Here is a fun Friday blog by,Â Catherine Clifford, for all entrepreneurs out there! Â Check out and see the paths that some of these very well known entrepreneurs have taken to get to where they are now!
Virgin Empire founderÂ Richard Bransonâ€™s first job was selling Christmas trees. NBA Dallas Mavericks ownerÂ Mark Cubanâ€™s first job was selling garbage bags. Las Vegas Sands Corporation CEO Sheldon Adelsonâ€™s first job was selling newspapers. Groupon co-founder Eric Lefkofskyâ€™s first job was selling carpets. And Elon Musk, the founder of Telsa Motors and PayPal, started his working life writing video games.
From their humble beginnings, all of these self-made billionaires have changed course scores of times. The infographic below, generated by San Francisco-based startup organizationÂ Funders and Founders, shows just how many different businesses these legendary entrepreneurs launched.
Funders and Founders also analyzed all 1,426 billionaires in the world. From there, the company segmented out the 960 that are self made and determined that 830 of them earned their wealth from more than one business.
Catherine Clifford is a staff writer at Entrepreneur.com.