BMAN111 Who is your favourite entrepreneur?

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  1. Think about a successful entrepreneur (living or dead).
  • What were their beginnings?
  • What did they achieve?
  • What entrepreneurial traits do/did they have?
  1. Your post should be no more than 200 words.
  2. Put the name of your entrepreneur at the top of your post.
  3. Make sure you reference any resources used (any citation format is acceptable).
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Steve Jobs

What were their beginnings?

Steve Jobs began as a student at Reed college, but dropped out. He then started to design the personal computer now known as Mac (Macintosh)

What did they achieve?

Steve achied great success with the business he started known as Apple which he became the CEO of. He also starterd designing new products that would be a great thing for the future.

What entrepreneurial traits do/did they have?

Steve never gave up on his vision and what he wanted to achieve. He did not not let his education get in the way of his ideas.

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Jeffree Star. :star2:
He started off poor and invested his last $500 into makeup.
He now has his own company ‘JSC’ and has invested money into expanding and starting other companies like ‘Killer Merch’. His net worth is $75 Million as of 2020. Entrepreneurial traits that Mr. Star have include not giving up, working hard, being transparent and honest, listening to customers, trying to fix mistakes he makes business wise and having a dream and goals. (sub and check out his videos on YouTube @ Jeffree Star).

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Sophia Amoruso

she was a collage student dropout.later on in 2006 she started selling vintage clothing on eBay and kept at it . she later on progressed to starting her own brand’Nasty Girl’ she also wrote about her success in her own book called “Girl boss”. She recently got declared bankrupt but immediately fell back to a new business plan

she is/ was the founder of “Nasty Girl” a woman’s fashion retailer and also wrote a book called “Girl Boss”.

her traits as a entrepreneur:

She knows how to keep personal customer connections,
she had a clear vision,she also did thorough research and took responsibilities for her decisions.


Brody,L.2018.With Girl Boss,Sophia Amoruso is using past failure to fuel her latest success .www. Date of access:20 September 2016.

Mikholo,I.2018.Girl Boss Sophia Amoruso made 223,000 dollars online and you can ,too. Date of access:2 August 2018

Wandile solombela
he became an entrepreneur while doing his fashion degree and he uses his NGO to transform peoples lives everyday.He found help at the Richard Branson center that helps youth to start up their businesses .He began as a volunteer at an orphanage and now he employs unemployed and retired people to work with him.He has also achieved international trade ,he exports his materials.

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Vusi Thembekwayo

What were their beginnings?

He used to sleep in the parking lot, before he was successful. He failed a lot more than he succeed. He Lost R 4 000000 in 2018.

What did they achieve
He has been the catalyst for change in businesses across the globe through expertise in strategy, leadership and sales.

Vusi lives his life out loud and challenges himself to accomplish one terrifying thing every year.


Oprah Winfrey

Oprah is an American entrepreneur and philanthropist known for her multi award winning show ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ (1986-2011). Oprah landed a job as an anchor at a local TV station. This led to another job in Baltimore where she was co-anchor at WJZ-TV News.

In 1998, Winfrey became the first woman and first African American to top Entertainment Weekly’s list of the 101 most powerful people in the entertainment industry. Forbes named her the world’s most powerful celebrity in 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, and 2013.

8 Traits That Oprah Winfrey as a successful leader has:

  • She is passionate about what she does.
  • She works hard while having fun.
  • She has specific focus.
  • She push herself out of her comfort zone.
  • She consistently come up with new ideas .
  • She provide values to others.
  • She is persistent through failure.


Jeff Bazos
He started out selling books now he sells everything and his entrepreneurial traits are he is a risk-taker, he is an innovator,
he can identify gaps in the market and he put customer satisfaction first.

Bill Gates

Bill Gates is an entrepreneur who founded Microsoft in 1975 together with his friend, Mr Paul Allen, who he had ventured into other businesses with him earlier before Microsoft. Mr Gates was born in Seattle, Washington and had two siblings. He attended a prep school called Lakeside School. He enrolled in Harvard College but later dropped out…

Mr Gates is a college dropout who went on to achieve greatness in the world with him co-founding Microsoft, one of the largest tech companies in the world, alongside Mr Paul Allen. He is now part of one of the richest and powerful individuals in the world, with a net worth of 99.3 billion US Dollars, he’s also built a solid reputation in the tech business.

He holds traits such as he is determined, optimistic, consistently evolves as technology advances, he takes risks, he is motivated by challenges and he considers himself an outsider as even his parents that there was something different about him

“Bill Gates” Authored by Editors

Bill Gates

• He was born on October 28th 1955. He dropped out of college in 1975 and started spending more time in the computer lab. Gates and his partner, Paul Allen , spent most of their free times together working on programs.

• They both founded Microsoft, a blend of “microcomputer” and “software”. The company’s first product was BASIC software that ran on the Altair computer and it wasn’t all easy in the beginning. Allen left the business in 1983. Although the company started out on the edge, by 1979 Microsoft had a very high gross.

•He has faith in himself and in his team, high risk tolerance, stubbornness to pursue a passion, he is focused and creative.

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He started at an early age of ten by selling a game code for about $500

He’s one of the most influential people people and owns or co-own about six company, while he founded or co-founded more than five successful companies

He is future driven and always defy the odds,always trying the so called “impossible”

Lebron James
He was born in Akron, Ohio where he had a rough child hood where his father was an ex-con and he was never there. His family was poor and lived a rough life. He was picked up by Frankie Walker and went to go live with him. He focused on school and basketball and changed his life by becoming one of if not the best basketball players in the world. He now has a life time contract with Nike, he owns 19 Blaze pizza franchises, and has ownership stake in the The football club, Liverpool.