Sunday, September 14, 2008

Biographies shared from 2005 - 2008

I take this opportunity to thank Mr. Dion Archibald for allowing us to share the links to several biographies on his motivational business portal - Woopidoo!

Biographies shared from 2005 - 2008 are listed below.

Ratan Tata is a wealthy billionaire Indian businessman and chairman of the Tata Group, one of the largest conglomerate companies in India. Ratan Tata became the Chairman of the Tata Group in 1981 after serving as Chairman in charge of the Nelco division of the group. Tata is India's largest conglomerate and includes the brands Tata Motors, Tata Steel, Tata Power, Indian Hotels, as well as other brands labeled under the Tata name. Read the complete biography on:

Shared on June 15, 2008

Jeff Bezos is the president, founder, and CEO of where he also acts as chairman of the board. Bezos is famous for being one of the richest men in America and for founding the popular online book store Bezos has been listed on the Forbes richest people in the world list since 1999 with a multi billion dollar net worth. Bezos was Time magazine's Person of the Year for 1999. Read his entire biography on:

Shared on March 30, 2008

Ray Kroc was the mastermind behind the worldwide McDonald's fast food franchise. He bought the fledgling restaurant chain in 1955 and grew it into the largest, most influential fast food chain in the world. Read the entire biography on:

Shared on March 17, 2008

Colonel Sanders otherwise known as Harland Sanders, was the founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken and it's famous seasoned chicken. Although he was always a cook, Harland, later known as the Colonel, didn't harness his talent for commercial use until he was over 40 years of age. Read the entire biography on:

Shared on March 03, 2008

John Ilhan founded the Crazy John's company and became one of the largest privately held mobile phone companies in Australia. Ilhan succeeded in a competitive industry and overcame the challenges of growing up in a poor migrant family to become a wealthy businessman and respected leader in his community and around Australia. Read more on:

Shared on November 05, 2007

Mark Cuban is the outspoken owner of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team, billionaire internet entrepreneur, and chairman of the high-definition television station HDNet. Read the biography on:

Shared on 28th January 2007

How Warren Buffett made his billions
­ Warren Buffett is a man who has made millions but he also started working at his father's brokerage when he was 11 years old, that's an age when most other kids were playing hide-n-seek and didn't know how to spell 'brokerage'. This financial wizard is by recent estimates, worth $46 billion but how he got there is the fascinating story. (Article attached)

Shared by Kaushal Khandor on 27th December 2006

Warren Buffett: Interesting aspects of his life
­ There was a one hour interview on CNBC with Warren Buffet, the second richest man who has donated $31 billion to charity. Enclosed are some very interesting aspects of his life. (Article attached)

Shared by Kaushal Khandor on 27th December 2006

Zig Ziglar is a popular American motivational speaker and self help author. He came from humble beginnings to be an expert sales person, best selling author, and highly sought after public speaker. Ziglar has successfully blended his own religious beliefs with positive thinking to create a philosophy that is his own.
Read more on:

Shared on 8th October 2006

Michael Dell is the founder of the computer company Dell, Inc. He created one of the most profitable computer companies in the world with annual sales of up to $50 billion American dollars. Dell has also become one of the wealthiest people in the world with a 4th place listing on the Forbes rich Americans list in 2005 with an estimated worth of $18 billion. Read more on

Shared on 30th June 2006

Carlos Slim Helu is a Mexican entrepreneur and businessman involved in a varied group of companies that include telecommunications, retail, banking and insurance, technology, and auto parts manufacturing businesses. He is the wealthiest Mexican man, the richest Latin American, and one of the top ten richest men in the world.
Read the complete biography on:

Shared on 12th June 2006

Warren Buffett was born in Nebraska, Omaha USA on the 30th of August in 1930. He is one of the worlds richest men, with a fortune that is only surpassed by Bill Gates of Microsoft fame. He is considered one of the most successful investors of all time and has picked up the nickname of the "Oracle of Omaha".
Read more on:

Shared on 10th April 2006

Brian Tracy is one of America’s leading authorities on the development of human potential and personal effectiveness. He is a dynamic and entertaining speaker with a wonderful ability to inform and inspire audiences toward peak performance and high levels of achievement. Originally from Canada, Brian started on his own “road to success” in his twenties when he left Canada to travel across the world. As of today, Brian Tracy has produced more than 300 different audio and video learning programs covering the entire spectrum of human and corporate performance. These programs, researched and developed for more than 25 years, are some of the most effective learning tools in the world. Read the complete biography on:

Shared on 3rd April 2006

Rupert Murdoch has grown the giant mammoth of a media company "The News Corporation" into one of the largest and most influential media groups in the world from a small town newspaper in Australia. Murdoch wields considerable power with his global media company and is often wooed by politicians to persuade him to favorably cover their campaigns. His empire covers television, filmed entertainment, cable network programming, book publishing, direct broadcast satellite television, magazines and newspapers operating in the United States, Australia, Continental Europe, the United Kingdom, Asia and the Pacific Basin.
Read more on:

Shared on 24th March 2006

Sergey Brin is the cofounder of the Google search engine. He and fellow Stanford University student Larry Page worked together on a project while doing a Ph.D. in Computer Science. The Pair left their studies to focus on developing the Google search engine. Sergey Brin and his partner Larry Page went on to become two of the wealthiest young entrepreneurs in America with the success of their university project, Google. Read more on:

Shared on 17th March 2006

Li Ka Shing is the wealthiest man in Hong Kong and East Asia. The Hong Kong billionaire started in the plastic-toy industry in the 50s and has moved into many other areas of business over the years, including telecommunications, shipping, financial services and real estate. Forbes business magazine estimated the wealth of Li Ka Shing to be $13 billion US dollars in 2005. Read more on:

Shared on 12th March 2006

Oprah Winfrey comes from an abusive upbringing to become one of America's most wealthy and influential women. Winfrey has amassed a great fortune through her media and publishing interests and uses her fame and wealth to positively influence the lives of people in need. Read more on

Shared on 4th March 2006

Richard Branson is a flamboyant British entrepreneur with a seemingly insatiable appetite for starting new businesses. His internationally recognized brand "Virgin" is splashed across everything from credit cards, to airlines and music "megastores". Branson was awarded a Knighthood in 1999 and became Sir Richard Branson for his contribution to entrepreneurship. Branson is married with two children and currently lives in London.

Shared on 26th February 2006

Carl Icahn is a well known investor and businessman who has amassed a great fortune from buying and selling major companies. Some have labeled Icahn a "corporate raider" or "imperial shareholder" that is only out to tear companies apart for short term profits, but he refers to himself as a "shareholder activist" that is keeping managers accountable. In 2005 Forbes business magazine estimated Carl Icahn's net worth to be $7.8 billion US dollars, making him the 49th richest person in the world. Read more on

Shared on 19th February 2006

Donald Trump is a famous New York real estate developer billionaire. He is also famous for starring on the hit reality show "The Apprentice", and the term "You're fired!" The biography can be read at:

Shared on 11th February 2006

Rajinder Gupta writes a rags-to-riches story
He is one of Wal-Mart’s favorite suppliers, hates capitalists and is well on his way to steering his company towards the No.1 slot — Rajinder Gupta, who has spun a modern rags-to-riches story with his Rs 1,500 crore Trident group, is clearly a picture of contrasts.

Shared on 29th January 2006

Online presentation on Billionaire College Dropouts

Part I: - This even features our Dirubhai Ambani & Subhash Chandra Goel…JJJ…makes you feel so proud…!!!

Part II:

Shared on 18th September 2005

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