Henry John Kaiser, American Industrialist:
Being an industrialist he started a business in the road paving in 1914. A few years later, in 1927 he succeeded in achieving a contract of $20 million. Later he joined other major contractors and brought a new era of industrialization. He established the US Western integrated steel plant. After World War II he transferred his business in the houses and car sector.
He is also known as the Father of American Shipbuilding. He succeeded in building the Kaiser Shipyard which was used in World War II. The aluminum and steel companies established by him still provides employment to millions of people and is responsible for bringing large revenues in the country.
Oprah Winfrey, Chairwoman, CEO and CCO of the Oprah Winfrey Network:
When someone is speaking of Oprah the first thing that comes in anyone’s mind is the famous award winning show “The Oprah Winfrey Show”. She gained a huge amount of wealth and success from this popular show. She is ranked among the richest African-American of the 20th Century and is one of the influential women of the world.
Evan Williams, Founder of Blogger and Twitter:
‘Blogger’ is one of the first applications for management and creation of blogs. Williams first used the keyword “blogger” which was the key to the popularization of the word “blog”. Twitter is a free social networking and micro blogging service and information network. It was renovated in 2007 and became a separate organization with Evan Williams being the co-founder, board member and investor of the organization. Twitter is the third most used social network after Facebook and Google+.
Thomas Alva Edison, Inventor of the Phonograph:
Thomas Alva Edison showed an affinity towards invention, chemical and mechanical experiments. Though he was poor, still he continued his search of knowledge in every field possible. His key instructor was his mother as he completed the majority of his education in his home. Like everyone else, his experiments yielded a mixed result i.e. filled with success and failure. His inventions include the incandescent bulb, the phonograph and the motion camera used in the film-making industry to name a few. He is considered to be one of the high skilled greatest inventors of all time with over 1093 US patents.
Richard Branson, Founder and Chairman of the Virgin group:
In 1972 he founded the record stores known as Virgin records which later came to be known as Virgin Megastores. With time his business spread its wings as he established Virgin Atlantic Airways. He is the 4th richest UK citizen according to Forbes 2012 list.
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