Self-made entrepreneurs from around the world

Sergey Brin and Larry Page of Google are perfect examples of the Self-made entrepreneurs that are taking the world by storm these days ,... photo by CC user 35034362831@N01 on flickr

The world is changing at a rapid rate, and more and more entrepreneurs are succeeding solely on their own efforts and by working hard. It’s inspiring to take a look at some of the most well known and hard-working self-made entrepreneurs to see how they managed to accomplish what they have. Many continue to work hard and offer inspiration to a new generation of self-starters and those with new and innovative ideas.

Leonardo del Vecchio is one of these self-made entrepreneurs. Having founded Luxottica, he’s one of the main forces behind global entrepreneurship, showing that the “American dream” is not just exclusive to America anymore. With over six thousand Lenscrafter stores and more than seventy-three thousand employees, Leonardo del Vecchio has shown that all it takes is a little bit of thought on how to expand on one idea in order to make it great. Growing up an orphan with no support, Vecchio managed to create a lasting empire.

Najib Mikati is another individual who has shown that it is possible to succeed in a global market with new ideas. Having co-founded Investcom with his brother, he has also created a political career for himself and has outstanding success in both sectors. He was Lebanon Prime Minister for two years overseeing a country fraught with tension as a result of difficult relations with its neighbours. After earning degrees in science and business, Mikati has worked hard to insure that not only is he a success in the business world, but that he can also continue to help others after the resignation of his political career. You can find out more about Najib Mikati on Wikpedia.

Another self-made billionaire is Larry Ellison. Ellison has worked to become successful in many fields, and has utilized several sectors in order to achieve his goals. Also an orphan, Ellison is the very definition of the American dream. What is most amazing about Ellison’s success is his willingness to help others through his philanthropy. His company Oracle has become an example of how to begin a new business venture, make it profitable for the long term and see the larger social issues as well.

Business leaders today can learn much from these examples. All of them came from less fortunate circumstances and worked hard to create their own successes. It goes to show that anyone who is willing to think innovatively and work hard can achieve in all areas of life. Not only can creating a business benefit the individual who came up with the idea, but also it can also create many jobs and can help the economy. Creating a business and working to make it a success is not only beneficial to the founder, but it can also help many others, as well.

If you are thinking about beginning a business venture and you are worried about whether or not you should, keep in mind that many entrepreneurs from around the world have had to start from the beginning too. It may seem like the odds are against you, but the benefits far outweigh any risks that you might have to take.