As we end the year a lot of entrepreneurs have stepped into the spotlight with their successes. This article is going to showcase entrepreneurs that were able to successfully grow their businesses, sustain, and even scale them during this year. These individuals are perfect examples of what an entrepreneur is all about. Do you think you have what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur? VIP Media has put together a list of successful entrepreneurs that have strived through all their battles and became successful. Who are they you ask?
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 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.
Luke D’Andrea runs an e-commerce store for men’s hemp apparel called DRIHP. The “H” in the name stands for hemp, which is the material they use to make shirts, which saves 1,250 liters of water compared to cotton. DRIHP.com is currently valued at five million dollars and looking to exit in 2022. Luke is also about to launch www.xclusiveviews.org, which is a platform similar to OnlyFans but that offers 5% higher commissions and an un-capped 2.5% referral fee. Finally, Luke just launched reNAD+, which is a 10-12 day biotech intravascular formula that restores mitochondria and rewires the brain. Their program is specifically for opiate, Xanax and alcohol addicts. In a study of 60 patients, their withdrawal and craving rating was a 9/10 day 1, a 3/10 day 5 and a 1/10 day 10-12. It’s groundbreaking and new and can solve one of the biggest problems in the world: the opioid epidemic.
-Ricky Rene Ascencio
Ricky Rene Ascencio known as “Ricky Rene” a Man of God is 30 years old from Los Angeles, CA and is a Serial Entrepreneur building his multiple businesses based off of biblical principles , and values. This serial entrepreneur is taking over the digital marketing and real estate investment space. After growing up struggling financially, Ricky knew he wanted to build and create a better life for himself, for his family, serving many, and giving all the glory to God. He knew he had to do something different in order to get something different. Ricky seeked various different mentors and knew he had to gain a skill set that could never be taken away and elevate him in any business he pursued. Ricky got involved in multi level marketing at 22 years old and led sales teams in over 7 different states with an organization of over 250+ individuals. At 25 he also built and led a sales team of 50+ reps for ADT door to door sales traveling to more than 10+ states selling. So far in his time as an entrepreneur, he has led many organizations to do more than $50 million in sales. Ricky has become a sales and marketing expert and has now taken his talents and skills into both the Real Estate Investment space and Digital Marketing Space. Ricky has done over $5 million in real estate transactions over the last year and half. He is dominating the digital marketing space having taken hundreds of brands to the next level through building a massive social presence through all social media platforms, public relations, and strategic brand collaborations and partnerships.
-Westcoast Vape Co.
Westcoast Vape Co is a nationally renowned company in the world of cannabis that has been able to climb to the top and earn the respect and trust of its customers through innovation in cannabis extraction techniques. At Westcoast Vape the team strives to help those who need help and can benefit from cannabis. The structure of the business is based on seed to concentrate managing to provide its customers with a high-quality medicine that can be smoked with safety and confidence. Westcoast Vape was founded on the premise of providing superior quality products in a market saturated by cannabis offerings but of inferior quality. In the near future, Westcoast Vape will continue to launch new projects in the quest to expand and continue to make their brand one of world renown.
Stephania Pedraza is the native Houstonian behind Platinum Credit Solutions. She decided to start her own credit repair company after she noticed all the money that she was paying to collection agencies who were not improving. Since then, Stephania has dedicated herself to help her clients reach their financial goals and achieve their dreams. Platinum Credit Resolutions has successfully become one of Houston’s top credit repair companies in a very short period of time Stephania prides herself on being able to transform her clients’ credit and help them make their dream purchases, whether it is a car or a house. In the near future, Stephania is looking forward to helping over 10,000 improve their credit scores.
Hannah Howard is a commercial real estate sales and financing broker, and the Vice President of Meridian Capital Group. She has been able to build and curate a team of professionals successful in both production and sales. Hannah’s clients benefit from long-standing lender relationships, market intelligence, and fantastic customer service. She first joined the industry when she realized she wanted a career where she could be her own boss, and where the sky was her limit. Ever since, she was able to reach a leadership position at her firm even though the real estate industry is male dominated. Moving forward, Hannah’s biggest goals include adding another billion in financing and continuing to grow with her clients by adding inventory to their portfolio.
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.
Charles Truvillion Jr, also known as The Credit Chef, is a licensed and experienced credit expert. He started as a self taught chef, who used a mixture of different flavors from across the world. Prior to becoming a private chef, his friend’s dad had taught him the importance of having good credit and how it could help him in the future. Slowly, Charles realized that he could help others through his knowledge so he created his own Credit Repair and Financial Education business, and combined his background as a chef and credit experience. By combining his two passions, he’s found success in his work, leading him towards freedom to enjoy time with his children without being told to sacrifice time with them. To date Charles has helped over 5000 consumers repair their credit, buy a new home, or save money on their interest payments. He truly believes that we all deserve the best credit score, so he’s here to help us build our dreams through good credit and delicious recipes.
Justin Donald is a consultant and advisor for entrepreneurs, executives and media personalities on lifestyle investing. He invests in real estate and owns many profitable real estate businesses, including IFM Restoration, a residential maintenance and rehab company founded in 2016. In addition, Justin manages a large portfolio of multifamily rentals, OrangeTheory franchises, and other successful operating companies. Justin is also the podcast host of “The Lifestyle Investor,” and the #1 WSJ best-selling author of “The Lifestyle Investor: The 10 Commandments of Cash Flow for Passive Income and Financial Freedom.”