Today they are rolling in the millions and millions, but how did these greatest innovators of today and extremely successful businessmen even get started? Believe me, it didn't go like clockwork!
Today they are among the richest people in the world, earn millions, billions, and enjoy the wealth they have managed to acquire. And even though they ride in luxury jets and live lives that most of us can only dream of, they are their own building success from scratch, and the path to the goal was not paved with flowers. And right here you might find motivation for yourself, that extra one push, which you need, yes REALLY follow your dreams. Be brave!
Today he is one of the most famous innovators of the 21st century and an eternal inspiration to all entrepreneurs. But what did he do at the beginning of his career? At the age of 12, he developed the Blastar video game and sold it to a computer magazine for US$500. For example, when he came to Canada, Elon Musk is on his cousin's farm grew vegetables, and for $18 an hour cleaned the boiler room in the wood mill. "First you have to put on an isolation suit and then clear a small tunnel that you can barely fit into," is Musk's work. When he was in college, he and his roommate earned rent by being turned the house into a nightclub for the weekend, where students could party. After coming to the USA, he worked at a research institute Pinnacle and in the company Rocket Science Games.
These were his beginnings, and today his fortune is valued at 20.1 billion US dollars.
Mark Zuckerberg founded the popular social network Facebook during his student years. But the American started his career already in high school. That's when he created Synapse music software, Pandora's predecessor, which even Microsoft and AOL were interested in, but rejected their offers of around one million US dollars.
His assets are currently valued at 69.9 billion US dollars.
Sir Richard Branson is a British businessman whose fortune is currently estimated at 3.9 billion US dollars. He is the owner of the Virgin brand, which includes more than 60 companies and employs about 71,000 people in 35 countries.
After failed attempts growing and selling Christmas trees, Branson founded his first successful business in 1966, namely a magazine called Student. Already a year later, his wealth was estimated at 50 thousand pounds. In his magazine, he chronicled popular music records and published interviews with prominent musical figures of the 1960s, including Mick Jagger and RD Laing. Later he opened a music store on Oxford Street in London, which he had to close due to doubts about the legitimacy of the business. At that time, his parents helped him settle his debts, by taking out a new mortgage on the family home.
Jeff Bezos is indeed the richest man in the world today (he is said to have in his pocket at the moment 113.4 billion US dollars), and almost everyone among us could relate to his first job. It is Jeff Hell burgers at McDonalds, for which he was paid $2.69 an hour in the 1980s. After he graduated from Princeton with a degree in computer science, they got a job in the international trade startup Fitel.
Steve Jobs began to show his love for technology at a very early age. His father showed him several times how to disassemble electronic devices in the home garage. When he left his studies, he first became developer of video games for Atari. In 1976, he and Wozniak founded Apple Computers, a company that would go on to define his entire life.
Jobs is largely responsible for Apple's incredible success with the Macintosh, iPod and iPhone. He passed away in October 2011 due to a unique form of pancreatic cancer. Today it's Apple the most valuable brand in the world (Forbes, 2019), it is difficult 205.5 billion US dollars, which is 12 percent more than last year.
Apple's current CEO, Tim Cook, is sometimes on a dime delivered newspapers in his hometown of Alabama. He also worked in a paper mill and in an aluminum factory. Having finally entered the technological universe, he is ahead Worked for IBM for 12 years, then joined Apple in 1998.
Cook is considered one of the most private tech CEOs. He lives in a modest home in Palo Alto and earns an average of US$3 million a year, which is, of course, significantly more than what he earned as a newspaper kid on a bicycle. His property is currently valued at 625 million US dollars.