Just because you have a bold new business idea doesn't mean you're destined for success. In fact, a USA Today article reveals that 50 percent of new companies fail to make it to the five-year mark. And just a third are around to celebrate a decade in business. If you want your venture to go the distance, you need to put in the effort and find others who are willing to do the same.
The partners on this list joined forces to make their business dreams realities. Thanks to strong work ethics and complementary skill sets, these famous business partnerships yielded incredible -- and enviable -- results.
Whether you're looking for a business partner or just trying to get your company off the ground, read on to discover how these extraordinary entrepreneurs built their empires.
(By Andrew DePietro)