Guinness is one of the most famous beers in the world. It was started by a man named Arthur Guinness in the late 1700’s and has since grown to capture worldwide attention. Arthur came from a prominent Irish family, in fact his godfather was an Archbishop of the Church of Ireland, and he originally received his first £100 from a will of a family member.
Instead of simply saving the money, Arthur opened his own brewing company in Dublin, establishing what would become one of the most profitable brewing companies in the world. Guinness originally founded his brewery in Leixlip in 1755 brewing ale, yet soon left for Dublin.
Once there he signed the famous 9,000-year lease that is still on display at the factory. The lease went into effect on 31 of December 1759, which means it is good until the year 10,759! Arthur Guinness went on to become extremely wealthy and is now known as one of the most prolific entrepreneurs, visionaries, and philanthropists in history.