10 Entrepreneurs who changed the World

Do you remember when you were a kid and believed in the impossible? The entrepreneurs of today have the same mindset and work to make the impossible, possible! Here are 10 entrepreneurs who worked twelve hours of the clock, to bring a change in this world.

  1. Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon.

Be it kids, teenagers or adults, Amazon strives to serve all! He is a great thinker who is never too late, to hear the knock of opportunity on his front door. Observing the statistics of internet users rising, he founded Amazon for easy accessibility, making his customers happy, worldwide! Nobody has to suffer by standing in long ques anymore, all thanks to Amazon.

2. Steve Jobs, founder of Apple

Broadly perceived as a pioneer of the microcomputer upheaval of the 1980s, he was a college dropout, who even visited India, to follow Buddhism. He was the first to develop mass-produced personal computers. What’s more, is that Jobs started the advancement of the visual impacts industry which appealed to people. His key to success was that he had a close eye on his competitors. Employments worked closely with planner Jonathan Ive to build up a line of gadgets that would have bigger social implications: the iMac, iTunes and iTunes Store, Apple Store, iPod, iPhone, App Store, and the iPad. Macintosh OS was additionally patched up into OS X (renamed “macOS” in 2016), in light of NeXT’s NeXTSTEP stage. He’s proved through is ways that everything is possible!

3. Bill Gates, Co- founder of Microsoft

“Harvard’s most successful dropout” and called “ridiculously rich”. Amid his vocation at Microsoft, Gates held the places of executive, CEO and boss programming designer, and was the biggest individual shareholder until May 2014. Gates has written and co-composed a few books. He also reveals his business secret, which is ‘hiring of smart people’. As for college, he has just a few words to say.

“It was unfortunate that I didn’t get to stay there, but I don’t think I missed any knowledge, because whatever I needed to learn, I was still in a learning mode” Gates says.

4. Ted Turner, founder of CNN

Ted Turner took over his father’s business at the young age of 24. Years later he founded CNN, which is the world’s first, twenty-four hour, cable news channel. Ted believed in moving fast, to match the pace of the world outside. His belief and the driving force behind it, gave him the confidence of making this business of his, a success. He is a man, who brought a revolutionary change to spread awareness!

5. Larry Page and Sergey Brin, co-founders of Google

They were destined to meet and take control over the world. At Stratford University, they became friends and designed the search engine. Although, for a few years, the search engine was accessible to only the college students, but after having worked on it further, this search engine spread far enough, and that is why, our world is also called the Google world.

In a conversation, Page said, “We worked on Google together for many years at Stanford before we started the company, that was a pretty nice position to be in. We understood all aspects of search. We talked to all the search companies. We really knew a lot about what was going on. You can do that pretty cheaply”.

6. Vera Wang

She is an American fashion designer who lives in New York City. She is known for her extensive variety of high fashion bridesmaid outfits and wedding outfit collections, and additionally for her demographic of tip-top woman figure skaters, outlining dresses for rivalries and displays. She is a favourite of all women out there and one of the most successful designers in History!

7. Jerry Yang

The co-founder and former CEO of Yahoo!, has invested in about 50 start-ups and wishes to see people rise and the community grow. He is an internet entrepreneur and an established programmer. It has also been said by Eric Jackson, the founder of hedge fund ironfire capital, that Yang’s has been “the best investment an American company has ever made in China.” He has risen above all expectations and has now settled in California. His journey wasn’t easy, but the best of things, never are!

8. Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Gail Winfrey is a renowned entrepreneur, TV Actress, Producer, show host and above all, a philanthropist. Being the chairman of Harpo, which is a US based, multimedia company. She also launched Oprah Winfrey Network(OWN) which is owned by Harpo productions. She started her career from the position of an anchor, in the local news. Also, called the “Queen of all media”, her recipe for success is that one should follow his instincts. She is among the top most, successful women entrepreneurs who have changed the world’s perspective on a wide range of topics.

9. Sam Walton

An American businessman and entrepreneur, he is famous for founding the retailers Walmart and Sam’s Club. He had a tough childhood and worked hard to make ends meet, for his family. He took necessary actions which wcould lure customers and started his business. It expanded over the years, due to his sheer determination and today, Walmart has made its name in the market!

10. Nikola Tesla

Ages before the car company came about, Nikola Tesla lived in the Silicon Valley, as one of the greatest inventors ever. He is credited with the innovations that filled the ascent of electric organisation Westinghouse and made rotating current the standard of power we depend on today. The best thing about him was that he didn’t link his profession with money. He longed for an actual change in the world, and made us believe how even one person has the power to make a difference!

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~Shruti Mehrotra

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