I'll mention this to the owner of a company I consult for. He built the place from the ground up (starting out in his basement) and now it employs 300-plus people internationally.
Might be hard to catch him though. Far from idle, he's always travelling for work.
The company I work for (28+ years!) was started in a garage. We now have just short of 1300 employees, but often go over 2000 including outside contractors.
I think most of us know people like this. Reid’s comments were moronic.