Famous Entrepreneurs

Test your entrepreneur knowledge.

Points available: 10


Which quote was not said by Bill Gates?

  • A) Life is not fair. Get used to it.
  • B) As long as you are going to be thinking anyway, think big.
  • C) As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.
  • D) Your time is a valuable resource.

Which gas station(s) are remnants of John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company?

  • A) Exxon/Mobil
  • B) Shell
  • C) Citgo
  • D) Wawa

What company did entrepreneur Debbi Rose start?

  • A) Little Debbi (baked goods)
  • B) Estee Lauder (Cosmetics)
  • C) Jack in the Box (Restaurant)
  • D) Mrs. Fields Cookies

Which famous entrepreneur plans to retire in 2006?

  • A) Donald Trump
  • B) Bill Gates
  • C) Oprah Winfrey
  • D) Michael Dell

Which entrepreneur was named Fortune's richest man under 40?

  • A) Richmond Yang (Super Bowl and Big Buddah Restaurant)
  • B) Ingvar Kamprad (IKEA)
  • C) Michael Dell (Dell computers)
  • D) Tom Bloxham (Crash FM)

Who is the only entrepreneur in history to build three fortune 500 companies?

  • A) Oprah Winfrey
  • B) Wayne Huizenga
  • C) Bill Gates
  • D) John D. Rockefeller

What did Ray Kroc do for a living before founding McDonalds?

  • A) He sold milkshake mixers
  • B) He served in the military
  • C) He was a lawyer
  • D) He was a farmer

What did Walt Disney do for a living before founding Disney?

  • A) He was a milkman
  • B) He was pursuing his Master's degree
  • C) He was a plumber
  • D) He worked for the Red Cross Ambulance Corps

What is not true of the founder of Pan America Airlines, Juan Trippe?

  • A) He proposed the idea for the 747
  • B) He graduated from Harvard
  • C) He created affordable air travel (tourist rate travel)
  • D) He originally worked for Wall Street and found it boring

What is not true of the founder of Mary Kay, Mary Kay Ash?

  • A) She married at age 15
  • B) She implemented a system that awarded pink cadillacs to top sales directors
  • C) She began the Mary Kay foundation because of her husband's death from cancer
  • D) She wrote three best-selling books