Inspiring Stories

Inspiration is the act or power of exercising an elevating or stimulating influence upon the intellect or emotions; the result of such influence which quickens or stimulates; as, the inspiration of occasion, of art, etc. Today I am sharing some Inspiring Stories with you.

Struggles are no excuse for giving up on your dreams!

Brian Acton – Co-founder, WhatsApp – $5.3 Billion


  • Rejected by Facebook and Twitter
  • Built an App that Facebook bought for $19 Billion


Colonel Sanders – Franchised KFC – $3.5 Million


  • Recipe got rejected 1009 Times
  • Got 5 cents per chicken from the Restaurant
  • 9 years later, there were 600 KFC outlets in the USA


Jack Ma – Founder, Alibaba – $29 Billion

FILE PHOTO: Jack Ma, chairman and then-chief executive officer of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., laughs at a news conference in Hong Kong, China, on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007. Alibaba, which rode China's emergence as an economic superpower over the last 15 years to become a massive online marketplace for everything from forks to forklifts, filed today for what could become the largest U.S. initial public offering ever. Photographer: Daniel J. Groshong/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Jack Ma

  • Rejected from 30 jobs including KFC
  • Rejected from Harvard 10 times
  • Failed school and college exams


Jim Carrey – Comedian, Actor – $150 Million


  • Worked night shifts at Factory
  • Worked as Janitor
  • Lived in a Van
  • Fought Dyslexia
  • One of the Highest Paid Comedian


J. K. Rowling – Author, Harry Potter Series – $1 Billion


  • Jobless Single Mother
  • Fought Depression
  • Rejected by 12 Publishers
  • Became the Richest Author


Oprah Winfrey – Talk Show Host – $2.9 Billion


  • Born to a Housemaid and Coal Worker
  • Raped at 9 and 13
  • Pregnant at 14
  • Millionaire by 32
  • Queen of all media


Richard Branson – Creator, Virgin – $5 Billion


  • Suffering from Dyslexia
  • Performed poorly at School
  • Now lives on an island owned by him


Sam Walton – founder, Walmart – $34.9 Billion


  • Grew up at a Farm
  • Milked Family cows and sold milk
  • Delivered Newspaper
  • Founded the largest retail chain


Stephen Hawking – Physicist – $20 Million


  • At 21, Diagnosed with ALS, A Disease that shuts down the nerves
  • Eventually lost ability to speak and move
  • Defied all odds and became a leading Scientist


Walt Disney – Founder, The Walt Disney – $5 Billion


  • Delivered Newspaper
  • Went Bankrupt with just $40 in pocket
  • MGM Studios Rejected Mickey Mouse
  • Established the Disney Empire


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