Larry Page and Sergey Brin, founders of Google, were students at Stanford when the idea for Google has come to their minds.
Even though 9 out of 10 startups fail, there are ideas or it is better to say people behind the idea who have succeeded.
Here are some of the most successful billionaires of today and their ideas:
Larry Page and Sergey Brin, founders of Google, were students at Stanford when the idea for Google has come to their minds. Google has made profit of more then $66 Billion until today, and Page and Brin have cashed in around $30 billion for themselves.
The story about Mark Zuckerberg is know to everyone. He has created a social network for connecting students on collages, which later on became Facebook. It is the most popular social network in the world that is now worth $250 billion, and Zuckerberg’s fortune is estimated at $35 billion.
Michael Bloomberg has started its path during the 70s as a stock broker, and soon he realized that the companies are willing to pay a lot of money for reliable business information. He has started Bloomberg a company that finds exactly that kind of information, and today annual profit of Bloomberg is estimated at $8 Billion per year.
Jeff Bezos has started his career on Wall Street during the 90s, but he already then had an idea for starting an online store for books. That’s how Amazon has been founded, the world’s largest online store that now offers almost everything, and the company is estimated at $200 Billion.
While at Stanford, Jerry Yang and David Flo have created Jerry and David’s Guide to the World Wide Web, a portal that was a predecessor of today’s Yahoo!, currently one of the most visited web portals in the world. Yahoo! has earned around $38 Billion, and its founders around $5 Billion.