(Worldkings) Many of Europe's richest individuals gain their wealth through their family history. In the European Union's three largest countries, the richest people are Germany's George Schaeffler, France's Liliane Bettencourt, and the UK's Gerald Grosvenor (better known as the Duke of Westminster), all of whom had inherited their wealth. That's not true at all of Ortega, who started his life in relative poverty.
(Worldkings)Arnold Peter Møller, commonly known as A. P. Møller, (October 2, 1876 Dragør – June 12, 1965 Copenhagen) was a Danish shipping magnate, businessman who was the founder of the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group in 1904.
(Worldkings) Bertie Charles Forbes (May 14, 1880 – May 6, 1954) was a Scottish-born American financial journalist and author who founded Forbes magazine.
(Worldkings)Joseph Chamberlain Wilson (1909-1971) was an American businessman with an eye for innovations and the patience to research them; Wilson reinvented the Haloid Company as Xerox and made its name synonymous with photocopying.
(Worldkings)Walter Elias “Walt” Disney (1901-1966) was an American motion-picture and television producer and showman, famous as a pioneer of cartoon films and as the creator of Disneyland.
(Worldkings)Travis Cordell Kalanick (born August 6, 1976) is an American entrepreneur. He is the co-founder of the peer-to-peer file sharing company Red Swoosh and the transportation network company Uber.
(Worldkings)Kiichiro Toyoda (1894-1952) is a Japanese Industrialist, who is the founder of the Toyota Motor Corporation, which in 2008 surpassed America’s General Motors as the world’s largest automaker.
(Worldkings)Frederick Adrian "Fred" DeLuca (October 3, 1947 – September 14, 2015) was an American businessman, best known as the co-founder of the Subway franchise of sandwich shops.
(Worldkings)Masaru Ibuka (11 April 1908 – 19 December 1997) was a Japanese electronics industrialist and co-founder of Sony.
(Worldkings)Evan Thomas Spiegel (born June 4, 1990) is an American Internet entrepreneur. He is the co-founder and CEO of the American multinational technology and social media company Snap Inc (then known as Snapchat).