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Newspaper are saying that the number of startups that we’re currently having is sky high. The number has never been this much before. The world is filled with millions of Entrepreneurs. And there will always be some kind of complex metrics that will give us an insight which Entrepreneurs are more influential than others. We went a step ahead, and have taken many considerations and scored Entrepreneurs based on that. We gave more importance to their net worth, year died, philanthropic activities, and innovation. After taking account of few other considerations like popularity, years active, awards, etc. we have come up with a list that ranked Entrepreneurs based on their contribution to our society. So, ladies and gentlemen, let me bring to you the 13 Most Influential Entrepreneurs of all time.

1. Andrew Carnegie

  • Andrew Carnegie - 13 Most Influential Entrepreneurs of all timeNet Worth: 300 Billion USD (adjusted for inflation)
  • Year Died: 1919
  • Industry: Steel
  • Twitter: Twitter wasn’t there that time 🙁

Highlights:

Andrew Carnegie was born in 1835 in the UK. After moving to the US, he took a railroad job. He started saving to start an industry. After saving much, he opened a steel industry in 1889 called as Carnegie Steel Industry. Later, he sold it to United States Steel Corporation to pursue philanthropic activities. Not to mention that the legendary J.P. Morgan founded United States Steel Corporation.

He’s the founder of Carnegie-Mellon university. He had also donated $200 million USD to NY public library because he was an avid reader.

Andrew Carnegie’s quote that I like most:

Do your duty and a little more and the future will take care of itself  Tweet!

2. Benjamin Franklin

  • Benjamin Franklin - 13 Most Influential Entrepreneurs of all timeNet Worth: 10.3 Billion USD (adjusted for inflation)
  • Year Died: 1790
  • Industry: Printing and Publishing
  • Twitter: Twitter wasn’t there that time 🙁

Highlights:

Benjamin Franklin was born in 1706 in the US as 15th son of his parents. He dropped out of school to help his father’s shoe business. He became popular by his printing business. Later he published Poor Richard’s Almanac and retired at the age of 42. After that, Franklin devoted himself to public services. Franklin was virtually behind every single scheme that made Philadelphia an attractive place to live.

All his inventions, including the discovery of electricity, was funded by his printing business.

Benjamin Franklin’s quote that I like most:

You may delay but the time will not.  Tweet!

3. Henry Ford

  • Henry Ford- 13 Most Influential Entrepreneurs of all timeNet Worth: 199 Billion USD (adjusted for inflation)
  • Year Died: 1947
  • Industry: Automobile
  • Twitter: Twitter wasn’t there that time 🙁

Highlights:

Henry Ford was born in 1863 in the US. He left his home at the age of 16 and took an apprenticeship as a machinist in Detroit. Later he constructed first Ford Quadricycle in 1896. The same year, he presented his automobile plans to Thomas Edison.

His company, Ford Motors, was posting 100% profit years after years. He also introduced the moving assembly line in 1914 which revolutionized the manufacturing industry. He sometimes called as father of world-famous Model T. Half of the cars in the US were Model T in 1918.

To keep his employees with him, He used to give $5 ($96 of now) to loyal employees. His company’s social department took care of bad habit of its employees like drinking and gambling.

He also built widely known Ford Foundation that funds research, education, and development.

Henry Ford’s quote that I like most:

When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. Tweet!

4. John Davison Rockefeller

  • John D. Rockefeller - 13 Most Influential Entrepreneurs of all timeNet Worth: 345 Billion USD (adjusted for inflation)
  • Year Died: 1937
  • Industry: Oil
  • Twitter: Twitter wasn’t there that time 🙁

Highlights:

John D. Rockefeller was in 1839 in New York. He initially worked as a bookkeeper. He had an ambitious dream of earning $100,000 ($11.4 million if adjusted for inflation) and live for 100 years. Well, he missed his second dream by mere two years but succeeded in his first by a wide range. He founded Standard Oil in 1870. Soon the company became one of the world’s biggest company in the oil industry. He retired at the age of 56 to pursue philanthropic activities. One of such activities gave birth to University of Chicago.

John Rockefeller’s quote that I like most:

If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success Tweet!

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