20 Crazy Stats & Facts About CEOs That’ll Leave You Stunned


1Travis Kalanick

Travis Kalanick

Travis Kalanick, the billionaire founder and CEO of Uber claims that he was the #2 ranked Wii Tennis player in the world.

2Mary Barra

Mary Barra

Mary Barra, the CEO of GM changed the workplace dress code from a complicated 10-page document to two words: "Dress appropriately."

3Robert Hohman

Robert Hohman

Robert Hohman, the CEO and the co-founder of Glassdoor quit his job as a president of the Hotwire website to do nothing but play World of Warcraft for a year and only founded the company after hitting the maximum level in the game.

4Mike Jeffries

Mike Jeffries

Mike Jeffries, the former CEO of Abercrombie & Fitch went on record as saying he does not want fat or unattractive people wearing his clothes or employed at his company.

5Indian CEOs

Indian CEOs

As of June 2020, the CEOs of Microsoft (Satya Nadella), Adobe (Shantanu Narayen), and MasterCard (Ajaypal Singh Banga) all went to the same high school (Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet) in India.

6Michael O'Leary

Michael O'Leary

Michael O'Leary, the CEO of low budget airline Ryanair wanted to charge passengers £1 to use the onboard toilets. The policy was never implemented because it violated EU regulations.

7Reed Hastings

Reed  Hastings

Reed Hastings, the CEO of Netflix offered to form a partnership with Blockbuster in the late 90s and the CEO of Blockbuster (John Antioco) laughed in his face.

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8Todd Davis

Todd Davis

Todd Davis, the CEO of Life Lock (identity theft protection) posted his social security number to the public to show the effectiveness of his company. His identity was stolen 13 times.

9Sidney Weinberg

Sidney Weinberg

Sidney Weinberg, the CEO of Goldman Sachs started from as a janitor's assistant in the company, where his responsibilities included brushing the firm’s partners’ hats and wiping the mud from their overshoes making $3/week.

10Dick Fuld

Dick Fuld

Dick Fuld, the former CEO of Lehman Brothers, got punched in the face and knocked out cold in the Lehman Brothers gym, the same night the Bank announced its bankruptcy.


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