Making it big in business is no easy feat; a lot of blood, sweat and toil is often required to reach the top. Perseverance, smarts and skill are all key – yet notwithstanding such effort and ability, when success is achieved, the financial rewards can be great, with personal fortunes sometimes amounting to hundreds of millions or even billions of dollars.
The following ten figures have all climbed to the summit in their respective industries and made a pretty penny along the way. However, great wealth aside, they each have something else in common: their status as military heroes. Indeed, the actions of these men in the field ultimately shaped their exceptional accomplishments in business.