Napoleon Perdis, self-named and self-made

Napoleon Perdis, founder of Napoleon Perdis Cosmetics

Despite studying law and marketing, Napoleon Perdis began teaching women how to apply makeup before launching his own brand of cosmetics. Now Perdis’ self-named line can be found at more than 550 points of sale around Australia, including 52 concept stores, and seven makeup academies. His multimillion-dollar line can also be found in New Zealand, Canada, Europe, and the US.

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