Rich and famous and living the high life. They have homes in Beverley Hills, New York, London, Paris, Monaco or even private islands somewhere in the middle of nowhere where its sunny 365 days a year. They surround themselves with security staff and have their chauffer’s and masseuse therapists on call day and night. Some even travel with their therapists and pets.
They own fast cars, sleek boats, and even faster planes. They travel with an entire entourage; from chefs to yoga instructors and even their dog walkers. They have their people on twenty-four hour a speed dial. They waft in and out of fashion weeks from London to Paris. They run multi-billion dollar corporations and have brand endorsements from Gucci, Ferrari to golf balls. They never stand in line for anything and are always on the A list of party invites. They choose where they want to be and not the other way around.
They have private bank accounts all over the world and even more stashed in “tax break” countries. They work hard and play even harder. When they throw parties you better bet its a million dollar affair and they only have the best of the best or at least better than the A-lister living next door to them. Some are movie stars, singers, designers or wiz billionaire entrepreneurs – either way you look at it they are mega superstars in their fields and have a celebrity status globally.
Who are they really? Where did they come from and how did they achieve their success? Many questions with many answers; so looking for a common thread between them was hard to find at first, but once we found it we were blown away by how many had started their first jobs in the same place………..McDonald’s.
McDonald’s to Amazon – Jeff Bezos
That’s right Jeff Bezos the founder, CEO and global business celebrity – not to mention one of the wealthiest and smartest men in the world started his career at McDonald’s. His all-time favorite shift was the Saturday morning breakfast run. He just loved cracking eggs; up to 301 into a single container and mixed the hell out of it before making scrambled eggs.
Perhaps this early career start created some fantastic foundations for this entrepreneur and innovator who today has a net worth in excess of 94 billion!
It’s not about cracking eggs and flipping burgers; it’s about time management, cost management, human relations and having the right ingredients and delivering a great product on time every time. Sounds a bit like the way he runs Amazon.
Like McDonald’s, Amazon has grown into a global brand delivering millions of packages daily to almost every corner of the globe. Constantly innovating and bringing new products to market takes hard work and consistent product evaluations to deliver just the right thing to market at the right price.