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People Who Changed The World : Henry Ford

July 29, 2022    7 min read

Henry Ford carved a niche for himself in the automobile industry with his innovations. He was an American businessman and the founder of the very popular Ford Motor Company. Born on 30th July, he had a vision to make cars accessible for everyone.

He introduced affordable cars and impacted the landscape of how people commuted on a day to day basis. As the owner of the Ford Motor Company he became famous worldwide.

He discovered his passion when he was younger. As a young adult, Henry Ford showed an early interest in mechanics. By the time he was 12, he was already spending most of his spare time in a small machine shop which he had equipped himself. There, at 15, he constructed his first steam engine. It took him a lot of effort to finally design his own car and set up his own company but he never gave up. Ford had a global vision, with automobiles at its heart.

His intense commitment to systematically lowering costs resulted in many technical and business innovations, he opened the pathway for future generations to make Ford a worldwide name. It took him little time to make Ford a phenomena across major cities in six continents. Ford left most of his vast wealth to the Ford Foundation and arranged for his family to permanently control it.

Famous Quotes By Ford

"If the people really set their minds on anything it is impossible to prevent their getting what they want."

"The competitor to be feared is one who never bothers about you at all but goes on making his own business better all the time."

"The young people got me interested in aviation. It is part of the motor age. Development is dependent on power."

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