Company founders lead a hard-working privileged life to found the most influential company to date. Here are three movies portraying their inspirational journey.


Company founders are truly inspirational people. They have a massive amount of privilege which they use for the greater good. They use their privilege to earn top-notch education, skills, and a giant network filled with other successful people, to build influential companies people use daily.

A few filmmakers took their journey and made them into semibiographical movies. From the biggest franchise to the world to the biggest social media, here are three movies about these business marvels to inspire your own journey.

The Founder (2016)
The founder (2016) tells the journey of businessman Ray Kroc, the man behind the creation of the most well-known fast-food chain in the world, McDonald's. 

The movie starts in 1954 when Kroc is just a rich work-hard-play-hard salesman in Illinois, the U.S. He started off by working at the many branches of Prince Castle which requires a lot of travel. During his drives, he encountered a lot of really bad drive-in services which irked him so much. That is until he found McDonald’s.

When Kroc found it, McDonald’s is still owned and operated by its original founder, the McDonald brothers Richard and Maurice. One day, Kroc approached and convince them to make him the head of franchising. One thing led to another and their partnership might not be the best idea seeing how different the size of their ambitions is.

In the movie, Kroc is played by Michael Keaton and is co-starred with Nick Offerman and John Carroll Lynch.

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The Aviator (2004)
The Aviator is a biopic directed by Martin Scorsese that focuses on Howard Hughes, a billionaire whose career span from the 1920s to the 1940s. 

Hughes is a Hollywood director of big-budget movies including Hell’s Angels (1930). He was also very charming as he became the lover of both Katharine Hepburn and Ava Gardner, Hollywood’s biggest leading ladies at the time.

Other than his career in movies, he is also an aviation tycoon, having founded the TWA a worthy rival of Pan Am airlines. Under the huge success, he was actually suffering from paralyzing germaphobia and depression which became one of the focuses of the movie.

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Steve Jobs
The late Steve Jobs has a lot of movies surrounding his success as the CEO of Apple. Two movies are the most prominent, the PG-13 Jobs (2013) and the R-rated Steve Jobs (2015).

In the movie Jobs (2013), the former CEO of Apple is played by Ashton Kutcher. The story revolves around his journey from a college kid in 1974 to the most influential tech company of the future, Apple, inc.

Michael Fassbender played the CEO in Steve Jobs (2015). This movie focuses on his more intimate affairs. The movie follows the story where Jobs sacrifices his family and health for his beloved company, Apple, inc.

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