Wondering how to be an entrepreneur? Throughout history, there are several outstanding examples of entrepreneurs striking it big. From rags to riches and from high school dropouts to world class magnates, some of these people’s stories are nothing short of impressive.
Wondering who’s the best of the best?
We have compiled a list presenting the world’s 7 greatest entrepreneurs. The entrepreneurs on our list were not ranked according to their net worth, but rather according to the way in which they have influenced and shaped the business world.
No. 7: Ariana Huffington
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Ariana Huffington is the proof that writers can make good money; well, if they also have a sense for business that is. Her claim to fame? More than a decade ago, Miss Ariana founded the Huffington Post, which is basically a website for news revolving around politics, lifestyle, business, the environment, and entertainment. It’s not one of the largest print newspapers in America, no, but its web and social media presence is massive.
No. 6: Mark Zuckerberg
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Zuckerberg’s success story is so impressive that Hollywood movie giants decided to make a movie about it, called Social Network. Back in 2004, Zuckerberg, who at the time was a college student at Harvard University, launched the now infamous Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) from his dormitory room. Zuckerberg immediately saw its potential and decided to drop out of college, in an attempt to focus all of his attention on his baby project. His biggest move? Not to sell the rights he had over the company despite the multitude of companies that have tried to buy him out.
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