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Famous Entrepreneurs Ben and Jerry • Ben and Jerry is created by two childhood friends Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield. They both took a $5 correspondence in ice cream-making. • After a failed attempt by Ben Cohen to return the company to private ownership, Ben and Jerry's was purchased in August 2000 by the Unilever conglomerate for slightly over $326.43 million. Jerry made about $19 million dollars through the deal, and Ben about $46 million. Hershey • By the lack of education Milton S. Hershey went nearly bankrupt at age 30 and then went on to become not only one of Americas wealthiest individual but also a successful entrepreneur. • Mary-Kay Mary Kay retired in 1963 for a month after a lengthy and successful career in direct sales. She decided to write a book to help women thrive in a man-dominated business world. She made two lists: one contained the good things in some companies. life savings of $5,000 and the help of her 20-year-old son Richard Rogers, she launched Mary Kay Cosmetics on Friday, September 13, 1963. The Company she founded remains today one of the greatest success stories in the annals of business. The Company today includes more than 800,000 Independent Beauty Consultants in 37 markets on five continents. Donald Trump • Trump began his career at his father's company, the Trump Organization, and initially concentrated on his father's preferred field of middle class rental housing. • He is the CEO of Trump Organization, an American-based real estate company in the premium real estate market • By 1994, the effects of recession left him unable to meet loan payments
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