FROM Basso On Business:
Check out some of my favorite entrepreneurs who have impacted generations of business owners. These visionaries paved the way for motivated business professionals and continue to inspire me today. Unlock their secrets and use their visionary power to help your business soar.
Walter Elias “Walt” Disney (December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966) was an iconic American entrepreneur, entertainer, film producer, animator, international icon, director, screenwriter, voice actor, and philanthropist. After bankrupting his first studio, Laugh-O-Grams, Disney and his brother moved to Hollywood to create Disney Brothers Studio, which would later become Walt Disney World Productions. Walt Disney is the namesake for Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resort theme parks in the United States, as well as the resorts worldwide. For anyone, much less a high school dropout, Disney’s success is awe inspiring. In his own words, “If you can dream it, you can do it.”
Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is an American entrepreneur best known as one of the founders of the popular social networking site Facebook. Zuckerberg co-founded Facebook with Harvard classmates Dustin Moskovitz, Eduardo Saverin, and Chris Hughes while attending college. He is currently one of the youngest billionaires in the world with personal wealth of $4 billion in 2010 due to his 24% share of Facebook.
Martha Stewart is an entrepreneur who turned her passion for cooking, gardening and home keeping into a hugely successful enterprise that reflects her own lifestyle. Beginning in 1972 when she opened her first business, Martha Stewart has used her branding, advertising, administration and strategy skills to promote her now famous videos, TV shows, books, seminars, and countless products. Stewart has been recognized for her business prowess through many awards including having twice been named one of the “50 Most Powerful Women” by Fortune Magazine. She is said to be “the definitive American woman of our time” and is continually developing her business strategy.