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Andrew Mason: The Groupon King!

Andrew Mason: The Groupon King!

At only 31, Andrew Mason is the eccentric brain behind Groupon (founder and CEO). Mason has been known to be lighthearted and takes his success in a stride. Groupon is based in Chicago and the website offers its users deep discounts on their local businesses.  It also allows users to team up on deals for [...]

William Henry Gates III

William Henry Gates III

Bill gates is one of the most recognized and successful businessmen globally. He is an American business magnate, philanthropist and a computer programmer. He is also the chairman of Microsoft which is the largest personal- computer software company he co- founded with Paul Allen. Bill was born on October 28th 1955 into a family of [...]

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Jay-Z: A True Success Story

Jay-Z: A True Success Story

Jay-Z is a true rag to riches story. Growing up poor in Brooklyn, NY, he has reached the ranks of society and defied the odds to be where he is today. Jay-Z Shawn Corey Carter was born on 4thof December 1969, and he started to rap at a very young age as a hobby and [...]

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David Geffen: An Awe-Inspiring Rags To Riches Story

David Geffen: An Awe-Inspiring Rags To Riches Story

What can you expect from a guy who had been sleeping on a living room couch while growing up and never bought any first hand clothes as a child? Whatever your expectations would be, you certainly won’t expect that child to become a billionaire one day.  That’s what David Geffen has achieved in just half [...]

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The Inspirational Story of Wendy’s Dave Thomas

The Inspirational Story of Wendy’s Dave Thomas

The late Dave Thomas was an American philanthropist and fast food tycoon. He is best remembered for his numerous appearances in commercial adverts for his fast- food restaurants that specialize in hamburgers. As the founder and former chief executive officer of Wendy’s, Dave had made more appearances in commercial advertisements for the chain than any [...]

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Instagram is now InstaBILLION thanks to Facebook

Instagram is now InstaBILLION thanks to Facebook

Who are the two most spoken about names in the social media world right now?  No, not Zuckerberg (though he is of course involved), but Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger.  They are the co founders behind the next step in the social media platform, Instagram.  Instagram has become a hugely popular phone app.  It allows [...]

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Strategic Success Bernard Arnault and His Luxury Brands

Strategic Success Bernard Arnault and His Luxury Brands

There are over 3 million millionaires and close to 450 billionaires that live in America alone.  And these well financed people love to live the life of luxury, helping to create even wealthier people.  So who benefits the most from the extravagant lifestyles of the rich and powerful?  Perhaps no one more than the world’s [...]

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Rags To Riches Story of The Big Dreams of Eika Batista

Rags To Riches Story of The Big Dreams of Eika Batista

In 1956 Eike Batista was born to Eliezer Batista and Jutta Fuhrken in Brazil.  As a teenager his parents moved him and his six siblings to Europe for work where he remained even after his parents returned to Brazil when he turned eighteen.  He attended the University of Aachen in Germany, though he dropped out [...]

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Creator of Spanx Forbes Youngest Female Self-Made Billionaire

Creator of Spanx Forbes Youngest Female Self-Made Billionaire

“Don’t’ worry, we’ve got your butt covered!”  reads the tag line on the bright charming packages of Spanx shape wear, the brain child of Sara Blakely.  Working as a door to door salesperson, is no easy task, but when you add the sweltering heat of Florida, it becomes an even more uncomfortable job.  After desperately [...]

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The Rags To Riches Story of Ingvar Kamprad, the Frual Billionaire who Started IKEA

The Rags To Riches Story of Ingvar Kamprad, the Frual Billionaire who Started IKEA

A young boy living on a farm in a small Switzerland village began his first business when he bought matches in bulk and then sold them by the piece to his village neighbors. With the profits from his matches sales he went on to sell other small bits and pieces like pens, seeds, and Christmas [...]

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