Billionaire entrepreneurs sitting at the top of the business ladder have always evoked an interest in the general public about their personal life and success mantras. Many of them have been going via books to reach out to the audience and spill their secrets, and what could be better than a biography for that purpose? Here are biographies of some of the most successful entrepreneurs, which are sure to evoke seeds of confidence and vision in your mind.
Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple computers, was an American business magnate, innovator, designer, investor, media proprietor and an entrepreneur. Born to a family in Syria, he was later adopted by a well-off couple. Jobs grew up to become a student activist and a doctorate holder and eventually, one of the most successful entrepreneurs who revolutionised the several industries.
The author of the book, Walter Isaac, in this biography, brings forth the story of this tycoon. Isaac interviewed more than a hundred family members, friends, and acquaintances of Jobs for over two years, to get the facts straight. Jobs himself was interviewed by the author approximately forty times.
Jeff Bezos, the owner and founder multinational retain chain Amazon, is one of the most successful entrepreneurs of contemporary times, who has revolutionised the face of online shopping worldwide. Starting as an online bookstore, his brand is now delivering everything under the sky. Bezos has a degree in electrical engineering and computer science.
This book gives a peek into his life from the early days to when he became a known face globally. Elliot Reynolds has given a detailed account of Bezos's family, upbringing, education, daily life, and what motivated him. The biography is an excellent snapshot of the magnate's life as well as his philosophy.
The book also has financial advice from Jeff Bezos, the tycoon himself.
Elon Musk is one of the most visionary entrepreneurs of today's time who aspires to take the common man to Mars someday. Currently, he is the CEO of Tesla, his founding organisation manufacturing electronic cars and SpaceX, the aerospace manufacturer and space-transportation company. His story is no less than a drama full of twists and turns. He was a bullied kid who was always at the receiving end of his father's harsh scolding. Invested in his studies throughout, he grew up to become an internet entrepreneur, got sacked from his own company, saw his marriage go into haywire and has been aiming for the sky since then!
Ashlee Vance has authored the story in a gripping manner using easy language. The biography brings to the readers a slice of Musk's ideology, innovation spree and vision, besides a detailed account of his story.
The author is an award-winning technology reporter, feature writer and Silicon Valley historian.
A young boy who borrowed USD 50 from his father for a start-up, ended up being the owner of one of the biggest international shoe-brands- Welcome to the story of Phil Knight, the co-founder of Nike. Starting from a small level, Knight worked with a closely-knit band of partners, analysed the market and expanded his business across borders.
This inspiring book is an intelligent cocktail of events and insights into the life events, planning, strategies, and philosophy of Phil Knight. The magnate has candidly shared about the risks, daunting setbacks and challenges that he encountered on his way to success.
Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft, is a highly successful technologist and entrepreneur who also happens to works a lot in the field of philanthropy. Love towards computers came early to this magnate in his early teens. Gates later dropped out of the Harvard University to lay the foundation of Microsoft, the software giant which forever revolutionized the evolution and penetration of technology in the lives of a common man.
The investigative reporters, James Wallace and Jim Erickson, through this biography, bring to the readers pages from the life of this billionaire starting from when he was 13. The authors, known for their knack for perfection just like Gates, spoke to every person who could give any relevant information, ranging from his immediate family and colleagues to business rivals. They haven't even shied away from mentioning the extraordinary brattiness, arrogance, and hostility that Gates is known for.
The book follows Gates from his days as an unkempt thirteen-year-old computer hacker to his present-day status as a ruthless billionaire CEO.
He was fired from his own company once. However, Jobs said that it was the most creative and liberating period of his life.
He is a huge fan of the ‘Star Wars' series and even plays a cameo role of an alien in the 2016 film Star Trek Beyond.
He created a science-fiction inspired video game dubbed “Blaster” at the age of 12 . His game code was published by a South African publication PC and Office Technology, for which he received USD 500.
He began by selling shoes from his trunk at track meets. His first shoes were made by a waffle iron, for greater traction.
He once bought the collection of Leonardo Da Vinci namely Codex Leicester for USD 30.8 million during an auction in 1994.
|Product||Price in India|
|Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography||₹ 386|
|Jeff Bezos: Biography of a Billionaire Business Titan||₹ 1,300|
|Elon Musk: How the Billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla is Shaping our Future||₹ 521|
|Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of NIKE||₹ 144|
|Hard Drive: Bill Gates and the Making of the Microsoft Empire||₹ 1,986|
A multi-media journalist and writer, Vaibhavi views the world as one big piece of poetry. Time and again she tries to capture this poetry through words, as well as, the lens. She loves to explore the depth of human psyche, philosophy, cultures, and oceans! Carrying forward this quest for exploration she reports on various beats ranging from tourism, culture, art, social issues, business, market trends, science and environment to technology. For her, the life mantra can be summarised with the catchphrases, “Hakuna Matata” and “Carpe Diem”....read more