In the world, the success is measured by the number of dollars the person acquired. The entrepreneurship success is judged by the money one have attained. Success is based on the hard work. Hard work is the key to success, the person who sincerely works with fair dealing and without cheating he will definitely get a higher position. List of top ten persons in the world who are in top ranking is discussed below. They are discussed according to number one to number ten.
- Bill Gates
Bill gates is the co-founder of Microsoft. He is a philanthropist, programmer, and tech magnate. His profile shows that he is the richest person in the world and has reserves of about $85.9 billion. He was born in 1955 in Washington USA. He showed his interest towards computer at the age of 13. Having a keen business strategy and tactics he along with his partner started the largest software business and named as MICROSOFT.
He was born in the middle-class family. He has two sisters. His mother was a teacher but she left teaching and gave her life to her children for their bright future. Bill was excellent in athletes and played board games. Risk and Monopoly were his favorite games. In 1970, he with his two years senior friend started a business. Traf-O data was their first computer program they developed which monitors traffic in their area and they earned $20, 00 for their work. Gates and Allen wanted to start their own business, but Bill parents wanted that he must complete his studies and become a lawyer.
Bill went to University, he took law classes but spent his time more in the computer lab. Bill and his partner created a MICRO-SOFT in 1975 where micro is from the minicomputer while soft is from software. They did hard work and made many efforts to raise their business and finally, they are so successful in their business. Bill gates individually did much effort and as a result, he is the richest person in the world.
- Amancio Ortega
The second richest person in the world and Europe’s richest personality is Amancio Ortega. He is the CEO of Inditex Company and known by his famous brand ZARA. He started his venture in 1975. Now 6200 branches of his brand Zara has been spread in about 70 countries of the world. He was born in 1936 in Leon. His father was railway worker. He left school in 14 years and learn the art of apparel and shirt making. In1975 along with his wife he opened his first outlet with the name of ZARA. It is an integral part an inditex company. He is the owner of the tallest skyscraper in Spain. In Inditex Company, he has about 60% of shares.
Amancio is the very simple man he wears a blue blazer and gray pants and eats in the cafeteria of the company with his employees. He appeared in public in the year 2000.
He is the man with the richest taste. He used to do horse riding in his free time. He is very keen and ambitious about his profession. His passion thus made him renowned and one of the richest personality in the world. He has reserves of about 75.8 billion dollars.
- Warren Buffett
Warren Buffet is known as ‘Oracle of Omaha”. He is businessman and philanthropist. He is also known as an investment guru. In 1930 he was born in Nebraska. He showed his business abilities in very young age. Buffet partnership was developed in 1956. Berkshire Hathaway was assumed in 1965. He was known as a mathematical prodigy among his family members as he could count large numbers in his brain. He used to visit his father’s stock brokerage shop when he was a child. He bought three shares when he was eleven years old. He did a business as a paperboy when he was 13 years old. He paid his first tax in the same year. In 1956 he attended Woodrow Wilson high school where he learned to earn and invest money.
During high school, he with his friend purchased pinball machine which they installed in barber’s shop, there they earned profit enough to buy more machines. He assumed control of Hathaway in 1965, he also invested in Coca cola’s company and became a director from 1989 to 2006, he has been director of The Gillette company, The Citi group global market holdings and Graham Holdings company.
In 2006 he gave much of his reserves to charity.in 2012 he launched, a website known as Drive2Vote, which aims to encourage people to the right of vote. Thus efforts in different fields of business made him one of the richest man in the world with the reserves of 68.2 billion dollars.
- Jeff Bezos
The founder and Ceo of Amazon.com ranked fourth in the world’s richest personality. Bezos was born in 1964 in New Mexico. He is a passionate and ambitious man. In early age, he showed his interest in things and their mechanisms. He turned his garage into the laboratory and worked there. His first business was the Dream Institute, which was the summer camp for fourth, fifth and sixth-grade students. He opened this institute while studying at the high school.
In 1986, he got his degree in computer sciences from Princeton Unversity. He was much fond of computer studies. After graduating he worked in various firms. In very young age, he became the vice president of a company named D.E.Shaw. in 1994 he quit his job and showed his interest in e-commerce. He shifted to Seattle where he opened his online bookstore.
He started his business in his garage and with few members of his team developed a software. In first two months without advertising, he sold books in the USA and other foreign countries and started earning a profit of about 20000 dollars per week. He named his company Amazon.com. The company became public in 1997. After the success of books selling amazon started offering the sale of CDs, videos, clothes, men and women accessories, electronics and toys etc. the business jumped to 17 billion dollars by 2011. Amazon kindle is also developed which offers the reader to buy, read and store their book collection.
He purchased Washington post and related articles in 2013. In the same year, new service Amazon Prime Air was launched, which is using drones to deliver the package to the client up to 10 miles far away from the delivery center. This will become common in four to five years. All his efforts are appreciating and by hard work he has reserves with value 63.1 billion dollars.
- Charles Koch
Charles Koch was born in 1935. He is famous American born in Wichita. His father was a businessman and started his industry with the name of Koch industries. He did his engineering in 1957 from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He did M.S in mechanical engineering and then in chemical engineering. He joined Arthur D little, Inc. after graduation for very short time. He quit this job and joined his father business named as Rock island oil and refining company.
He was hardworking and passionate about his father business. He did much effort to make a company name.in 1967 he changed his company name in honor of his father and named as Koch Industries. He became a CEO of the company. As a competitive businessman, he did effort not only in oil refining but the company is involved in the paper, chemical, polymer, minerals and fertilizers production. The company’s products are present in about 60 countries of the world and about 100,000 employees are associated with this company, which shows the success rate of the business. As chairman and CEO of the company,
Charles has played a vital role in transforming company from medium sized business to the high-level company. The company has achieved 930 awards related to customer service, excellence, innovation, and safety. In 2016 he has a net worth of 55.2 billion dollars. He is a philanthropist and believes in a donation. He donated much in the field of education, research, and policy.
- David Koch (television presenter)
David Koch is the younger brother of Charles Koch. He was born in the same city where Mr. Charles was born. He did his graduation and masters in chemical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. He was a good basketball player. His highest score is 411 points in a basketball game. He joined Koch industries in 1970 under the supervision of his brother Charles. He became the director in 1979 of his own division. He owned 42 percent of company’s share in 2010.
Koch was elected in 1980’s presidential election and was a vice president of the libertarian party, but in 1984 he resigned libertarian party when elimination of all taxes was supported by the party. He joined republicans and is still a member of Republican Party. He is a social liberal and discuss on issues about women right, stem cell research, and opposes the war on drugs. He also opposed the Iraq war as according to his point of view it is the wastage of the money.
He founded David H foundation and he is one of the top 50 philanthropists. From 1982 to 2013 he donated about 18 million $ to educational setup including 10 million dollars to the Public Broadcasting Service. He also contributed to the Museum. 10 million dollars were donated to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory the purpose of this is to improve people health. He has same reserves of about 55.2 billion dollars as his brother Charles have.
- Carlos Slim
Carlos slim is a Mexican Business magnate and investor was born in 1940. He was passionate and fond of his business and started taking interest in very young age. He got an early education about business from his father. He taught slim about business rules, a financial statement reading, accountability, financial literacy, and management. He did his first investment at the age of 11 and purchased his first share from stock exchange at the age of 12. At the age of 15, he became the member of largest Mexican bank. He did his civil engineering from the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Here he taught mathematics and algebra. As he had an interest in numbers he also did e-commerce and practiced in commerce fields.
After graduation, he did the job as a stock trader in Mexico. As the stock brokerage, he showed his interest for companies manufacturing beverages, bottles, printing as well as for construction companies. Later he expanded his business for auto parts, airlines, paper and tobacco industry. Hotels, telecommunications, tires and other related industries were also focussed. Slim became a popular figure in the US when he purchased stakes for retailers such as Barnes and Noble, office depot and Circuit City. Now he has reserves of 51.4 billion dollars and is the seventh richest man in the world.
- Mark Zuckerberg
The youngest richest person is Mark Zuckerberg. He was born in 1984 in the New York City. He was interested in computers from childhood. He developed software for his father’s dental clinic. The software was named as Zucknet. The purpose of this software to inform the next patient to the doctor without yelling into the room. He also developed games for fun. To keep in mind about Mark’s interest in computers, his parents hired a tutor for him, who came once a week for coaching Mark about computer software.
He showed his talent in fencing and literature and got positions in these fields. Although interest for the computer was above all other subjects. He developed the music software named as Pandora. Several companies like AOL and Microsoft showed their interest to hire the young talent but he refused.
After graduation, he was hired by Harvard University. There he also developed certain programs. These include Course Match which helps students to find their class according to their course and other was facemash the purpose of which was to compare two students and to get a vote for the more attractive student.
Mark with his friends developed a social site which can help people to connect with each other make their profiles and upload pictures. By the end of 2004 site has one million users. He has reserves of about 47 billion dollars and one billion Facebook users till 2014.
- Larry Ellison
Larry Ellison is CEO of Oracle Company. He is a well-renowned businessman and philanthropist he was born in 1944 in the New York City and brought up in Chicago. He has reserves of 56.2 billion dollars. He studied computer science at university. He worked with Amdahl Corporation for a short time, then in 1970 he switch his job and started working with Ampex complex here his project was a database for CIA and he named his project Oracle. He also founded Software Data Laboratories.
The company named was changed to Relational software Inc. in 1979. Oracle System Corporation was named in 1982. Oracle saw some crisis in 1990’s period but after a struggle of few years became more active during the period of 1994 to 2004 the company showed its best. Ellison was made director in 1997 of Apple Company. In 2005 Ellison got $975,000 salary, a $6,500,000 bonus, and other compensation of $955,100. He got the salary 61,180,524$ for his hard work. His hard work in computer database made him one of the famous businessmen in IT world. In 2016 he had donated $200 million to University of California for research purpose for cancer. He is a top donor to conservative solutions PAC. He also offered to donate his software after September 11 attacks on World Trade Center.
- Ingvar Kamprad.
In 1926 Kamprad was born in Sweden. He is a highly renowned Swedish business magnate. As a young boy, he started a small business. He started selling matches, and then he did the business of fish, pens, seeds and Christmas decoration selling. IKEA was established in 1943. It is the business of furniture. Acronym IKEA is formed from his name Ingvar Kamprad and E from Elmtaryd the farm where he was born and A from Agunnaryd.
Online orders are taken. Initially, orders were taken via mail. He also published work related to philosophies of the furniture. His furniture company is largest furniture selling company in Sweden and have reserves of 42.5 billion dollars.
He wrote his philosophy about furniture in his book named as “Testament of furniture dealer”. All his hard work and a keen interest in business made him one of the richest personality in the world. He donated mush in many organizations of Sweden and is a well-known philanthropist.
Stories of all these personalities are very impressing and can make everyone be interested in his work. As hard work and keen interest to any profession can make a person successful and renowned in the society. So one should always be courageous about his profession and never give away.