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First-ever Malaysian to score deal on Shark Tank grew up poor, nearly died, and then built a US$7.5 million company

She was given a 50:50 chance of survival after being diagnosed with toxic shock syndrome.
Shopify founder and CEO Tobias Lütke opened up about handling his stress on an episode of NPR's "How I Built This with Guy Raz" in August.

The billionaire cofounder of Shopify says he intentionally slowed the company’s growth — and it was the key to managing the ‘crushin...

During the company's early years, founder and CEO Tobias Lütke was so worried about finances that he struggled to sleep at night.
Chobani CEO Hamdi Ulukaya founded the yogurt maker with a $3,000 loan.

The Chobani billionaire who turned a $3,000 loan into a yogurt empire calls himself an ‘anti-CEO’ and thinks other CEOs should do the same...

In a recent TED talk, Hamdi Ulukaya called himself an "anti-CEO" because he rejects the notion that businesses must maximize value for shareholders.
Peloton cofounder and CEO John Foley.

Peloton, which sells $2,000 exercise bikes, just filed for an IPO — but cofounder and CEO John Foley has said that finding good talent is what k...

Foley struggled with anxiety in Peloton's early days, telling NPR he was "a shell of a human being for several years, for two years in particular."
Katya Dorozhkina.

A Russian entrepreneur shares 7 practical tips that immigrant startup founders should follow to make it in America

Many of the most valuable companies in the US were founded by immigrants. Moscow-born founder Katya Dorozhkina shares their tips for success.
Tan France says that his business succeeded thanks to his frugal habits.

‘Queer Eye’ star Tan France says 2 crucial money decisions helped him launch a clothing brand by age 26

'Queer Eye' star Tan France chose to be his only employee for two years and made frugal choices while starting his company, Kingdom & State.
Elon Musk owns over $70 million worth of Los Angeles real estate.

Elon Musk is worth about $22 billion and has never taken a paycheck from Tesla — here’s how the notorious workaholic and father of 5 makes...

Tesla's Elon Musk turns 48 on June 28. He's a notorious workaholic who doesn't spend on lavish vacations or flashy hobbies.

9 surprising jobs where you make more money than a doctor but don’t need a college degree

From self-taught IT manager to bodyguard, there are some surprising jobs where you can make $200,000 or more — no college education necessary.

11 tips for starting a small business with little to no money

Here are some suggestions on starting a business from scratch, written by real Quora users with business experience.