Know anyone who’s celebrating a Leap Year birthday today? Like yourself, perhaps? If so, you’ve got plenty of company.
While they may not have been late bloomers, several well-known and/or influential business people were born on February 29. Here are some of them:
Anthony Robbins (1960), motivational speaker, personal coach and self-help author.
Willi Smith (1948), fashion designer and creator of WilliWear sportswear.
David Briggs (1944), record producer (best known for his work with singer Neil Young).
Leonard S. Shoen (1916), entrepreneur and founder of U-Haul International, Inc., credited with creating the multi-billion do-it-yourself moving industry.
Bernard C. Boyd (1908), glassmaker and chemist. Cofounded Boyd’s Crystal Art Glass with his son.
Stanley Swash (1896), CEO of Woolworths, the now defunct company that helped popularize the five-and-dime variety store.
Herman Hollerith (1860), tabulating machine inventor. Hollerith’s Tabulating Machine Company later merged with three others to form a new company eventually called International Business Machines Company (IBM).
If you know of anyone else to add to this list, please feel free to comment.