These 10 people come from all walks of life. But they share one characteristic in common — the commitment to their own success. Read about their stories, and maybe it will fuel yours.
He traveled across the United States looking for someone to sell his fried chicken. KFC is now one of the most recognizable franchises in the world, with over 18,000 locations.
At the age of 36, Macy launched R.H. Macy & Co., which grew to become Macy’s, one of the largest department store chains in the world.
Oprah Winfrey rebounded and became the queen of television talk shows. Today she is worth $3 billion, according to Forbes.
Today, Steve Maraboli is a branded business leader and Behavioral Scientist labeled “Most Quoted Man Alive” by Inc. He is valued at 18 million, according to Forbes.
Now, Stefani Germanotta is a pop icon, the winner of six Grammy awards and a Songwriters Hall of Fame award. She is worth $59 million, according to Forbes.
Stephen King’s wife found the manuscript in the trash and took it out. “Carrie” became a hit and launched his career. His novels have since sold over 350 million copies. He is worth $400 million dollars, according to Forbes.
But the 5,127th prototype worked, and the Dyson brand became the best-selling vacuum brand in the United States. He is now worth an estimated $4.9 billion, according to Forbes.
J.K Rowling is now internationally renowned for her seven-book Harry Potter series and became the first billionaire author in 2004.
Sara Blakely spent 7 years selling fax machines before realizing her dream of being more. After bootstrapping everything from her early prototypes and patent applications to fulfilling orders from her apartment in Atlanta and selling from booths in department stores — she got featured on Oprah: launching her career. She is now worth an estimated 1 billion dollars according to Forbes
Now, the musician — who’s also an investor and entrepreneur — is worth $550 million, according to Forbes.