6 Famous entrepreneurs around the world: Successful entrepreneurs of all time

6 Famous entrepreneurs around the world
6 Famous entrepreneurs around the world

6 Famous entrepreneurs around the world. An entrepreneur is a person that runs his own business. Being an entrepreneur is a tough task we cannot actually rely on the other person. All the finances are made from their own pocket. There is nobody on which you can rely. From renting or buying an office to hiring the employees and taking care of their needs is taken care by an entrepreneur. The entrepreneur has to be versatile, innovative, flexible, creative and intelligent to build up a business and to grow it.

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There are a number of successful entrepreneurs that the time has given us. They were such amazing in their jobs that they have created a mark of their name in the world with the amazing work that they have done as an entrepreneur. Let us discuss the 6 famous entrepreneurs around the world.

16 Famous entrepreneurs around the world: Walt Disney:

Yes, you read that right! Walt Disney, the founder of the cartoons that we are a big fan of starting his career as an entrepreneur. He started off his career by working in an art studio where he used to create advertisements for magazines and newspaper. However, his dream was to become a cartoonist in the newspaper. As he was unable to get the desired job, he ended up creating ads. The growth in his career lead him to work for commercials. That was the time when he founded that he was interested in animation. Then he opened his own animation company.

The first animated character that was formed by Walt was Oswald the lucky rabbit. But, that was the time when Walt as working under Universal Pictures. After some time he decided to walk out of the contract, where he has to pay some amount to the Universal Pictures. The first character that was created by Walt for his own company without being under any company is Mickey Mouse.

Walt was very much successful at that time. His animation characters were famous throughout the world, so as his animation company. But Walt’s dream was not ended yet. He wanted to create a theme park that has no comparison. And soon after his dream became reality.

Walt Disney is one of the successful entrepreneurs of all time. His success can be felt till now as well. So this was the first on the list of 6 famous entrepreneurs around the world.

2Joanne Rowling:

Joanne Rowling is the British novelist, producer, and screenwriter who got famous for his harry potter series. Yes, you are right! The harry potter character was created by this novelist in her novels. She writes under the pet names, J.K. Rowling and Robert Galbraith. The book, as well as the harry potter movie, has got so many awards and the harry potter book series was the best-selling book series in the world. Around 400 million copies of the book series were sold around the world. She is one of the 6 Famous entrepreneurs around the world.

In 1990, Joanne got the idea of harry potter while she was traveling on a train from Manchester to London.  After that, she was very much in pain and sorrow, when her mother passed away. Soon after that, she gave birth to her child and her husband left her. After the long pain of seven years, she published her first harry potter book that was Harry Potter and the philosopher’s stone.

Then the book became famous. And she was a successful entrepreneur by that time. In 2007, she wrote the last and the seventh part of harry potter as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. After that, she wrote four more books:  The Casual Vacancy(2012), The Cuckoo’s Calling (2013), The Silkworm(2014) and Career of Evil (2015). These were the books that were written after the harry potter series. She is another successful and famous entrepreneur around the world.

3Bill Gates:

William Henry Gates III, commonly called as Bill Gates by many people is an American business magnate, an investor, an inventor, a philanthropist and a computer programmer. He was the co-founder of Microsoft company along with Paul Allen.

Microsoft was the largest software company in the world that was formed by  Gates and Allen in 1975. During his career in Microsoft, he held the position of chief executive officer, chairman, and software architect. In 2000, Gates left the position of CEO but remain the chairman of the company.

Later in 2006, Gates announced that he will convert the full-time work at Microsoft and will be a full -time worker at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In 2014, he again stepped down from the post of chairman as well and became the technical advisor of the company and supported the new CEO Satya Nadella.

Bill Gates is one of the most famous and successful entrepreneurs. Later in his life, he has also given a  huge amount of charity to the research programs and charitable organizations through his trust, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He is one of the 6 Famous entrepreneurs around the world.

4Steve Jobs:

The next on the list of famous entrepreneurs around the world list is Steve Jobs.  Steven Paul Jobs was the investor, inventor and was the co-founder, CEO, and chairman of Apple Inc. He was the major shareholder of Pixar. Also, He was also the part of The Walt Disney’s Company board of directors. And, He was born in San Francisco and was put to adoption at the time of his birth. He was raised up in the San Francisco Bay Area.

He with Wozniak founded Apple in 1976. The first computer that was launched by them was Apple I which was not as successful as the Apple II. Apple II was the most famous and successful personal computer.

In 1985, Steve Jobs has was forced to leave Apple. After he left Apple, he with some more team members founded NeXT. NeXT, is the development company that specializes in the state of the art computers for business marketing and higher education.

In the year 1997, Apple and NeXT merged. Soon, Jobs became the CEO of Apple. Later, Apple launched the line of products, iMac, iTunes, apple store, iPod, iTunes store, iPhone, and iPad. In 2001, Mac OS was replaced by Mac OS X based on the NeXT’s platform. And later, Jobs died on October 5, 2011, due to a respiratory problem. This was an interesting journey for Steve Jobs as an entrepreneur. He is one of the 6 Famous entrepreneurs around the world.

5Michael Saul Dell:

Michael Dell is an American business. He is an author, philanthropist and the founder and CEO of Dell technologies. He also one of the successful entrepreneurs around the world. Dell is one of the largest companies in the world. He was ranked as the 38th richest person on the list of Forbes. His net worth is US$24.7.

Dell got his first computer Apple II at the age of seven and he usually disassembled it to check how that worked. He got his first job at dishwasher at the age of 12. And in the year 1984, Michael Dell registered his company as PC’s limited. In May of the same year, the company was renamed as “Dell computer corporation”.

In the year 1992, Dell became the youngest CEO of the company. Later in 1996, Dell started selling computers on dell.com. Soon it was reported that the company earned $1 million per day over the web. This was the short yet interesting story of the famous entrepreneur Michael Saul Dell.

6Oprah Winfrey:

Oprah Gail Winfrey was born in 1954. She is an African American talk show host, actress, producer, media proprietor and a philanthropist.  She is mostly known for her show “The Oprah Winfrey Show”.  This was one of the highest rated television show in the history. She was the ranked the first richest African-American and the first billionaire black person.

Oprah Winfrey was born to a single mother in poverty in Mississippi. She was molested at the young age and got pregnant at the age of 14.  Her son died later in infancy. She was later sent to Tennessee with a man that she called as her father. She got a job in radio in her high school at 19. Soon after the some of the successful works of her life she opened her own production company and now was the time when she was given international attention.

This is how a women entrepreneur has become successful in her journey of life. She might have lost the hope in her the time she was raped at such a young age. She didn’t lose hope and continued doing the great work. The name Oprah Winfrey is now world famous just because of the dedication and the ability to not lose hope soon. This is one of my favorite stories among all successful entrepreneurs.


In conclusion, we have gone through the 6 famous entrepreneurs around the world. The common thing that was among all of them was that they didn’t lose their hope and they kept doing the work towards the success. Also, the common part was that they all made their interests their career. Because the day you will make your interest in your career, then the success is not far from you.





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