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Famous Entrepreneur

Scavenger Hunt
www.biography.com
Use the Internet to research the following entrepreneurs:
1. Bill Gates1. How many employees does Bill Gates have?
79,000
2. What year did Microsoft begin?
April 4, 1975
2. Dave Thomas1. How did Wendys get its name?
Thomas named the restaurant after his eight-year-old daughter Melinda Lou,
whose nickname was "Wendy", stemming from the child's inability to say her own
name at a young age.
2. What year was the 1st Wendys opened?
On November 15, 1969,
3. What year did Wendys open its 2000th store?
November 15th, 1969
3. Oprah Winfrey
1. Where was Oprah born?
January 29, 1954 (age 62), Kosciusko, MS

2. What is the name of Opras ABC production company?


Harpo production
4. Phil Knight1. In the beginning, where did Phil sell his shoes?
He first sold his shoes at track meets
2. What does NIKE stand for?

motion and speed

5. Orville Redenbacher1. What did Orville grow in order to make extra money?
popcorn when he was 12 years old
2. How did he become successful?
Popular popcorn salesman, Orville Redenbacher got his start
selling kernels from the back of his car. He's now recognized as the
face of Orville Redenbacher Popcorn.
6. Walt Disney1. What was Walts 1st Company called?
The Walt Disney Company started in 1923
2. What was his ambulance for the Red Cross covered with?
Instead, Walt joined the Red Cross and was sent overseas to France, where he
spent a year driving an ambulance and chauffeuring Red Cross officials. His
ambulance was covered from stem to stern, not with stock camouflage, but with
Disney cartoons.
7. Jerry Yang1. What did Jerry and David develop? Why?
Jerry Yang and David Filo are the founders of Yahoo! Inc. They developed Yahoo!
while they were both doctoral candidates at Stanford University. Yahoo started as
"David and Jerry's Guide to the Web," an attempt to organize the new and
unorganized World Wide Web, but the two re-dubbed it "Yahoo!" in the summer of
1994.
2. What does YAHOO stand for?
"Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle"
8. George Foreman
1. What cooking product is George famous for?
The George Foreman Lean Mean Fat-Reducing Grilling Machine, commonly known
as the George Foreman Grill, is an indoor, electrically-heated grill manufactured
by Spectrum Brands. It is promoted by former boxing champion George Foreman.
Since its introduction in 1994, over 100 million George Foreman grills have been
sold worldwide
2. What are his sons names?
George Jr., George III, George IV, George V, and George VI. They are also known
by the nicknames "Monk", "Red", "Joe" "Big Wheel" and "Little George
9. Magic Johnson`

1. What does Magic Johnsons business empire include?


His $500 million Magic Johnson Enterprises includes shopping plazas in Las Vegas
and Los Angeles; part-ownership of movie theaters in Atlanta, Cleveland,
Houston, Los Angeles and New York City; and part ownership in twenty-six
Starbucks stores, with commitments to build nineteen others.
2. How did he earn his famous nickname, Magic?
He had a passion for basketball, and would start practicing as early as 7:30
a.m. At Everett High School, Johnson earned his famous nickname, "Magic,"
after a sportswriter witnessed him score 36 points, 16 rebounds, and 16
assists in a single game.
All of these entrepreneurs had great ideas and created business on those
ideas. Each one became successful; maybe you can too.
Select one of the entrepreneurs above and create a glogster
(www.glogster.com) of their success. Include pictures of the person, their
business, etc. Make it nice!!

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