Top 10 Success Stories of People Who Overcame Failure

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1. #1 Bill Gates
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We all recognise Bill Gates’ name as the co-founder of the world’s largest software business, Microsoft, and therefore one of the richest men in the world. However, his business trials weren’t always so successful. Along with his business partner, Paul Allen, Gates created a computer programme called, "Traf-o-Data," that monitored traffic in the Seattle area. The company made the two friends a profit of $20,000, but sadly its operations ceased when Gates decided to leave the college he was studying at and enrolled at Harvard.

From childhood we are taught, ‘if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again’. This simple mantra is engrained into us, though when we face failure; it is not so easy to live by. It is important to remember however, that every success story has an embarrassing failure that came before it. Even the most victorious of entrepreneurs, from Bill Gates to Steven King, faced embarrassing failures in the past, yet they managed to overcome these disappointments and are all now hugely successful in their own rights.

Here are the top ten most well known success stories of people who overcame failure.




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