There are several famous examples of business partnerships, including Google, a company founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Page and Brin met at Stanford University while attending graduate school. Although they initially argued a lot, they successfully collaborated on a research paper about a hypertextual web search engine. The concepts from that paper formed the core of the Google search engine.
Twitter users can thank Biz Stone and Evan Williams for creating a company that made microblogging popular. Both men brought a decade of experience in blogging to the partnership. This successful partnership is based on camaraderie and mutual respect.
EBay is a good example of an unlikely business partnership. When Pierre Omidyar first told Jeffrey Skoll about his idea for an auction website, Skoll was not fond of it. However, Skoll changed his mind and became the first eBay employee. Their working relationship evolved into a close business partnership, which led to a lucrative IPO deal within three years.
Some businesses formed by partnerships survive and continue to be prosperous long after the original partners have died. Proctor and Gamble is an iconic company that makes many popular consumer household brands. Founded in 1837, the company was named after William Proctor and James Gamble.