Little Known Facts about Entrepreneurial American Icons


Did you know … that Apple's iconic Steve Jobs dropped out of Reed College after six months when he couldn't pay the tuition? He audited classes at Reed while sleeping on the floor in friends’ dorm rooms, returning Coke bottles for food money, and getting weekly free meals at the local Hare Krishna temple. His net worth before his death was $5.1 billion making him the 43rd richest American, according to Forbes.


Did you know… that after high school and his service in the Navy, Zig Ziglar sold cookware, and for two years, struggled for financial survival? He received a verbal “slap in the face” from the president of the company he worked for who told Zig that he believed in him and that he’d, “be a great one in this business if you would just believe in yourself, work on learning more, doing better and helping other people.”



Did you know… that Dave and Sharon Ramsey made lots of money after college, borrowed even more money, and lost it all in a short period of time? Dave was sued and foreclosed on, and almost lost his marriage due to the stress of it all. In 1988 he filed for bankruptcy protection. Dave was so mad at the situation that he swore to never borrow money again and sought to find out how money really works. He studied Larry Burkett’s teachings, spoke to millionaires, and learned what the Bible had to say about money. can help spark the entrepreneurial spirit in your child by providing a fun and educational way for children, with the help of their parents, to manage money and build financial literacy. Their easy and intuitive award-winning online money management application has helped thousands of parents raise money-smart kids by teaching them about financial goal setting, and forming the types of financial habits and behaviors that will lead to financial success.