Ben Franklin was the 15th of 17 children. He was also the son of a candlemaker. He only had two years of formal education. At age 17 Franklin left home and traveled to Philadelphia where he created an enormously successful printing business.

Ben Franklin is just one of America’s favorite leaders who came from a humble upbringing. Check out the infographic below to learn about other leaders and their humble backgrounds.

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Leaders From Humble Beginnings

Brian Wallace

Brian Wallace

Brian Wallace is the Founder and President of NowSourcing, an industry leading infographic design agency , based in Louisville, KY and Cincinnati, OH which works with companies that range from startups to Fortune 500s. Brian also runs #LinkedInLocal events nationwide and virtually, hosts the Next Action Podcast, and has been named a Google Small Business Advisor for 2016-present. He joined the SXSW advisory board in 2019.

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