35 Interesting Facts about Founders

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26John Kellogg

John Kellogg, the inventor of Corn Flakes and founder of the Kellogg company, worked tirelessly to "reform masturbators" by wrapping their genitals in sharp wire to prevent arousal, burning their genitals with acid to desensitize, and circumcising small boys without anesthetic, among other things.

27. Ferruccio Lamborghini, the founder of Lamborghini tried talking to Enzo Ferrari about improving their cars, but Enzo refused because Lamborghini was just a small tractor maker.

28. The founders of Adidas (Adolf Dassler) and Puma (Rudolf Dassler) are brothers and were Nazis.

29. Michael Dell, the founder of Dell Inc., once had a high school summer job selling newspaper subscriptions for the Houston Post. By targeting the demographics of newlyweds and recent home buyers, he made $18,000 in one summer, exceeding the yearly payroll of two of his teachers.

30. Fredric Baur, the founder of Pringles is buried inside of a Pringles can.

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31Candance Lynne Lightner

Candance Lynne Lightner, the founder of Nonprofit organization MADD left her organization, stating "It has become far more neo-prohibitionist than I ever wanted or envisioned."

32. Facebook turned down WhatsApp founder Brian Acton for a job before they bought his app for $19 billion.

33. Jack Daniel, the founder of Jack Daniel's Whiskey, died due to complications from gangrene after kicking his safe when he couldn’t remember the combination.

34. Chung Ju-Yung, the founder of Hyundai, originally wanted to become a school teacher, but his family's dire financial situation made him unable to get a higher education. Instead, he ran away from his family to Seoul, where he started a construction company, Hyundai, in 1947.

35. Gulshan Kumar, the founder of T-Series was murdered in August 1997 by the Mumbai Organised Crime Syndicate for refusing to pay protection money to them. This exposed the decades-old nexus between Mumbai Gangs and Bollywood.


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