They are not the politician or policy-makers shaping this world but the entrepreneurs, the business minds controlling the economics, hence the mechanism. History has shown us how these business leaders changed the world and it is evident why they are inspiring figures for today’s young businessmen. Here are the 8 most successful business leader, entrepreneurs to look upon for inspiration.
1. Walt Disney
The farm boy who used to draw neighbour’s horses for fun and later worked as newspaper cartoonist has turned down the offer from Universal Pictures, finally coming with the idea of world’s most famous cartoon character, Mickey Mouse. Walt Disney was definitely era’s prominent businessmen who raised a whole empire from his one epic cartoon character.
2. Tim Cook
The man who is CEO of the world’s most valuable company, Apple joined the corporation when the founder Steve Jobs was diagnosed with cancer. He was one of the very few persons who navigated the company in thick and thin. Running the world’s largest company does make him one of the finest entrepreneurs of this era.
3. Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs, today is the face of successful entrepreneurs and businessmen. The college drop-out, who revolutionized the experience of personal computing, formed the iconic company ‘Apple’ with his Electronics friend Steve Wozniak. He also referred to ‘The Grandfather of the Digital Revolution’.
4. Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey is not just the richest African-American of 21st Century with a net worth around $3 billion but also the most influential women on the earth. She is known for her legendary TV show called ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’.
5. Jeff Bezos
The founder of world’s largest e-commerce website Amazon.com, Jeff Bezos made the company net worth of $159.6 billion and surely makes him among the richest man on the earth. He also founded an aerospace company called Blue Origin which successfully tests first flight to reach space in 2015. He was the first centi-billionaire featured in Forbes and referred to as ‘the richest man of modern history’.
6. Bill Gates
Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft is the second richest man in the world with a net worth over $90 billion. He is into the Forbes’ list of wealthiest people for a long time. Bill Gates is one of the pioneers in the revolution of personal computing. He is also an author, humanitarian, investor and philanthropist as well.
7. J.K Rowling
The woman who gave the world ‘Harry Potter’, author J.K Rowling wrote the Harry Potter Book Series which later turned out as one of the most selling franchises in the world. She becomes the producer for the final Harry Potter films as well. Today, J.K Rowling’s net worth is roughly $1 billion where she has created the brand of net worth $15 billion.
8. Benjamin Franklin
Apparently, Benjamin Franklin was America’s very first entrepreneur. He is always more than that as an inventor, politician, intellect, author, diplomat and an idealist businessman in every sense. The man is credited for inventing lighting rods and bifocals turned out to be one of the finest business people of the era where even term ‘business’ or ‘entrepreneur wasn’t actually fashioned.