Business Leaders Insights

Sir Richard Branson                                                                            

An English business leader who founded the Virgin Group, which controls more than 400 companies including Virgin Galactic, Virgin Mobile and Virgin Drinks.

His company was called Virgin because of his initial inexperience in business.

Branson wanted to become an entrepreneur at the age of 16

Branson was knighted at Buckingham Palace for his services to “entrepreneurship”

Branson is estimated to have a net worth at $5.1 billion (Forbes, June 2018)

 

Top Quotes

“There is no greater thing you can do with your life and your work than follow your passions – in a way that serves the world and you.”

“You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.”

“Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.”

“Whatever your goal is you will never succeed unless you let go of your fears and fly.”

“If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity but you are not sure you can do it, say yes – then learn how to do it later!”

 

Elon Musk

A business magnate and investor originally born in South Africa and now an American citizen, Elon is the CEO of SpaceX & Tesla Motors

He began a Ph.D. in applied physics and material sciences at Stanford University in 1995 but dropped out after two days to pursue an entrepreneurial career online

As of August 2018, he has a net worth of $20.2 billion and is listed by Forbes as the 46th richest person in the world

 

Top Quotes 

“I think it is possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.”

“I could either watch it happen or be a part of it.”

“If you get up in the morning and think the future is going to be better, it is a bright day. Otherwise, it’s not.”

“Persistence is very important. You should not give up unless you are forced to give up.”

“The first step is to establish that something is possible; then probability will occur.”

 

Jack Ma

Jack Ma Yun is a Chinese business magnate and is the founder and executive chairman of the Alibaba Group

A former English teacher, Jack Ma is now the chairman one of the world’s largest e-commerce businesses

As of September 2018, he has a net worth of $36.9 billion and is listed by Forbes as the 21st richest person in the world

Top Quotes 

“If you don’t give up, you still have a chance. Giving up is the greatest failure.”

“You should learn from your competitor, but never copy. Copy and you die.” 

“The very important thing you should have is patience.” 

“Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine.” 

I want to change history, do something important in my life, and influence individuals like we have with millions of small businesses on Alibaba. Then they love and respect you because you made their life important.”