It seems there are 2 Rightwing myths about "The Job Creators" in America.
One is that the job creators come from the upper class and very rich.
The other is that high taxes kills innovation and entrepreneurship or job creation.
------95% of job creators come from the middle class. Nike, Apple, Microsoft and thousands of other big employers of today were all founded by usually lone middle class entrepreneurs NOT the rich or big corporations.
-------And most were founded when the top tax rate on the rich was over 70% which is twice as high as today.
America's Top 30 Job Creators> Daily Beast article
Enough with greedy bankers and hedge funders. As 15 million unemployed Americans search for jobs, The Daily Beast salutes the true entrepreneurs whose ideas and vision created great companies and jobs, jobs, jobs.
Organic-obsessed groceries: 43,000 jobs. Flying letters on private planes: 93,000 jobs. Flooding cities with $5 cups of coffee: 142,000 jobs.
The economy is sputtering along and Wall Street is rolling in money again. But with no relief in sight for the nation’s 15 million unemployed, job creation is set to dominate the headlines this fall. President Obama says he’ll offer “new ideas” this week, while many economists demand more government stimulus and tax credits.
Ultimately, it is entrepreneurs, not governments, who create jobs. To honor them, The Daily Beast has combed lists of the country’s largest public and private companies, based on full-time employees. From Fred Smith to Larry Ellison, we ranked the top 30 job creators in America. Our 30 are either living founders of existing companies, or executives directly responsible for the current iteration of a company. For example, Howard Schultz didn’t create the original Starbucks outpost, but he established the international chain as it exists today. (The list is based on total worldwide employees.)
Notably absent from the list are some of the celebrities of today’s business world. Nearly $250 billion in shareholder value has been injected into the U.S. economy thanks to Mark Zuckerberg, Sergey Brin, Larry Page, and Jeff Bezos—the masterminds behind Facebook, Google, and Amazon.com. But the three companies employ fewer than 50,000 workers combined.