Top Ten Most Iconic Business PeopleEvery once in a while there are companies that change the world. Running those companies, are some of the most influential, intelligent, and savvy individuals.
It takes more than just a great product to make a business successful for the long haul. To keep the money rolling in you need to be an entrepreneur with the smarts to adapt to the market and consumer's needs.
Below are the most iconic business men and women who have not only made a lot of money, but also revolutionized their industry and stayed on top for the long haul.
Bill Gates is the person who not only has a genius mind, a generous heart but also has a strong will. He doesn't care other criticize or insult him, he bore all the insults and he just does it right for the sake of good. He is one of the most important people who has built the IT industries and contributed significantly to other industries as well.
Not only a computer magnate, he has also diversified into charities and organizations. His name is synonymous with success and innovation.
Richest Man in the World!
The man owns a little bit of everything. Real estate, energy, you name it.
Revolutionizing the computer industry in the face of a giant (Microsoft), he realized that it is often less important to be best if you can be first.
Facebook began as just another social site aimed at college kids. Now, more than 1 in 7 people on earth have a Facebook account and it has pushed every other social media site into the background.
Starting out as a talk show host - just one in a pack of daytime entertainers - she quickly turned into an icon of many different media outlets.
Amazon started out as a lowly online book store and now deals in everything from groceries to diapers to, still, books. It became the most trusted company in America in 2013 - pushing Apple off it's perch.
He is the reason americans are not living in the wild west anymore. The car he made was reliable, cheap and durable. If the car had brakes on all wheels and a fuel pump, it could have been produced until the 21st century.
Everyone knows about Google. It started out as just another search engine but soon grew into the multifaceted company that revolutionized the internet.
Let's just say that he basically owns the news. From the Wall Street Journal to Twentieth Century Fox, he controls media all around the globe and has continued to stay on top of the industry.
With so many sources of news on the internet, it takes a special individual to both remain a leader, and win a Pulitzer Prize. She has continued to lead her company to ever-increasingly prestigious heights.
John D. Rockefeller, in full John Davison Rockefeller, (1839-1937), was an American industrialist, founder of the Standard Oil Company, which dominated the oil industry and was the first great U.S. business trust. He is widely considered the wealthiest American of all time, and the richest person in modern history. He is regarded as the first billionaire in world history. By 1937 the Rockefeller fortune was 1.4 billion or 1.5% of USA GDP of 92 billion. As of this, no other American including Bill Gates or Sam Walton-would even come close.
Rockefeller had a long and controversial career in the oil industry followed by a long career in philanthropy. His image is an amalgam of all of these experiences and the many ways he was viewed by his contemporaries, many of whom were driven to ruin, but many others of whom sold out at a profit.