Karen Martin https://www.forward2me.com 1m 223 #startup
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How Old Were The Founders Of The World’s Biggest Brands When They Launched?
IKEA, Dell, Facebook, Microsoft; all brands we recognise and some of the world’s biggest companies. And they were all founded by teenagers…
A new study by Forward2Me has researched the 100 biggest brands in the world (according to Forbes) to reveal:
Which brands were founded by the youngest entrepreneurs
Industries which have founders with the youngest average age
- Which nation’s entrepreneurs found success at the youngest age
You can view the study here: https://www.forward2me.com/startup-years/
The Youngest Startup Founders:
Ingvar Kamprad – IKEA at 17 years old
Michael Dell – Dell at 18 years old
Mark Zuckerberg – Facebook at 19 years old
Dustin Moskovitz – Facebook 19 years old
- Bill Gates – Microsoft at 19 years old
The Oldest Startup Founders
Eiji Toyoda – Lexus at 76 years old
John Thompson – Chase at 75 years old
Charles Ranlett – Flint at 61 years old
Chaleo Yoovidhya – Red Bull at 61 years old
- J. P. Morgan – GE at 55 years old
You can find the full top 10 lists and the rest of the study data by viewing the infographic below. With so much pressure on society to feel like a success by a certain age, I thought the results of this study may be of interest to you and your readers.