George Steinbrenner is most famously known as one of the most successful sport owners in history. On July 4th, 1930 Steinbrenner was born in Rocky River, Ohio (Bio.com). His two parents, Rita and Henry, raised him in an upper middle class lifestyle in Cleveland. He dedicates most of his success to both of them (Bio.com). At a young age, George had to learn that his father refused to all him to accept failure, and he was pushed to succeed in all aspects of life. Henry always told George, “Always work as hard as, or harder, than anyone who works for you.”(Bio.com). Although George may not have enjoyed the stress of possibly letting his father down constantly, that was his motive throughout all of his success.
Steinbrenner’s first business was the George Company, at the age of nine (Bio.com). The business lived off of the chickens he earned through allowance. He went around town selling eggs door to door. After five successful years, the business name was changed to S & J Company because he gave the company to his sisters. George moved on from his first business to pursue a good education where he attended Culver Military Academy (Bio.com). From this we can take away two strong characteristics George Steinbrenner carried from an early age; he has a great work ethic and he likes to share his success with people that are willing to put in the work.
After excelling at Culver, Mr. Steinbrenner went to Williams College where he was a track and field star. In addition, he served as the sports editor for Williams College newspaper. He also played in the band, and ran the glee club (Bio.com). George’s experience at William’s shows us that he maintained a strong work ethic. It also shows us that he is very good with time management, and he is extremely well rounded. George then decided to take his dedicated work ethic to the United States Air Force. He made his way up to second lieutenant. While in the Air Force he still surrounded himself...
Cited: George Steinbrenner biography. (n.d.). Bio.com. Retrieved February 1, 2013, from http://www.biography.com/people/george-steinbrenner-583100
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