Coming all the way up from the ground, this would be the real success story to hear about. Lu Guanqiu, a Chinese entrepreneur born in Hangzhou in the year 1945, is one of the richest men in the Zhejiang Province of China. At 15 years of age, he dropped out of school, and became an ironsmith.
With 6 more peasants, he established a factory in which he produced small agriculture machines. Eventually, the factory turned into Wanxiang Group, where Guanqiu still serves as the President of the Board. Today, his company is one of the leading producers of automobile facilities and components. In addition, it also has interests in real estate and finance. Guanqiu employs more than 40000 men and women, and earns more than $15 billion in a year.