Famous Entrepreneur Scavenger Hunt

Famous Entrepreneur Scavenger Hunt

  1. Charles Schwab-


  1. What is Charles Schwab’s net worth?

    $8 billion dollars.
  2. What year was his company founded?

    3. What type of business is he in?
    American bank and stock brokerage firm
  1. Dave Thomas-


  1. How did Wendy’s get its name?

    Thomas named the restaurant after his eight-year-old daughter Melinda Lou, whose nickname was "Wendy"
    2. What year was the 1st Wendy’s opened?

    November 15, 1969
    3. What year did Wendy’s open its 2000th store?

    3. Bill Gates-

  1. How many employees does Bill Gates have?

    128,000 employees
    2. What year did Microsoft begin?

April 4, 1975
3. What programming languages did Bill Gates develop?

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4. Phil Knight- http://www.nikebiz.com/story/b_knight.shtml


  1. In the beginning, where did Phil sell his shoes?
    out of the trunk of his car in the parking lot during high school track meets.
    2. Who was Phil’s Co-founder?

Nike under the name Blue Ribbon Sports
3. How much was his first investment?

$500 investment

  1. What does NIKE stand for? http://www.answers.com/Q/What_does_Nike_stand_for

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  1. Orville Redenbacher-


  1. What did Orville grow in order to make extra money?

    his own popping corn
    2. How did he become successful?

    he ran a profitable fertilizer company and in his free time focused on creating the perfect popcorn
    6. Walt Disney-


  1. What was Walt’s 1st Company called?
    Walt Disney Studios
    2. Where did Walt and his wife get married?
    Lewiston, ID
    3. What was his ambulance for the Red Cross covered with?

Red Cross

  1. Ben and Jerry –


  1. What did Ben and Jerry develop? Why?

    The first scoop shop in a gas station in Vermont
  2. What year did they open their first shop?

  3. What happened in 2013?

    Moo Phorias offer favorite Ben and Jerrys ice-cream in stores
  1. Martha Stewart


  1. What type of business did Martha start in 1970?


  1. How much is Martha’s company worth?

640 million

  1. Where did Martha work before she became an entrepreneur?


  1. Steve Jobs -http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220515/botb
  1. Why is it important to make connections?

He meant that people with a broad set of life experiences can often see things that others miss.

  1. When Jobs returned to Apple in 1997, he reduced Apple’s offering to how many products?

350 products and reduced them to 10 products in a two-year period

  1. 10. Pete Cashmore -http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/219592/botb
  1. What shapes whether your company takes off or not?


  1. Why is it important to set up your employees to realize their passion?

You don't get the best work from people if you're guiding them versus them guiding themselves.

  1. Mark Cuban-http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/222524
  1. What are Cuban’s thoughts towards offices in a startup?

There is nothing private in a startup.

2 How should entrepreneurs approach technology in their startup?

If you know Apple, use it. If you know Vista, ask yourself why, then use it.

  1. What are some examples of how Cuban makes the job fun for his employees?

Keep a pulse on the stress levels and accomplishments of your people and reward them.

  1. Estee Lauder -http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/197658
  1. What are your favorite two pieces of advice Lauder offers to aspiring entrepreneurs?

Divider and rule, and learn to say no

  1. How did Lauder convince the manager to stock her products?

that she could compete with such cosmetics giants as Revlon, Helena Rubinestein and Elizbeth Arden.

  1. Mark Zuckerberg http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/12/01/60minutes/main7108060.shtml?tag=currentVideoInfo;videoMetaInfo
  1. Why did Zuckerberg originally build Facebook?

so that people can stay connected with their friends and their family, but no way would we be the ones who were contributing to, kinda, leading the whole Internet in this direction."

  1. Does Zuckerberg believe in the thought that “the endpoint is when you sell the company, or go public?”

No, he doesn’t think its letting go

  1. 14. Jeff Bezos -http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/13.01/bezos.html
  1. What products are the most difficult to sell, according to Bezos?

"hard middle" - marketing an inexpensive product, where the gross profit per sale is low, to a small group.

  1. What trend does Bezos see emerging in business today?

"hard middle" - marketing an inexpensive product, where the gross profit per sale is low, to a small group.

DIRECTIONS: Use the internet to find out why these people are famous.

Ex: Dave Thomas—Founder of Wendy’s

Larry Page and Sergey Brin- president of Google's parent company Alphabet Inc

Jack Dorsey- co-founder and CEO of Twitter,

Jawed Karim- co-founder of YouTube

Vera Wang- fashion designer

Steve Wozniak- electronics engineer, programmer, philanthropist, and technology entrepreneur.

Bonnie Cashin- American designer

Mary Kay Ash- founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics, Inc.

Richard Branson- founded the Virgin Group

Dennis Crowley- co-founded the social networking sites Dodgeball and Foursquare.

Oprah Winfrey- American media executive, actress, talk show host, television producer, and philanthropist.

Warren Buffet- chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway.

All of these entrepreneurs had great ideas and created a business on those ideas. Each one became successful; you can too.

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