6 Photos Of People Who The Biggest Brands Are Named After


Emil Jellinek and Karl Benz together founded Mercedes-Benz. Jellinek named the “Mercedes” part of the company after her daughter.


René Lacoste a.k.a “the crocodile” was one of the biggest tennis players in the world. Lacoste asked his friend to sew a crocodile on one of his white jackets. And with that, history was made.


Adi Dassler always dreamed of producing the best athletic equipment. So in 1924, he founded “Gebrüder Dassler Schuhfabrik.”


Ruth Handler, the actual founder of the company that makes barbie dolls, named the Barbie doll after her daughter, Barbara Millicent Roberts.

Aston Martin

Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford (2 friends with a passion for cars) took their passion to the next level, making cars on their own.


Ingvar Kamprad was the founder of IKEA. He started out by selling matches. From there, he let his imagination roam free.