Having a great business idea is only half the battle. Since 1994, about half of businesses fail by year five, and one in five never even see their second year. Not only do you have to have the vision, but you’ve also got to have the proper support. Not everyone needs a business partner, but having someone who is on the same wavelength as you can go a long way. We’re about to show you some of the most exceptional business partners to ever do it. Whether you’re looking to start a business or just searching for some inspiration for your future side hustle, this is the list for you.
Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King: OWN Network
What doesn’t Oprah do right? After overcoming countless hurdles just to make it in the media industry, she managed to snag the No. 6 spot on Forbes list of self-made women in 2018. Most of her success has come from her own hand, but we can’t forget about her longtime friend, Gayle King.
They met while working at the same Baltimore television station in 1976. Oprah generously offered King (who was then just 21 years old) a place to stay when she was going through a tough time. This started what would become a lifelong friendship. The two have helped build OWN into a network valued at $286 million.