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Zdenek Bakala:  The man who built multi-billion dollar empire after fleeing Czechoslovakia with only $50
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Bakala was born on February 7, 1961, in Opava, Czechoslovakia. In the then-Communist country of Czechoslovakia, Bakala started earning by laying bricks. He later emigrated to the US as it was impossible to fulfill his dream of higher studies in the communist regime.While fleeing Czechoslovakia, Bakala stuffed a sandwich with a $50 bill hidden inside into a small backpack.
Melanie Perkins: Meet the richest self-made female billionaire under age of 40
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She is not only an inspiring figure for young women entrepreneurs but is also empowering millions to create great designs and paint ideas through Canva. Perkins was born on January 1, 1987, in Perth, Western Australia. She did her schooling at Sacred Heart College and at 14 years of age she started her first business of selling handmade scarves.
Howard Schultz: Meet the man who scripted the success story of Starbucks
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Headquartered in Washington, Starbucks was a regional coffee company that turned into the world's top coffee brand and has undergone a major expansion from 11 stores to more than 30,000 under the chairmanship of Schultz. He also founded the Schultz Family Foundation which intends to create opportunities for people facing barriers to success, focusing on youth transitioning to adulthood and marginalized populations, including people of Color.
Li Ka-shing :Meet Asia's most powerful businessmen
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With an estimated net worth of US$29.4 billion as of June 2019, Li is the world's 30th richest person. After retiring as Chairman of the Board in May 2018, he is now a senior advisor for CK Hutchison Holdings and CK Asset Holdings through them, he is the world's leading port investor, developer, and operator of Asia and Europe's largest health and beauty shop.
Frederick Blackford : The serial venture captalist who founded popular Polaroid app Swing
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Frederick has led investments in companies such as Pinterest, Beyond Meat, and NotCo. Frederick previously created Swing Technologies, a San Francisco-based imaging technology business that Microsoft purchased in 2017. Entrepreneur magazine's Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America awards honored it the same year. Frederick received his education at the London School of Economics.
Adar Poonawalla : The young CEO of world's largest vaccine making company
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Adar Poonawalla joined the Serum Institute of India in 2001 after graduating from the University of Westminster in London, and became CEO in 2011. When Serum Institute announced that it is partnering with a British company to supply the world with the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University in England, he made headlines. CNBC, CNN, the Economic Times, and Hurun have all given him business and philanthropy honours.
François Pinault : From son of timber merchant to owner of luxury conglomerates
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François Pinault was born on August 21, 1936, in Les Champs-Géraux, a commune in Brittany's northwestern region. His father worked as a timber merchant. Pinault began his career working for his father's timber company before founding Société Pinault, a plumber and building products company, in 1963. (reorganized as Pinault SA in 1988). Pinault grew up in the countryside of France, where he began his career working for his family's lumber company.