Bill Gates – Famous Entrepreneurs

William Gates the III, the former CEO of Microsoft, for short period of time, had assets worth over 100 billion dollars, making him the world’s first centibillionaire. Today his assets are half that but he remains, as he has for the past decade and then some, the world’s wealthiest man according to Forbes.

Gates was born on 28 October, 1955 in Seattle, Washington to a successful family and was able to attend a Seattle private school. His mother was a schoolteacher and his father a Seattle attorney. He developed interest in software and began programming at age 13 when the school acquired an ASR-33 teletype terminal from a mother’s rummage sale.

Because of their exploits of bugs in the school’s second computer: a DEC PDP-10, owned by Computer Center Corporation, Gates and a number of other students, including Paul Allen- Microsoft’s co-founder, were offered unlimited computer time in exchange for

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Oprah Winfrey – Famous Entrepreneurs

Born on January 29, 1954 in Kosciusko, Mississippi, Oprah Winfrey lived with her grandmother on a farm until she was six years old. From the age of 6 to 13, she lived in Milwaukee with her mother. At 13, claiming abuse, she ran away from her mother’s home. The authorities sent her to a juvenile detention center. Denied admission to the detention center because of overcrowding, Oprah went to live with her father in Nashville. Her father, Vernon Winfrey was a strict disciplinarian instituting a midnight curfew and requiring her to read a book and write a book report each week.

This strict upbringing would later prove to be beneficial in Oprah’s career. At 17, Nashville radio station, WVOL, hired her to read the news on the air. That same year she became Nashville’s Miss Fire Prevention and Miss Black Tennessee. She enrolled at Tennessee State University, majoring in Speech

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The Top 15 Most Famous Female Entrepreneurs

Who are the most famous female entrepreneurs in the world?

It used to be a lot more common for the majority of entrepreneurs to be male. However, in recent years the number of female entrepreneurs in the world has been on the rise.

There are many amazing success stories to be heard from some of these wonderful women.


Top 15 Most Famous Female Entrepreneurs

So if you’re interested in learning a little more about some of the most successful women in business; check out this list of the most famous female entrepreneurs in the world.


15. Angela Merkel

Famous Female Entrepreneurs - Angela Merkel

Net Worth: $11.5 Million

Angela Merkel is a German politician and former research scientist. Whilst she may not technically be an entrepreneur, Angela is worth including on this list as she was named as the world’s most powerful woman.

Can’t get much more famous than that.


14. Sofia Vergara

Famous Female Entrepreneurs - Sophia VergaraNet Worth: $37

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11 Most Famous Entrepreneurs of All Time (and What Made Them Wildly Rich)

Today I’m sharing a list featuring 11 of history’s most famous entrepreneurs. From Oprah to Hans Christian Anderson, we’re sharing these tales of past and present entrepreneurs who had to claw their way to the top.

1. Oprah Winfrey

I think Oprah Winfrey has one of the most amazing modern rags-to-riches stories of all time. As you’re probably well aware, Oprah is the richest African American of the 21st century, and with a net worth of over $3 billion, she is regarded as arguably the most influential woman in the world.

Her incredible success is all the more impressive considering her rough upbringing. The daughter of an unmarried teen who worked as a housemaid, Oprah grew up in extreme poverty. Her family was so poor that, as a child, Oprah was teased at school for wearing dresses made of potato sacks. She also was the victim of sexual abuse at

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