To be a truly inspiring business leader, you must possess a number of qualities that inspire people to live better, more successful lives, like the ability to ignite optimism and encourage enthusiasm. As we wake up each morning, it’s easy to feel the monotony of our daily routines, but a motivational leader can encourage us to dream bigger and live each day to the very fullest no matter what our circumstances might be. A business leader doesn’t have to rule strictly in the boardroom, but their idea or product must carry a central message that teaches us that absolutely anything is possible. Here are 5 inspiring leaders in business.

  1. Warren Buffett is one of the most successful investors in recent history. He is also one of the richest people in the world with an estimated fortune of 46 billion dollars. His business acumen and instincts in the stock market have earned him legendary status. However, what also makes Warren Buffet so successful is his philanthropic efforts, having pledged to give almost 99% of his fortune to charity.
  2. Another inspiring business leader, who started off selling records in his garage as a teenage in London, is Sir Richard Branson. Over the years, Branson has started over 400 companies and has amassed a fortune of over 4 billion dollars. Yet, Branson’s net worth is nothing compared to his ability to lead, motivate and connect people all the around the world with his unique brand and vision.
  3. Just type Larry Page’s name into Google and you’ll see why he is typically on most top 5 lists of influential business leaders. Speaking of Google, Larry Page helped found the search engine with his friend Sergey Brin in 1998. Page’s pledge to make all of the world’s knowledge available at anybody’s fingertips has earned him billions of dollars, but also the praise of billions of Internet users who go online everyday to use his services.
  4. And if you’ve ever walked down any major street, chances are you’ve stopped by a Starbucks to get a latte or a cup of coffee. Howard Schultz, who opened up the first Starbucks in Seattle in 1971, aimed to democratize and make the café ubiquitous, and this simple dream has made Shultz a legend to coffee drinkers around the world
  5. The last person, but certainly not least on the list, offers us this quote of the day, “Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugared water or do you want a chance to change the world?” Steve Jobs, who made the first Apple computer in the late 1970s, has put the power of personal computing in the hands of the people. This visionary idea has won him cult status over the last thirty years with products that have completely revolutionized the way we conduct our lives, like the iPod and iPhone. Sadly, Jobs is no longer with us, but his Apple logo has been a symbol to dream bigger than we ever did before and not to let anyone ever stop you.

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