10 company founders still on top

Despite or because of the unique challenges they face, these founding CEOs have stayed at the helm of the businesses they brought to life.

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Apr 5, 2014 7:20PM
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Terry I agree 100% V_L is either on drugs or is seriously deluded.  He/she tries to make a case that banks print fiat money for corporations to live off but the figures quoted don't add up as 100 times 50 trillion would be 5000 trillion not the 800 trillion V_L is talking about ;)

Also V_l neglects to add that in the case of Tesla the reason their cars cost so much is that 20% of the cost is batteries and that's why Elon Musk is looking at making his own batteries in order for Tesla to avoid being ripped off by prices like that.

Either way most of the people on this list deserve to be there with the exception of Mark Zuckerberg whose company has exploited people and done more to destroy privacy than the NSA etc could have ever hoped to achieve.

I have no problem with anyone making millions off a great idea, but not when by doing so they rip off and expose people to privacy threats.

Apr 5, 2014 4:05PM
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I don't know what V_L is babbling about.  Who doesn't dream of taking a good idea and riding it to the top of the capitalist food chain.
Apr 5, 2014 11:49PM
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I hope Tesla succeeds in making a car that's equal in price to a modest combustion engine car. 
That way we can give the birdy finger to the oil industries of the world.  My state, most of our energy is made from hydro; lots of dams. And because most of the energy consumers have escaped to lower wage emerging markets, lots of capacity isn't being used.  
Electricity is more efficient and cheaper per unit than gasoline or diesel.  

Out of all of them I hop Tesla succeeds in being a regular consumer choice.  And other competitors mimic electric and hydrogen vehicle technology.  
An energy revolution will change the economic growth and capacity for the good for the long run. And we're far beyond ready for such a change.
Apr 5, 2014 6:11PM
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At 19 I had been in the army for a year and the Dell story is astounding....he's pushing 50 and the richest man in
Texas.  Most 19 yr. olds are still on skateboards living at home with the folks. 

Apr 5, 2014 10:09PM
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It's good to see they love their inventions and are willing to work for them. Congrats to all who helped.
Apr 5, 2014 9:16PM
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Note to conservatives, None of them where huge millionaires at start or worried at all about tax rates on the rich when they started. Real job creators don't think of such things when starting a company. Lower tax rates on rich just give rich more, not more jobs, and everyone else must pay more to make up for what they don't pay or add it to deficit.
Apr 5, 2014 10:08PM
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They'll be in charge, only as long as they don't support a normal traditional marriage over 'homosexual unions'.

BTW: Boycott ALL mo-zilla products,..in the interest of free speech, and in the name of Brendan Eich.
Apr 5, 2014 6:33PM
Mar 31, 2014 6:21AM
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This is the dumbest article yet. With the exception of Tesla- all these other "companies" are virtual rackets that destroyed American prosperity by taking away jobs, causing counter-productivity and hurt America, not help it. Tesla can't build an affordable car. Yelp? Come on... Amazon doesn't make any real profits, it just undermines competition until it fails, much like Wal-Mart did after the heirs dumped the Founder, killed his oldest son and wiped out Main Street America. One major power outage wipes out all these rackets. They are-- rackets, not enterprises. They created a culture of reliance and self gratification that has put us on course for failure and global unrest.
Apr 5, 2014 3:50PM
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There is a  very sad elephant in India.  Last week a mahout was sitting on his elephant, hauling teak logs out of the jungle. This week he says "My name is William, I  am a technical representative of Dell computers.."

Mar 31, 2014 6:27AM
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I might add that not ONE of these "businesses" were built on successful enterprise. TRILLIONS put into these rackets came primarily from fiat money printing and derivative debt-- two aspects of our future indenture destined to collapse the world and send it to Armageddon. There are more than $800 TRILLION in outstanding derivative debts in existence. They aren't real money, they are synthetic transactions behind the scenes that prioritize ahead of stocks and other assets in liquidation. Just 15 years ago, there was only $50 to 60 Trillion in currencies worldwide. Central banks have printed more than 100 times that in fake money-- all to stoke markets where these "businesses" suck off it instead of generating actual sales. They operate on "ad sales" but they are each others' ad sources so none actually make anything. RACKET.  
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