From a factory Worker To a Billionaire;Life Story of Leonardo Del Vecchio

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According to Vince Lombardi, the difference between a successful person and others is not lack of strength nor knowledge but rather a lack in will. Ralph Waldo Emerson also held a thought that once you make a decision; the universe conspires to make it happen. These great statements indeed highlight the power of determination to change unfavorable circumstances
towards desired realities. This fittingly reflects the success story of Leonardo De Vecchio, the Italian billionaire businessman.

If there is one man who had it rough during his growing years, Leonardo Del Vecchio indeed fits into this picture perfectly. From being sent to an Orphanage because his widowed mother couldn’t provide for him, to working as an apprentice to a tool and die maker, to loosing part of his fingers as a result of factory accidents, to when he opened his own molding shop making eye glass frames which indeed expanded to become the world largest sun glasses brand.

Today, he is the founder and chairman of Luxottica, the world’s largest producer and retailer of glasses and lenses, with more than 70,000 thousands staff and over 7,000 stores across the world, earning him a seat in the top 50 richest men in the world with over 20 billion dollars. No doubt, the achievement of this 84 year old is a product of determination, will power and vision. Therefore, anytime you put on your Ray-Ban eyeglass and you get complimented for the good looks, do good by sharing some with Leonardo De Vecchio, the Italian boy who took a bold step to change his story.