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The world is an ever-changing place. Each day new inventions and ideas are created, while some become obsolete. People who dare to dream big and then go for it have always been the norm of society – where would we be without these people? 

What if nobody had taken risks, tried new things, and made their dreams come true? It is essential to look to those that have come before. Doing so provides inspiration and motivation to make our own attempts at becoming entrepreneurs. Here is a brief look at five entrepreneurs who changed the world.

Jeff Bezos, founder of

Jeff Bezos first came up with the idea for Amazon after a cross-country road trip in 1993. He founded on July 5th, 1994, initially working from his garage with just an initial investment of $300,000. Twenty years later, Amazon is now one of the biggest companies globally, with a market cap of $373bn.

Steve Jobs, founder of Apple

In 1976, Steve Jobs and his friend Steve Wozniak had a goal to create a personal computer. To get started, they sold Jobs’ VW microbus and Wozniak’s Hewlett Packard calculator for just $250 each. In April of 1976, the Apple I was created, which was the beginning of their dreams come true.

Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook

The idea for Facebook was first thought up while at Harvard University by Mark Zuckerberg and some fellow students. Later on, in February 2004, ‘the Facebook was launched out of his dorm room. Since then, it has grown into the largest social networking site globally.

Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft

Bill Gates and Paul Allen started to work on a project called ‘Traf-o-data,’ which created computer systems for traffic control centers. Eventually, they quit this and created their own company: Microsoft, and created an operating system called MS-DOS.

Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor Company

Henry Ford’s first job was as an engineer, working at the Edison Illuminating Company. After he quit this job, his love for mechanics drove him to create his own car company. He revolutionized the world by creating the assembly line that would eventually be used in many other industries.