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Everything started as nothing. Discover the real life stories behind the visionary entrepreneurs who started and built the world’s largest companies. Find out exactly how they did it.

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Did you know that Hitler helped found Volkswagen?

According to the Hitler Museum, Hitler wanted to create a “people’s car” because, at the time, only one in fifty German families was able to afford an automobile. So while sitting in a Munich restaurant in 1932, he sketched the first design for what became the Volkswagen Beetle.

Then Hitler recruited renowned engineer, Ferdinand Porsche (yep, founder of Porsche), to manufacture an affordable car for the people of Germany. Porsche agreed and created the People’s Car, which, in German translates to Volkswagen.

If you thought that was interesting, here are 24 other fascinating stories behind your favorite brand names.

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Three of the world’s top four websites were started by college students. And that fourth one was started by a 28-year-old and two 26-year-olds.

If you’re looking to start a company as a college student, stop looking for that big idea. Look for a big problem, then solve it. Out of these ten incredible companies, only three were originally founded as businesses.

Here are the top ten companies that were started by college students in the order of their Alexa rankings.

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