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9 Business People Who Made a Difference in Years

Business People Who Made a Difference in Years

The vast business world has several names that have a lasting impact on the history of different industries. Nobody can create history within days or months; it takes years and sometimes a lifetime to achieve fame in any field. 

Similarly, there are unforgettable business people who work hard to ensure the success of their ventures. Their entrepreneurial skills and success-driven approach are still exemplary for millions of people. Let’s look at a list of business people who set an example of determination and consistency for all. 

1- Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs
  • Birth: San Fransico, California  (Feb 24, 1955) 
  • Industry: Computer Science/ Technology
  • Net Worth: $10.2 Billion
  • Company: Apple

Steve Jobs is the most known business person in the technology industry. Why? Because of his innovation, Apple. 

Steve Jobs is the most known business person in the technology industry. Why? Because of his innovation, Apple. Then, in 1976, he started his company(Apple). Since then, Apple has gained a limelight in contrast to Microsft by Bill Gates. 

Steve Jobs started another company, NeXt, other than Apple. He was also a partner at Disney, where most of his worth came from. At 25, his net worth was $250 million. iPad, iPod, iPhone, and Mac from Apple are still creative bursts in the technology. 

2- Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett
  • Birth: Omaha, United States (August 30, 1930) 
  • Industry: Finance
  • Net Worth: $133.7 Billion
  • Company: Berkshire Hathaway

Warren Buffett is one of the billionaires in the world. “Wizard Of Omaha” is a successful business investor. He struggled through his teenage and had all this worth after his 50s. 

He is the CEO of American stockholding company Berkshire Hathaway. It partially owns Coca-Cola, Apple, American Express, and Bank of America. 

3- Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey
  • Birth: Kosciusko, U.S. (January 29, 1954) 
  • Industry: Media & Entertainment
  • Net Worth: $3 Billion
  • Company: Harpo Production, The Oprah Magazine

Oprah Winfrey is a very famous TV anchor and actress. She’s the 31st most powerful woman in the world. 

Her ordinary life became limelight after her “Oprah Winfrey Talk Show”. She has interviewed many famous personalities, i.e., Prince Harry and Megan Markle. Oprah is a great philanthropist, and she won the National Civil Award. 

 4- Bill Gates

  • Birth: Seattle, United States (October 28, 1955) 
  • Industry: Computer Science/ Technology
  • Net Worth: $130.3 Billion
  • Company: Microsoft

Microsoft is the multinational IT firm of Bill Gates. His services in the computer and programming industry are worth appealing. With $3051.26B worth, Microsoft is a significant broad-based technology provider worldwide. 

“The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation” is his famous non-profit organisation. He is the 9th Wealthiest Man in the world.

5- Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos
  • Birth: Albuquerque, United States (January 12, 1964)
  • Industry: Business/ E-commerce
  • Net Worth: $205.5 Billion
  • Company: Amazon

Jeff Bezos is second among the world’s top richest men. He had a wealth of $205 at the time. Among various creators and entrepreneurs on the btn List a name Jeff Bezos stands out. He started “Amazon” with just 1-2 employees in the garage as befits a garage-size company in 1995.

However, Amazon expanded into a widespread e-commerce platform that sold basic to essential products. The current value of Amazon is $1.95 trillion. 

Except for Amazon, he also owns a spaceflight company, Blue Origin. In 2023, he gave a charity of almost $1.1 million. 

 6- Elon Musk

 Elon Musk
  • Birth: Pretoria, South Africa (January 28, 1971)
  • Industry: Business
  • Net Worth: $191.2 Billion
  • Company: SpaceX, Tesla

Elon Musk is one of the richest people in the world. He has a net worth of $194 billion. Elon Musk has been a hot topic for past some years when he bought Twitter and renamed this widely used social platform toHe is the CEO of Tesla, an electric car-making company. His other company, SpaceX, is rocket-producing. In 2022, he bought Twitter for $44 B and renamed it X. 

Despite having Asperger’s Syndrome, Elon Musk worked hard to chase his dreams. He started working in his childhood to cover his financial needs. At 12, Elon Musk developed a computer game. 

7- Jack Ma

Jack Ma
  • Birth: Hangzhou, China (September 10, 1964)
  • Industry: Business/ Investment
  • Net Worth: $25.1 Billion 
  • Company: Alibaba Group, Ant Group

Jack Ma is one of the richest men in China. He is the CEO of Alibaba, which stands out among B2B e-commerce companies. The market value of this company is now $201.3 B.

His other famous company, Yunfeng Capital, is a private company in China. Jack Ma has gained popularity because of his two non-profit firms, The Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation.

8- Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg
  • Birth: White Plains, United States (May 14, 1984)
  • Industry: Technology/ Business
  • Net Worth: $167.1 Billion
  • Company: Meta

Mark Zuckerberg is a well-known Business people because of his innovative invention, Facebook. It is the world’s largest social media platform, with over 3 billion users and a Market Capital of $1.21 tr. 

He made several games and software while studying because of his interest in computer programming. He is one of the youngest billionaires in the world.

9- Larry Ellison

Larry Ellison
  • Birth: The Bronx, United States (August 17, 1944)
  • Industry: Business/ E-commerce
  • Net Worth: $145.2 Billion
  • Company: Oracle

According to toy Forbes, Larry Ellison is one of the world’s billionaires on the 2024 list. He belonged to a lower middle-class family and had a tragic childhood, as his mother gave him for adoption. Despite dyslexia(learning difficulty disability), he struggled and turned his passion for technology into reality by developing Oracle. 

Oracle is efficient software for database management systems and cloud computing. It is one of the leading tech tools around the world. 


We can’t deny someone’s effort and hard work that they do to achieve their goal. Every destination needs a long way to travel; that is how history remembers excellent names. Bill Gates, Larry Ellison, Jeff Bezo, and several other businesspeople had a lifetime of hard work and struggle. 

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