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9 Famous Companies That Got Their Start in a Garage

Posted 2/8/2020

If you have some spare time, decent education, lots of support, some luck and an empty garage, you may also have what it takes to start the next multi-million dollar company! It's the urban adventure of the times - the zillionaires who started from nothing, (or at least much lower than where they ended up), in their parents' garage, burning the midnight oil, came up with the next must have the invention to change the world and fill the pockets. Someone calls Joseph Campbell. Here are some notorious heroes of rags to riches, garage-start saga.

9. Yankee Candle Company
When young Michael Kittredge could not afford to buy his mother a Christmas present, he did what most children did and made her one. But instead of sticking macaroni on a sheet of paper, little Mikey melted his crayons down and turned his mother into an amazing scent light. While there was no Anthropologie Fireside, the gift became a hit in the neighborhood and demand soon grew. With the help of some high school friends, Michael eventually grew his business into the well-known Yankee Candle Company.

8. Harley Davidson
Where else would a company like Harley Davidson get its start! In 1901, William Harley and Arthur Davidson began designing engines that could be mounted on bicycles. After a few mistakes, the boys eventually began designing the famous Harley Davidson racing bike.

7. Mattel
The world's largest toy manufacturer was once just a few friends, Harold "Matt" Matson and Elliot Handler, who made picture frames in their garage. As sales dipped, Ruth Handler, Elliot's wife, began making doll furniture out of the leftovers. Doll furniture actually turned out to be a lucrative business idea and quickly became the multinational company creating names like Barbie, Fisher Price and Hot Wheels.

6. Hewlett Packard
The birthplace of Silicon Valley is well known for being the Packard garage in Palo Alto. Spurred on by their original production of audio oscillators, which they sold to Walt Disney, the two friends, Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard, founded the technology company HP, which would eventually become one of the largest computer and laptop manufacturers in the world.

5. Disney
An itty bitty garage in Hollywood would be the birthplace of the entertainment empire now known as Disney. The brothers Walt and Roy got their start by animating "Alice Comedies" in their uncle's garage, where they fought relentlessly to give a name to themselves. Needless to say, Disney is now much more than just a household name that creates classic movies, series and the legendary theme park.

4. Apple
Steve Jobs, Ronald Wayne and the great and powerful Steve Wozniak can trace their outstanding success back to its humble beginnings in the Jobs family garage. In Cupertino California, the three quickly becoming two (Jobs and Woz) began designing the first home computer to incorporate a keyboard and screen, the archetype of any modern computer on the market today. The company has exploded into a multi-faceted tech manufacturer with billions of revenue.

3. Microsoft
The software giant, whose products are found on a majority of computers around the world, also claims humble beginnings, Bill Gates and Paul Allen created Microsoft in a small Albuquerque garage. The two began by fine-tuning early computer programming languages that led to the development of the now world-renowned Windows operating system, software that revolutionized the computer industry.

2. Google
A rented garage in Menlo Park, California, would be the incubator of the global phenomenon that is Google. With the initial prerequisite for organizing and making information available to the common person, friends Larry Page and Sergey Brin worked day and night to come up with the platform that is now synonymous with Internet search engines.

1. Amazon
Remember when Amazon only sold books? Yeah, it was still pretty cool even then. Created by Jeff Bezos in 1994, the now-online mega-store also has roots in the home garage. The successful online bookstore business plan now exploded, selling basically everything (kitchen sinks included) and raking in billions of dollars of sales each year.

So we may be bias, but for us it's obvious - the one thing these amazing companies have in common is a really good garage!