Last updated on April 23rd, 2018
Are you an entrepreneur? Do you wish to be famous? You might think that I’ve just asked you two of the most foolish questions. In fact, I don’t blame you if you think so. Entrepreneurs or not, everybody definitely wishes to be famous for the right reasons. There is no scarcity in the number of entrepreneurs in our world. We are also aware of some of the best entrepreneurs in the world. Do you know what is common between all the successful entrepreneurs? It is hard work.
All the aspiring entrepreneurs will have a role model, whom they look up to. Whenever you’ve heard or seen their achievements, you would have certainly thought, “One day, I want to be like him/her”. If you’ve never thought of that, then I’m certainly not sure if you want to be successful and famous or not. However, being a mere admirer of an entrepreneur will not make you successful. You will have to work harder than them to see your face in all the newspapers and other online media.
In this article, we’ll see about some of the best entrepreneurs in the world and their inspiring journey to the path of fame and success.
1) Oprah Winfrey
Even though she had a very rough and depressing childhood, she is known to be one of the best entrepreneurs in the world. She currently owns two businesses – the Harpo Studios and the Oxygen Media. She is also a talk show host and has a wealth of approximately $2.7 billion. My ego would have definitely said, “$2.7 billion is not such a big deal.”
2) J K Rowling
From being a struggling mother living on welfare, today she is one of the best-selling authors in the world. She is famous for the fantasy series, Harry Potter. She is also a screenwriter and a producer. She is the perfect example of the phrase, “rags to riches”.
3) Bill Gates
Bill Gates, the founder of the Microsoft Corporation is also an American business magnate, investor, author, and a philanthropist. Do you think there is any other title left for him to claim? Although a college drop-out, the success, and fame he has gained are far more than any postgraduate could even dream about. With a personal wealth of $90.4 billion, he is one of the richest and the best entrepreneurs in the world.
4) Mark Zuckerberg
At the age of 33, he is known to be one of the best entrepreneurs in the world. When we would have been struggling with our examinations, he launched the “Facebook”, right from his dormitory. No matter how talented I am, I don’t think I would even launch a notebook from my bedroom. Mark Zuckerberg, the current CEO of Facebook has a fortune of $62.9 billion today.
5) Steve Jobs
The list of the best entrepreneurs in the world will never be complete without the name of Jobs. The founder of the Apple Inc., he is also known as “The Grandfather of the Digital Revolution”.
Though he had a rough life filled with financial problems, it didn’t stop him from climbing the ladder of success.
6) Walt Disney
Walt Disney, a mere farm boy who started off his career by drawing the cartoons of his neighbors’ horses is famous for his animation character, Mickey Mouse. He also had envisioned a theme park for the children, which was later developed by his brother after his death. All his achievements still include him in the list of the best entrepreneurs in the world.
7) Jeff Bezos
Jeff Bezos is popularly known as the founder of the Amazon. He entered into the list of the best entrepreneurs in the world, with his latest aerospace company, “Blue Origins’. With more than $116.8 billion, he is also one of the richest people in the world.
8) Sir Richard Branson
He is the founder of the famous Virgin Group, which has more than 400 companies under its control. With a personal fortune of $500 crores, he is the seventh richest British Billionaire.
9) Ariana Huffington
Best known as the co-founder of the “Huffington Post”, she is also a Greek-American author and a columnist. Her personal worth accounts for about $50 million.
10) Simon Fuller
He is best known for his creation Pop Idol and is also a well-known entrepreneur, film and television producer, and an artist manager. He was included in the list of the “100 most influential people in the world” by the Time magazine in the year 2007. One of the best entrepreneurs in the world, Simon Fuller’s current net worth is more than $560 million.
11) Carlos Slim Helu
He is a Mexican entrepreneur, philanthropist, and an investor. He stepped into the business world at the age of 8 to help his father in his family business. Though he has invested in a number of sectors, he is well known for his company, Cigatam, which is a leading tobacco business in Mexico. With a current net worth of $69.1 billion, he is one of the wealthiest and the best entrepreneurs in the world.
12) Larry Page
He is the co-founder of Google, and also an online entrepreneur and a scientist. He has a net worth of $51 billion. He is also the developer of the PageRank, which is the best search ranking algorithm of Google.
13) Sergy Brin
He is the co-founded Google along with Larry Page. He is also a scientist, online entrepreneur, and the director of “X”, an American research and development company working under the control of Google. He has a net worth of $47.2 billion
14) Larry Ellison
Popularly known as the co-founder of the Oracle Corporation, he is also a businessman and a philanthropist. He has donated 1% of his wealth to the charity. His personal wealth is about $62.4 billion. Along with being one of the best entrepreneurs in the world, he is also the fifth wealthiest in the world.
15) Steve Case
He is the co-founder of the “American Online” and is also a well-known investor. He is also the author of one of the best-selling books in New York, “The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur’s Vision of the Future.” His current personal wealth is more than $133 crores.
I’ve seen a lot of people who say that people become successful only after suffering through a lot of hardships and depressions in their lives. The aforementioned list is enough to contradict that belief. Not all the entrepreneurs did face a rough patch. Other than their struggle to create a name in the business world, they do not have anything else in common.
I hope you had a nice time in reading the achievements of the 15 best entrepreneurs in the world. It may help you to change your destiny.