Want to know which entrepreneurs are creating huge changes in society today?
In a world full of entrepreneurs, social media noise, and global crises, it’s often easy to miss all the good, positive change that’s happening on a daily basis.
All thanks to a handful of incredibly hard-working entrepreneurs who are determined to create a better world for us all.
But who are the major entrepreneurs who are shifting society today as we know it right now?
Well, in this post you’re going to discover the 10 entrepreneurs you need to know about, who are raising the bar and providing us all hope for the future.
1. Natalie Chan
Natalie Chan, from Hong Kong, is the CEO and Founder of OWN Academy, which is designed to empower young individuals to become changemakers and solve future, expected problems.
At OWN Academy, Natalie brings students and industry experts together to provide life-changing lessons through workshops, lecture series, summer internships, and coaching.
She and her entire team at OWN Academy are focused on helping and inspiring individuals to find their true purposes in life and believe that in doing so, they can make more money, be happier and enjoy life.
2. Jeff Bezos
You probably already know who Jeff Bezos is, but in case you don’t, Jeff is the CEO & Founder of the e-commerce monster, Amazon.
Jeff Bazos walks around with a net worth of $131 billion and is currently the richest entrepreneur on planet earth.
When Jeff first built Amazon, it started as an online bookstore, back in 1994. But Jeff’s creative mind didn’t want to stop there. After his initial success, Jeff began adding more and more categories of products to Amazon until where it is today… The world’s largest online shopping platform.
Not forgetting that not only did Jeff found Amazon, but he has also gone on to create multiple global businesses that you’re probably using right now, including, Amazon Web Services, Alexa, and Audible.
3. Chad Agate
Chad Agate is the Chief Technology Officer of Namaste Technologies. Chad’s responsibilities include reshaping CBD and hemp-based products across Canada.
Not only do Namaste Technologies provide premium products but they now extend their knowledge into premium education for CBD and Hemp enthusiasts to help them make wiser decisions.
More recently, Namaste entered the United States marketing thanks to an e-commerce store called cannmart.com. Cannmart offers an array of products from federally licensed creators to both Canadian and American customers.
Chad is no stranger to innovation, showcasing over 20 years of experience in building technology companies, leading technical teams, and product management.
4. Greg McKee
Greg McKee began his life science career at Genzyme where his role including commercializing leading compounds for rare diseases throughout Asia.
Now, Greg is the CEO behind Tryp Therapeutics which is a pharmaceutical company responsible for creating innovative psychedelic therapies for:
- Chronic pain disorders
- Eating disorders
- And other neuropsychiatric disorders
There is a world-class team at Type Technologies who are on a mission to change the life of millions of people who are in need and offer clinical trials to all those who are suffering from pain or other disorders.
5. Rhonda Swan
Rhonda Swan is the CEO and founder of Unstoppable Branding Agency. With the Unstoppable Branding Agency, Rhonda’s goal is to help CEOs, speakers, authors, and entrepreneurs create success unstoppable success.
As a public relations and marketing specialist for Fortune 100 companies and multimillion-dollar brands, she now takes all of her experiences and knowledge in driving conversions, sold-out launches, and how to get clients and gives it back to her clients in order for them to succeed.
You may have seen Rhonda before in our print and broadcast coverage. She’s previously been featured in FORBES, Entrepreneur, INC. Success, Business Insider, ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN, Thrive Global, Medium & BuzzFeed.
6. Rudi Riekstins
Rudi Riekstins is a Master Mindset Coach and the co-founder of InPower University, an online education company helping people tap into their personal power, align with their purpose, and create success, and happiness in their lives through spiritual awakening and self-mastery.
Rudi has built his company with the view to helping people to become the most successful person they know, teaching them to not just survive, but to thrive in any environment, situation, and relationship. He believes that bringing mindfulness and consciousness into every aspect of your life is the key to a more successful and happy existence.
Along with the InPower University, Rudi has authored a book on how to remove limitations so you can experience unlimited abundance and freedom, called ‘Reset Your Mind, Reset Your Life’.
Rudi has recently found himself listed as one of the ‘Top 10 Coaches to Help You Thrive’ by Thrive Global, and the “Top 20 Mindful Thought Leaders Guiding Us Into a Better 2021” by Business Insider.
7. Austin Russell
At just 26 years old, Austin Russell is the founder and CEO of Luminar Technologies and has now been crowned by Forbes as the world’s youngest self-made billionaire, knocking Kylie Jenner off the top spot.
Austin is another high-school dropout who has joined the world’s wealthiest. Despite a $100,000 fellowship from Peter Thiel, the co-founder of PayPal, Russel decided to move away from his education and go ‘all in’ on his company, Luminar Technologies.
Luminar Technologies, which Russell first started when he was just 17, is an automotive sensor firm that creates high-tech sensors to help self-driving vehicles take stock of their surroundings and pick up on danger or obstructions.
According to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission estimations, Luminar is expecting to hit $15 million in sales this year and could make at least $1.3 billion by 2026.
Not bad for 26 years old right?
8. Elon Musk
South African-born Elon Musk is the world-renowned founder, CEO, and lead designer of both Tesla Motors and SpaceX.
You may have originally first heard of Elon as he is the co-founder of online payment system giant, PayPal.
Often referred to as the real-life Iron Man, Elon Musk is not a man who is afraid of risks, and being a maverick.
With a net worth of $172 billion, and his SpaceX company now valued at $74 billion, Elon is certainly one of the greatest entrepreneurs of our generation.
Not to forget, Elon is also the CEO of Neuralink, which is currently developing innovative technology that will connect the human brain to computers.
In 2018 down as chairman of the board after allegedly making “false statements” about his plan to take Tesla private, which led to an SEC probe.
9. Mark Zuckerberg
Like Jeff Bezos, you’ve probably heard of Mark Zuckerberg… I mean, who hasn’t. Mark is the co-founder & CEO of the social network platform, Facebook.
With a net worth of $62 billion, Mark is continually looking to revolutionize the way we interact and communicate online, and the company has grown exponentially since it was created back in 2004.
Now, Facebook owns both Instagram and WhatsApp to continue their evolution and domination, online.
10. Matthew Gline
Matthew Gline is the CEO of Roivant Sciences. Roivant Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that focuses on applying technology to improve drug development and delivering innovative medicines to improve the lives of patients.
Matthew joined Roviant Sciences in 2016, previously serving as Chief Financial Officer. Between April 2014 to March 2016, he was VP at Goldman Sachs, where he focused on improving technology and data strategy.
Before Goldman Sachs, Matthew was the co-founder of risk analytics technology and consulting firm, Fourthree, and between 2008 and 2012, he served as VP at Barclays, where he gathered analysis for corporate clients relating to capital markets access for financing and risk management.
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We hope you enjoyed learning about the 10 famous entrepreneurs currently making serious waves in society and the world. Their stories are incredibly inspiring, thought-provoking, and mesmerizing, I think you’ll agree.
The entrepreneurial world is an exciting one, and if you’re on that path yourself, these stories will help guide you on your journey to success.
It’s important to remember that entrepreneurs are changing the world bit by bit, some more publically than others but know that if you are an entrepreneur, company chairman, or chairman on the board, you are playing your part too.
You are a part of a community of risk-takers, game-changers, truth-seekers, and life-transformers. Never stop in the pursuit of change and take these entrepreneurs as your motivation to keep going even when times get tough.
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