Walt Disney

Famous Entrepreneurs

Early Life

~ Born December 5,1901 in Hermosa, Chicago, IL

~ He lived most of his childhood in Marceline, Missouri, where he began drawing, painting and selling pictures to neighbors and family friends.

~ He took drawing and photography classes in high school and was a contributing cartoonist for the school paper.


~ When Walt was 16 he dropped out of school to go into the army but was rejected for being underage.

~ He later went to the Academy of Fine Arts

Work Background

~After being rejected from the Army he joined Red Cross and was sent to France to drive an ambulance.

~ His brother got him a job at the Pesmen-Rubin Art Studio

~Disney worked at the Kansas City Film Ad Company, where he made commercials based on cutout animation.

Company History

~ Disney opened Disney Brother's Studio

~His partners were his brother Roy and a cartoonist friend Iwwerks

~Disneyland theme park opened in the summer of 1955

~The park entertained tourists from around the world.

~Disneyland has branched out globally with parks in Tokyo, Paris and Hong Kong, with a Shanghai location slated to open in December 2015.

What is the company known for today?

Disney is known as a fun place for family vacation. A lot of people from all of the world visit the parks every year.

What are they known for?

~Walt Disney is known for the widely popular theme parks.

~The classic movies that everyone loves today

~Inventing Mickey Mouse

Why this person was successful

In my opinion Walt Disney was successful because his parks are very popular, he has a lot of popular movies and a TV channel. He maintained popularity throughout the years an will still be popular for years to comel.
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"Walt Disney." Bio. A&E Television Networks, 2015. Web. 20 Mar. 2015.

" Walt Disney." History of Walt Disney Studio, 2015. Web. 20 Mar. 2015