The world is full of people trying to make money, with new business ideas and dreams that they hope to take flight into reality. Some people fail, and some people make it big.

To start the New Year with inspiring thoughts, here is a list of 10 entrepreneur role models to emulate in business and life, all for very different reasons.

10. Estee Launder

Estee Lauder was the only woman on TIME magazine’s 1998 list of the 20 most influential business geniuses of the 20th century. She started her business working her uncle’s company which sold beauty creams.