Ray Kroc, founder of McDonald's, up to 52 years selling paper cups
"In 1954, I was 52 years old. I have had diabetes and arthritis. I cut the gall bladder and most of the thyroid gland. But I believe in the future, "- so Ray Kroc recalled the fateful moment when he met the McDonald brothers.
In addition to numerous diseases, he was hard of hearing and is not rich. Kroc was a well-known businessman, but his business on a regular basis have failed. When in 1954 it took him 15 thousand in cash to buy a license for the distribution of "McDonald's", no bank gave him a loan. I had to lay the house and insurance, then he lived for 30 years and earned 600 million.