Leo Burnett - age: 79

Leo Burnett

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ABOUT

Founder of the eponymous global ad agency that created the so-called Chicago School of advertising.His style of advertising preferred striking, emotion-filled images over text-filled explanations. For example, he created the iconic images of the Pillsbury Doughboy and the Marlboro Man.He and Charles Saatchi were two great advertising agency founders.

BEFORE FAME

He worked on signs and advertisements for his father and then worked as a journalist before deciding to go into the more lucrative advertising career.

PERSONAL LIFE

He was born in St. Johns, Michigan. His father was the owner of a dry goods store, and his father's ads for the store first inspired young Leo's creativity.

FUN FACTS

Entrepreneur Leo Burnett were born on Wednesday, birthstone is Opal, the seaon was Fall in the Chinese year of , it is 292 days until Leo Burnett next birthday.

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