Entrepreneurs can be a crucial part of the success of a company, new or old. They often have the vision to see what other people don’t and are willing to take risks that others won’t. Here are some examples:
With a net worth of $3.8 billion, Woodman is the richest person on this list. He’s also one of the youngest: He founded GoPro at age 30 and sold it to Sony for $2.3 billion three years later in 2014.
He started with a simple idea: make an affordable, mountable camera people could use anywhere. The company’s first products were wrist mounts that held tiny cameras and allowed users to film themselves surfing or skateboarding from their own perspective—a perspective previously unavailable to most people because it required either expensive gear or lucking out with a random shot from above on your local beach or park bench.
Barry Diller is an American businessman, the chairman and senior executive of IAC/InterActiveCorp, an internet conglomerate. He has also been the chairman of QVC and Fox Broadcasting Company.
Diller was born on February 2nd 1942 in San Francisco to Anne (née Rosenblatt) and Bernard Diller. He was raised in Washington Heights where he grew up with two sisters, Diane and Kimmy; his father was a prominent figure in advertising sales for NBC Radio Network’s San Francisco affiliate KQW.
In 2008 Forbes estimated his wealth at $3 billion making him one of America’s richest men until his stock holdings lost more than 80% since 2008. In 2012 he became involved with Hollywood producer Steve Tisch as they joined forces to create new businesses including internet television network Crackle and SiriusXM satellite radio station Howard 101.
Sasan Goodarzi is the CEO of Intuit, a company that creates financial software for small businesses. With over $6 billion in revenue last year and an employee base of over 7,000 people, Intuit clearly has its finger on the pulse of small business owners across the country.
Sasan Goodarzi is an Iranian-American entrepreneur and the current CEO of Intuit. Sasan Goodarzi net worth is claimed to be $4 billion, according to Forbes. “Goodarzi has been at Intuit since 2004, and during his tenure has successfully led each of Intuit’s largest businesses.”
Goodarzi began his career as a software engineer and has since worked in several high-level management positions at companies like IBM and Oracle. He was appointed as CEO of Intuit in 2019.
The founder of the Virgin Group, Richard Branson is a businessman who has made his fortune in many different fields. His net worth is estimated at $5 billion. He was born in 1950 and grew up on a farm in Surrey, England with his family.
Branson’s parents were supportive of his entrepreneurial ambitions from an early age, allowing him to run a car-washing business out of their basement when he was just 12 years old. He also operated small businesses like selling Christmas cards and magazine subscriptions door-to-door while still at school and went on to sell records out of college.
There are many entrepreneurs you should know about, and they have only scratched the surface here. But these examples show how different people can have very similar experiences. All of them had to fail at least once before they succeeded; all of them had to overcome obstacles; and all of them eventually found success because of their willingness to keep going even when others might have given up on their dreams.