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Who Started with Little and Built Empires

Inspiring Stories of 



Started as a janitor, founded Paul Mitchell with a $700 loan, now worth $3.1 billion

John Paul DeJoria

Ukrainian emigrant, created WhatsApp, sold to Facebook for $19 billion; tip - "Do one thing, and do it well."

Jan Koum

Grew up with limited funds, founded Starbucks, worth over $2.9 billion.

Howard Schultz

Overcame poverty, iconic talk show host, net worth over $2.9 billion.

Oprah Winfrey

Worked various jobs, founded Forever 21 with $11,000, worth $3.2 billion.

Do Won Chang

Dropped out of college, founded Polo, net worth $7.2 billion.

Ralph Lauren

Lived nomadically, founded Nasty Gal, net worth $280 million.

Sophia Amoruso

Co-founded Apple, revolutionized technology, Jobs' net worth $10.2 billion

Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak

Started with £100, founded Virgin empire, net worth $4.2 billion.

Richard Branson

Served in the US army, founded Walmart with a $25,000 loan, valued at over $176 million in the opposite direction.

Sam Walton

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