Some of the most recognizable logos belong to fortune 500 companies that were started by people who immigrated to the USA with nothing in their pockets. Some of them fled from persecution and some simply wanted a better life filled with the freedoms and rights a person dreams of having.
These amazing men helped us define the meaning of the “American Dream” when they proved themselves capable of becoming the most successful people in the country after living a life of simplicity and, in some cases, poverty. Drake might be singing “Started From the Bottom Now We Here,” after he reads this.
1. Panda Express –> China
Andrew and Peggy Cherng Moved to America from China in the 60s. It would be in their wildest dreams that they would have imagined their little restaurant turning into a fortune 500 company.
Business Insider went as far as to call them “a company that essentially owns the Chinese-food sector of the quick-serve market.” The parent company of Panda Express is currently worth $2.8 billion and sends out paychecks to 27,000 employees.