Enrique Iglesias, a Spanish-American singer, record producer, songwriter, and actor. His Eureka moment finally came when he achieved a breakthrough in the English-language music market after contributing to a "Wild Wild West" movie soundtrack title "Bailamos." The soundtrack became a number one hit in the U.S. after it was released as a single. It earned him a deal with Interscope and released his first complete CD in English title "Enrique."
John Grisham known for his popular legal thrillers. His eureka moment finally arrived with the success of his second book, The Firm, which made him gave up practicing law. He returned briefly in 1996 to fight for the family of a railroad worker who was killed on the job. He made it clear on his official website that he was honoring a commitment made before retiring from the law to become a full-time writer. He successfully argued the case that earned them a jury award of $683,500.
Reeves played the titular role in Constantine which grossed $230 million worldwide. He continued to feature in groundbreaking movies. In 2017, Reeves agreed to reprise his role for a sequel in the John Wick franchise, John Wick: Chapter 2. The film was a critical and commercial success, grossing $171.5 million worldwide, more than its predecessor.
K. V. Kamath began to make a positive impact after joining the ICICI through his position as a market leader with crucial steps that influence the institution's fortune. Within three years, he became the managing director and CEO of ICICI in 1989 and the company got into the New York Stock Exchange list. This marked a new era and the beginning of his Eureka moment.
Elon Musk was inspired by plans to place a plant growth chamber on Mars and discussed funding the project himself. Finally, with $100 million of his early fortune, Musk founded Space Exploration Technologies Corp., traded as SpaceX, in May 2002. He is the CEO of SpaceX, Tesla, Neuralink, and The Boring Company.
Dwayne Johnson was a gifted athlete on his high schools' gridiron football, track and field and wrestling teams. His debut movie such as The Scorpion King in The Mummy Returns in 2001 broke a two year record for the highest grossing single day in film history by earning US$28,594,667. Guinness World Records named him the record holder for the highest paid actor in their first leading role.
Isaac Newton built the first practical reflecting telescope and developed a sophisticated theory of color based on the observation that a prism separates white light into the colors of the visible spectrum. He also formulated an empirical law of cooling, made the first theoretical calculation of the speed of sound.
Jeff Bezos is an American business magnate, media proprietor, and investor. He started Amazon with no press promotion and sold books across the United States and in 45 foreign countries within 30 days. He also founded Blue Origin, an aerospace company that develops technologies to lower the cost of space travel to make it accessible to paying customers.
Drake is a Canadian Rapper, Songwriter, Singer, Actor, Producer, and Entrepreneur. His second studio album "Take Care" won the Grammy Award and it was certified quadruple platinum by the RIAA in 2016, with 2.6 million sales in the U.S. for the album.
Alan Turing, an English mathematician, logician, computer scientist, cryptanalyst, theoretical biologist, and philosopher who played an influential role in computer science. In WWII, his invention aided the British breakthrough into German Naval, which made the war shortened by two years, and millions of death was averted.
Barrack Obama, an American politician who served as the 44th President of the United States from 2009 to 2017. Some of his greatest achievements include the assassination of the world's most wanted terrorist, Osama Bin Laden, who spearheaded the 9/11 attacks, LGBT rights, promoting diplomatic relations, favorable domestic policy, and many more.
Paris has also made her mark in the business world through her lifestyle brand, with her perfume line generating more than US$2 billion in revenue. It earned her the reputation of "Billion Dollar Entrepreneur in 2011 by Variety magazine. She is an an American Media Personality, Singer, Model, Actress, and D.J.
We have understood the stage of human life broken down as the id, ego, and superego, where human beings evolve into society. It was made possible through the invention of psychoanalysis theory by Sigmund Freud.
Beyonce was announced as the female artist with the most win. Her singing talent was discovered by a dance instructor named Darlette Johnson. She came into the limelight through her defunct "Destiny Child" group, where she was lead the lead singer and began to draw attention for her melodious voice after releasing their first single, "No No No" in 1997.
Alfred Nobel invented gelignite, a better alternative to dynamite. In 1887, he discovered patented ballistite which further led to the invention of cordite. His effort got him the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences membership in 1884, and Uppsala gave him an honorary doctorate in 1893. He decided to immortalize his legacy by founding the Nobel Prize, which he stated must be given to anyone who merits it without any bias or prejudice.
Morgan Freeman, a prominent American Actor, Narrator and Director; and has a reputation for his deep narrating voice. Freeman took a job as a dancer in 1964 World’s Fair, became a member of Opera Ring musical theatre group, and acted in “The Royal Hunt of the Sun” which kick-started his career. He gave more successful films like “The Shawshank Redemption,” which he narrated, “Bopha,” “Outbreak,” “Seven”, “Long Way from Home,” also played as narrator, and many more.
J. P. Morgan, who understands his game in the business world. Morgan's greatness began when he took control of his father's business and he helped the railroad industry achieved stability by developing a suitable railroad in all parts of the United States. The biggest moment for J.P. Morgan was during the Panic of 1907 when he provided financial assistance for the local sector, such as insurance, mining and the communication industry.
Larry Page developed an algorithm that convert to a search engine along with using HTML programming skills and set up a simple search page that gained popularity among Stanford users. Larry Page, a man who has made the world a place of fun and comfort because of his joint invention of the internet platform "Google," where billions of people worldwide visit.
Eminem was raised alone by his mother after his father left them, because he had other children. Eminem became more of a loner and quitted school after failing 9th grade twice. However, his ability to tell a story through music was a talent he had since childhood. He began to walk into greatness after losing the 1997 Los Angeles Rap Olympics. Hearing a passionate voice rapping, Dr. Dre tracked him down and gave his first major record deal. He released his official record label album “The Slim Shady LP”.
Albert Einstein dropping from school and took on many odd jobs for survival. At the age of 12, he discovered an original proof for Pythagorean Theorem. And at 14, he mastered integral and differential calculus. He was tagged as the "Father of Atomic Bomb" and Founder of Relativity Theory.
There is a popular story about Dhirubhai Ambani. When he was in Yemen. He melted silver bullion and sold it as pure silver. Because he knew that pure silver has more demand and value as compared to silver bullion and earned a lot of money. We can see his exceptional entrepreneurial skills from this story.
Shahrukh Khan was born in a Muslim family. His parents were so poor, that they had no money, to send him to theaters to watch movies. And suffered many failures at the beginning of his career. With the aid of theatre and television, he successfully entered into the film industry. He got his first act in television serials titled Fauji in 1988 and then Circus in 1989. This announced his entry into Bollywood. And now he became a King of Bollywood.
Inspiring journey of Mark William Calaway popularly known by his ring name 'Undertaker'. He dropped out of the university to pursue a career in basketball. But then he set his focus on becoming a professional Wrestler. He is the only wrestler with no song, but a trademark beat. Upon his retirement, many wrestlers paid homage to him and was duly honored by colleagues and fans all over the world.
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela who lived a life of service. He was a South African activist and politician. He began to make waves upon his entry into South African politics after joining the African National Congress in 1944. Nelson Mandela and his friend Oliver Tambo established the first black law firm in South Africa. He focused on his Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, Nelson Mandela Foundation, and The Mandela Rhodes Foundation where he continued to give back to humanity.
Michael Jackson was an American singer, songwriter and dancer. Began his music career with his brothers in a group known as ‘The Jackson 5.’ He won lots of awards including Grammys, was included in several Halls of fame, and also Guinness Book of Record awards. Michael Jackson will forever be remembered for his electric dance moves, known as “Break Dance” and the moonwalk.
The fascinating and motivating story of Shawn Carter. To become stable financially, he dropped out of college, and began pursuing his music career alongside his friends. Jayz has not only made his mark in music, he has established himself in the business line, that has earned him fortunes.
Steven Spielberg was rejected thrice at the University of Southhern Carolina because of his poor grades. He wasn’t interested in academics; his focus was theater, where he aspired to be a filmmaker. He was given the privilege of directing a short-film, 35 mm Amblin, by Universal studio, and the vice-president was largely impressed by his work. He would drop out of school a year later, to work fully for Universal and officially signed.
Steve Jobs story motivates people to stay true to their dreams and never give up, no matter how tough things get. He was academically gifted child, often described as being the smartest person in the room. When he was ten, Steve had forged a strong passion for electronics. Growing up, he loved electronics but also appreciated the humanities.
The story of Lionel Messi popularly known as “La Pulga”. Messi is an Argentine footballer who grew in the city of Rosario and was born to a football loving family. Right from an early age, it became obvious that he had an exceptional talent, the likes of which had never been seen.
Cristiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese professional footballer who has put every ounce of his being into his record-breaking shots. He plays as a forward for Serie A club Juventus and leads the Portugal national team phenomenally. He is the most followed celebrity on Instagram with 230 million followers.
Warren Buffet, was born on 30 August, 1930 in Omaha, Nebraska. He had a great interest in money, and started working on it form a young age. He also showed, that age is indeed just a number, by first buying the stock, at the tender age of 11, and first filing taxes, at the age of 13. He sold soft drinks, and invested those earnings, into 40 acres of land, at the mere age of 14.
J.K Rowling is the creator of the Harry Potter universe. Joanne Kathleen Rowling was born near Bristol, England. Growing up, she was always surrounded by books as she loved reading and writing. She published her first book when she was only six years old and her first novel at the mere age of eleven! She worked at a company in London, when she had the brainchild ‘Harry Potter.’
Sylvester Stallone grew up with negativity around him. Facing many problems and traumatic past he still managed to stand tall and become an actor, director, screenwriter, producer, and artist. Stallone cleaned tables, theaters and worked as an extra in films until he hit his remarkable success as an actor, when he performed in a role of a boxer Rocky Balboa, in the blockbuster film Rocky.
Lata Mangeshkar was the oldest child in the family, from the four siblings. Her father, Pandit Deenanath Mangeshkar was a well known Marathi classical singer and theatre actor. Right since the time she was 5 years old, she had been trained by her father in classical singing. At the young age of 13, she recorded her first song. She also started working in her father’s plays from a young age. In the 1940s, when Lata was a teenager, she struggled to support her family as a struggling performing artist and singer. In 1949, Mangeshkar recorded the song “Uthaye ja unke sitam” for the movie “Andaz”, she became a hit all over the country.
Laxmi Mittal, also known as Laxmi Narayan Mittal, is an Indian entrepreneur who owns the world’s largest steelmaking industry. He was born in a Baniya family in Rajasthan, in June 1950. A few years later, his family moved to Calcutta. It was at this time and place Mittal learnt about managing a business, from his father Mohan Lal Mittal. Mohan Lal Mittal was building a steel industry at this time. Whereas, Lakshmi was busy gaining his laureates in business and economics from St. Xavier’s University, Calcutta.
Mr Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the first non- member of the Indian National Congress who served a full term as the Prime Minister of India. Vajpayee was born into an ordinary Hindu Brahmin family, to a teacher. He was brought up in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh. He completed his education with a bachelor’s degree in Hindi, English and Sanskrit. He completed his post-graduation in Political Science.
“I think it’s possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.” These are some very important words, said by one of the smartest, richest people on this planet- Mr Elon Musk. This is a name that isn’t unfamiliar to anyone, in any corner of the world today. He is an engineer, entrepreneur and industrial designer.
“There is no war that will end all wars.” On the 20th of October in the year 1962, the Chinese attacked the Indian border along the North-East Frontier Agency and Ladakh. This came to be what we know today as the Indo-Sino War. In November 1962, at about 3:30 am, clashes occurred at the Rezang La pass at Chusul Valley. Today, we will reiterate this incident.
It is said that “Success is not what you have, but success is what you are.” One such person who proved these words to be true is N.R. Narayana Murthy. Today, almost everyone has heard this name. He is also called as the Father of the Indian IT Industry.
Bollywood is a vast and greatly advanced industry in today’s time. It is an integral part of India’s media. An integral part of this industry happens to be our person of topic today- Mr Amitabh Bachchan. An excellent actor, orator, artist and poet. He is one of the most important people in Indian cinema and has contributed greatly to its progress and development over the years.
Today, our story is about one of the most famous entrepreneurs of India, Mr Gautam Adani. Unlike most businessmen today, Gautam did not inherit his business and work from his family. He worked hard and built his way upwards. He paved his way towards success through hard work and sheer wit in managing a business.
Today’s story is about one of the richest, most powerful people in the world. He is the CEO of Alphabet, also commonly known as Google. His name is Mr Sundar Pichai. He is an innovator and one of the best leaders the world has seen in today’s times.
“If you learn from defeat, you haven’t really lost.” Sara Blakely is the woman who gracefully learnt from defeat and wove her path towards success, making her one of the most powerful entrepreneurs in the fashion industry today. This is her story, brought to you by Eureka Moment.
“This is not a business, I started as a business. It's a passion which ended up becoming a business.” Raveendran Byju is the founder of the edtech app, Byju’s the learning app enabling thousands of students to prepare for the competitive entrance exams. This is his story.