Pioneers Turned Millionaires: Levi Strauss
Denim is literally the fabric of America, and all because of the vision and perseverance of Levi Strauss. After immigrating from Buttenheim, Germany, Strauss headed west during the Gold Rush to sell his dry goods. His San Francisco fortune came not from gold, but from a small copper rivet and a patent that would soon bring him fortunes he had only dreamed of before. See how his dedication and vision transformed his simple work pants into the most popular clothing product in the world.
The Truth Behind the Levi's Legend
Often forgotten, fabled, and mythologized, the true origin story of Levi's jeans is a simple tale of the perfect business partnership.