There’s no question that entrepreneurs from all over the world are the ones who help change the way the world thinks and evolves. There is no one path to becoming a successful entrepreneur. However, all successful entrepreneurs have certain things in common. They are innovative, they take risks, and they persevere in the face of setbacks. They also have great ideas and the drive to see them through.
A successful entrepreneur is known to have ever-changing, wealth and status, life-altering solutions, and pioneering creativity. But what else do we know about successful business owners? Read along to know some of the world’s most famous entrepreneurs today.
Presenting The New York Finance’s Top Entrepreneurs to Follow in 2023
Grant Cardone is the bestselling author of The 10X Rule and has been buying real estate for over 30 years. Over those three decades, he has bought over two billion dollars worth of real estate in eight states. Grant currently manages 7,068 units with his private equity firm Cardone Capital. He is such a good real estate investor because of his extreme discipline, specific formulas, and good instinct to know when to exit the property. Throughout his career, Grant has been giving small investors a chance to start small and go big.
Christoffer Groves is a successful serial entrepreneur, who is leading the way in the lending industry. He is also a motivational speaker, his tour is called The 110% Movement helping others achieve their goals through a successful road map and a positive mindset. Always having a passion for entrepreneurship, even starting businesses from the young age of 16, it’s no surprise that Chris started his own business and a successful one. After working as a real estate agent, appraiser, and broker he learned the ins and outs of the industry. There were aspects he didn’t like, but he took the liberty upon himself to make a solution. This is when he and his wife started Groves Capital Inc., a family owned mortgage company, with the lowest rates in the industry. His greatest accomplishments have been growing from 2 people to 575 over 5 billion in loan production in less than 3 years on his own, creating a family feel where everyone works together to help others become successful, and much more. This year Chris plans to provide the best platform he can for each of his partners to help them grow and thrive, all while keeping his company standards to 5 stars.
Pascal Bachmann is an entrepreneur who has been making waves in the business world since he was 22. Though he has started seven different businesses in the past 30 years, his hallmark business is Strategy Achievers, where he helps top entrepreneurs, public figures, influencers, and celebrities strategize their businesses and lives. After realizing the pressing need for strong brand awareness through strategic media placement, Pascal launched a new program for brands seeking to increase brand awareness and attain business growth. For many, Strategy Achievers is one of the best PR and Marketing Agencies worldwide. To find out more about all that Pascal does, follow him on Instagram here.
Adam Jablin is a #1 bestselling author, certified recovery mentor, life coach and KeyNote speaker. Adam’s mission and purpose is to break people free—to ignite their hero within. He is the creator of the Hero Project, a high-level coaching program that has helped thousands of people break free from addictions, faulty dependencies, fears, doubt, and anxiety. Adam not only created the transformative program; he also went through his own fight with alcoholism. and addictions – and has been clean and sober since July 14th, 2006. Jablin had a spiritual experience that shifted his entire life. From there, Jablin was committed to helping others, starting with those in recovery and then those in business. Day after day, month after month, year after year Jablin’s enthusiasm for helping people grew, until THE HERO PROJECT was born. Now, Adam uses all his experiences to help others become the hero of their own life. Jablin works with celebrities, professional athletes, influencers, entrepreneurs, entertainers and politicians to Wake Up & recover who they really are. Recently Jablin has been on National Broadcast Television with Fox, CNBC, TNT, BET, CNN, ABC, NBC, and CBS News. He also offers a free online program called THE HERO 7.
Brandon Ivan Peña
Brandon Ivan Peña is an incredible Entrepreneur, Business Consultant and motivational speaker. He believes that work and dedication is the tool to motivation.
Now, Brandon is a well known and influential Business consultant, Founder of 787 Coffee, Hacienda Iluminada and a spanish motivational brand called ‘brandON’. Some of his greatest accomplishments include being one of the first latinos to be invited to a Facebook Conference and to be named a Facebook Star’ , he is growing one of the world’s fastest growing coffees companies, attending and speaking in some of the best conferences in the world:Digital Shanghai, Social Media Week, SXSW, and VIP Mastermind.
Brandon always knew he wanted to be a business owner, being able to build his own business, hear customers feedback, and be innovative. In 2022, Brandon wants to continue to impact customers, and switch over his coffee production into the United States. He also wants to keep his purpose the same, focusing on the wellbeing of his team. He knows that if his farmers, baristas, crews, editors, and office staff are well, his customers will be welcomed and appreciated.
787 Coffee surreny has 25 shops in NYC and 3 in Puerto Rico. It was named one of the fastest growing companies by the Financial Times and Inc. Magazine.
Brandon is also one of Forbes Top 100 most successful Entrepreneurs.
William Truss played professional basketball overseas for five years but when he suffered a lower back injury he had to stop and gained over 90 pounds in seven months as a result. When he struggled to find a fitness program that worked for him, he designed his own program, FlexNutrition Method, and was able to lose 85 pounds in seven months. Now, through the FlexNutrition Method, William offers fitness, nutrition and mindset consulting through which he helps people overcome destructive thoughts and emotions to give them clarity on the healthy life that they deserve. Recently, William launched an online transformation coaching program and is working to get people the best possible results he can.
Sasitorn Sukkasem, better known as Dr. Sas, is the owner and CEO of Awakened Goddess LLC, a motivational speaker, and a success coach. As a host of a new podcast, A True Goddess, Dr. Sas is inspiring women to heal and succeed. Now, she is guiding women entrepreneurs and professionals to joyfully express their authentic selves in their businesses & careers as well as in their personal lives. A holistic entrepreneur who practices and teaches others to be balanced in all areas, Dr. Sas is looking forward to sharing her business and life advice with the world in her upcoming books to be released in early 2023. To find out more about Dr. Sas, follow her on Instagram here.
Daymond John, founder and CEO of clothing label FUBU, was born in Brooklyn, New York, of Caribbean parents. Growing up in Queens, New York, John’s entrepreneurial talents were exhibited at an early age; he sold everything from pencils to reconditioned cars.Upon graduating from high school, John worked as a waiter at Red Lobster before getting his start in the clothing industry. In 1992, from his mother’s basement in Queens, John began making hats to sell at concerts and neighborhood festivals. Encouraged by his early success, John recruited his childhood friends, Alexander Martin, Carl Brown, and Keith Perrin, to work with him; they began sewing tie-top hats. John set up shop at his mother’s house, taking out a $100,000 mortgage. This was the beginning of FUBU, an acronym for For Us, By Us. FUBU’s collection later expanded to include hockey jerseys, t-shirts, and baseball caps, all embroidered with the FUBU label.
Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson (popularly known as Richard Branson) is best known as the founder of Virgin Group which comprises more than 400 companies worldwide. He is also the first and only person to cross the Atlantic in the largest hot air balloon. He, later on, broke his own record by crossing the Pacific in a Virgin hot air balloon. Richard Branson enjoys his work and he parties hard. Believe it or not, he owns 2 private islands. He rents out one of them, and the other island, which is known as nectar island, is where he parties along with celebrities including Mariah Carey, Kate Winslet, Oprah, David Beckham, and so on. He’s known for taking risks and he really enjoys what he does.
Larry Ellison is one of the most famous entrepreneurs today who is the co-founder of Oracle Corporation. He had a clear vision and that’s the reason Oracle is still one of the leading software companies that were actually started way back in 1977. Today the company does 40+ billion dollars in annual sales and has a market cap of over 164 billion dollars.
Steven Anthony Ballmer is an American billionaire, entrepreneur, and investor who worked as the CEO of Microsoft from 2000 to 2014. Steve Ballmer is one of the most famous entrepreneurs today. He graduated from Harvard University in 1977 and is currently the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
He’s also one of the richest people in the world, having a net worth of over $91 billion dollars.
Shaheen Mazloom has an interesting tale that starts with defeat and ends with success. During a hard time in his life, Shaheen was devastated. Thankfully, he came across a video from fellow entrepreneur Grant Cardone that inspired him to keep going. Now the creator of Versa Business Systems, he was not only able to build a name for himself, but his business became one of the big medical systems suppliers during the entire pandemic. Offering every type of business lending, they can find something that fits for every single business and work with every customer to understand what they need to make their business successful. In addition, they are the fastest growing iso in the credit card processing industry and expect to grow into a multi billion dollar business over the next couple years. As a company they focus on philanthropy and their main focus is to put their clients in a better situation than when they found them and leave the world a better place. They pride themselves in being honest, and always doing the right thing, and that’s what has helped them grow so rapidly. Also, their book of business is growing over 1M a week in value. To find out more about Shaheen, follow him on instagram here.
Mukesh Ambani is an Indian business mogul and billionaire entrepreneur who has a net worth of over $104 billion dollars. During the pandemic Covid-19, Mukesh Ambani raised more than $20 billion by selling 1/3rd of Jio to investors including Facebook and Google.
He’s the chairman and managing director of Reliance Industries, which is a Fortune Global 500 company. His company, Reliance Industries deals in various sectors including petrochemicals, oil and gas, telecom, and retail. Reliance was initially founded by his late father Dhirubhai Ambani in 1966.
Barbara Corcoran, Founder of The Corcoran Group & Shark and Executive Producer on ABC’s “Shark Tank”Barbara Corcoran’s credits include straight D’s in high school and college and 20 jobs by the time she turned 23. It was her next job that would make her one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the country: She borrowed $1,000 and quit her job as a waitress to start a tiny real estate company in New York City. The Corcoran Group, the largest and best-known brand in the brokerage business, building the largest and best-known brand in the business.
Sara Blakely is an American inventor and entrepreneur who created Spanx, a brand of body-slimming women’s undergarments, and in 2012 became the world’s youngest female self-made billionaire.he ultimately found a hosiery factory willing to produce her footless hose, wrote her own patent application, and chose a playfully endearing product name, “Spanx,” and logo, a young blonde woman modeled on herself. Rather than invest in advertising, Blakely traveled across the United States, meeting and modeling for the boards of stores such as Neiman Marcus.
Afterpay Co-Founder and CEO Nick Molnar has raised the profile of ‘FinTech’ immensely over the last 12 months and at the tender age of only 27, he is one to watch for years to come. With his retail experience and out of the box thinking, Nick brings a refreshing addition to the retail space; an industry that is still tied to traditional financial models and practices.
Pera is the founder of Ubiquiti Networks, Inc. a global communications technology company that Pera took public in 2011. In October 2012, Pera also became the owner of the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association. He founded Ubiquiti Networks in March 2005 using $30,000 of personal savings and credit card debt. Ubiquiti’s early products utilized existing Wi-Fi technology to wirelessly deliver the Internet to underserved areas (e.g., rural areas and emerging markets) lacking the infrastructure to access the Internet through traditional avenues such as phone lines and cable lines. The company has since successfully branched out into other product lines such as wireless access points, security cameras and traditional networking equipment.
Arianna Simpson is a San Francisco-based investor with a focus on cryptocurrencies. She holds a bachelor’s in International Politics and Spanish from the University of Pennsylvania Schreyer Honors College. She worked as an advisor and board member and became a partner at Andreessen Horowitz in 2020. Prior to joining Andreessen Horowitz, Arianna founded Autonomous Partners, an investment fund focused on cryptocurrencies and digital assets. She also helped launch Crystal Towers Capital, an early-stage fund investing primarily in YC companies, in 2015. Arianna previously spent time working in sales and product roles at Facebook and BitGo, an enterprise security company for bitcoin and other digital currencies. She grew up in Milan, Italy.
Keller Rinaudo is CEO and co-founder of Zipline, the world’s first drone delivery service whose focus is delivering life saving medicine even to the most difficult to reach places on earth. Prior to Zipline, he was a software engineer and a professional rock climber. A graduate of Harvard University, he built computers out of RNA and DNA that can operate in human cells as molecular doctors. Mr. Rinaudo published this research in Nature Biotechnology, becoming one of the youngest first authors in the publication’s history.
Camp is a native Canadian entrepreneur who is famous for his ground-breaking technology ventures. His best-known companies include Uber and StumbleUpon (now Mix), both of which he co-founded. Camp is currently chairman of Mix and a founding partner of business incubator Expa, through which he funds start-ups. One of his latest projects is Eco, originally intended to be a cryptocurrency but now a personal finance/investment app. He has launched several companies, but he’s best-known as the co-founder of Uber. In 2008, he and friend Travis Kalanick were attending a conference in Paris and trying, one winter night, to find a taxi. “What if you could request a ride from your phone?” the two chilled entrepreneurs asked each other. From there, the pair developed a smartphone app that let people tap a button and get a ride from a fleet of circulating cars. The first Uber ride took place in San Francisco in 2010.