A giant Corporation that started in small garages

A big thing always starts small. Where do you think some successful entrepreneurs started their multi-million dollar projects? Yes, it is in the garage.

Unexpectedly, however, these world-famous company actually grew out of garages:



Currently, Apple is the most valuable technology company in the world, but Steve jobs started to collect the first computers in his parent's garage.


In 1975 bill gates and Paul Allen founded the future mastodon of the computer market – Microsoft is in the garage.


Since 1994 Jeff Bezos started the transformation of her book Internet store from a garage startup into a multibillion-dollar business.

Harley Davidson

In 1901, William S. Harley created a design of the engine, which had planned to install on the bike using the garage at his friend's house.

Yankee Candle

The most popular company producing scented candles was founded by 17-year-old Michael Kittredge, who made his first candle from colored wax crayons and lemon essences as a gift for parents in 1969.

The Ramones

In 1974 the first public performance of the rock group "The Ramones". Earlier, two of its members John Cummings and Tommy Ramone rehearsed in the composition of school groups in the garage.


In 1945, newlyweds Ruth and Elliot Handlers, the future founders of the company producing toys and the creators of the Barbie doll, started with the production of picture frames in the garage.

The Weezer

In his early years by American Alt-rock band played in a garage rented in Amherst, Los Angeles.


In 1923, Walt and Roy O. Disney, combining their resources, built a podium for cameras in the garage of his uncle.


As Stanford students, the future founders of Google, Larry page and Sergey Brin lived in the garage, and the state of their company consisted of only four people.


In 1939, one of the largest computer companies was formed in a garage with an investment of 538$.

Lotus Cars

In 1984, Anthony Colin Bruce started to build his first race car in his parents ' garage.


Nike, which from 1964 to 1978 was known as the BlueRibbonSport, at the initial stage could not even afford the rental of the garage.


In 1953, 14-year-old Yvonne Chouinard became interested in mountaineering. However, the necessary equipment cost is not cheap. In order to save money, Chouinard decided to make equipment in the garage, under-equipped smithy.

The Beatles

Prior to the formation of "TheBeatles" John Lennon was a member of the group "TheQuarrymen" together with some school friends, whose rehearsals were held in the garage.

Source: mixstuff.ru/archives/71001


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