At 16, he became an assistant bookkeeper (biography.com). In 1859, he and a business partner established a commission firm that worked with meat, grains, hay, etc (biography.com). The firm shut down after just 1 year in business but Rockefeller and his partner had made about $450,000 (biography.com). After that, he found a fantastic opportunity in the newly created oil business
Hannah Johansen 9/28/15 CP Chemistry Antoine Lavoisier Born on August 26th 1743, Antoine Lavoisier [la-vwa-zyey] was born into a wealthy family. He lost his mother at the tender age of five and inherited a fortune large enough to sustain him through all of his childhood and into early adulthood. Antoine’s father, Jean-Antoine Lavoisier, was a well renowned lawyer in the parliament. He began attending school at the age of eleven. However his scientific ingenuity was not peaked until his last two years, in which he became enraptured with chemistry, botany, and mathematics.
Born on October 10, 1837 in Boston, Massachusetts, Robert Gould Shaw was the second child and only son of Francis George and Sarah Blake Shaw, two prominent abolitionists at the time. Shaw’s family line consisted of very successful merchants and businessmen who had amassed millions through trade, making the childhood of Shaw and his four sisters a comfortable one. When Shaw turned four, his father retired from his part time law practice so he could pursue a literary career and to spend more time with his family; he moved his family to the country near Brook Farm. It was here that Shaw was exposed to the beliefs of freethinkers’ such as Nathaniel Hawthorne and Ralph Waldo Emerson, along with the open-minded ideals of the local Unitarian church.
Andrew Carnegie was born November 25, 1835, in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland. He had little formal education and grew up in a family that believed in the importance of books and learning. Carnegie grew up to be one of the wealthiest businessmen in America. http://www.biography.com/people/andrew-carnegie-9238756#synopsis Carnegie started work as a telegrapher and by the 1860s had investments in railroads, railroad sleeping cars, bridges and oil derricks. He accumulated further wealth as a bond salesman raising money for American enterprise in Europe.
became involved in the ferry business, leaving the name of Castleman's Ferry on the Shenandoah River. The Castlemans became very wealthy farmers and entrepreneurs over a 100 sq km area encompassing the state border by Charles Town. Charles Tyson (Tyson was the maiden name of his maternal grandmother) was born into to this privileged family by his father, John Saunders (b 1852) and mother, Pauline (b 1864, née Dawson and previously divorced) and moved with the family to Leesburg Va at an early age. After high school, Charles studied at U of Virginia starting in 1923. There he became involved in track and field, especially on the relay team (with times as fast as 3:19.6, for the 4 x 400 m winning the US Championship.
Priti Patel William Jefferson Clinton William Jefferson Clinton was a very smart person that changed our economy for the better. He was born on August 19th, 1946 in Hope, Arkansas. As a boy Bill had a rough childhood. Bill’s father had died in a car accident before Bill was born, and his mother and grandparents didn 't have enough money to support the family after world war 2 had ended. In his early twenty’s Bill attended Georgetown, Oxford, and Yale university with a major in law.
He dropped out of school at the age of 13, and then a year later he began apprenticing with a master confectioner. 4 years later he borrowed $150 from his aunt to open a candy shop. 5 years he had the shop, then he went and sold it and started the Lancaster Caramel Company(Milton Hershey Biography). For these reasons I believe that Milton Hershey was one of the most successful business man in the United States due to his successful candy company, his dedication
After graduating high school, she attended Community College of Philadelphia Majoring in Accounting, where she attained her credentials to enter the workforce. While attending high school, she met an incredibly handsome man by the name of Charles and they eventually had a very handsome little boy and they married. While working for a community center, she was persuaded by her manager to use her interpersonal skills and attempt social work. It was here that Linda had a knack for helping people; she would help low-income families with valuable resources to improve their financial and living conditions by way of various resources the City of Philadelphia had available for those that qualified. Sister Linda was self-employed for several years as she raised her son while her husband worked full time.
Early life: Donald Trump was born in New York he was one of five children. When he was 13 his parents sent him to New York Military Academy (NYMA) where he had both socially and academically strived. Went to Fordham University for two years before he finished at the Wharton School of Finance at the University Of Pennsylvania. Graduated in 1968 with economics. Accomplishments: Some of his accomplishment include constructing the Wollman Rink in Central Park in six month and only using 750,000 dollars of the 3 million dollar budget.