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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. 
Bill Gates is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Successful Entrepreneurs In The World
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Microsoft founder Gates is the richest person in the world, with a net worth of over $77 billion - virtually all of which he intends to give away.

William Henry "Bill" Gates III is an American business magnate, philanthropist, investor, computer programmer, and inventor. Gates originally established his reputation as the co-founder of Microsoft, the world’s largest PC software company, with Paul Allen. During his career at Microsoft, Gates held the positions of chairman, CEO and chief software architect, and was also the largest individual shareholder until May 2014. He has also authored and co-authored several books. Today he is consistently ranked in the Forbes list of the world's wealthiest people and was the wealthiest overall from 1995 to 2014—excluding a few brief periods post-2008. Between 2009 and 2014 his wealth more than ...more

Age: 62

Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Profession: Programmer, Software Architect, Businessperson, Investor, Entrepreneur

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Carlos Slim is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Successful Entrepreneurs In The World
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Mexican telecommunicatons giant previously believed to be the richest man in the world.

Carlos Slim Helú is a Mexican business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. From 2010 to 2013, Slim was ranked as the richest person in the world. Known as the "Warren Buffett of Mexico", Slim derived his fortune from his extensive holdings in a considerable number of Mexican companies through his conglomerate, Grupo Carso. The conglomerate comprises a diverse portfolio of businesses from a wide array of business industries that include telecommunications, industrial manufacturing, real estate, airlines, media, mining, oil, hospitality, technology, retail, and financial services. Currently, Slim is the chairperson and chief executive of telecommunications companies Telmex and América ...more

Age: 78

Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

Profession: Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Financier

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Richard Branson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Successful Entrepreneurs In The World
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Billionaire and founder of Virgin Group, comprising over 400 companies.

Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson is an English businessman and investor. He is best known as the founder of Virgin Group, which comprises more than 400 companies. At the age of sixteen his first business venture was a magazine called Student. In 1970, he set up a mail-order record business. In 1972, he opened a chain of record stores, Virgin Records, later known as Virgin Megastores. Branson's Virgin brand grew rapidly during the 1980s, as he set up Virgin Atlantic and expanded the Virgin Records music label. According to the Forbes 2014 list of billionaires, Branson is the seventh richest citizen of the United Kingdom, with an estimated net worth of US$4.9 billion. ...more

Age: 67

Birthplace: Blackheath, London, London, United Kingdom

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

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Michael S. Dell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Successful Entrepreneurs In The World
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Founder and CEO of Dell Computers, worth $24 billion.

Michael Saul Dell is an American businessman and entrepreneur. Michael, founder and CEO of Dell, Inc. is listed as one of 2009 Forbes Billionaires. ...more

Age: 53

Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Entrepreneur

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