formal introduction anymore.
#1: Walt Disney
We all love Disney cartoons; yet only some of us know that Walt Disney started off as a farm boy who drew cartoons of his neighbor’s horses for fun.
After growing up, he struggled to get a job as a cartoonist and ended up working in an art studio where he created ads for magazines and local newspapers.
Eventually he started working on commercials, got interested in animation and opened his own animation company that brought him wild success however; his dream was to make the biggest and greatest theme park ever.
Disney was undoubtedly one of the biggest entertainment tycoons; it was his unrelenting spirit and commitment to his vision that makes Walt Disney a start entrepreneur.
#2: J.K. Rowling
J.K. Rowling has become an everyday name for fans of Harry Potter Series today however; she wasn’t always gifted with magic. In fact, she was at the end of her rope when the misfit gang of witches and wizards saved her.
J.K. Rowling lived her life on welfare and struggled a lot as a single mother before her first book became a bestseller and admired by fantasy lovers.
As of now, she has an estimated worth of more than $1 billion. Rumor has it that J. K. Rowling sold her soul to the devil for the Harry Potter inspiration. Obviously, if people think you’re making deals with the devil, you are not an easy deal.
#3: Steve Jobs
The list of motivating entrepreneurs cannot be made without Steve Jobs. Very few people know that Jobs was dropped out of college because of the financial crunches.
Although he continued to audit classes informally, living off free food from a local Hare Krishna temple and exchanging soft drink bottles for change to survive.
Jobs went on for an incredible career, ultimately founding the Apple Computer Company with his childhood friend and microchip technology professional Steve Wozniak that changed the consumer electronics industry forever.
Commonly known as “The Grandfather of the Digital Revolution”, Jobs had the net worth over $8.3 billion and that could have been better if he was still there. His work will influence many digital generations to come.
#4: Bill Gates
Know more about the most famous entrepreneur and the richest man in the world; Bill Gates is said to have a net worth over $79 billion. He’s held the title of “The Wealthiest Individual” for 16 times in last 21 years.
Gates was interested in computer programming since early ages, and spent his free time creating programs on teletype terminal computer he got from school.
The history recorded his success when he created Microsoft and developed the Windows OS which is still immensely popular and made him was one of the significant personalities of the personal computer revolution.
Bill Gates is known for his charitable actions and created the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in 2000, which works to reduce poverty, enhance health care, improve education opportunities and provide technological access worldwide.
#5: Oprah Winfrey
Oprah is known to be the richest Afro American and with a net worth of over $3 billion, she is unquestionably regarded as the most influential woman worldwide.
Winfrey has an amazing modern rags-to-riches story and gives all the credit of her incredible success to an impressive yet rough upbringing.
Oprah grew up in extreme poverty; she was so deprived that, as a child, she was harassed at school for wearing dresses made of potato sacks.
Her first big break was at the local radio where she impressed the Stations managers with her sermon and led her way up to bigger radio stations; eventually signing the deal for The Oprah Winfrey Show. The rest is history.
#6: Madam CJ Walker
Sarah Breedlove A.K.A. Madam CJ Walker was a remarkable personality, often regarded as the first black independent female American millionaire. She was born in 1867; the first “free” member in family after her parents and older siblings had been slaves for long.
Madam CJ Walker began with her own line of beauty and hair products exclusively created for black women. She noticed a market that wasn’t attended, and created a solution to a problem nobody seemed interested into.
With her passion to fight tooth and nail for every step up the ladder, Madam CJ Walker created an image of a smart and strategic woman who perfectly embodied the entrepreneurial spirit.
#7: Hans Christian Anderson
The fierce willpower of Hans Christian Anderson made him one great entrepreneur. Anderson grew up poor and failed as an actor / singer. Soon the director of the Royal Danish Theater noticed his capabilities and supported his education.
Anderson was terribly harassed by students and his hateful headmaster; yet he continued and began publishing fairy tales which became immensely popular and earned him the reputation.
Today, Hans Christian Anderson is loved for his rich fairy tales, many of which lately inspired Disney animation classics; needless to say, with a much happier endings.