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Daymond John, the CEO of FUBU.

Daymond John – A Short History of FUBU

Daymond John is a very famous American entrepreneur, the founder of the popular clothing brand FUBU. He is also an investor and a TV star. Since 2009, he has been participating in the popular reality show ‘Shark Tank’. He is one of the sharks there – 5 famous business managers who decide whether or not to invest money in ideas presented by normal people. History Daymond John was born on the 23rd of February, 1969 (currently 44). As a child, he lived in the Queens neighborhood of New York with his mom and 7 brothers and sisters. While he was...

Pierre Omydiar

4 Amazing Startup Success Stories Of Entrepreneurs Who Started With Nothing

You might be amazed, but many big and successful companies were started almost accidentally. Their birth was just a fluke and their founders hadn’t even imagined what they were creating. Sometimes business ideas worth billions of dollars just come out of simple things in life and these entrepreneurs not only caught them but also put them in action and found some of the greatest businesses of all time. Here you can read 4 amazing success stories of ordinary people who ended up as the founders of some of the biggest and most successful companies in the world. The common thing...

How to Make Money As A Kid? Moziah Bridges Is 12 And Running $150k Bow Ties Business

Who Moziah Bridges is and how to make money as a kid… Moziah Bridges is one of the most amazing kids I have ever read about. Currently, he is the CEO and the founder of Mo’s Bows and he is just 12 years old. This little entrepreneur started his bow ties selling the business when he was just 9 when he came up with the business idea. He found out that there were no places, where cool and interesting bow ties could be bought. Nobody was selling such and this problem actually was seen as an awesome business opportunity by...

Priority Bicycles

Dave Weiner Quit His Job As A CEO To Pursue A Childhood Dream

Dave Weiner worked for Cole Systems for more than 9 years. He became a CEO there, but he quit. Why? He just wanted to pursue his childhood dream. Some people might find his decision strange, but I find it awesome. I really admire such people and I wish him the best of luck. Don’t we have just one life to spend it chasing the dream of someone else? Now, Dave is a CEO too, but at his own company called Priority Bicycles (http://www.prioritybicycles.com/). Here is his story of how it is published on their site: Dave Weiner and Priority Bicycles’...

Ryan Blair

Ryan Blair – How A Gangster Became A Millionaire

This is just another story about how you can get anything you desire if you are fully dedicated to it. This is the story of a bad kid, who becomes a multimillionaire, founding his own company. This is a story about a guy who hasn’t even finished high school, and in the same time, he writes a book that reaches a top place on the best sellers list of New York Times. Ryan Blair Ryan Blair was born on the 14th of July, 1977, in Southern California. He had a tough childhood, his father was far from the best, he...

Cans - Red Bull

Red Bull History – How Dietrich Mateschitz and Chaleo Yoovidhya Started Red Bull

Red Bull has been the most popular energy drink for years and this will most probably stay intact for some time ahead. Everybody from all around the world knows about this ‘wings giving’ beverage, because of the powerful and innovative branding campaigns made by the company. A company that bet everything on just one brand and just one product, and eventually hit the big jackpot. And because its story is really cool, we decided to share it here with you. How Red Bull GmbH Was Founded Like many of the greatest companies in the world, Red Bull was started really...

ComiXology’s – The Innovative StartUp Turning You Small Mobile Phone Into A Comics Library

Comics By comiXology is a cool and innovative mobile application with which you can make your small, tiny mobile device a big comics library. Awesome, isn’t it?! The app has made a real revolution in reading comic books on tablets and smartphones and has been a really successful startup since its foundation in the year 2007. The ComiXology idea was born in the head of David Steinberger, who co-founded the company (with the same name) with John Roberts, and Peter Jaffe. His inspiration came from his participation in a Start-Up contest, organized by New York University and their business plan won...

The logo of The Home Depot

How Home Depot Was Started : Arthur Blank and Bernie Marcus’ Start Up Story

Whenever you visit the Home Depot, do you ever wonder how it started? How did it rise to become a one-stop shop that has everything you could ever need for your home? It was in 1978 when Arthur Blank and Bernie Marcus established The Home Depot (HD) in Atlanta, Georgia with the help of Ken Langone and Pat Farrah. The company started with a vision of providing a store for do-it-yourself (DIY) home improvements. There were other home improvement giants in the market during that time, but Home Depot’s founders believed in their goal of becoming the best and this...

Sam Walton - Walmart

Walmart Stores’ History. How Samuel Walton Started Walmart

Samuel Walton, born in 1918, opened his first discount stores in the 1940s and 1950s in Arkansas. In 1962 Samuel and brother Bud Walton opened their first Walmart store based in Rogers, Arkansas. A dash was added to the logo in 1964, becoming Walmart. Within seven years they were running eighteen stores in locations including Missouri, Kansas, and Oklahoma. In 1969 the chain officially became Walmart Stores, Inc. The following year the company issued stock to the public and entered the New York Stock Exchange in 1972. The business model was built on warehouses, where merchandise could be stored. Walton...

Groupon.com

Andrew Masen, Eric Lefkofsky and the Start Up History of Groupon

Today, Groupon.com is the biggest deal of the day site in the world. Its name comes from the words “group” and “coupon” and it is a place where you can buy stuff at really big discounts, reaching 90% for some offers. When the company went public on the 4th of November 2011, it was valued at nearly 13 billion dollars. That made the event the biggest  IPO (Initial Public Offering), since Google‘s. Having in mind that at that time Groupon was a relatively new company (only 3 years old) and it had never made even a penny of profits, this...