Success is infectious and the more you are exposed to it the higher the chances of contracting it. Well, this statement holds true in the lives of Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of most firms. Research is going on which may lead or rather unravel the behavioral patterns associated with success and whether being a CEOs child gives you an upper hand at business success. Below are some CEO’s children that are involved in their daddy’s empires.
Holly Branson-Daughter of Sir Richard Branson
Abandoning her 5 years of studying medicine to become a junior doctor and her second year of hospital training Holly joined her fathers great Virgin Group. The inspiration behind adopting such a career twist is not clear as yet, but many speculators reason in the line of inheritance. When interviewed by the Daily Mail, Holly Branson said that she was leaving medicine to start working with her father. Sir Richard Branson seems to be having a grand plan to involve the University College London graduate, in the running of his empire as he made it clear that he wanted Sam and Holly to be involved more in the business. Prior to temporarily quitting her medial career and making the decision to join her father’s firm, Holly was working at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.
Born to Ricky Anne and Ralph Lauren in 1971, David schooled at Duke University where he majored in political science. While at the university, he founded a lifestyle publication called Swing which was targeted at the Generation X. He recorded considerable success as the Editor-in-chief and the president of the magazine his highest point being when Hachette Filipacchi Medias published his article.
David joined his fathers world renowned fashion label Ralph Lauren in 2000. His role in the company became noticable and he is accredited with the launch of the company’s website RalphLauren.com incorporating the “merchan-tainment,” concept. Currently he is the Vice President overseeing the dockets of Advertising, Corporate communications and Marketing at Polo Ralph Lauren. This role puts him in charge of 28 brands and overseeing over 200 campaigns done each and every year.
Born in December 1972 in Wimbledon London, James is the younger son of Rupert Murdoch who is a media owner. The involvement and passion that James has in media is highly attributed to the background in which he was raised and natured. Currently he is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) News Corp. Before then, he was serving as the chairman and CEO News Corp. Asia and Europe. He has occupied various board positions in News International, British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB), News Datacom and News Corporation. His coming into his father’s business was a blessing because he brought the company to the fore of internet usage and embrace. Fighting off accusations of nepotism and favoritisms, James Murdoch has risen through the ranks to a place where he is touted by many as the heir apparent of his father’s titles and huge chunks of property.
Howard Graham Buffet
Howard is the eldest son of billionaire and chef investor, Warren Buffet. Born in 1954 and raised up in Nebraska, Howard has been relatively active in business, agriculture, politics and conversation. Since 1996, he has assumed directorship at his father’s property at Berkshire Hathaway and at the same time a director at buffet farms. The impetus that his father gave him has helped him succeed in business management and practice. From 1992 up until 1995, he was a director at Archer Daniels Midland. Between 1996 and 2001, Howard was the Chairman GSI Board of Directors. It is also on record that Warren Buffet disclosed to CBS News that he wanted to be succeeded by his son as the non-executive chairman at Berkshire Hathaway.