Top 5 Most Successful American Entrepreneurs.
Who are the most famous American entrepreneurs? If you’re trying to find out the names of famous American entrepreneurs then this post is perfect for you. These entrepreneurs are among the most prominent in their field and they’re all respected American entrepreneurs. These prominent American entrepreneurs may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they have reshaped how the world operates.
From older companies such as Ford Motor Company, Standard Oil, and Carnegie Steel Company, to more cotemporary companies such as Google and Facebook, these American entrepreneurs make American the one of the most successful country in terms of entrepreneurship.
Find the list of 5 American entrepreneurs who founded companies that shaped and changed technology and modern life :-
Andrew Carnegie was born on November 25, 1835 and was a Scottish-American industrialist and philanthropist. Carnegie born into the lower class and immigrated from Scotland. He founded the Carnegie Steel Company, growing it to become one of the largest companies in the history of U.S.
Carnegie started work as a telegrapher, and by 1860s had investments in bridges, railroad sleeping cars, railroads and oil derricks. He built Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Steel Company and which he sold to J.P. Morgan in 1901 for $303,450,000. After selling his company, he surpassed JohnD. Rockefeller as the richest American for the next several years. He also invested in many car companies, messenger services and land that contained oil reserves. During the last 18 years of his life, he gave away $350 million to charities, universities and foundations. Upon his death in 1919, Carnegie had an estimated net worth of $350 million, which is nearly $5.5 billion in 2020 based on percentage of GDP.
Henry Ford is an American Industrialist and business magnate who was born on July 30, 1863. He was the founder of the Ford Motor Company and created the first automobile that middle-class Americans could afford. He converted the automobile from an expensive curiosity into an accessible conveyance and this became a landmark of the 20th century.
His introduction of the Model T automobile revolutionized and American industry and he became one of the richest and best known people in the world. He was the chief developer of the assembly line technique of mass production.
Unlike Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford was born in America and grew up in Michigan and born into a family that originated from England and Ireland. Henry was a hard-working man and completed an apprenticeship with the Detroit Dry Dock Company. In 1891, he met with Thomas Edison and told him about his idea of the automobile manufacturing. Edison liked the idea and let Ford use his warehouse to develop and manufacture two prototypes.
Using these prototypes, he founded the Detroit Automobile Company. The company was short-lived, however, since the product did not meet Ford’s standards. He went on to found the Cadillac Motor Car Company, which also failed to made a car which Henry dream. He made a third attempt and found the Ford Motor Company for which he is famous and designed a car which match his expectations. Upon his death, the net worth of Henry Ford stood at what would equate to approx $199 billion nowadays. He is also the one of the most celebrated American entrepreneur in the history.
Oprah Winfrey was born on January 29, 1954 is an American media executive, actress, television producer and philanthropist. She was the richest African American of the 20th century and North America’s first black multi-billionaire. Oprah Winfrey is a shining example of an American success story. Oprah did not reveal her past until 1986, as she was a victim of sexual assault at the age of 9 and became pregnant at the age of 14. She loose the child during childbirth. These tribulations gave her the confidence that helped her land first TV show in 1983.
She has been ranked the greatest black philanthropist in American history. Winfrey co-founded Oxygen Media, that attracts millions of annual television viewers. Winfrey. A TV personality turned entrepreneur, has a net worth of $2.6 billion as of 2020 and made her one of the richest American entrepreneur in the history.
Bill Gates is an American business magnate, software developer and philanthropist who was born on October 28, 1955. He is the co-founder of Microsoft Corporation. Bill gates worked on different positions of chairman, chief executive officer (CEO), president and chief software architect during his career. Gates with the help of Allen, Ballmer and others, built Microsoft to become one of the world’s most influential tech companies. As of 2020, Gates still sits on the board of Microsoft, but has refocused his personal efforts on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Net worth of Bill Gates is $107.1 billion.
Larry Page is the co-founder of Google, the world’s number one search engine who was born on March 26, 1973. He is an American computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur. Google was started Page and his partner Sergey Brin while they were the students at Stanford University. With an initial investment of $100,000, the two partners quickly grew google into a multinational company. He was the CEO of Google till August 2001, and he re-assumed the role in April 2011. In 2015, Google was restructured to form the parent company Alphabet Inc. with Page serving as CEO. Page’s net worth is $53.6 billion, according to Forbes. Also Forbes place him 11th in the list of “Billionaires 2020”.
As we read about the most influential American entrepreneurs in the history of America who changed the way people think of their respective fields.