Famous Companies that Started Out in Garages

Everything has to start somewhere. If you look at some of the worlds biggest companies and businesses you will realise they all started from just a good idea. All businesses need premises and surprisingly some of today’s most well known brands started off in garages. Here are 5 companies you may recognise that all started out in garages.

Amazon
Founded in a garage in Bellevue, Washington, Jeff Bezos started his online bookstore and sold his first book in July of 1995. Today it is the world’s biggest online retailer.
Apple
1976 saw Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, who were in their twenties, start Apple computers. The two Steves, with the help from a small team hand-built the first 50 computers in the space of 30 days from a garage in Cupertino, California. These days Apple is the most valuable technology company in the world.
Disney
Even Disney had to start somewhere, and it wasn’t a magic castle, in fact it was in a garage 45 minutes away from the Californian Disneyland theme park! The garage belonged to Walt Disney’s uncle, Robert Disney. It comes as no surprise to say that Disney is the highest grossing media corporation in the world.
Google
Another garage in California also saw the start of another, now globally famous, business; Google was started up in 1998 by Stanford Graduate students Larry Page and Sergey Brin. The project soon started to interfere with university so they tried to sell the company for $1 million, which was refused. Google is now the most trafficked site in the world.
Lotus Cars
Lotus cars today are one of the premier racing car manufacturers in the world and these fantastic cars started off being built in a garage in London! Colin Chapman, aged 20, in 1948 started the production of the Lotus Mark 1 using an old Austin Seven.

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