As is defined by the American Dream, anyone is capable of becoming successful. This is regardless of where and the class they were born into. This success is not defined and is according to someone’s version. This American Dream is achieved through dedication and hard work and does not come by chance. It is deserved. There are many people who have overcome their pasts and in spite of it have worked hard to achieve success and are living the American Dream. Here are some of them.
To begin with, there is John Rockefeller. He is among the first American business stars. This was regardless of the difficult childhood he had. A great portion of it was facilitated by his mother since his salesman father was seldom home. By partaking in small jobs and the interest he got from lending out his money to neighbours he was able to help out in the family even before hitting sixteen. Many other ventures came afterwards including being a bookkeeper at a produce company. Beginning in the oil business was made easier by the skills acquired over these years. Known as Standard oil, is a firm which he started and is now among the most successful companies in the history of U.S.
Another one is Oprah Winfrey. She is referred to as the queen of daytime Television. Having been born out of wedlock, she went ahead to have a rough childhood. She was born of teenage parents who had to separate after she was born. As a result, she started out by being raised in her grandmother’s home. She led a rebellious life as a teen where she used to even steal. Molestation by her family members was among the many other difficulties he underwent. She underwent broadcast and media training in high school which put her in her particular path. At the age of nineteen, she got a job as a co-anchor for a local newscast. Before becoming the host of a day time talk show, she did other TV jobs after that. This has grown to be one of the most popular and successful talk shows in America.
Among them is also the CEO of Xerox, Ursula Burns. She had to go through a lot before achieving this milestone. Being both a single mother and a Panamian immigrant, her mother struggled to raise her. The New York City housing project is where they lived. She discovered her aptitude for math and figures while attending parochial school. She had a degree involving math and science in mind despite being geared towards traditional women’s careers such as nursing.
She scored herself a summer internship at Xerox immediately after finishing school. She was able to climb the ladder over the years by progressively assuming more superior roles. She was then eventually able to get the role of the Chief Executive Officer of Xerox in July 2009.