A selection of biographies of successful people: entrepreneurs and investors

Bill Gates

The man is a legend, the founder of Microsoft, a business leader who for more than a decade held the status of the richest person on the planet.

This year, Forbes estimates Gates' fortune at $96.5 billion.

At the age of 12, the genius first became acquainted with a computer at school, where he and his friend Paul Allen, the future co-founder of Microsoft, sat in front of the monitor all weekend.

At 13, he created the first tic-tac-toe program.

E. Vance “Elon Musk”

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A book about the most daring and ambitious inventor of our time. He brought into reality what most people thought was science fiction, and continues to excite the minds of dreamers around the world.

Naturally, everyone wants to know how the life of a genius proceeded from birth to the present day. The book's author, journalist Ashley Vance, will satisfy your curiosity. The pages of the book contain the most interesting facts from Elon’s life. You will find out how his childhood and school years were, when he created his first startup, how much time he devotes to work and family, and much more. The book is based on exclusive interviews with the genius himself, as well as with his immediate circle.

Warren Buffett

Financial genius Warren Buffett is one of the most influential investors in the world. According to Forbes, he has a fortune of 84.6 billion.

As a child, he began to read early and learned to multiply multi-digit numbers in his head. At the encouragement of his father, a businessman, he became involved in financial education.

At the age of 11 I bought my first shares. At the age of 13, he worked as a mail carrier and, thanks to an unconventional approach, was able to significantly increase his salary, and with his savings he purchased land, which he rented out.

Young Buffett also bought broken slot machines, took them in for repairs, and then installed them in hair salons. Well, who doesn't need resourcefulness!

“I enjoy the process much more than the income. Although I’ve learned to put up with them too.”

In 1956, he organized the investment partnership Buffett Associates and turned the firm's initial capital - 105 thousand dollars - into 7 million.

Fedor Ovchinnikov, “Dodo Pizza”

Don't be afraid to start from scratch. Even the second time.


Fyodor Ovchinnikov began his journey in business when he opened a bookstore by fraudulently obtaining a bank loan: he said that he needed the money to renovate his apartment. The entrepreneur described all his actions on a blog, thanks to which he quickly became popular. Success attracted influential partners, to whom Ovchinnikov was forced to sell his stake in the business during the 2008 crisis.

The entrepreneur’s new business was not related to the sale of books. Except for the fact that at the checkout at Dodo Pizza they offer a publication written by him. He himself admitted that he was dissuaded from opening a pizzeria in Syktyvkar, since it would not withstand the competition, and no one needed delivery at all. But his business model worked.

The entrepreneur is open to communication and talks in detail about his work on social networks. And there is no secret about pizza preparation: the client can watch the process via a webcam.

Later, one pizzeria in Syktyvkar turned into an international chain, but Ovchinnikov’s business is more than retail establishments. This is both our own information system, which is integrated into business processes and allows us to make them more efficient, and a franchisee product.

By the way, in January 2021, the revenue of that very first pizzeria “Dodo Pizza” in Syktyvkar amounted to 7 How to increase capital millions of rubles.

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs is an innovative businessman who gave the word “Apple” another, much more popular definition. He was raised by a foster family, who discovered the boy’s exceptional talents in time and contributed in every possible way to their development.

Jobs dropped out of a prestigious college without graduating.

In 1976, together with Wayne and Wozniak, he created Apple. In the late 70s, their series of personal computers sold around the world in quantities of more than 5 million.

By the age of 29, Jobs is already included in the ranking of the richest people. And in December 1980, Steve’s fortune increased overnight to $217 million when Yabloko shares were floated on the stock exchange.

But Steve’s main goal in life was not money:

“Being the richest person in the cemetery is not important to me. Going to bed and knowing that you did something wonderful is what’s valuable.”

Evgeniy Demin, SPLAT

Don't change your ideals if you believe that you are doing everything right.


The entrepreneur started a business by distributing dietary supplements and teas. But he soon decided to switch to creating his own product, and the team began developing a toothpaste formula. The dizzying take-off did not happen due to the crisis. All the money went to the project, and Demin admitted that his wallet was empty at that time, and even the phone was turned off for non-payment. Even when a unique product appeared, buyers did not line up for it: the market was crowded with cheap, advertised goods.

The problem could have been solved by making the paste cheaper by changing the recipe, but Demin preferred another option - to explain to potential buyers why they need to choose this product.

This is how inserts with letters from the entrepreneur appeared in SPLAT boxes, thanks to which word of mouth started.

As a result, demand gave rise to supply: pharmacies and retail chains placed the pastes on their shelves. Now SPLAT toothpaste is sold in more than 40 countries around the world.

Henry Ford

Henry Ford is the largest businessman of the 20th century, the “father” of the automobile industry. He was born into a family of farmers, where, according to him, there was too much manual labor, incommensurate with the results.

At the age of 12, he saw a locomobile for the first time and since then, attempts have been made to construct a moving mechanism.

In 1983 he created his first car, dreaming of turning it from a luxury item into a means of transportation accessible to the people.

Having suffered many failures and rejection from society, Henry Ford does not give up trying to implement his ideas, arguing that “far more often people give up than fail.”

Sales of the released Ford T bring huge profits. Today, his company, Ford Motor Company, is the fourth largest automobile manufacturer in the world.

Marilyn Monroe

The success story of Marilyn Monroe (Norma Jeane Mortenson in life) began with the wanderings of a little girl in orphanages, shelters, boarding schools and foster families. Her own mother could not provide her daughter with care and love. A difficult childhood led to Marilyn hastily getting married at the age of sixteen. She decided to take this step in order to avoid another boarding school.

When the girl was twenty years old, she was lucky enough to be offered a role as an extra in a film by the world famous film studio 20th Century Fox. This can be considered the beginning of a success story. During this period, Norma became Marilyn Monroe. The first role was not the most successful, but soon the aspiring actress signed a contract with Columbia Pictures, cooperation with which did not last long, since its employees considered Monroe a mediocre and mediocre girl.

The desire to become a famous actress and get the main role helped Marilyn not to give up everything halfway to recognition, and with diligence and zeal she played minor supporting roles many times until she was finally noticed and her dream came true. Monroe became a true legend, and even after her death people still talk about her. Her image became the standard of femininity and the personification of sex appeal, but few know that she had the deepest intelligence and insight, which is perfectly confirmed by the sensational book “Marilyn Monroe. Passion, told by herself" This book overturns all previous ideas about the "main blonde of Hollywood."

Ray Kroc

Ray Kroc is an American entrepreneur and founder of the McDonald's chain. The man who personally scraped gum in his first restaurant has amassed a $500 million fortune.

Kroc began creating a fast food empire at the age of 52, with experience as a radio musician, real estate sales manager, and music store owner, as well as poor health.

In 1955, Kroc's first McDonald's opened in Illinois. 13 years later, the thousandth restaurant opens there.

In Russia, over 600 fast food restaurants of this popular brand receive more than 1 million visitors every day.

You can also learn about his journey by watching the film “The Founder.”

K. O'Shea “The ZARA Phenomenon”

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Our selection is completed by a book about the favorite brand of all fashionistas and its creator Amancio Ortega. You will learn how one man managed to create a giant corporation that has captured the clothing market around the world. There are many secrets and mysteries in this story that the author of the book tried to uncover. The book is a must-read for everyone who is involved in the fashion industry and wants to keep up with the times.

George Soros

George Soros is an influential investor, master market speculator, financial guru and founder of charitable foundations in 25 countries. He ranks 7th on the list of American billionaires with a fortune of over $20 billion.

Having miraculously escaped genocide in the Holocaust as a child, he later faced ethnic discrimination in employment. But a person who persistently sets a goal for himself always achieves it.

He learned the intricacies of buying and selling securities at a brokerage firm on Wall Street.

In 1970, George Soros founded the famous hedge fund Quantum, which for decades provided more than 30% return on stocks, and brought a total of $32 billion to its investors.

In 1992, Soros was one of the culprits behind the devaluation of the pound, which brought him billions in profit.

B. Yeats “Enzo Ferrari”

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Enzo Ferrari is a unique man. Without being an engineer and without having assembled a single car in his life, he was able to build an empire that has no equal in the whole world. His name is synonymous with luxury, reliability and speed.

The life story of the Italian businessman is shrouded in secrets and mysteries. It is known that he was a rather tough and uncompromising leader, but at the same time he managed to be known as a sentimental person. The book will lift the veil of secrecy on his personality and introduce you closer to the icon of the racing world.

Robert Kiyosaki

Robert Kiyosaki is an investor, entrepreneur, sought-after international financial advisor and best-selling author on financial literacy. His fortune currently exceeds $2 billion, and his books have been sold in more than 26 million copies.

He is also the creator of the popular investment game Cash Flow, which I recently talked about.

The smart guy grew up in a family of teachers, had the opportunity to study at a prestigious local school and communicate with the children of high-status parents, including the parents themselves.

One of these was the father of Robert’s friend, who gave the boy lessons in financial education and became the prototype of the “rich dad” in Kiyosaki’s book of the same name, which brought real popularity to the author.

Having earned initial capital, Robert learns how to invest wisely. In 1985, he married Kim, an entrepreneur and experienced investor, and together with her he began to realize his many ideas and goals.

F. Knight “Shoe Salesman”

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“The man behind the tick” is the name given to the father of the world famous shoe brand. The Nike story begins with $50, borrowed by Phil Knight from his father. Within a year, a young ambitious entrepreneur was able to turn it into $8,000, and today the company’s turnover is 30 billion a year.

Behind these numbers is hard work, boundless self-confidence and the lion's share of luck. Phil Knight tells the story of his creation with love and awe, so that people can be inspired by his example. I advise everyone to read this book, without exception. Even for those who are far from entrepreneurship. After reading, you will look at your favorite sneakers differently and even develop a kind of respect for them.

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey is a TV presenter and the only black woman included in the list of the richest people in America. Her “The Oprah Winfrey Show” broke all known ratings records and brought the star a fortune.

Her credo: “You only need you to succeed” is very clearly illustrated by Winfrey’s life itself. A difficult childhood, sexual abuse, a colony - her father’s education and faith brought her out of the abyss of emotional death.

At the age of 16, she wins a public speaking competition and the right to study at the University of Tennessee, where, thanks to her efforts, she becomes one of the best students.

“The meaning of life is precisely to develop into the person you should be.”

In South Africa, Oprah opened a school for girls from poor families. He is a representative of the charitable organization Angel Network.

A. Nemirov “Donald Trump”

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The success story of the current American president seems fantastic. No one could have imagined that a person from a large family of emigrants, a student at a military boarding school, would be able to build a gigantic business empire from scratch, and then take the helm of one of the most prosperous countries in the world.

Donald Trump has shown outstanding leadership abilities since childhood. It is to them that he owes his dizzying success. The young biographer Alexander Nemirov will introduce you to the story of his life.

Pavel Durov

Pavel Durov is a Russian businessman, developer and co-founder of the social network Vkontakte and the Telegram messenger. At the age of 31, he entered the Forbes ranking of “200 richest businessmen in Russia”, and today he firmly occupies a position in the TOP-100.

In the 4th grade, I became interested in programming and, together with my brother, began creating programs on my first computer, an IBM PC XT. He graduated from the Academic Gymnasium with honors, and has 9 foreign languages ​​in his knowledge base.

Inspired by the creation of Mark Zuckerberg - the social network Facebook - together with a classmate, he created the Russian-language analogue of Vkontakte in 2006.

By 2008, the network’s audience already amounted to more than 20 million registered users.

In 2013, Durov launched Telegram, an application for smartphones and other mobile devices with an emphasis on speed and security, which 3 years later gained more than a hundred million active users.

Success rate

Historical data tells about people who have made a dizzying career and started from scratch.

From the outside it seems that most of the favorites of fortune did not have to make any serious efforts to achieve their goals; they received everything from the moment of birth. It doesn’t matter whether a person was born into a family of middle or high income; without the desire to change, nothing will be achieved.

Average statistical data indicates what people think the phrase “becoming successful” means:

  • achieving your goals;
  • faith in one's own strengths, abilities, actions;
  • decent wages that will bring pleasure;
  • well-groomed appearance;
  • ability to combine family and work;
  • recognition in society, universal respect;
  • possessing the makings of a leader.

The positive qualities of a successful person include his hard work, patience, endurance, ability to insist on his own, and entrepreneurial spirit. A smile is the last indicator of success. A dissatisfied, eternally gloomy face will cause subconscious denial among future companions.

People don’t like sadness - for them, such behavior indicates chronic failures of a novice entrepreneur, and the result will be a refusal to conduct joint projects.

Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel is the founder of a fashion house and a famous female fashion designer. Chanel No. 5 perfume is still a top seller to this day, and Time magazine puts Mademoiselle in the TOP 100 most influential people in the fashion industry.

Having grown up in the strict discipline of a monastery, the girl was accustomed to breaking stereotypes. Her design imagination was nurtured in a small clothing repair shop.

Later, this skill will be useful to the fashion designer: her customized hats, women's trousers, little black dresses, and suits made from "men's" jersey, which were previously considered unacceptable, become standards of style and fashion.

This woman made herself. She literally became a fashion reformer and the founder of a brand associated with quality and respectability.


Becoming successful means not only achieving your goals, but also the ability to overcome the main opponents of getting what you want.

Psychologists have identified a number of things that counteract the rapid onset of improvement in business:

  • The influence of fear - most citizens are afraid to make drastic adjustments to an already established life. Uncertainty hinders further movement: a person subconsciously fears difficulties, possible failure in a business project, an uncertain future. The best way to overcome your fears is to do exactly what creates them. Each subsequent step will be easier; only by confronting your fear can you become successful.
  • Reluctance to grow up - a direct refusal to take responsibility, attempts to shift problems onto the shoulders of loved ones and work colleagues speaks volumes about the child’s behavior. To become a successful entrepreneur, you need to cast aside childish thoughts and urgently begin to grow up - you need to accept your responsibility for life and actions, and not be afraid of the consequences.
  • Creating a type of busyness - fussiness and attempts to do several things at the same time, lead to the destruction of even the most successful project. Only painstaking work and cold calculation will help you become successful, develop your enterprise and securely consolidate it in one of the niches of the sales market.
  • Victim complex - constantly blaming others for your own failures helps you lose control over the situation and life in general. Despite minor and major troubles, it is necessary to continue moving and strive to achieve your goals.
  • Inferiority complexes – increased interest in the opinions of others about one’s own person degenerates into an obsession for many. Instead of creating his own life principles, a person strives not to differ from close people, helping himself to remain within his social stratum. Expressing your opinion is another step towards success, and not rebellion, as school teachers tried to explain freedom of thought.

Walt Disney

Walt Disney is a legendary artist, director and producer. Creator of the first full-length musical cartoons in the history of cinema.

He is the winner of 29 Oscars and 4 Emmys, and his “The Walt Disney Company” ranks 13th on the list of the most influential brands.

Disney had a difficult childhood. The family lived in poverty, the father beat the child and forced him to deliver leaflets in any weather.

There was no money even for pencils and paper: the boy who loved to draw had to embody ideas with sticks and resin, using walls and fences as a canvas.

As a young man, he was fired from his job as a newspaper cartoonist due to his "prominent inability to draw." Employers would be surprised to learn that years later Walt would become an outstanding cartoon creator!

Wise advice from successful people

Having overcome all the obstacles that stood in their way, fighting against obstacles and competitors, each time they made new stories of success, fame, and recognition. And only from their mistakes were they able to learn to achieve goals and achieve what they wanted.

Advice from great people on how to become successful in life:

  • Live here and now. Many losers cannot break the vicious circle and escape from the clutches of poverty and misery, because they live in the past, worry, and regret something. There is no point in regretting what happened in the past. What we have today determines what tomorrow will be like.
  • Don't get hung up on all the little things. Any problem over time seems like a mere trifle. You shouldn’t waste precious time, energy and your own nerves on some trifle if you can do something more useful and significant.
  • Don't look for someone to blame for your failure. It depends only on the person how his life will turn out, on the direction of his thoughts and specific actions, on the decisions made. If a person still lives in poverty and dreams of wealth, then this was his decision - to remain inactive and wait for success to fall right on his head. It doesn't happen that way.
  • Never complain about your own failures. By pouring out his indignation at fate, a person angers it even more, thereby attracting even more negativity and problems. Only positive-minded people have luck and success. Be optimistic.
  • Don't be afraid to try. You cannot achieve success until a person finds his calling. And you can do this when you try your hand in different directions.
  • Don't hide from problems, learn to solve them. The problem will not solve itself if a person hides from it. It will only get worse. It is better to solve problems immediately, without putting them off for later.
  • Believe in yourself, in your strengths and abilities, believe in success. Only faith fills a person with strength and inspires him to take decisive and courageous actions.
  • Don't be afraid to ask for help and don't be shy to accept it. Successful entrepreneurs know how to rationally use their potential, as well as time and energy. They wouldn't have achieved what they have if they did everything alone.
  • Don't wait for the right moment, it will never come. The right moment can only be now, in this moment. Do not hesitate and put off the implementation of your plans and ideas. Time flies, so appreciate every second.

Richard Branson

Richard Branson is the richest man in Great Britain, the founder of the international corporation Virgin, one of the most brilliant businessmen in the world.

His name is included in the Guinness Book of Records, and his fortune is off the charts at $4 billion.

Richard does not accept the word “impossible” in his vocabulary. His autobiographical and motivational book “To hell with everything, get on and do it” perfectly shows his strong nature, iron-clad tenacity and tireless enthusiasm and adventurism.

The boy’s passion for entrepreneurship manifested itself early: he was breeding and selling parrots, growing Christmas trees, and publishing a newspaper at school.

Today, the Virgin Group conglomerate includes dozens of companies in the field of mobile communications, rail and air transportation, television, beverage production, book publishing, radio stations, medical services - and this is only part of the list!

D. Clark “Alibaba”

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Let's move from North America to the Middle Kingdom. The world's second largest economy is also rich in financial heroes. One of them is Jack Ma, a former English teacher and now the owner of a corporation worth $25 billion. It was he who founded the Alibaba Group, which includes the services AliExpress, Taobao, Tmall, Alipay and others. For which consumers around the world are immensely grateful to him.

From the book you will learn the history of the legendary concern and its founder, who managed to create competition with Western trading giants. Few people know at what cost such a stunning success was achieved. The book performs not only an educational function, but also serves as a powerful motivator. A must-read for all entrepreneurs whose business is not going very well and are giving up.

Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerburg is the creator of the world's largest social network, Facebook, where about 1.5 billion accounts are registered!

A breakthrough is a breakthrough, but Mark is also the youngest billionaire in human history, having become rich by the age of 22. In 2014, the market value of the social network was estimated at $150 billion.

Ever since school, he had fun inventing and developing programs.

The self-learning music player Synapse, which he created, was offered to be bought by Microsoft, but Mark refused and soon made it publicly available.

His credo: “If a person has brains, he simply does not have the moral right to work not for himself.”

A. Nevins “John Rockefeller”

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John Rockefeller is one of the most influential and wealthy people of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His personality is very contradictory and multifaceted. Allan Nevins described the life story of the oil tycoon honestly and impartially, so that readers can form their own opinion about this man. It included bribes, the ruin of competitors, and many other aspects that characterize the era of wild capitalism.

This book is not only about the first dollar billionaire, but also about the emergence of the American oil industry at the end of the 19th century. It will be of interest to all history buffs.

Elon Musk

Elon Musk is an American inventor, entrepreneur, co-founder of PayPal, who took on the development of global industries: solar energy, rocket science. His fortune is estimated at $20 billion.

He is one of the thirty richest people in the United States and one of the twenty most influential people on the planet. He sees the salvation of humanity in space exploration and the colonization of Mars.

Like Thomas Edison, he was often absent-minded and “withdrawn into himself.” Elon could imagine pictures in great detail.

According to the mother, she used to be worried about the boy’s detached state, but now she knows that her son is again inventing a new rocket.

Mikey Jagtiani, Landmark Group

Find what people need and give it to them.


The Indian Jagtiani family moved to Kuwait and then sent their son to college in London. He did not live up to expectations: he failed his exams, abused alcohol, dropped out of school and worked part-time as a taxi driver. Jagtiani returned to his homeland and very soon was left alone: ​​all members of his family died.

The entrepreneur was left with an inheritance of $6,000 and a place in Bahrain that his brother rented for trading before he became ill.

Jagtiani spent all the money on buying children's clothing, which he planned to sell to his compatriots who came to Kuwait to earn money.

At first he had to work without assistants, but this helped him generate ideas that attracted customers. For example, he installed a bench for men to wait for their wives. Although a store with a full range of children's goods was already a novelty.

Currently, Jagtiani's Landmark Group, headquartered in Dubai, has a presence in ten countries. At the same time, the businessman still tries to focus on the middle class and immigrants from India in his pricing policy.

Stephen King

Stephen King
When it comes to literature in the horror genre, someone will certainly think of Stephen King - the writer’s name has long become synonymous with the fear that the brilliant American managed to evoke in readers simply by arranging words and sentences in a certain sequence. His works, such as “Misery”, “The Shining” and “The Stand” are recognized as masterpieces, and King himself is respectfully referred to by the public and critics as the “King of Horror”, while the “King’s” road to the “throne” was quite thorny.

Fans of the writer will probably remember that King's first book cleared for publication was Carrie, the story of a teenage girl with telekinetic powers. A lesser-known fact is that the publishers “wrapped” “Carrie” not once, not twice, and not even 27 times, as in the case of Dr. Seuss, but as many as 30! After the thirtieth refusal, King became disillusioned with the work and threw the manuscript into the trash, but the writer’s wife found it there, who consoled her brilliant but unrecognized husband and encouraged him not to give up. Stephen heeded his wife’s requests and again sent “Carrie” to one of the publishing houses. As it turned out, the wife’s words became prophetic - the editors liked the book and decided to publish it, after which it was no longer possible to stop the triumphant march of King’s horror across the planet.

“I felt that now I would find her”


If the dictionary entry for the word "hero" were illustrated with photographs, it would definitely include a photo of Temar Boggs. When a five-year-old girl disappeared in his area, Temar and his friends volunteered to look for her in parallel with the police search. The day was approaching evening, and the team began to fear that they would not have time to find the girl before dark. Around 6:30 p.m., Temar noticed an unfamiliar car in the area and his intuition began to fly like a bird in a cage. He chased the car for 15 minutes until the car spun and the girl was thrown out of it. Temar is a hero, and his example proves that you should listen to your intuition.

Ingeborg Mootz

Surely you are interested in stories of financially successful people. If so, then you will like the biography of Ingeborg Mootz, who is already 83 years old. She, like any old woman of her age, lives in a small private house, which is filled with old-fashioned furniture inside. Ingeborg keeps photographs of friends and relatives and leads a normal life. It would seem that there is nothing surprising in this phenomenon. But Ingeborg stands out because she is a successful stock speculator in Germany.

One day, when her husband died, the old woman realized that she simply had nothing to live on. The woman’s starting capital was the shares purchased earlier by her husband. Not missing her chance, Ingeborg began to play on the stock exchange. In a short time, the woman was able to earn 500 thousand euros. Moreover, her relatives trust her with their capital so that she increases it.

Today, the pensioner is not going to stop there, she wants to earn a million and is actively moving towards her goal. Moreover, Ingeborga gives practical advice to everyone, helps poor people and conducts courses for people who want to play on the stock exchange.

As the old lady herself says, her success is due to the fact that she is not fixated on money. For her, trading on the stock exchange is a simple hobby, the knowledge of which she is ready to share with the whole world.

Jean-Claude Van Damme

Stories of rich successful people are always interesting. Nowadays it is very difficult to find a person who has not heard such a name as Jean-Claude Van Damme. Indeed, he is a world-famous actor, but few people know that his path to success was extremely difficult.

Jean begins his development by entering a ballet school. Thanks to his talent, efficiency, self-confidence and strong desire to succeed, the guy quickly conquers the world of sports and becomes its star. But the dream of becoming an actor haunts him.

At the age of 20, having given up everything, Jean goes to Hollywood. The first few years were very difficult, because the guy had to work in the worst positions in order to somehow earn a living.

Fate decreed Jean's life in such a way that one day he met Chuck Norris, who helped the guy get a small role in his first film. The young man’s talent was noticed immediately, so they began to invite him to castings and give him the main roles. Soon Jean became a Hollywood star, which he always dreamed of. Such a biography once again proves that it is absolutely impossible to give up when there is at least a small chance of winning.

Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg
Almost everyone knows who Steven Spielberg is. The name of one of the greatest directors of our time, who gave humanity masterpieces like “Jurassic Park”, “Schindler’s List” and action adventure films with Indiana Jones, has long become synonymous with success and demand: if Spielberg is listed as the director on the poster, rest assured that the cinema halls will be crowded. However, before becoming famous, Stephen had to go through a streak of failures that almost put an end to his career.

When the future film genius entered the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California, he did not pass the selection due to a low average score. The stubborn young man again tried to pass the exams and again he was rejected. Without losing hope, Stephen sent documents to another department and again to no avail.

Anyone else in his place would have been disappointed in cinema forever, but the young man was determined and, having entered a technical college, in his free time from studying he made a short film, which was noticed at the Universal Pictures studio... Watch the rest of the story on cinema screens.

Milton Hershey

Milton Hershey
The creator of the chocolate empire "Hershey Chocolate", before he became a successful entrepreneur, had to master other specialties - for example, Milton worked for some time as a typesetter in a printing house, and later got a job at a confectionery factory, where he became acquainted with the technology of producing candies and chocolate. Inspired by the idea of ​​​​creating sweets, Hershey decided to organize his own company a few years later, but his first experience in this area was unsuccessful.

Failure did not stop the aspiring industrialist - Milton went to Denver (Colorado) to learn the secrets of caramel making technology. Having acquired all the necessary skills, the entrepreneur tried to set up production in New York, but again failed - the business stubbornly refused to make a profit. Two blows of fate did not weaken Hershey's determination to become a confectioner, he returned to his family's farm and began experimenting with various ingredients in the hope of creating his own unique candy recipe. Finally, it was found - Hershey Milton milk chocolate instantly became a bestseller on the confectionery market. Having earned money from selling chocolate, the businessman opened his own factory, which brought him fabulous money and fame.

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