According to Richard Cantillion, entrepreneur is someone who doing in exchanges for the profit, especially for someone who carry out business. In this part, there are several examples of Indonesians and foreigner successful entrepreneur’s around the world.
a). Soedono Salim
Soedono Salim or Liem Sioe Liong is one of the successful entrepreneurs in Indonesia. He was born on July 19, 1916 in China. He is an establisher of Salims’group in Indonesia such as Indofood, Indomobil, Indocement, Bank Central Asia, Indomaret, Indomarco, PT Mega, Windu Kencana Bank, factory of Hanurata, and factory of Waringin Kencana.
The histories of Soedono Salim were begun when he moved to Indonesia on 1939. In Kudus he is become a clove provider for cigarette industrial. On 1969, Soedono Salim with his partners Sudikatmono, Djuhar Sutanto, and Ibrahim Risjad was built a CV Waringin Kentjana. Besides that, they are also built PT Bogasari, PT Indocement Tunggal Perkasa, PT Metropolitan Development, and Bank Central Asia.
b). Michael Dell
Michael Dell is a founder and owner of Dell Computer Corporation. He was born on February 23, 1965 in Houston, United States of America. Michael Dell started his business with selling his custom -made PCs and component to the consumers from his dormitory room. Dell Computer sells more than $50 million of computer products on the internet each day.
To increase children’s live in the United States of America even around the world, Michael Dell with his wife made a foundation institute, namely Michael and Susan Dell Foundation
c). Andrew Carnegie
Andrew Carnegie was born on November 25, 1835 in Dunfermline, Scotland. With his parents, Andrew Carnegie was moved to America and worked there. First of all, Andrew Carnegie was worked in Bobbin Company. In Bobbin Company, he was working as deft collector in his factory and then he is change become to a messenger. The career of Andrew Carnegie was started when he was built Pittsburgh Carnegie Steel Company that joined with Elbert Gary Steel Federal Company and other small company to build United States Steel Company. With his wealth, Andrew Carnegie changes his career to philanthropy and to help peoples in the education.
d. Stephen Girard
Stephen Girard was born on May 20, 1750 in Bordeaux, France. The business of Stephen Girard is about shipping and banking. After married with Mary Lum, he is built a trading fleet service namely “Water Witch”in the Pennsylvania, Unites States. With see and act opportunity, Stephen Girard was building his own bank namely “Stephen Girard Bank” in South Third Street, Philadelphia. First of all, he hires George Simpson as cashier and seven other employees to work in the Stephen Girard Bank. When First World War was finish, he is transfer and gave his money to build his country, United States of America.
e. Anthony Francis Fernandes
Anthony Francis Fernandes or Tony Fernandez is the establisher of Tune Air Sdn Bhd and an entrepreneur on Air Asia Lines. Tony Fernandez was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 1964. The career of Tony Fernandez was begun when he always followed his mother to sell of Tupperware to the consumers. After finish his study in London, he was worked in the Virgin Airlines as auditor and then moved to Richard Bronson Company as finances beadle.
When he was 27 years old, he was going back to Malaysia and worked in the Warner Music Malaysia Sdn Bhd as director manager. Whereas, he was leave his job in the Warner Music Malaysia Sdn Bhd to build a flight company. On 2001, he bought a flight company from DRB-Hicom Company namely AirAsia. Now, his business was development experience rapidly.
According to Tony Fernandez histories, the positive impacts that we can takes that is we should to loyal with our country, we never afraid to take risk in business, and believe our business will be success.
From all examples of successful entrepreneur in the top, they can become a successful entrepreneur because they are having attitude, characteristics, and behavior of entrepreneur success like as see and act opportunity, never afraid in make new something, etc.