As 2020 comes to an end, we begin to reflect on all this year has brought. With a global pandemic, a presidential election and much more, 2020 has been a pivotal year in the world’s history. This has been a make it or break it year for many people all over the world.
That being said, people have been able to successfully grow their businesses, sustain and scale them, and are currently doing great things, even during this pandemic.
If you are looking to start a business during these uncertain times, here are some entrepreneurs who will certainly define what the next year holds. This year, VIP Media Group put together a list of what they consider to be some of the Top Entrepreneurs to look forward in 2021. So who are they?
1- 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.
2- 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.
3- Steven Ridzyowski
Steve Ridzyowski is the founder of Ecommerce Marketing Agency. His business specializes in shopify store creations and marketing via multiple advertising platforms that does not just rely on typical social media marketing campaigns like most agencies do. Covid-19 has affected many businesses and shifted platforms online. Steve is an entrepreneur who can help businesses make that transition.
4- 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.
5- 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.
6- 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 & 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.
7- Andrew Evans
Andrew Evans is a serial entrepreneur and the host of the Ace Weekly Podcast, one of the top 100 podcasts on iTunes since its release in March. At a young age, he began fueling his entrepreneurial drive with his success in sales. He developed his work ethic and speaking skills, and learned how to connect with others by building numerous small businesses. After breaking many sales records at his company throughout the years, Andrew decided that he wanted to equip other young people with the same skills he had. In 2018, he began working on the Ace Weekly Podcast to help guide other aspiring leaders towards the mentality needed to be successful. Currently a resident in Miami, Andrew’s Spartan organization works with more students than any other organization in Miami-Dade County. His mission is to empower young people and transform the way that they show up in our world and in our communities. Aside from his podcast and sales office, Andrew also has a heart to create a financial revolution for many individuals across the world. Powered by Artificial Intelligence, his corporation Ace Trading Enterprises helps provide software that allows the average person to have an easier (and more successful) experience in the world of trading and investing.
8- Nenad Korof
Nenad “Neno” Korof is a 27 years old who began his journey about 8 years ago when he started trading in the Forex markets. He was $50,000 in debt and was a college dropout, who decided to take the risk to learn the financial markets, and it paid off big time by his 23rd birthday. Neno started accumulating big wealth and started reinvesting in multiple different business ventures in the clothing, technology industry, most recently in the champagne industry. Neno is popular for his luxury lifestyle and knowledge on cryptocurrencies. In fact, he is one of the biggest names in the Forex/Crypto space for mentorship and software. Neno is now looking to get involved in social media consulting and motivational speaking.
9- Brandon Ivan Peña
Brandon Ivan Peña is an incredible Entrepreneur, Business Consultant and motivational speaker. Having an accent he felt that his success would be limited, but with hard work and dedication he proved himself wrong. Now, Brandon is 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, growing one of the world’s best coffees, attending and speaking in some of the best conferences in the world:Digital Shanghai, Social Media Week, SXSW, and much more. Brandon always knew he wanted to be a business owner, being able to build his own business, hear customers feedback, and being innovative. In 2021, 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.
10- Maria Brown
Maria Brown, is a serial entrepreneur, investor, and business consultant. She is the definition of hard work and determination. CEO of Brown Consulting, Maria Brown has used her life’s biggest challenges and struggles as a force to inspire others to accomplish their dreams. An avid traveler and lover of life, Maria looks forward to continuing to run her multiple successful businesses and inspire others to do the same in 2021 and beyond.