People Who Worked Incredibly Hard For Their Success

Most of the time, hard work pays off. You want to be the most successful person in your environment? Then prepare to work harder than anyone else. Here's a list of entrepreneurs who worked incredibly hard for their success.


Most of the time, hard work pays off. You want to be the most successful person in your environment? Then prepare to work harder than anyone else. Here’s a list of individuals who worked incredibly hard for their success.

Jeff Immelt

Chairman and CEO of General Electric, Jeff Immelt, takes questions during a news conference in New York, Monday, March 11, 2013. GE is partnering with the NFL, the US Military, and others to further research on head injuries.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

American business executive Jeffrey Robert “Jeff” Immelt is known for his hard work. The three times honored “World’s Best CEO” of the U.S.-based conglomerate General Electric is currently also the chairman of the board of his respective company. It is said that he did 100 hours shifts for 24 years. If we assume he worked 7 days and not 5, that’s more than 14 hours daily. Everything that’s of purpose for the company, counts as working time. So don’t just think he spend 14 hours daily behind his desk. Examples:

  • Business trips
  • Business lunches with functions
  • Meetings
  • Reading books, which benefit the company

Mark Cuban

American business man  Mark Cuban has an estimated net worth of 3 billion US$.

Credits: Conscious2

Back in 1982, Dalles – Texas, Mark Cuban found himself working as a bartender before becoming a salesperson for Your Business Software. By that time, Your Business Software was one of the first PC software retailers in Dallas. It didn’t take the young dreamer 12 months to be fired. The reason was because instead of opening a new store, he was acquiring customers from Your Business Software for his new company, which was going to be known as MicroSolutions. His startup made itself a name and grew good fame. Names like Perot Systems were in their customers list. In 1990, he sold MicroSolutions to CompuServe for 6 million US$. The young entrepreneur worked 7 years on his start up without any vacation.

Cristiano Ronaldo

 Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the greatest soccer players of all time.

Facebook/Cristiano Ronaldo

The Portuguese claims that he grew up in poverty, sharing a room with his brother and sisters. Back in the school days, Ronaldo was a famous kid. However, he was kicked out of school after throwing a chair at his teacher. He justifies this by claiming that the teacher disrespected him. Rumors state that the teacher made fun of Ronaldo’s family’s financial situation. The 14 years old decided to fully concentrate on soccer and made himself an internationally well known name. Some teammates state that the superstar is one of the first players on the field and leaves the training as last. Cristiano also avoids drinking alcohol and states that his success leads back to his hard work and dedication. “As a teenager, I was very skinny and weak. With hard work and dedication in the gym, I reached the top!”      

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