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*In 1960, Tom Monaghan, founder of Dominos, started his first pizzeria with a $900.00 bank loan. Today, Dominos Pizza is worth about $4.6 billion.

*In 1953, Mary Kay Ash used her life savings of $5,000 to start Mary Kay Cosmetics. Today, the company is worth over $2 billion. Source: Evan Carmichael

*Duncan Hines lost $1,500.00 publishing the very first book he wrote.

*Pakistani-born Shad Khan arrived in this country at age 16 with $500 in his pocket. He went to college, built a wildly successful auto-parts empire, and at age 62, Khan paid $770 million to become an NFL team owner. Source

*John D. Rockefeller founder of Standard Oil Company was the Depression era industrialist who liked to hand out nickels to poor children.

*April 10, 1849 The safety pin is patented by Walter Hunt. He badly needed money and sold the rights for $100.00.

*Exceeding all expectations, Hugh Hefner immediately sold out all 50,000 copies of the first issue of Playboy, which he sold nationwide at 5 cents a copy in December 1953. Source

*In 1900, 25 year old J.C.Penny failed his first business: a butcher shop. Learn more.

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