Disney, Walt

The founder of the world’s largest multinational media corporation was not born into wealth but rather slowly acquired it through years of dedication. Walter Elias Disney was born on December 5, 1901, to Elias and Flora Disney in Chicago. The nascent family was shortly uprooted from their urban setting and moved to the farmlands of Marceline, Missouri. In this rural area, Elias purchased a 48-acre farm and expected his children to work on the farm. Despite his many chores, Walt cultivated his artistic talents and began sketching in this farm town. In 1910, the family was forced to abandon farm life as a result of financial failure. The family then moved southwest to Kansas City, Missouri. Here, Elias accepted a position as a newspaper deliveryman, ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles