In midlife, Mel Zuckerman was an overweight homebuilder. Then, a trip to a Spartan fat farm changed everything. He got his health back and went on to transform the fitness and spa industry with his posh Canyon Ranch retreats.
In New York in the excessive 1980s, Bobbi Brown made it big by pushing moderation. She became makeup artist to the stars by introducing a palette of natural hues--and along the way became a star herself, with her name on a global brand.
Richard Schaps sold his outdoor-advertising company, Van Wagner, for $170 million. On Tuesday, he passed out millions of dollars to his people--and then started another outdoor-advertising company called Van Wagner.
If the world finally is taking solar power seriously, it's just catching up with AEE Solar
Inc.'s popular How I Did It feature, times 11. A cross section of the Inc. 500 leaders talk business.
He hires fire-eaters and acrobats! He breeds elephants! Plus this daring feat: As boss of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, Ken Feld turned a castoff circus into a $750 million production company.
Hurricane Katrina left Jerome Boykin jobless and aimless. Now he runs a growing cleaning business. How visiting a shopping mall parking lot changed everything.
When the founder of TV-maker Vizio--soon to be a $2 billion company--says it’s not about the money, believe him. Surviving a fiery plane crash gives a man some perspective.
Talk about a man in full. Percy Sutton has been a stunt pilot, an intelligence officer, Malcolm X's lawyer, and a powerful politician. And also a media mogul, an investor, and even, in his eighties, a technology executive.
Negotiating with commissars. Bartering for payment. Surviving the crash of the ruble.