Doesn’t it sound unbelievable that 12 world renowned billion dollar businesses once had a garage as their office? Strange, right?! Well, nothing is strange in this world. The journey from, “rags to riches” is a hard one & an earned one. Everyone has to struggle their path to success and it’s worth the struggle. This article will inform you about 12 of the current billion dollar businesses which started from garages as their offices.

Whenever you think of a multi-millionaire company, you think of sky-high offices with world class interiors. But that isn’t the picture when a business is in its initial stages. It takes a lot of sweat & blood to build a billion dollar business empire and maintain it as well. Read ahead to know what all businesses went through such process and now stand as strong & tall as a pillar in the business industry. Let me also tell you that, Microsoft is one of such companies.

Take a look at 12 current billion dollar businesses which started in a garage. Let’s see how many of these can take you by surprise!

1Amazon
Founded by Jeff Bezos in 1994

2Apple
Started by Steve Jobs & Steve Wozniak in 1976

3Microsoft
Founded by Bill Gates & Paul Allen in 1975

4Yankee Candles
Founded by Michael Kittredge at the age of 16

5Dell
Founded by Michael Dell in 1984

6Disney
Started by Walt Disney, his brother Roy & his uncle Robert in 1923

7Google
Created by Larry Page & Sergey Brin in 1998

8Harley Davidson
Officially founded in 1903 by William S. Harvey & Arthur Davidson

9Hewlett Packard (HP)
Founded in 1939 by Bill Hewlett & David Packard

10Lotus Cars
Founded by Anthony Colin Bruce Chapman in 1948

11MagLite
Started at a small-scale in 1950 by Anthony Maglica

12Mattel
Founded in 1969 by Harold Matson & Elliot Handler

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