The heroic story of going from somebody’s garage to being worth billions has got to be one of the most compelling tales within entrepreneur and startup folklore. It shows that one potent idea can be so powerful that it eclipses all the other factors.
Entrepreneurs that are a part of this “garage-to-riches” story do start with $20 million in the bank. They do not typically have proven and accomplished technical teams. They must resort to building their new enterprise with elbow grease and ingenuity. They must make up for a lack of capital with hard work and discipline – but most of all, conviction.
Billion Dollar Companies Started in Garages
The following infographic shows the legendary companies that had humble beginnings with a close proximity to the toolbox and the family car. From media conglomerates to the world’s most visited website, here are the multi-billion dollar companies that were started in garages: