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Steve Jobs' 'official' biography, which hit bookstores on Monday, reportedly offers several insights into the private world of the inventor. Here's a look at four other leaders who inspire us to do more. Trivia and inspiration on some of the biggest entrepreneurs the world has seen

Name: Anita Roddick
(23 October 1942 to 10 September 2007)
Bragging Rights: Founder of The Body Shop

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Did you know?
 Described herself as a "hell-raising activist".
* Was one of the first to promote fair trade with third world countries.
* Trained as a teacher at the Newton Park College of Education, Bath, England.
* Was expelled from Johannesburg for attending "black night" in a jazz club.
* Was inspired by a cosmetics shop called The Body Shop which she had seen at Berkeley, California, USA.

Famously said:
"The end result of kindness is that it draws people to you."

Name: Richard Branson (18 July 1950 to --)
Bragging Rights: Chairman of Virgin Group

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Did you know?
Dropped out of school when he was 15.
* His first business, a used record store, was called Virgin Records because it was his first ever business venture.
* Started Virgin Atlantic Airways after a flight he was scheduled for was cancelled; he had a charter jet liner secured and invited the passengers of the cancelled flight to fly free.
* Is dyslexic.
* Has registered 'Virgin Interplanetry' in the event that space travel becomes a reality

Famously said: "Respect is how to treat everyone, not just those you want to impress."

Name: Steve Jobs
(February 24, 1955 to October 5, 2011)
Bragging Rights: CEO, Apple Inc

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Did you know?
Steve Jobs' biological father, Abdulfattah John Jandali, was of Syrian descent.
* Was a pescetarian, and therefore did not eat meat, only fish, eggs and dairy.
* Is said to have come up with the name Apple while on a fruit-only diet.
* Starting to wear black turtlenecks and jeans, as he liked the idea of having a uniform.
* Enjoyed asking candidates 'offbeat' questions to test their ability to think on their feet.

Famously said: "My job is not to be easy on people. My jobs is to take these great people we have and to push them and make them even better."

Name: Ratan Tata
(28 December 1937 to --)
Bragging Rights: Chairman of Tata Group

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Did you know?
Has a degree in Architecture and Structural Engineering from Cornell University, USA
* Washed dishes to make ends meet while in America.
* Turned down a job offer from IBM, following the advice of JRD Tata, and entered the family business.
* His net worth, as of 2011, is US $1 billion.
* Does not drink or smoke

Famously said: "II think there are many honest businessmen, I think there are many that bend. I'm happy that I have not bent..."

Name: Warren Buffet(August 30, 1930 to --)
Bragging Rights: Chairman and  CEO of Berkshire Hathaway

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Did you know?
Began his career by collecting and selling golf balls
* Started playing the stock market at the age of 11, with one of his sisters
* Is an avid bridge player  and reportedly spends 12 hours a week on the card game.
* Still lives in the same house he bought when he was 28
* Loves hamburgers and homemade candy bars

Famously said: "...some things just take time. You can't produce a baby in one month by getting nine women pregnant."

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