Life is not actually the bed of roses, its a full of challenges and problems. Men established themslef on top of the world by their own hardship. The world has many examples of people who were started their journey from the lower classes, extream poverty environment, slums, and even orphanages. And now they are the icon of thousands of people all over the world. Here are 20 inspirational rags to riches stories of entrepreneurs.
1. Andrew Carnegie
Andrew Carnegie was a famous Scottish-American successful steel industrialist, businessman, and Humanitarian, he was an icon for businessman over the world. The success of the man came not a day. By birth, he was not the same popular. He survived himself and his family to work in a cotton mill when he was only 13 years. He worked the mill 12 hours per day and with the six working days. Now, the success of him considered as one of the inspirational stories.
2. Chris Gardner
Chris Gardner is well known for establishing the brokerage firm and Gardner Rich & Co in Chicago. He is now not only known as stockbroker and entrepreneur but also an author, actor, motivational speaker. But the early life of his was not the same. He had to struggle to survive. In the early age, he was forced to leave home by his stepfather. However, the story of Chris Garden inspires millions of people now.
3. Do Won Chang
Have you ever heard the name of “FOREVER 21”? It is an American fast fashion retailer. The multinational fashion retailer has 480 outlets over the world now. The founder of FOREVER 21 is Do Won Chang. Now the annual income of Chang all but $3 billion. But in early age, he had to work at the gas station and coffee shop. In early, the family of Chang moved from Korea to America. The beginning time of the pioneer has not as good as the present.
4. George Soros
George Soros is a humanitarian who donated $32 billion dollars to “Open Society Foundations”. And he was a net-worth owner of $8 billion dollars as of February 2018. The famous investor was born in 1930 in Budapest, Hungary. When he was only 13, Hungary was occupied by the Nazi-German. Later he has escaped Hungary to England when Hungary occupied by the Soviet Union. He started his job as an employee of Merchants bank in England. And in 1969, he found the Soros Fund Management, an American investment management firm which gave him the opportunity to become an icon of the world as an investor.
5. Guy Laliberté
Guy Laliberté is the co-founder of Cirque du Soleil, a Canadian entertainment company. He had a net worth of $1.7 billion dollars as of January 2018. According to the report of Forbes, The businessman was ranked as the eleventh wealthiest in Canadian and 459 in the world. He started his journey through acting in a stress circus as a role of fire-eater.
6. Howard Schultz
The Starbucks Corporation, an American Coffee Company, is related to the name of Howard Schultz. He was the CEO of the Coffee Company. The businessman was the co-founder of Maveron and a former owner of the Seattle SuperSonics. In 2016, The Forbes ranked him as the 232nd richest man in the United States of America. Now he had net-worth about $3.1 billion as of April 2017. But the super wealthiest man started his career as a truck driver. Now he is the story of success in the world.
7. Ingvar Kamprad
Ingvar Kamprad, a Swedish industrialist, is an entrepreneur of great influence in the field of business. The industrialist was well known as the founder of IKEA, a ready assemble furniture retailer. You would be strange to hear that Kamprad started his career at the age of only five through selling matches to his neighbors.
8. J.K. Rowling
There have a few people would be stayed in the world today which are not hear about Harry Potter (a series of fantasy novels). The famous series was written by J.K Rowling. The book became one of the best-selling book series in history and earned $1 billion. But before publishing the series, J.K Rowling was suffering from huge depression. No publisher wanted to agree to publish the series. But she doesn’t give up her enthusiasm. At last, Bloomsbury Publishing published her dreaming fantasy novel on 26 June 1997. And now she is the story of inspiration.
9. Jim Carrey
You may watch the film ‘The Mask’, an American fantasy superhero comedy film. In the film, Jimmy Jim Carrey was acted as the role of the superhero. The actor is well known in the media world as a stand-up comedian. Before coming in film industries, he worked at the Titan Wheels Factory. Though he came to a middle-income family, now he was the rags riches stories over the world.
10. John D. Rockefeller
John D. Rockefeller is regarded as the richest person in the history of modern America. In the early age, Rockefeller inherited a good business policy from his father who was a traveling salesman. However, though they were in poverty, Rockefeller was able to finish his studies and joined as a bookkeeper. Later he bought a refinery firm and named it “Rockefeller and Andrews”. After he founded the Standard Oil Company from whom he became the billionaire in history.
11. John Paul DeJoria
John Paul DeJoria is a self-made billionaire who is well known for founding his ‘JMPS’ an American Manufacture of hair care products. Before his success, he led a struggle life. In the early age, he sold newspapers and Christmas card to support his family. Now $900 million earning man is the inspirational story among the people of worldwide.
12. Kirk Kerkorian
Kirk Kerkorian was a famous real estate business in Las Vegas, America. He had become the father of the mega-resort when he built the stalwarts of the Las Vegas scene. However, Kirk was grown up at the time of the huge frustration in his early age.
13. Leonardo Del Vecchio
Leonardo Del Vecchio is the second richest man in Italy who has net-worth about $11.5 billion now. In the early career of his life, he worked in a factory of eyeglass frames where he lost part of his fingers by an accident. Later at the age of 23, he opened a shop named Luxottica. Day by day, the shop expanded as the world’s biggest producer of sunglass. And now, he and his business were the stories of success over the world.
14. Li Ka-Shing
Li Ka-Shing, born in Hong Kong occupied by China, is the ninth wealthiest person in the world who has a multi-range companies includes cellar phones, banking, satellite television, shipping, and steel industries. Though he started his business career to produce plastics things. However, the early age of the successful man was not better. At the age of 15, he had to work about 16 hours daily in a plastic industry to support his family.
15. Maria Das Gracas Silva Foster
Maria Das Gracas Silva Foster is an idol of all the backward women. In 1978, she was hired as an intern at Petrobras and she became the head of the department of engineering. And later she became the first female CEO of the Petrobras. If we went to the past of her life, we may know that she was born in poverty and grew up an alcoholic father.
16. Oprah Winfrey
We may all people of the world hear the name of Oprah Winfrey, the iron lady. She is well known as an American Media executive, actress, talk show host, and television producer. She is most renowned for founding her Oprah Winfrey Network in brief OWN. At the early age of the highest rated, television programmer was not as well as present. Now she is not only the icon of backward women but also the inspirational story for all.
17. Sam Walton
Sam Walton is the richest entrepreneur who was best known for founding Sam’s Club and Walmart, an American multinational retail corporation. At the first career, he worked with his brother in Walton Mortgage Company. Before his death in 1992, he had a net-worth about $8.6 billion dollars. Now, the work of Sam is an inspirational story for the fresher.
18. Sheldon Adelson
Sheldon Adelson is well known over the world by founding Las Vegas Sands. He is the chairman as well as chief executive officers of it. He is also the owner of Israel Hayom, an Israeli daily newspaper. He has net-worth $33.3 billion as of June 2018. Anyway, He grew up in a poverty family where he shared his beds with his parents and his three siblings. And at the age 12, he sold the newspaper to support his family.
19. Ursula Burns
Ursula Burns is the first African-American woman who was the 14th powerful women in the history and led a Fortune 500 Company. In early age, she was raised up by her single mother who worked in a daycare center so that She could send Burns to go to school.
20. Zdenek Bakala
Zdenek Bakala is a famous entrepreneur, investor, and stakeholder in mining. According to Forbes Magazine, He was the 10th wealthiest person in the Czech Republic. But the riches man worked at Harrah’s Casino as a dishwasher when he was the students of undergraduate.