7 most influential entrepreneurs alive today.(part-1)

Bill Gates:

Bill Gates is an American business magnate, philanthropist, investor, computer programmer, and inventor. He is known as the co-founder of world’s largest pc software maker Microsoft along with his friend Paul Allen. Today he is consistently ranked as the world’s most wealthiest person in the world. Gates found out the world’s wealthiest charitable foundation “bill & Melinda gates foundation” with assets reportedly valued more than US 35$ billion .Gates is currently the world’s 7th powerful person and richest person alive today with a net worth of US 79$ billions.

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Mark Zuckerberg-

Mark Zuckerberg is the co-founder and CEO of Facebook a social networking site. Mark co-founded Facebook along with four of his friends. In 2012 Facebook hit 1 billion users throughout the world making Zuckerberg one of the youngest billionaire on the planet at the age of 23.His greatest acquisitions was instagram which was bought for 1 billion and now it is worth a 35 billion (according to Citi group).In recent years mark acquired many companies like Oculus VR, whatsapp and the instagram.He was the most 2013’s most charitable philanthropist. He is now worth a us 34$ billion according to Forbes.

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Howard Schultz:

He is who revolutionized the coffee industry .Coming from a poor family Schultz became one of the wealthiest person in America with his company Starbucks. His story is a rags-to-rich fairy tale. Starbucks is now the largest coffeehouse company in the world with 21,160 stores in 63 countries and territories, including 12,067 in the United States, 1,570 in China, 1,451 in Canada, 1,070 in Japan and 793 in the United Kingdom. He is also the former owner of Seattle supersonic’s a professional basketball team of America and a member of board of directors at square.inc. According to Forbes Schultz is Americas 287th richest person (as per 23rd Jan, 2015).

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Ted turner:

He is nicknamed as “media mogul”. Ted is the founder and owner of the CNN (cable news network).CNN was the first television channel to provide 24-hour news coverage, and was the first all-news television channel in the United States. He is also the owner of MGM productions, TNT(turner network television),all time kids favorite channel Cartoon Networks and a philanthropic company-turner foundations. He was listed as in the Forbes 400 as the 277th richest person in United States.

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Larry Ellison-

Larry Ellison is the co-founder of the second largest software company Oracle. Oracle being the only software used by all major tech. companies pushed Ellison to top 10 billionaires of the planet. Ellison also had success in yachting, through BMW Oracle Racing, and is a licensed aircraft pilot who owns two military jets. He brought the America’s cup back to united states on 2010.Ellison is the 57th most powerful people,3rd wealthiest in the world with a net worth of $54.9 billion(by Jan 2015).

 

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Elon musk:

Genius, Billionaire, Playboy and a Philanthropist! He is the real ironman. Musk came into light with his revolutionary and life changing companies. He is currently the founder of three major companies-Tesla, SpaceX and the SolarCity. Musk initially made his fortune by co-founding the PayPal and sold it at 1.2$ billion to eBay. Musk also have a new concept which he calls it as the hyper loop and can transport people from San Francisco to Los Angeles in less than half an hour lesser than the time takes by the commercials planes using pressurized tubes. He is one of the most influential people alive today.

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Richard Branson:

He is an English businessman and investor best known as the founder of virgin group which was initially founded in 1970 and now it has more than 400 companies. He owns his own island ‘Necker’ which is a 74 acre island in the British Virgin Islands just north of Virgin Gorda. Branson is also known for his sporting achievements and holds a record of crossing the Atlantic by a hot-air balloon. He is the author of six books including his latest, Like a Virgin: Secrets They Won’t Teach You at Business School. Richard is now worth of 4.9$ billion according to Forbes.

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references: Forbes , the verge , business insider, biography.

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