When thinking of a super successful older man, what do you picture? If bald was one of the characteristics you thought of, a lot of the time you would be right. While certainly not a prerequisite for success, it’s hard to deny the large number of bald businessmen. Having a bald head seems to signify power, leadership, and wealth. This list of bald businessmen confirms that theory.
One of the most well-known bald businessmen is Jeff Bezos, founder, and CEO of Amazon. From a young age, Jeff showed intelligence and promise. He went to Princeton and lived a nice life working at a hedge fund in New York. However, with the rise in popularity of online businesses, he was struck with an idea. He quit his well-paying job and moved across the country to Seattle, writing his business plan along the way. Originally, Amazon was an online retailer for books and nothing more. Now, it is known as one of the largest online retailers in the world. Also, Jeff Bezos just happens to be the third richest man in the world.
If you’ve ever seen some classic Disney movies such as The little Mermaid or The Lion King, you can thank Jeffrey Katzenberg. As a matter of fact, he was chairman of Walt Disney Studios for 10 years from 1984 to 1994. Before his role at Disney, he had to work his way up the ladder at Paramount Pictures. After his 10 years at Disney, he co-founded his next big success, DreamWorks. These days, his dream is to reinvent the way people watch TV on mobile devices such as phones or tablets.
Out of all the bald businessmen, Kevin O’Leary is the most notorious for being mean and straight to the point. Perhaps that’s a persona created for Shark Tank, where he stars as one of the investors. Before his rise to fame on the small screen, he earned his millions as the co-founder of a company called SoftKey.
Before his desire to work in business, Allan Leighton dreamed of being a professional footballer (soccer). However, that dream came crashing down at the age of 15 when he broke his leg in multiple places. After college, he began the climb up the corporate ladder. He was a salesman at Mars UK for many many years until eventually, he became the General Sales Manager. Additionally, he used to be the CEO for Asda, the chief executive for Pandora, and chairman for the Royal Mail. Today, he is the current chairman of The Co-Operative Group.