May 16: Stars ranging from royalty to Playboy playmates have pitched for the weight-loss company over the years. See some of the most memorable Weight Watchers celebrity spokespeople. More
For over 100 years, Crayola has mixed and molded crayons in the hopes of encouraging creativity in children.
After raising chickens on a farm became a lonely task, Jim Herr purchased a small potato chip company and built it into a snack-making empire.
Who says entrepreneurs have to start young? These owners waited until their 60s, 70s or even 80s to first launch a business.
Maxine Clark, the 63-year-old founder of Build-a-Bear, started with a single factory in St. Louis and now operates 425 stores worldwide.
The family-owned business introduced flavored tea to the U.S. more than 60 years ago and has become the number one specialty tea company in the country.
John Paul DeJoria is the co-founder of John Paul Mitchell Systems, which sells hair products in more than 150,000 beauty salons in 87 countries. He's also founder of more than a dozen other businesses.
Ron Shaich's bakery empire started in 1980 with a 400-square-foot store in Boston called the Cookie Jar.
Goya says it became the U.S.'s biggest Hispanic-owned food company by catering to the tastes of varied Latin-American groups.
Jeff Fluhr was looking for businesses that were 'ripe for change.' Scalpers were just the ticket to start StubHub.
Jelly Belly saw a jump in sales after the former President became a huge fan and passed out jars of the flavored jelly beans to world leaders.
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