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14 of the most successful companies that were started at home!

Amazon began as an online book store in Jeff Bezos' home garage.

The idea of Facebook was born in Mark Zuckerberg's freshman dorm room at Harvard.

Microsoft cofounders Bill Gates and Paul Allen founded the company in a garage in Albuquerque.

Larry Page and Sergey Brin actually started Google in current YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki's garage.

Steve Jobs' parents' garage played a part in the early days of Apple.

In 1923, Walt Disney was drawing cartoons in his uncle's backyard garage.

In Under Armour's early days, Kevin Plank was selling his products out of his grandmother's basement.

Sara Blakely created Spanx in her apartment in Georgia while working 9 to 5 selling fax machines.

David Karp created Tumblr in his childhood bedroom.

Michael Dell started his company in his dorm room at The University of Texas at Austin before moving to his nearby garage for more space.

The first Harley Davidson motorcycle was built in a shed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Mike Kittredge invented Yankee Candle in his family's kitchen.

Harold "Matt" Matson and Elliot Handler founded toy giant Mattel in a garage in California.

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