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List of world famous entrepreneurs from an early age. These are the profiles of the most popular entrepreneurs that are worth emulating according to The Little Entrepreneur. These business leaders are from diverse domains and at top of their fields and are great role models.

Who are the most successful businessmen in the world? All of these world famous entrepreneurs are unique in that they believed in themselves mostly since they were kids and worked towards that goal to success and fame. 
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Vera Wang is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Successful Entrepreneurs In The World
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Founder of Vera Wang Fashions, one of the most successful designers in history.

Vera Ellen Wang is an American fashion designer based in New York City and former figure skater. She is known for her wide range of haute couture bridesmaid gowns and wedding gown collections, as well as for her clientele of elite lady figure skaters, designing dresses for competitions and ...more

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Age: 67

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Fashion designer, Designer

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#34 on The Most Influential People in Fashion

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Steve Jobs is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Successful Entrepreneurs In The World
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Founder and CEO of Apple who revolutionized mobile computing.

Steven Paul Jobs was an American entrepreneur, marketer, and inventor, who was the cofounder, chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc. Through Apple, he was widely recognized as a charismatic and design-driven pioneer of the personal computer revolution and for his influential career in the computer and ...more

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Age: Died at 56 (1955-2011)

Birthplace: California, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Inventor, Designer

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#1 on The Most Irreplaceable CEOs in the World

#49 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#72 on The Most Influential People of All Time

#51 on The Most Psychedelic People Ever

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Ted Turner is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Successful Entrepreneurs In The World
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Media billionaire and founder of TBS.

Robert Edward "Ted" Turner III is an American media mogul and philanthropist. As a businessman, he is known as founder of the Cable News Network more popularly known as CNN, the first 24-hour cable news channel. In addition, he founded WTBS, which pioneered the superstation concept in cable ...more

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Age: 78

Birthplace: USA, Cincinnati, Ohio

Profession: Businessperson, Television producer, Entrepreneur, Film Producer Screenwriter, + more

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Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Successful Entrepreneurs In The World
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Basketball star who founded Magic Johnson Enterprises, investing in media and real estate.

Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr. is a retired American professional basketball player who played point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association for 13 seasons. After winning championships in high school and college, Johnson was selected first overall in the 1979 NBA draft by ...more

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Age: 57

Birthplace: Lansing, Michigan, United States of America

Profession: Talk show host, Basketball Coach, Basketball player, Television producer Entrepreneur, + more

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#58 on The Smartest Professional Athletes

#4 on The Top NBA Players Of All Time

#36 on The Funniest Professional Athletes

#9 on The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

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Jerry Yang is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Successful Entrepreneurs In The World
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Yahoo! co-founder who has since helped fund over 50 startups.

Jerry Yang is a Taiwanese-born American internet entrepreneur, engineer, the co-founder and former CEO of Yahoo! Inc. ...more

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Age: 48

Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan

Profession: Businessperson, Entrepreneur

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Greg Maples is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Successful Entrepreneurs In The World
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High Tech Burrito / Jaded Toad BBQ & Grill

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Age: 52

Birthplace: New York, United States of America

Profession: Entrepreneur, CEO, Restauranteur, Businessperson Inventor

Larry Page is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Successful Entrepreneurs In The World
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Google co-founder and current CEO, worth $40 billion.

Larry Page was Google's founding CEO and grew the company to more than 200 employees and profitability before moving into his role as president of products in April 2001. He continues to share responsibility for Google's day-to-day operations with Eric Schmidt and Sergey Brin. The son ...more

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Age: 44

Birthplace: East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Computer scientist, Internet Entrepreneur

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#5 on The Most Irreplaceable CEOs in the World

#15 on The Most Influential Software Programmers of All Time

#16 on Real World Avengers Villains

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Mike Ilitch is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Successful Entrepreneurs In The World
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Little Caesars Pizza founder, owns two professional sports teams, worth $5.4 billion.

Michael "Mike" Ilitch, Sr. is an American entrepreneur, founder and owner of the international fast food franchise Little Caesars Pizza. He owns the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League and Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball. Ilitch has been at the center of Detroit's downtown ...more

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Age: 86

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Entrepreneur

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