If I were to speak of the most innovative entrepreneurs in the world in past, I'd be metioning the likes of Andrew Carnegie and John D Rockefeller.
Andrew Carnegie rumoured to worth about $310 billion dollars as of today with inflation included made his money mainly from investments in railroads, railroad sleeping cars, bridges and oil derricks. He also increased his wealth as a bond salesman raising money for American enterprise in Europe. He built Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Steel Company, which he sold to J.P. Morgan in 1901 for $480 million, creating the U.S. Steel Corporation.
John D Rockefeller on the other is rumoured to worth $663.4 billion as of today made his wealth mainly through the establishment of Standard Oil as an Ohio partnership with his brother William along with Henry Flagler, Jabez Bostwick, chemist Samuel Andrews, and a silent partner, Stephen V. Harkness. As kerosene and gasoline grew in importance, Rockefeller’s wealth soared and he became the world’s richest man and the first American worth more than a billion dollars. Adjusting for inflation, he is often regarded as the richest person in history.
These two men are part those who revolutionized entrepreneurship and personally I regard them as the greatest entrepreneurs that have ever lived alongside with Henry Ford the owner of Ford automobiles.
But in present day time, my number the most innovative entrepreneurs I look up to are Jeff Bezos the CEO of Amazon and Jack Ma chairman the Ali Group.
Jeff Bezos is arguably the most richest man in the world with a net worth of $112 Billion and he made his money through the e-commerce colossus Amazon, which he founded in a garage in Seattle in 1994. He also owns an aerospace company, Blue Origin, which is developing a reusable rocket that Bezos says will carry passengers. Furthermore, Bezos purchased The Washington Post in 2013 for $250 million. This man is my model of entrepreneurship because of his can do spirit and his ability to diversify. Amazon sell basically everything online all over the world. He has transcend the shores of traditional business and also transcend E commerce itself. A true example of business minded entrepreneur worthy of emulation.
Jack ma on the other hand is worth about $39 billion is a co founder and chairman of the Alibaba Group. Ma's investments beyond Alibaba include stakes in Chinese entertainment industry firms Huayi Brothers and Beijing Enlight Media.
These four men in the business world are giants. they have changed the sphere of business and set trends that others emulate.