Famous 5amers

Ingvar Kamprad – Famous 5amer

Ingvar Kamprad, founder of IKEA, Sweden’s most famous export and successful retail giant. Mr. Kamprad started his business career at the age of six by buying matches in packs of ten and splitting them up to sell on his bicycle at a profit to his neighbors in his small farming community. In 1943 at the age of seventeen he founded IKEA, an acronym from the initials in his name plus that of the...

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John Grisham – Famous 5amer

John Grisham, author of over twenty five books including the best sellers ‘The Firm’, ‘The Pelican Brief’ and ‘Runaway Jury’ having sold more than 250 million books, many of which have gone on to become successful movies gained success from his early morning routine. “The alarm clock would go off at 5, and I’d jump in the shower. My office was 5 minutes away. And I had to be at my desk, at my...

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Muhammad Ali – Famous 5amer

Muhammad Ali, Olympic gold medal winner and retired American professional boxer is known as the greatest boxer ever. His unorthodox fighting style resulted in many memorable fights including “The Fight of the Century”, “The Rumble in the Jungle” and “The Thrilla in Manila”. Ali was the world heavyweight champion three times has been the subject of many books and films include the Oscar winner...

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Howard Schultz – Famous 5amer

Howard Schultz, Starbucks founder is worth over one billion dollars and now earns roughly $30 million each year as CEO, Chairman and President of the coffee company. Mr. Schultz who grew up in the housing projects of Brooklyn realized the undeveloped potential of the café culture after visiting Italy and later in 1987 buying out his boss’s small Starbucks business for $3.8 million. Today...

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Sam Walton – Famous 5amer

Sam Walton, founder of Wal-Mart, the largest retail chain in the world was ranked as the richest man in the United States from 1982 to 1988. If he was still alive today his personal fortune would be greater than that of Bill gates with his heirs sharing a fortune of over $100 Billion. Sam lived an “early to bed early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise” life starting work around 4...

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