Are you tired of the 9-5 life? Thinking about becoming a business owner? 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

Instagram @grantcardone

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

Instagram @tailopez

He 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 shares advice on how to achieve health, wealth, love, and happiness with 1.4 million people in 40 countries. The Tai Lopez Show gets around 800,000 downloads per month. 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.

-Jose Rodriguez

Instagram @thecreditdude

Jose Rodriguez runs a credit education business that helps people maximize their credit scores and helps business owners with building business credit to double their borrowing power to separate their personal and business credit. Jose is also a speaker at the Cesar & DJ Envy Real Estate Seminars. Through this he has been able to educate thousands of people on credit and grow his company. He has hired his entire family and now leads a staff of 25 people who are working together to help repair the credit of people. Jose’s biggest goal for 2021 is to help all his clients obtain a 700+ client score and leverage their personal credit to become real estate investors and build business credit. He wants his clients to be able to provide a good lifestyle for their families.

-Nicole Roberts

Instagram @nrobertsjones

Nicole Roberts Jones is uniquely gifted at one thing – drawing out what’s best in YOU and helping you take your Brilliance to The Bank. A veteran of the entertainment industry, Nicole worked in Talent Management and Casting before shifting her talents to help others Bankroll Their Brilliance as the founder & CEO of NRJ Enterprises. Through her work, Nicole helps her clients build multiple streams of revenue from their intellectual property. Having the opportunity to work with celebrities, heads of state and small business owners to launch branches of their business is just one of the few amazing things that Nicole has done through her work. With over 45 years of combined experience, coaching programs, live events and training, the NRJ Enterprises team helps their clients to serve more people through a proven systematic process. To find out more about Nicole and NRJ Enterprises, check out her website at

-Harriette Jackson

Instagram @ask_harriette

Harriette Jackson created her first business at the age of 19 in the music industry. Heartbreakingly, she was betrayed by her most trusted co-workers and her successful 6 figure business came crashing down. The experience initially sent her into a despair that almost took her life, but Harriette was able to beat the odds, turn everything around and find success again as a spiritual life and business coach. Using her knowledge from her difficult experience after the loss of her beloved business, she inspires people to see their capabilities and reset their mind and energy in order to make their dreams come true. She has a number of programs designed to help people achieve this transformational mindset. She has now been a leader in the coaching industry for a long time and she is happy that people can find power and determination through her inspiring story and attitude along with her groundbreaking teachings. To find out more how Harriette can make a difference in your life, check her out on Instagram here.

-Matt Fly

Instagram @fuck_eurusd

Matt Fly is a successful self made trader, trainer and serial entrepreneur. Mathieu used to work the 9-5 life, but after the company he worked for went bankrupt they laid off a lot of employees including Mathieu. This lay off made him realize that he never wanted to work for anyone ever again, only himself. This is when he started Forex Trading demos, he worked day and night until he got to a 90% success rate. Once he got into the real thing, there was no stopping him. After many requests for coaching Forex he’s the founder of “EXTREM MONEY” training which totals more than 5000 members, available on With all of his success from Forex he was able to take his income from trading, start his own business, and invest in real estate. Now Mathieu is the co-founder of Mon Avion, a luxury private jet rental company that is setting the standard in private jet aviation. In 2021, Mathieu is planning on redoing the application to add a new dimension, in addition to that he plans on expanding his training to more languages to better reach more people.

-Benedict Ang

Instagram @benedict_saiyan

Benedict Ang is a worldwide fitness mentor and MMA and kickboxing champion. When he first got into business he had a rough start attempting five different kinds of business without the proper knowledge. After getting a mentor he was able to learn the necessary lessons and get out of debt really quickly. Since then, Benedict has seen the value in mentors and learning from people who have achieved what you want to achieve. Benedict believes that helping others improve on themselves is the way to go. He considers that for businesses to thrive people have to be healthy both in terms of mind and physically. In 2021, Benedict wants to help 200 more individuals reach their next level and live their best life through his coaching.

-Ulysses Amanfu

Instagram @_swordofthespirit

Ulysses Amanfu founded Exodus Investment Community in 2019. With his experience in the Forex trade and cryptocurrency, he was well suited for the industry, and focused his business on teaching the average individual how to invest to achieve financial freedom. In the short two years of his company, Ulysses has reached over 1 million people in 4 countries, making Exodus a global brand. His positive track record has allowed people, even during a global pandemic, to trust him with their funds to invest. With his knowledge, his clients are not only saving money, but growing it. Moving forward into the future, Ulysses is seeking to remain not only consistent, but to focus on programs in colleges and universities, in order to train the next generation on the benefits of investing. 

-Matt Footner

Website: FX Plus Range

Matthew Footner took the pandemic shutdown as an opportunity to grow his side hustle to a full-time business. Now, Matt is able to work from anywhere in the world, all from his laptop. His business, FX Plus Range uses AI to make investments that are free from the emotion that makes traditional trading so volatile. He sells individual Forex trading BOTs that produce a high monthly return averaging at 21.5% each month and has launched a forex regulated fund also producing monthly double digit returns. A company that originally was built to provide him and his wife with passive income now supports them entirely. He reminds himself, and others looking to follow in his footsteps, to enjoy the journey of starting your own business, including both the highs and the lows.

-Ariel Morel

Instagram @money.morel

Ariel Morel is a Dominican Republic native and an experienced small business consultant that specializes in tax strategy, commercial lending and financial structuring with more than 10 years of experience helping small businesses succeed. He is on a mission to help as many small business owners as possible succeed in their business endeavors. In addition to his primary job functions, Ariel Morel has been on NBC10 and Telemundo for his extraordinary commitment to helping entrepreneurs and small businesses thrive. At age 19 he had started his own business, which was an ATM company he later sold. Fast forward and now Ariel is the founder and CEO of Morel Management Group (MMG) is a premium tax, business consulting and accounting firm in the industry that offers comprehensive and professional financial services to the business of all types and scales. We are proud of our qualified, certified, and experienced team that helps you effectively deal with your tax affairs and business finances while keeping your business compliant with the challenging legislations. We work as your reliable partner to minimize liabilities, optimize your business operations and accelerate growth. In 2021, some of Ariel’s goals are to make The Morel Management Group a nationally known brand, help thousands of entrepreneurs by the end of the year, and want the hispanic community to know they have a place that represents them as well when it comes to starting and continuing their business.

-Carlos Reyes

Instagram @carlosreyes

Carlos Reyes, was born in Mexico, grew up in extreme poverty, and is now a highly successful serial entrepreneur. Owning 27 companies in various industries including the solar industry, digital marketing industry, software industry, medical industry and education industry, Carlos is taking the world by storm. His main business venture though, is real estate. His two main companies are Offerkey and National Cash Offer, both of which are Real Estate investment companies designed to make the home selling process as fast and easy as possible. With the pandemic this year, Carlos has had to change some of his business models to fit into this new virtual age, he’s doing this with new systems, processes, strategies and a new mindset. In 2020, Carlos is launching 3 more businesses, in addition he wants to grow his businesses revenue. Currently 9 of his 27 companies are 7 figures on track for 8, and he plans to scale the others to 7 figures.

– Seth Kniep

Instagram: @sethkniep

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.

– 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.

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