Hard working , desire , and passion can change people’s lives . People with great desire and determine plans always complete things in good and successful way . In this world there are many people who have desire that push them to work and gain what they are having today. This article will bring you to meet five successful men who are billionaire and they started from zero till they have everything that they always dream about :
1. Jan Koum A Jewish boy
Jan Koum was born on February 24, 1976 in Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union. At his young age Jan Koum worked as a cleaner at grocery store and his mother worked as a babysitter to support his family . Turning into 18 Jan Koum interested in programming and soon he enrolled at San Jose State University and simultaneously worked at Ernst & Young as a security tester. He worked at Yahoo for over nine years with his friend Brin Acton . Later both friends left Yahoo . They applied for Facebook but failed . Then Jan Koum and his friends started to gather and talk about jan Koum’s idea of making an app and a week later on his birthday, Feb. 24, 2009, he incorporated WhatsApp Inc. in California. The purpose of whatapp is to connect people over the world by his messaging app . WhatsApp, which now has over 600 million global users agreed to a $19 billion buyout from Facebook earlier this year.
2. Elizabeth Holmes the Billionaires
Elizabeth Holmes is a founder of Theranos . She founded this company which provides test blood in California , 2003 with a goal of streamlining and standardizing blood tests by creating a handheld device. While she was a 19-year old sophomore at Stanford. She used the money that her parents had saved for her education, to establish Real-Time Cures in Palo Alto. Later, she changed the company’s name to Theranos (an amalgam of “therapy” and “diagnosis”), because she believed that many people had a cynical reaction to the word “cure”. Initially, she worked out of a basement of a group college house. A semester later, she dropped out to pursue her business career full-time. Professor Channing served as a Director of the company. The Palo Alto startup has 500 employees, a reported $400 million in funding, and a $9 billion evaluation.
3. Howard Schultz Starbucks
is a name of a coffee company that provide nice , delicious coffee and also Starbuck is a popular coffee brand over the world . All thanks to Howard Schulzt who give us a nice cup of coffee . Howard Schulzt is a founder of Starbuck . He was born on July 19, 1953 in Newyork City . Howard Schulzt ‘s family was a poor family . He went to Canarsie High School, from which he graduated in 1971. In high school, Schultz excelled at sports and was awarded an athletic scholarship to Northern Michigan University the first person in his family to go to college. Schultz received his bachelor’s degree in Communications in 1975. Schultz found work as an appliance salesman for Hammarplast, a company that sold European coffee makers in the United States. Rising through the ranks to become director of sales, in the early 1980s, Schultz noticed that he was selling more coffee makers to a small operation in Seattle, Washington, known then as the Starbucks Coffee Tea and Spice Company, than to Macy’s. Howard Schulzt took over Starbuck that had only 60 shop at that time . Schultz became the company’s CEO in 1987 and grew the coffee chain to more than 16,000 outlets worldwide.
4. Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey , A well known host for her own international talk . Oprah Winfrey was born in the rural town of Kosciusko, Mississippi, on January 29, 1954. However , Oprah winfrey came from a poor family , she still keep on working hard to make a change of her life . In 1976, Winfrey moved to Baltimore, where she hosted a hit television chat show, People Are Talking. Afterward, she was recruited by a Chicago TV station to host her own morning show. She later became the host of her own, wildly popular program, The Oprah Winfrey Show, which aired for 25 seasons, from 1986 to 2011. That same year, Winfrey launched her own TV network, the Oprah Winfrey Network. People said that Oprah Winfrey was a charima lady that have ability to talk and make people feel comfortable by talking to her . Winfrey launched the Oprah Winfrey Show in 1986 as a nationally syndicated program. With its placement on 120 channels and an audience of 10 million people, the show grossed $125 million by the end of its first year, of which Winfrey received $30 million. She soon gained ownership of the program from ABC, drawing it under the control of her new production company, Harpo Productions (‘Oprah’ spelled backwards) and making more and more money from syndication.
5. Jack Ma
An former English teacher , Jack Ma was born on born October 15, 1964 in Hangzhou, Zhe jiang , China . He is the founder and Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group, a family of highly successful Internet-based businesses. He is the first mainland Chinese entrepreneur to appear on the cover of Forbes. In his youth life , Jack Ma has failed entrance exam twice . Finally he graduated in 1988 with a bachelor’s degree in English and soon he started a career as an English teacher . Seeing the internet for the first time in his life in US , Ma recognized that there was little in the way of Chinese content online. Therefore he started a Chinese website with friends help . In 1995, Ma founded China Yellowpages, widely believed to be China’s first Internet-based company. From 1998 to 1999, Ma headed an information technology company established by the China International Electronic Commerce Center ,a department of the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation. He founded Alibaba in 1999, a China-based business-to-business marketplace site which currently serves more than 79 million members from more than 240 countries and territories.