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12 Ideas that Turned their Originators into Millionaires

Most business ideas face due to several glitches in the plans but those which does make it, surely have one thing in common: they are sheer awesome!

Enlisted are such ideas which plunged their originators from the depths of poverty and misery to the flashy world of the billionaires. Some of them are so filthy rich that it would surely be an immense effort for you to think that they have ever been poor at all.

Larry Page and Sergey Brin
Larry Page and Sergey Brin

Larry Page and Sergey Brin:

Larry Page and Sergey Brin had been doing PHD from the Stanford University in America when they first came up with the innovative idea of the search engine, now known as Google to us all. Alongside Google, the two run the world’s most renowned mobile phone platform, Android, and also the world famous video site, YouTube too. Both of them own around 30 billion dollars each now.

Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg

Mark was an undergraduate at the Hardward University in England when he presented the idea of Facebook. Today, he owns more than 35 billion dollars.

Michael Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg:

Michael is the founder of the Bloomberg L.P, the global financial data and Media Company that is famous for its Bloomberg Terminal, which is widely made use of by the investment professionals around the globe. With the net worth of 35.4 billion dollars, Bloomberg is one of the richest men of America.

Jeff Bezos
Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos:

Jeff was a worker in an English company in the 1990s when he decided to open a company of his own. After extended brain ransacking, he fell in love with the idea of an online book store. Now this site, by the name of Amazon, has become the world’s famous online shopping site. Jeff now hosts a wealth of more 38 billion dollars in his bank account.

Larry Ellison
Larry Ellison

Larry Ellison:

Larry, brought up in Western Chicago, had to endure severe poverty in his early days due to which he even dropped out of college twice. He is the founder of Oracle Database now which is worth more than 195 billion dollars and propelled Larry to be the 5th richest man of the world.

Bill Gates
Bill Gates

Bill Gates:

Bill co-founded the world’s largest PC software company, Microsoft, with Paul Allen in 1975. And today, with the net worth of around 80 billion dollars, Gates is presently the richest man of the world.

Mark Cuban
Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban:

Cuban sold garbage bags as a kid to pay for his football shoes. He started Audionet with his University chap, Todd Wagnur, which later turned into broadcast.com in 1998. But later, broadcast.com was acquired by Yahoo! for $5.7 billion. The company does not exist anymore but Cuban sure can be counted amongst the list of men who went from extreme poverty to Richie Rich.

Jack Ma
Jack Ma

Jack Ma:

Jack Ma was visiting America in 1995 when he developed a keen interest in the internet and soon he started two internet companies but they proved to be a failure but his third trial, Ali Baba, was an instant success. Ali Baba is a Chinese E-commerce company which offers online sales services. With assets worth 24 billion dollars, Jack is the richest man of China now.

Jan Koum
Jan Koum

Jan Koum:

John Com, in collaboration with his business partner, Bryan Acton, has founded WhatsApp, a mobile messaging app which was bought by Facebook.inc in 2014 for US $19 billion. There are more than 800 million users of this app, while Jan himself owns assets worth 6.8 billion dollars.

David Filo and Jerry Yang
David Filo and Jerry Yang

David Filo and Jerry Yang:

The two started as engineering graduates at Stanford University when they decided to turn their school project, a Guide to the World Wide Web, into a real business and we know that business today as Yahoo!, one of the biggest web portals of the world, worth more than 38 billion dollars.

Michael Dell
Michael Dell

Michael Dell:

While obtaining education in Texas University, Dell realized that there does exist a way to omit the salesmen from the exchange between the buyer and the producer. He formed a company by the name of Dell which operated in the assembling of all the parts of a PC and sold them at subsidized prices. Now the company’s assets are worth more than 18 billion dollars.

Nick Woodman
Nick Woodman

Nick Woodman:

A die hard surfing fan, Woodman, acutely felt the absence of a camera while surfing on the waves. Hence, he came forth with a video camera named GoPro, which only went public last year and has caused Nick’s wealth to go beyond 2.5 billion dollars.

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