Who Are Some of the Top Fifty Most Successful Entrepreneurs?


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Some of the top fifty most successful entrepreneurs are Thomas Edison, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Larry Page, and John D. Rockefeller. These individuals were serial inventors and have created some of the most successful companies ever known.

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Thomas Edison is one of the most famous entrepreneurs and is credited for inventing the light bulb, sound recording devices and motion picture projector. Edison started selling newspapers at an early age but worked his way up to open a research laboratory in Menlo Park, New Jersey. Bill Gates is the richest man in the world with $79 billion. Gates dropped out of Harvard and founded Microsoft Corporation in 1975 with Paul Allen.

Jeff Bezos is the founder and CEO of online retailer Amazon. Bezos founded Amazon is his garage after graduating from Princeton University. Amazon is the largest Internet-based retailer in the United States, and Bezos is one of the richest men in the world with a $46 billion net worth.

Larry Page is the co-founder of Google. Page and his co-founder started the company in a friend's garage in California. Google is one of the most recognizable brands in the world and is worth over $350 billion. John D. Rockefeller was the founder of the Standard Oil Company, and despite coming from modest beginnings, accumulated over $300 billion in his lifetime.

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