Entrepreneurship – What’s Age got to do with it?

Is there any correlation between Entrepreneurship and Age? What is the ideal age to start a venture and scale to a billion dollar enterprise?

Early Executors

Age 17: Ingvar Kampard (1943) started IKEA

Age 18: Ted Waitt (1985) started Gateway

Age 19: Michael Dell (1983) started Dell; Joyce Hall (1910) started Hallmark Cards

Age 20: Mark Zuckerberg (2004 ) started Facebook

Age 21: Bill Gates (1976 ) started Microsoft; Steve Jobs (1976) started Apple

Age 22: Walt Disney (1923) started Disney, Richard Branson (1972) started Virgin

Age 23: Vishal Gondar (1999) started India Games

Age 24: Karsanbhai Patel (1969) started Nirma

Age 25: Larry Page (1998) started Google; Kiran Mazumdar(1978) started Biocon

Age 26: Uday Kotak (1985) started Kotak Mahindra; Phil Knight (1964) started Nike

Age 27: Jerry Yang (1995) started Yahoo; Sam Walton (1945) started Wal-Mart

Age 28: Pierre Omidyar (1995) started eBay; Ralph Lauren (1967) started Polo

Age 29 : Rajendra Pawar (1981) started NIIT;, Nolan Bushnell (1972) started Atari

Age 30: Jeff Bezos (1994 ) started Amazon

Age 31 : Shiv Nadar (1976) started HCL; Ramesh Chandra (1972) started Unitech

Age 32 : Oprah Winfrey (1986) started Oprah; Ross Perot (1962) started EDS

Age 33 : Warren Buffet (1963) started Berkshire; Larry Ellison (1977) started Oracle

Late Bloomers

Age 34: Charles Schwab(1971) started Schwab; S. Shetty(1993) started AllCargo

Age 35: NR Murthy (1981) started Infosys; March Benioff (1999) started Sales Force

Age 36: Dhirubhai Ambani (1958) started Reliance

Age 37: J Mckinsey(1926) started Mckinsey; Dave Thomas(1969) started Wendy

Age 38: Jim Clark (1982) started SGI

Age 39: M. Bloomberg (1981) started Bloomberg; Gorden Moore (1968) started Intel

Age 40: Martin Sorell(1985) started WPP;George Soros(1970) started Quantum Fund

Age 41 : Raman Roy ( 2000) Spectramind; Thomas Siebel (1993) started Siebel

Age 42 : Ajit Balakrishnan(1995) started Rediff;Reed Hastings(1997) started Netflix

Age 43 : Richard Egan(1979) started EMC; Naresh Goyal(1993) started Jet Airways

Age 44: Jerry Rao (1998) started Mphasis; Leo Burnett (1925) started Leo Burnett

Age 45 : Marry Kay Ash (1963) started Marry Kay

Age 46 : Capt. Gopinath(1997) started Deccan; Arthur Little(1909) started AD Little

Age 47: Rana Kapur (2004) started Yes Bank; G R Naidu (1985) started Amar Raja

Age 48: Bruce Henderson (1963) started BCG; KP Singh (1979) started DLF

Age 49: Vikram Talwar (1999) started EXL; Graeme Clark (1983) started Cochlear

Age 50: Leo Goodwin (1936) GEICO; Bernard Marcus (1979) started Home Depot

Age 51: Ashok Soota(1999) started Mindtree;Taikichiro(1955) started Mori buildings

Age 52 : Ray Kroc (1954) started Mcdonald; DS Barar (2004) started GVK Bio

Age 53: Barry Diller (1995) started IAC

Age 54: Prannoy Roy (2003) started NDTV

Age 55 : TMA Pai (1953) started Manipal University

Age 56: Anita Crook ( 2005) started Pouchee

Age 57: J Marriott(1957) started Marriott Hotel;J McGraw(1917) started McGraw Hill

Age 58: Orville(1969)started Redenbacher;A Hammer(1956)started Occidental Petro

Age 59 : Barbara Miller (1995) started Miller Papers

Age 60: Jack Fenimore (1983) started Mid Com

Age 61: Carmen Jones (1977) started Kids Corner

Age 62: Col. Sanders(1952) started KFC; Joseph Glidden(1875) started Barb Fence

Age 63: Henry Kaiser (1945) started Kaiser Permanente

Age 64 : Thomas Duck (1977) started Ugly Duck

Age 65: Capt. Krishnan Nair (1988) started Leela Hotels

Age 66 : Jagdish Khattar (2009) started Carnation

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