Here is our compilation of words of wisdom of the people who made it big proving their worth as unique individuals and taught the world that how it is actually done, and their life stories continues to serve as a source of inspiration for many.
1. John D. Rockefeller
John was a entrepreneur & philanthropist of the early 19th century and the founder of Standard Oil Company, he was the name behind the revolution of the petroleum industry in the US. He also was the face behind the concept of modern philanthropy. He often quoted “Growth of a large business is merely a survival of the fittest”. Rockefeller had a very long and controversial career in the oil industry followed by a long career in philanthropy as he started charity at a young age of 16 when he was a clerk. Great words of wisdom you must follow from him.
2. Henry Ford
Henry Ford was a very famous Industrialist and the founder of Ford Motor Company in America and he is also credited for sponsoring the concept of mass production technique called the assembly line which was his gift to the business world. In 1891, Ford was an engineer with the Edison Illuminating Company. He had formed for carrying on his experiments also being promoted as the chief he found enough time and money to carry out and commercially exploit the foundings which later also helped in the discovery of the crucial Ford Quadri-cycle laying foundation of the Ford Motor Company.
3. Steve Jobs
How can we leave out the person who was the brain behind world’s most valuable company – The Apple Inc. from this list ? Steve came from a lower middle class family, its fascinating know that someone who made something of his life shows the power of belief, persistence, and forward thinking, with such a humble beginning, he later came to own a 650 billion dollar valuation company which says a lot about this man !
4. Bill Gates
This business magnate and philanthropist who also tops the Forbes List of wealthiest Billionaires is always a source of inspiration for millions around the world. Bill Gates is one of the most capable and well received executives known for his contribution to the information technology world which brought and popularized the use of “personal computing” in America and rest of the World and left a lasting mark in the world business history. His great gift to the digital age remains the Windows OS which are most widely sold computer systems all over the world due to its affordability and ease of use. He has uttered some of the greatest words of wisdom.
5. Thomas Edison
The inventor who gave the world many great inventions such as the light bulb, Thomas Edison had 1400 patents to his name and was one of the few inventors who was able to exploit the profit potential of his own creations. Edison’s first invention came in 1869 which was the universal stock ticker. He used the money he earned from the stock ticker to start his “invention factory” conducting numerous lab experiments leading to many small inventions adding to his success.You cannot ignore his very own words of wisdom.
6. Warren Buffet
One of the most respected billionaires and the most successful investor in the world, Warren Buffett ranks #3 on the list of world’s richest businessmen. Warren Buffett started investing and creating small businesses when he was young which helped him build a small amount of initial capital. In 1950, at the age of 20, Buffett had started by his savings and became rich by the method of compounding capital and interestingly it lead to creation of majority of his wealth under his business which he used to invested every year for high returns.
7. Mark Zuckerburg
Mark Zuckerburg is the CEO of world’s greatest Social Network – Facebook and also owns various other platforms such as WhatsApp and Instagram. He is the world’s youngest billionaire and continues to remain a constant source of inspiration for many like us. Facebook was a start-up initiative ( began in the dorm floor dorms of Howard with the help of his colleagues), building a small portal which was used to rate pictures of Girls. This medium laid the foundation for social platform now known as Facebook which remains the most widely used social networking influence in the world.
8. Satya Nadella
He is one of the few CEO’s of Indian Origin who heads an American Multinational, Satya Nadella filled in the shoes of Bill at Microsoft, Nadella said he “always wanted to build things”. He knew that computer science was what he wanted to pursue. Now he has entered the second year of his tenure as the CEO, Satya Nadella is making strong progress. He joined as a Microsoft Employee in 1992 and also headed Microsoft’s major breakthrough – the cloud computing project proving his worth later promoted to position he holds currently.
9. Rattan Tata
Rattan Naval Tata was the Chairman of India conglomerate Tata group. He stepped down from TATA from his position in December 2012, he was born in Surat city in Gujrat and completed his graduation in architecture with structural engineering from Cornell University. He is a respected Indian industrialist for his principal of doing business along with moral responsibilities of an organisation towards society. He also obtained his management degree from The Harvard Business School.
10. Dhirubhai Ambani
Late Dhirubhai Ambani was a legendary Indian business tycoon who founded the Reliance Industries in Bombay in 1961. How an uneducated petrol pump attendant later became the richest billionaire in the country tells the greatest rags to riches story in India. He had a distinct style of doing business and knew how to get his things done despite opposition from the government and its policies. He had started his business in Bombay from the small dowry he got for his marriage.
11. Walt Disney
Walter was a Hollywood production company owner and producer, cartoonist (the maker of mickey mouse – the iconic cult animation character). He was a prominent figure within the American animation industry and throughout the world, and is regarded as a cultural icon as he initiated the trend of animation movies with great storytelling and content for kids during the 20th century. He was the name behind Hollywood’s leading company we love and admire- “Walt Disney”
12. J.K. Rowling
Joanne “Jo” Rowling (pen name J. K. Rowling ) is a British author of the Harry Potter series. Her’s is the story of how a single mother who struggled to make the ends meet was inspired to pen one of the most epic series which garnered worldwide attention, won multiple awards, and sold more than 400 million copies and later formed the basis for famous Harry Potter movie series. It is one of the highest grossing Hollywood Franchises winning fans from world over who continue to be fascinated by the magical world of Hogwarts. You cannot ignore words of wisdom uttered from this woman !
13. Sergey Brin