8. Harry Wayne Huizenga
For Harry Wayne Huizenga his childhood was not easy, between moving around and living with an abusive father he did not have a good start. But he joined the army and then moved to Florida to start a trash removal business. His venture was so successful he bought more trucks and built Waste Management Inc. a company now recognized throughout the U.S. He expanded his horizons, even buying Blockbuster stores before selling them to Viacom. He founded three Fortune 500 companies and continues to be a success today.