These successful entrepreneurs are those who sail through the toughest of challenges to revolutionize the way we look at the world. They make an impact which is unforgettable. Here is a comprehensive list of successful entrepreneurs who have greatly changed the world for us in the last 100 years.
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.
– Steve Jobs
They came. They saw. They conquered. They became successful businessmen/women in America with their undying grit, ceaseless gumption, and a will that was beyond anyone’s realm of imagination.
As Gordon Ramsay puts it, “the secret is to make sure the business is running to perfection with or without me.” This held true for each and every one of these successful people. Their alpha personality characteristics have become the cornerstones of their foundations.
They have inspired and continue to inspire young minds across the globe. Here’s a list of successful entrepreneurs in the past 100 years who have made a great difference to our lives.
Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
CEO of Cascade Investment
Chairman of Corbis
Film producer and television producer
Founder of the Charles Schwab Corporation
David Packard (1912 – 1996)
Donald Trump (1946 – present)
Debbi Fields (1956 – present)
Dave Thomas (1932 – 2002)
Donald George Fisher (1928 – 2009)
Dylan Lauren (1974 – present)
Eileen Ford (1922 – present)
Forrest Edward Mars, Sr. (1904 – 1999)
Forrest Edward Mars, Jr. (1931 – present)
Gloria Steinem (1934 – present)
Founder of Tata Motors
Founder of Titan Industries
Founder of Tata Tea
Founder of Voltas
Jack Walker (1929 – 2000)
J. Willard Marriott (1900 – 1985)
Leon Hess (1914 – 1999)
Luis A. Ferré (1904 – 2003)
Larry Page (1973 – present)
Lakshmi Niwas Mittal(1950 – present)
Owner of Karrick Limited
Queens Park Rangers F.C.
Marc Jacobs (1963 – present)
Merv Griffin (1925 – 2007)
Mary Kay Ash (1918 – 2001)
Michael Dell (1965 – present)
Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani (1957 – present)
Director, Bank of America
Mark Elliot Zuckerberg (1984 – present)
Nolan Bushnell (1943 – present)
N. R. Narayana Murthy (1946 – present)
Chairwoman and CEO of Harpo Productions
Chairwoman, CEO, and CCO of the Oprah Winfrey Network
Author of the Rich Dad Poor Dad series of books
Financial columnist on Yahoo Finance
Former host of Rich Dad TV on PBS
Former owner of Atlanta Braves
Ted’s Montana Grill
Vijay Mallya (1955 – present)
Victoria Beckham (1974 – present)
Former owner of NFL’s Miami Dolphins,
NHL’s Florida Panthers, and MLB’s Miami Marlins teams
Effective time management, leadership qualities, and the ‘never give up’ spirit are what got these people to the pedestal they are on. A lot of money is not what you need. It is the vision, determination, commitment, dedication, and honesty towards oneself that leads you on the path of success, filled with wealth.