In order to become a successful businessman, it is really important to learn from the examples who have proven themselves in the field of making money and leading a successful empire. Although there are a thousands of success stories that you can read to learn from their examples, it is highly recommended to read about the most popular businessmen in the world who are greatly followed by people all over the world for their work. Here are the top 10 most popular businessmen in the world according to the statistics revealed in 2013 with their net-worth released by Forbes this year.
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Headquartered in: California, United States
Deals in: Media
Owner: The Oprah Winfrey Show, Chairwoman and CEO of Harpo Production, Chairwoman, CEO and CCO of Oprah Winfrey Network
Fortune: $2.7 billion
Not all billionaires born with money in hand. The voice of dictatorship, elegancy and as a visionary and leader behind her own, has been inspiring and promoting sense of philanthropy and education by using her influential success as a talk show host and media entrepreneur. The girl who ran away from home at the age of 13 due to poverty and harassments returned home at the age of 14, and with the support of her grandmother she stepped into anchoring, that has changed everything.
Headquartered in: Washington, U.S
Deals in: Programming, entrepreneur
Owner: Microsoft, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, CEO of Cascade investment, Chairman or Corbis
Fortune: $72.7 billion
The extravagant techie and a shrewd businessman have changed the vision of metrics and took it to an unbelievable level with its Microsoft invention. The inventor who the completely revolutionized the personal computer. The son of a lawyer and a dropped out student of Harvard University, who has been criticized for his business tactics is today’s world’s wealthiest person and an owner of world’s largest personal computer software company.
Headquartered in: California, U.S
Deals in: Software
Owner: Apple Incorporation, Co-founder and CEO of Pixar, NeXT Inc
Fortune: $10.2 billion
The world has lost not just a wonderful human being in 2011, but has also lost a gem, the Father of Digital revolutionary, a master of Innovation and a visionary due to metastatic tumor. He was a shrewd innovative genius who had brought a revolution to a personal computer moving on to smart phones to movies and music. He acknowledges his father who introduced him to the world of electronics since the age of 5.
Headquartered in: New York, U.S
Deals in: Anchoring and Real Estate
Owner: Trump Organization, Trump Entertainment resorts, trump’s Plaza Association
Fortune: $3.2 billion
He has disclosed many stories which were hidden from everyone and brought on air via his hit NBC reality series, Apprentice. The clever host and a business tycoon is a son of a wealthy New York City real-estate developer. He actually redefines to the real estate that what is meant by luxury living by building his resorts.
Headquartered in: Massachusetts, U.S
Deals in: Business, Politics, Consultancy
Owner: Brain Capital
Fortune: $250 million
The man with the leadership qualities has been excelling in to all part of life whether it’s about convincing or consulting. The youngest child of automobile executive George W. Romney, decided not to walk on the grounds set by his father, but to move on to make a difference. He was the Republican Party’s nominee for President of U.S in 2012.
Headquartered in: Nebraska, U.S
Deals in: Investment
Owner: Berkshire Hathaway
Fortune: $53.5 billion
As a student of Ben Graham, who is considered as the father of value investing, he has completely indulged into tactics and with his eternal undying determination to be the best, he completely justified the teachings, which has landed him to be the most successful investor of 20th century. The “Wizard of Omaha” is notable philanthropist giving away 99 percent of his wealth. He is one of the most influential investors of all time. If you need ten ways to turn bucks into millions you better read his tips.
Headquartered in: Dearborn, Michigan, U.S
Deals in: Engineer and Businessman
Owner: Ford Motor
Fortune: $188.1 billion
The man who do not need any introduction, who is been visualizing that a consumerism is a key to peace will surely be never forgotten by the middle class American. Though Ford died in 1947 but he invented automobiles that many middle class could afford to buy even today. He is credit with “Fordism” due to revolutionizing the transportation and American industry.
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Headquartered in: Georgia, U.S
Deals in: Fast Food chain
Fortune: $4.2 billion
The taste that you will never forget and the eternal delicious mouth watering combinations that are dining over the shinny tables in his fast food restaurant Chick-fil-A in Atlanta are unbelievable. He was the one who introduce the chicken sandwich concept to the world.
9)Harry Gordon Selfridge
Headquartered in: London
Deals in: Departmental store
Fortune: $598 million
Harry Gordon Selfridge is the founder of London based departmental store Selfridges. Harry was born in America but moved to Britain as a retail magnate. As a youngster he used to sell newspapers but moved on to become one of the most respected and wealthy retail magnates of London.
Headquartered in: Menlo Park, California, U.S
Deals in: Computer programming
Fortune:$ 13.3 billion
Mark is known to be one of the five cofounder of the mostly used social networking website of the world “Facebook”. He is also worlds 2nd youngest self-made billionaire and his fortune equals $13.3 billion. He has also been named amongst 100 most rich and influential people of the world.
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