You'll Never Guess How They Got Their Names

The winner of last week’s US Powerball jackpot – with a net worth of $400 million – now has the capital to start their own business and cultivate their winnings into an even greater wealth. To begin, they will need an outstanding business name. Most business names are clever combinations of founder’s names and cities of birth or residence at the time the business was established – it’s sometimes that simple. And what these business names have in common is that they propelled their respective companies on a grand scale.

Your business name is going to be the quickest way to get your product noticed by the wider public, and that’s why designers and copywriters will spend a substantial amount of hours brainstorming to find the perfect fit for your business. Take a look at these company names and their origins.

Recipe to riches


Founded in 1947, this company has an interesting name as it originates from the Japanese name Nintendou – Nin meaning “entrusted” and ten-dou which translates to “heaven”. This technology-based company develops, produces and sells home entertainment products, from consoles to handheld devices and a much wider variety of home-use products. Its net worth in 2013 was $14.39 billion. Just imagine winning that much in the Powerball lottery!


This Danish company was founded 1932 and the name originates from “leg godt” which translates to “play well”. The company produces playing blocks in innovative designs and recently added LEGO movies to their extensive list. They have a net worth $7.3 billion.

Virgin Records

Founder Richard Branson is an incredible business mogul but when he and his friend established Virgin, they decided on the name based on the fact that they were both “business virgins” at the time! Their net worth today is $4.2 billion.

Most of these businesses required less than a $1 million investment for their establishment. What kind of business would you establish with your Powerball jackpot? Tell us – your comments earn lotto points!


This business had their name inspiration from the original ingredients used in the product for flavouring – coca leaves and kola nuts. The net worth for Coca-Cola today has grown to a staggering $173.05 billion!


The founder Adolf Adi Dassler took his name as inspiration for the powerhouse shoe and clothing company, creating the name “Adidas”. His brother Rudolf Rudi Dassler founded his own shoe company called Ruda which he later changed to Puma. The net worth of Adidas today is $8.3 billion.

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Hands in gold

The Powerball winning numbers from Wednesday were 2, 3, 13, 14, 54 and a PowerBall of 4. There was a single winning entry of the secondary prize – a cool $1 million! Which other lottery can you think of that has such a generous second prize?

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Posted by IWw0Ut- (24/02/2014)

one thing for sure....the stranger the name the bigger the empire!

Posted by Balasubramaniam (25/02/2014)

I wish to start Organic Agricultural farms to help world to have healthy people !!!!!

Posted by Debashish D (26/02/2014)

thank you PHL team for providing us with some useful info about some famous brands.

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