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Anita Roddick – Body Shop founder

Anita Roddick – Body Shop founder

Anita Roddick – Body Shop founder


Anita Roddick was a British businesswoman, a human rights activist and environmentalist, best known as the founder of the Body Shop, a cosmetics company. Body Shop became the first major European company, focusing on the ethical side of the business. Her cosmetic is produced from natural ingredients and components that are not tested on animals.
Roddick took an active part in many human rights and environmental protection campaigns.
In 1990 Roddick founded the charitable organization Children on the edge to help disabled children affected by armed conflicts and natural disasters in Eastern Europe and Asia.
In 1991, Roddick together with John Bird founded street newspaper The Big Issue in London, which has become one of the leading social enterprises in the UK and one of the most popular street newspapers in the world.
She was born Anita Perella on October 23, 1942 in Littlehampton into the family of Italian immigrants. In 1970, Anita married a Scottish traveler Gordon Roddick. They had two daughters.
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Andrew Carnegie – success story

Andrew Carnegie – success story

Andrew Carnegie – success story

Andrew Carnegie was an American industrialist and philanthropist, one of the first ‘captains of industry’, leader of the American steel industry (from 1873 to 1901). Carnegie made the USA the greatest industrial nation in the world.
Andrew was born on November 25, 1835 in Scotland into a poor working-class family. When he was 12, his family moved to the United States and settled in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 13-year-old Andrew went to work in a cotton factory. It was a hard work – 12 hours a day and six days a week.
Later he became a messenger boy in a telegraph company, and 2 years later a telegraph operator. At the age of 18 he became the head of the telegraph department in Pittsburgh.
Carnegie learned much about the railway business from Thomas Scott, who also helped him with his first investments.
In 1855, Carnegie invested $ 500 in the Adams Express. Carnegie slowly accumulated capital, which later became the basis for his continued success.
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