Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey was born on January 29, 1954 in Kosciusko, Mississippi, to an unmarried teenage mother named Vernita Lee. After Oprah was born her mother traveled north to live with her grandmother for six years. During Oprah’s early years she was made fun of for being...

Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban was born on July 31, 1958 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His father, Norton, worked as an automotive upholsterer. Shirley, his mother, seemed to have a different job or career goal every other week. Cuban’s grandparents emigrated from Russia and Romania...

Andrew Carnegie

Andrew Carnegie was born on November 25, 1834, in Dunfermline, Scotland. Carnegie lived in a small weaver’s cottage where there was one main room which served as the living room, dining room and bedroom. Carnegie got his early education at the Free School in...

Sam Walton

Samuel Moore “Sam” Walton was born on March 29, 1918, to Thomas Gibson Walton and Nancy Lee in Kingfisher, Oklahoma. In 1923, Thomas had to move his family to find another line of work because farming was not feeding his family. After the move, Thomas Walton worked as...

Dave Thomas

Born Rex David (Dave) Thomas on July 2, 1932, in Atlantic City, New Jersey, he never knew the unmarried women who was his biological mother. Thomas was adopted by Rex and Auleva Thomas when he was extremely young. Dave Thomas’ adopted mother died when he was five...

Colonel Sanders Bio

Harland David (Colonel) Sanders was born on September 9, 1890 just outside of Henryville, Indiana. Harland’s father was a mild-mannered father who worked on an 80-acre farm. One day in 1895, he returned home with a fever and he passed away the next day. After his...