Success Stories

When it comes to achieving great success, it’s rarely a smooth ride. But some people have managed to overcome all of the existing barriers and got to the very top against all odds, that’s why it’s very important to find out more about their struggles, evolution and life story. In this section you’ll find some of the most amazing success stories, behind famous people and even brands.

Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris are now the World’s Highest Paid Celebrity Couple

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By Victor B on 1 Jul 2015

Watch out people, there’s a new king and queen in town. The uber sweet and extremely popular Taylor Swift and her successful boyfriend Calvin Harris, have managed to dethrone Beyoncé and Jay Z as the world’s highest-earning celebrity couple in 2015. According to Forbes, the two musicians have registered incredible earnings of over $146 million over the last 12 months. Only three couples were featured in this year’s list on Forbes,

Mohamed Hadid – Real Estate Mogul and Supermodel Dad

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By Adrian P on 24 Jun 2015

Mohamed Hadid is one of the most successful real estate developers in the States, making his fortune developing some of the most luxurious mansions from Los Angeles and other high-end properties, including Ritz Carlton Hotels in Washington, New York, Aspen and Houston through his company, Hadid Design & Development Group. He became pretty well known to the media when he first appeared on TV on The Real Housewives of Beverly

Michael Dell and Dell Computers

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By Lau V on 12 Jun 2015

The business magnate Michael Saul Dell was born on the 23rd of February 1965 in Houston, Texas in a Jewish family. His father, Alexander Dell, was an orthodontist and the mother, Lorraine Charlotte, was a stockbroker. The studies of Michael began with the Herod Elementary School of Houston and from this fresh age he was interested in business, planning to start his career early by applying to take a high

Dustin Moskovitz from Facebook to Asana

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By Lau V on 11 Jun 2015

The entrepreneur was born on the 22nd of May 1984 in Gainesville, Florida, U.S. but grew up in Ocala and was the son of a psychiatrist with a mother that was a teacher and artist. He was dreaming of becoming an air force pilot when he was young but later on focused his interest in business and computers. He was only eight days younger than his future partner Mark Zuckerberg

Tadashi Yanai the richest man in Japan

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By Lau V on 10 Jun 2015

The richest man in Japan, Tadashi Yanai, was born on the 7th of February 1949 in Tokyo, Japan as the son of a tailor and a housewife. The father started a men’s clothing store called Ogori Shoji by the side of a road in Ube, a mining town close to Hiroshima. The family lived in Ube for a while, on the second floor of the building with the store, which

Dilip Shanghvi and Sun Pharmaceuticals

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By Lau V on 9 Jun 2015

The businessman Dilip Shanghvi started his life on the 1st of October 1955 in Amreli a small town in the Gujara province of India but was raised in Kolkata since it was here that his father had a pharmaceutical trading company which sold branded or generic drugs. While working as a drugs distributor for his father he began having thoughts and hopes of creating his own drugs instead of selling

Georg Schaeffler the richest man in Germany

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By Lau V on 8 Jun 2015

The businessman Georg F. W. Schaeffler was born on the 19th of October 1964 in Erlangen, Germany as the son of Maria-Elisabeth and Georg Schaeffler Senior who was the founder of a ball bearing manufacturer with the same name in 1946. The company was opening their first plant in the U.S. in the town of Cheraw and he went to high school here for a few weeks, living with the

Carlos da Veiga the Brazilian magnate and the dynamic trio

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By Lau V on 5 Jun 2015

The businessman Carlos Alberto da Veiga Sicupira was born on the 11th of May 1948 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and was industrious from a really early age. When he was 17 he began his first brokerage firm and it was sold a year later. His studies were in the field of management at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. The year 1973 was one of the most significant