Three Garage Startups That Are Now Ruling The World

There is something common in today’s most powerful companies: They all started in the garage. From humble beginnings to world domination, here are three garage startups that are now ruling the world.

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In 1994, Jeff Bezos started an online bookstore in his garage in Bellevue, Washington. The first book was sold in 1995 under the URL. In 1997, the online bookstore became public, and today, Amazon is the world’s largest online retailer making Bezos one of the richest men in the world.


Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak launched Apple in 1976. They were 21 and 26 years old respectively. They started building the first Apple computer in a garage in Los Altos, California. Today, Apple is the most valuable tech company in the world. In 2016, the company sold its 1 billionth iPhone.


Google started in Santa Margarita, California, in a garage owned by Susan Wojcicki. If there is one company that knows the meaning of regret, that would be Excite. Larry Page tried to sold BackRub (Google’s former name) for under $1 million to Excite, which was the No. 2 search engine next to Yahoo!. The company rejected the deal, and Google went on to dethrone Yahoo! and become the world’s top search engine.

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Hi, my name’s Steve Sorensen. I’m an investment strategist and a business blogger. I have been fascinated by the metric growth of some of the fortune 500 companies, and I would like to find out how their net worth has grown. Visit my blog for similar reads.


Author: Steve Sorensen Networth

Hello there. I'm Steve Sorensen, a Des Moines-based investment strategist and business blogger. Welcome to my business blog. I received my degree in business from Iowa State University. I do a lot of research on many of the world's most successful companies, in particular on how they built up their net worth over the years. Not only do the success stories of Fortune 500 companies fascinate me so, they also provide a framework to analyze the potential growth outlook of many companies. This assists me in helping my clients find the right mix of companies to add to their portfolios. I spend my weekend downtime keeping fit by playing tennis doubles with friends. I enjoy country music and like to keep updated on the country music festivals. Check back from time to time to see what I've written about.

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