Most Successful Entrepreneurs of 21st Century

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Entrepreneurs are not always those poor guys who never give up on trying to invent the next big thing. Some of them actually succeeded to make to the billionaires lists just in few decades. They have had great ideas and work hard for making them to work.

Here are the top 10 entrepreneurs of our times, who founded and turned concepts into companies that changed the nature of business.

1. Steve Jobs

Company: Apple
Sales: $108.2 billion
Market Value: $546 billion
Employees: 63,300
Advice: “Say no to focus groups and market research.”

2. Bill Gates

Company: Microsoft
Sales: $69.9 billion
Market Value: $273.5 billion
Employees: 90,000
Advice: “Find very smart people and create small teams.”

3. Fred Smith

Company: FedEx
Sales: $39.3 billion
Market Value: $30 billion
Employees: 255,573
Advice: “Rely on “first-level” managers.”

4. Jeff Bezos

Company: Amazon
Market Value: $84.0 billion
Sales: $48.1 billion
Employees: 56,200
Advice: “Take regular mini-retreats.”

5. Larry Page and Sergey Brin

Company: Google
Sales: $37.9 billion
Market Value: $203.2 billion
Employees: 32,500
Advice: “Spare no expense on innovation.”

6. Howard Schultz

Company: Starbucks
Sales: $11.7 billion
Market Value: $40 billion
Employees: 149,000
Advice: “Always challenge the old ways.”

7. Mark Zuckerberg

Company: Facebook
Sales: $3.71 billion
Market Value: $75 billion-$100 billion (estimate)
Employees: 3,200
Advice: Embrace paranoia.

8. Sam Walton

Company: Wal-Mart Stores
Sales: $446.9 billion
Market Value: $36.5 billion
Employees: 2.0 million
Advice: “Give the people what they want.”

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