by: Landon Nelson
In 1917, 15-year-old Ray Kroc lied about his age to join the Red Cross as an ambulance driver, but the war ended before he completed his training. He then worked as a piano player, a paper cup salesman and a Multi-mixer salesman.
Net Worth: By the time of Rays death Mcdonalds had 7,500 locations in 31 countries, and was worht 8 billion. His personal fortune was estimated at 500 million.