Richard Branson, businessman, investor, founder. Aged 16, his first business was a magazine called Student. Over the years, he has opened a chain of stores, Virgin Megastores, an airline, Virgin Atlantic, and a music label, Virgin Records. At age 64, 400 companies later, Branson is named the 7th richest citizen of the UK, and is more vocal than ever in his passion for children to be taught about enterprise and business.
One of the wealthiest men on earth, Sheldon Adelson (CEO and Chairman of the Las Vegas Sands) described some of the qualities entrepreneurs have, by saying “An entrepreneur is born with the mentality to take risks, though there are several important characteristics: courage, faith in yourself, and above all, even when you fail, to learn from failure and get up and try again."