The Dallas Cowboys, better known as the “America’s Team,” is the most valuable franchise in the National Football League’s history. Behind the team’s on-field successes and their $3.2 billion worth is their feisty owner and general manager, Jerry Jones.
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Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, age 62, is considered as the wealthiest doctor in history. He dedicated his career into developing new methods, medication, and treatment to battle health-related diseases, most especially diabetes and cancer. Dr. Soon-Shiong is a visionary who only wanted to improve the healthcare system through advancement of science and technology. As a surgeon, physician, and scientist, he values accountability in the medical field and continues to conduct various researches to develop new way of curing illnesses. Moreover, he is an influential icon in the medical and business communities.
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Celine Dion was born into an impoverished but happy family on March 30, 1968. She was the youngest of 14 children and was raised in the small town of Charlemagne, Quebec in Canada. Her childhood was filled with music as she learned to sing with her older brothers and sisters, so she never lacked musicians to accompany her. While still enduring adversity in her early years, Dion already felt the influence of her family’s love for music.
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“There’s always room for a story that can transport people to another place,” says
J.K. Rowling, the author of the best-selling children’s fantasy novel, Harry Potter.
Joanne Rowling was born in England in 1965. She grew up in Chepstow, Gwent with her family, who had average socio-economic means at that time. Despite this, they made sure that Rowling got proper education. She studied at Michael’s Primary School in Gloucestershire then moved to Chepstow at age nine. In school, Rowling grew enthusiastic towards English and Languages subjects.
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Unlike many successful women in the world, Jackie Cochran’s life has always been a puzzle with many missing pieces. As early as six, she realized that she was an orphan, and no one in her foster family knew her exact birth date. Eventually she learned that her real name was Bessie Lee Pittman, but she chose to use the name Jacqueline instead. She picked her own surname, Cochran, from a phone book.
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George Soros is a Hungarian-American self-made billionaire, successful investor, and global philanthropist. He has become a very attractive model for global hedge fund managers. His public image as a heroic loner against a hostile world in which he does great deals against adversity, is universally appealing.
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“I’m the worst CEO on the face of the Earth, for sure,” says Richard Taite, the founder and CEO of Cliffside Malibu Treatment Center.
Who would have imagined that the genius behind one of the world’s most successful addiction treatment centers was a former addict himself? Through the Cliffside Malibu Treatment Center, Richard Taite has been providing quality and results-oriented services to people with a claimed addiction. Overcoming tremendous adversity this is the story of Richard Taite.
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John Paul DeJoria, a 70-year-old business tycoon, is one to prove that the American Dream is real. The self-made billionaire now has over $3 billion personal net worth placing him in Forbes 400. He is well known as the co-founder of John Paul Mitchell Systems and owner of Patron Spirits.
Humbled by his life on the streets, knocking on doors selling shampoo facing adversity every day, he now extends his success to the community by making sure that his companies take part in making the planet a better place to live. He believes that success unshared is failure. With his vision, passion, and perseverance, JP is here to change the world.
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Jeff Sutton, founder and president of Wharton Properties, is a real estate mogul owning over 130 properties in New York City. His persistence and creativity in business placed the 54-year old billionaire in Forbes 400, with his $3 billion net worth. His most notable acquisitions house equally notable fashion empires such as Armani, Prada, Dolce and Gabbana, Alexander McQueen, and Givenchy to name a few.
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Steve Paul Jobs (1955-2011) was one of our modern digital age’s most passionate entrepreneurs. A visionary with a passion for impeccability and relentless motivation, Steve Jobs revolutionized the way we use our computers, mobile phones, and portable music devices.
Steve Jobs always had a charismatic leadership style matched by his uncanny ability, but his early days at Apple was marked by manipulative, demanding, and overly aggressive behavior. There were some upsides to his occasionally demeaning behavior because it infused an abiding passion and a strong urge to make a good impression to the people he worked with. His personality was tightly parallel to the close-system design of Apples’ hardware and software. His vision of “making a dent in the universe,” and his intense commitment to positioning Apple at the forefront of information technology by foreseeing trends has led to many breakthrough innovations. During his career, he had a fair share of product failures as well as product successes. Most of his successes were based on the lessons he acquired from his failures and the adversities he had to overcome.
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