When you think about the biggest companies in the world, you think of huge names such as Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, we could go on. But what if we told you that these multi-billion-pound companies actually started in a garage.
These big bosses such as Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates that we know today were once common, normal people trying to make a living in their garage. In this list, we explore these names among others and their story from the garage to billions.
Now the world largest online retailer, Amazon was once an online bookstore, which started in Jeff Bezos’ garage after he quit his job at a successful Wall Street in 1994. It may have taken Bezos a whole year to sell his first book, but business soon grew and Amazon is now valued at $300 billion, making it one of the most successful and biggest companies in the world.
Another tech-giant which started in a garage. Partners Bill Gates and Paul Allen had very little resources, but programming skills in abundance, and finally licensed their first operating system for $80,000; fast forward a few years Microsoft is born.
Microsoft is now worth over $400 billion and has been ruling the PC market for decades now, making Gates the world’s richest man in the process.
The media conglomerate that we know of today actually had very humble beginnings. Walt Disney and his brother started filming the Alice Comedies in their uncle’s garage in 1923. A few months later, the brothers moved in to a bigger studio down the street from their uncle’s home, where they signed a deal with Universal Studios, and the rest they say… is history.
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