Majority of the most successful entrepreneurs always tend to have a story behind their success. Most of the names that you are going to come across in this piece will highlight some of the most successful self-made entrepreneurs in the world. These entrepreneurs managed to build their own business empires from scratch hence they all have something in common. The list also includes some of the most successful women entrepreneurs who are currently found in the business.
This billionaire Queen is the founder and the CEO of Tory Burch collection of accessories and clothing line. The fashion designer is worth around $1 billion as of March 2013. She was the 2008 CFDA winner who got to pay her dues while working with designers Vera Wang and Ralph Lauren. In 2004, she launched her own brand which focuses on lifestyle lines.
Her beauty should not fool you. Gisele Bundchen is currently the most powerful supermodel who is also known for her entrepreneur ventures in the natural skincare niche. The Brazilian born model and entrepreneur understood the concept of success and having great business ideas hence could explain why she ranks amongst the most powerful women in the world.
Sara Blakely ranks amongst the most successful women entrepreneurs in the world. Her story is even intriguing. She invested her life savings of $5,000 to her business of making flattering undergarments. She is the founder of Spanx and her net worth is estimated at around $1 billion as of September 2013.
The 56 year old Nigerian born business entrepreneur is currently the CEO of Dangote Group. He was born on the 10th of April 1957. He is currently the richest person in Africa with an estimated net worth of $25 billion.
The 42 year old businessman is the current Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Technical Officer of SpaceX. Elon Musk is also the CEO and chief Product Architect of Tesla Motors. Among many of his achievements Musk is also credited as the founder of Tesla Motors SpaceX and PayPal. He was born on the 28th of June 1971 in Pretoria, South Africa. His net worth currently stands at $12 billion.
At the fifth slot in our list of the most successful entrepreneurs is Masayoshi Son. The Japan born business magnet is the current CEO of SoftBank and the chairman of Sprint Corporation. As of 2013, his net worth stood at $9.1 billion.
The 71 year old American born entrepreneur is the founder of Bloomberg Philanthropies and a politician as well. For three consecutive terms, he served as the 108th Mayor of New York City. His net worth is estimated at around $33 billion.
The young entrepreneur is the current CEO and the co-founder of Facebook. The computer programmer and Internet entrepreneur astounded many people with his great business ideas. His wealth is estimated to be at $31.6 billion.
Larry Page and Sergey Brin
Both at 40 year, these two internet entrepreneurs are credited as the co-founders of Google. Page’s net worth is at $32.3 billion while Brin’s wealth is at 31.8 billion. These two entrepreneurs own up to 16% of Google.
At the top of our list is Bill Gates one of the most popular household names. Gates is the co-founder of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The 58 year old business magnet, investor and computer programmer is the former CEO and chairman of Microsoft one of the world’s largest computer software company. His net worth is estimated at $76.8 billion.