7 Insights on America’s Most Successful Revolutionary Entrepreneur, Benjamin Franklin
Born in 1706 in Boston, Franklin ended his long and productive life in 1790 in Philadelphia, his adopted home city. Over the course of his remarkable 84 years, he became a publisher, printer, statesman, scientist, diplomat, and inventor. He assisted Thomas Jefferson in drafting the Declaration of Independence, and was a leading signatory. A prolific and highly quotable writer, and one of the best-known and best-loved of all the Founding Fathers, he was renowned for the wit of his expression, his learning, and his sagacity.
Here are only a few facts about Franklin that define him as one of the most perceptive, successful, and emblematic entrepreneurs in American history.