Are you tired of the 9-5 life? Thinking about becoming a business owner? With 2021 just starting, what better time to start that business you have always dreamed of starting than NOW?
That being said, people were able to successfully grow their businesses, sustain, and even scale them during the pandemic. Who says you can’t do the same in 2021?
If you are looking to start a business during these uncertain times, here are some entrepreneurs who have certainly defined what being a successful entrepreneur is all about. This year, VIP Media Group put together a list of what they consider to be some of the Top Entrepreneurs you must follow in 2021. So who are they?
– Grant Cardone
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.
– Tai Lopez
Tai Lopez is an investor, partner, and advisor to almost two-dozen multi-million-dollar businesses. Through his popular book club and podcasts, The Tai Lopez Show, Tai shares advice on how to achieve health, wealth, love, and happiness with over 1.4 million people in 40 countries. The Tai Lopez Show gets around 800,000 downloads per month. In addition, Tai also owns the largest book shipping club in the world, Mentor Box, and was voted the Number 1 Social Media Influencer by Entrepreneur Magazine.
– Brandon Young, PMP
Brandon Young is a serial entrepreneur and is making a name for himself in the entrepreneurial world. He is a first generation college graduate, member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity incorporated and graduate of both Auburn University and University of Alabama Birmingham. After graduating he joined corporate America, and for 13 years he worked for many large corporations. In 2019 Brandon, decided to leave the 9-5 life, and focus on being a full time business owner and entrepreneur. Brandon Young serves as President and CEO of Young Management & Consulting (YMC). YMC is a small, certified disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) founded in 2015—specializing in strategic project management and controls, sourcing/procurement, construction management, and software development services. One of his greatest accomplishments is having his company featured as a top 10 project management solution provider by construction tech review in 2021. In 2021, Brandon will be working on two prestigious opportunities to provide project management services for a major utility in the South East and develop technology solutions to solve parking issues and ticketing issues from three different clients, respectively. Brandon entrepreneurship is driven by his desire to help others at the personal and professional level.
– Gabrielle Breton
Gabrielle Breton is a lifelong entrepreneur who is taking on the entrepreneurial world by storm. From an early age, she would always pay attention to different needs in the world and come up with business ideas to solve them. Fast forward to her early 20s and she co-founded her first business, a fitness company that sold fitness equipment and clothing across Canada and the United States. While being a business owner, she had mentors and leaders in her life that she looked up to for advice and guidance. With the success of her first business, this led her to start her first big project. Now she is the co-founder of House of Socials, a marketing agency that specializes in content creation, social media management and paid advertising. One of her greatest accomplishments with House of Socials is being able to create result-oriented strategies to successfully scale companies, and provide top service for her clients. In 2021, Gabrielle is planning on getting involved in more investments to grow House of Socials and the United States market, all while making more meaningful connections with people.
– Ben Newman
Ben Newman is a successful entrepreneur, speaker, Author and Performance Coach for athletes and business professionals. Growing up, he watched his single mom fight to make ends meet. Right before he turned 8 years old Ben lost his mom to a rare muscle disease called amyloidosis. This deep loss has always been Ben’s why, and this has lit a flame underneath him to always work hard to make his mother proud. While most would think his greatest accomplishments have been working with Alabama football, players from the last 5 Super Bowl Champion teams, or attending boardrooms around the world with Microsoft, Wanzek Construction, Northwestern Mutual and Mass Mutual to name a few. His greatest success is all of the relationships he has made, and the work he has done to become his best self. In 2021 Ben has had a great year so far from knocking off 3 of his significant goals in sports winning a National Championship with Alabama, working with multiple NFL pro bowlers in the NFL and another Super Bowl Champion.
– Sabrina Abraham
Sabrina Abraham is a successful serial entrepreneur who is making a name for herself in the fintech space. After experiencing job loss for roughly 20 months, she decided to focus on ownership and equity to rebuild her finances. Sabrina is a Financial Educator, Business Coach and serial entrepreneur with a multimillion dollar portfolio in Real Estate, Stocks and Business. She is the Founder of Kurrensy, a global financial literacy program bridging the gap for children and their families. One of her greatest accomplishments is introducing her daughter to the financial markets and teaching her financial literacy at an early age. In 2021 Sabrina plans on reaching one million children globally through fun and engaging financial lessons and classes, giving their parents an opportunity to own equity in her company by raising a successful crowdfunding round and empowering 100,000 families to build generational wealth through her courses and seminars.
– Noelle Trimble
Noelle Trimble is a successful entrepreneur and an expert in the Forex industry. From an early age, Noelle always had that entrepreneurial spirit, so when the opportunity came for her to become her own boss, she knew she had to put in the work to make it happen. Noelle is a part of IM MASTERY ACADEMY, a network marketing company that helps people get involved in the largest financial market in the world, Forex. IM MASTERY ACADEMY teaches people how to trade in a 7.7 trillion dollar a day market from their top educators. One of her greatest accomplishments include being able to help people get started with Forex and change their lives. For example, one of her sign ups, Ekene, now makes $25k a month at only 20 years old with no college education. In 2021, Noelle plans on impacting 30,000 new people and to have put 25 people at an income of $25k a month and $300k a year.
– Lisaldo Tavarez
Lisaldo Tavarez is a successful serial entrepreneur and is taking the world by storm with all of his entrepreneurial endeavors. From Forex, trucks, Restaurants,and Investment Properties Lisaldo is making a name for himself in a multitude of industries. After getting laid off from his job in 2013, this motivated him to become his own boss and not let someone else decide his fate and decide his job status and income, he wanted to build his own dream not someone else’s. Some of his greatest accomplishments include being able to grow business from the ground up, gross millions of dollars in sales, and develop an app that has been used to transform the lives of thousands in the forex industry. In 2021 Lisaldo plans on enhancing his business and taking it to the next level. He also plans on double his income from 2020 and providing people with more opportunities because of his business.
– Leah Kay
Leah Kay is a successful entrepreneur and she has made a huge name for herself in the entrepreneurial world and in the hair accessories industry. After dropping out of graduate school, she later became a fitness trainer but soon found out that she wanted to do more and cultive a greater impact. After leaving that, she soon saw a need in the hair accessory industry, there were no comfortable and fashionable headbands. With that in mind, nothing in the bank, and a sewing machine she decided to fix that need. Now just two years later this mogul turned $300 and her sewing machine into a multi-million dollar business, and this is just the beginning. In 2021 Leah is in the process of developing and launching an advanced ecommerce course called “Brand Stimulator Pro” that will help founders scale quickly and efficiently. To stay up to date with all Leah is doing, follow her on Instagram.
– Jeff Lerner
From broke jazz musician to $60 million in online sales, Jeff Lerner’s story and message are now inspiring millions to get control of their income and reshape their life around his “3 Ps of Excellence” (Physical, Personal, & Professional). After a decade of building multiple online businesses to over 8 figures and twice landing on the INC 5000, Jeff turned his focus to educating and inspiring entrepreneurs about the power of entrepreneurship in the modern economy. In 2018, he founded ENTRE Institute where over 100,000 students have developed their ENTREpreneurial skills. He is now regarded as one of the most inspirational voices online in business and personal development reaching millions with his videos and a dedicated audience in the hundreds of thousands. Jeff’s interest in entrepreneurship began in his 20s when as a pianist he was often hired to play in the homes of successful CEOs and business owners. In 2008, at age 29, after multiple failed ventures, including a restaurant franchise that left him with a half million dollars in debt, he found his first success online and paid off the debt in 18 months. He currently maintains an active schedule of speaking events and media appearances while working day-to-day as ENTRE’s CEO, hosting the popular “Millionaire Secrets” podcast and YouTube show, and working on his first full-length book “Millionaire Secrets: Sh*t Rich People Know But Don’t Tell You”.
He is married, an active father to 4 children, and still enjoys playing the piano 1 hour per day.
– Adam Jablin
Adam Jablin is a highly sought-after performance and life coach, Recovery Mentor, corporate consultant, and keynote speaker. Adam has helped thousands of people over the years experience a joy of living even while under pressure or difficulty. His unique positive energy, compassion, and gift to relate to others has influenced people from all walks of life, including leaders in the fields of health, psychology, entertainment, sports, business, and politics as well as helping everyday folks fighting fears, alcoholism and addictions to unleash their hidden Superman. His knowledge from helping to build, run, and sell a multimillion-dollar corporation is invaluable. Equally important is Adam’s sobriety and his experiences as an enthusiastic advocate of recovery. Adam is also the creator of the Hero Project – a high level coaching program where you become the hero of your own life. He also offers a free online program called the HERO 7. In 2021, Adam plans on helping more people break free from their additions and past to improve their quality of life.
– A. Donahue Baker
Donahue Baker, CPA, is a successful entrepreneur, author, influencer, and national speaker. There is no doubt that A. Donahue has made a name for himself in a number of industries. From being a former Grammy-nominated producer to owning over 500 residential and commercial units of real estate, A. Donahue is the co-founder of Money Avenue, LLC, which is one of the fastest-growing fintech startups in the country (ranked 199 out of the top 5000 firms). Money Avenue, LLC is able to get businesses the full arsenal of wealth management tools to increase wealth, from real estate and business loans, bank accounts, Insurance, to lines of credit that are not linked to a personal credit profile. In addition to helping businesses get access to capital, Donahue’s passion has always been his family and helping others to build generational wealth and he has done just that. Now, he is a professor at Morehouse College in Atlanta, where he teaches entrepreneurship and wealth-building strategies to young adults. A. Donahue specializes in teaching people how to spot, analyze, and fund value-add apartment deals to build wealth. In 2021, A. Donahue wants to keep on expanding his businesses, writing and publishing a book, and making a film documentary to get his story and vision out there.
– Pascal Bachmann
Pascal Bachmann is a former pro-athlete turned serial entrepreneur. Over the last 25 years, this Swiss native has built 7 businesses which have a combined net worth of over $20 million dollars. His road to success was not an easy one, after going through a $15 million dollar bankruptcy while trying to support his family, he hit rock bottom. He channeled his frustration and worry into the empire he has built today. Along the way, he realized that this bankruptcy that almost destroyed him became a gift in disguise. He is using his story to inspire other entrepreneurs and business owners, that even if you’re going through a hard time, you don’t have to be stuck there. In 2021, with his passion to inspire and empower doers to find their own way and live a healthy life with success, gratitude, and joy, Pascal is on a mission to impact a million lives all over the world.
– Seth Kniep
Living the death-by-paycheck cycle, tired of his corporate job and $24,000 in debt, Seth Kniep walked the streets with a single dime, dead set on doubling it 20 times into over $100,000, to create freedom for him and his family. Today, Seth’s team manages over 100 million in annual revenue for name brands and silent investors on the Amazon platform. The co-founder of Just One Dime, Seth and his team have trained over 10,000 entrepreneurs in over 150 countries, 27 of whom are multi-millionaires today. Seth’s team grows the Amazon store for one of the sharks from the Shark Tank TV show, runs a sourcing team in China and multiple fulfillment centers across the US, and was requested by two countries to train their top businesses. Headquartered in Austin, TX, Seth is raising an army of investors and entrepreneurs who leverage innovation, capital, and vision to help the human race for future generations. To learn more about Seth and stay up to date with what he’s doing check out his Instagram and Just One Dime.
– Michael Ashabi Instagram: @mikeashabi
Michael Ashabi is a serial entrepreneur and a top level life and business coach that works with a variety of entrepreneurs, business owners, and start ups to help them build strategies for sustainability and scaling. His company, True Life Ventures, focuses on making clients increase business growth by 40% month after month, and as a result, allow them to achieve financial freedom. Michael is a very results driven person and aspires to keep helping clients around the world to succeed.