Adam Rich: He owns Thrillist, which is a newsletter for guys that have tips on good restaurants, bar specials, and stuff of that nature. This was a creative idea of a business because everybody goes out to eat some time or another, and would like to know the best possible choices. Read More
Josh Shipp: Owns Hey Josh, which is a website that gives motifs to teenagers, and writes about workbooks. Very creative business idea because it obviously has a targeted audience, and it is very practical. Read More
Russel Simmons: Russel Simmons was born in New York City to promote musicians. He is one of the Co founders of Def Jam Records. Some famous Def Jam Records musicians include Beastie Boys and LL Cool J. Currently Simmons runs many organizations such as the Hip Hop Summit Action Network, Rush Philanthropic Organization and the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding. Read More
Carlos Slim, (born January 28, 1940) is a Mexican business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. Slim has been ranked by Forbes as the richest person in the world since 2010. His extensive holdings in a considerable number of Mexican companies through his conglomerate, Grupo Carso, SA de CV, have amassed interests in the fields of communications, technology, retailing, and finance. Presently he is the chairman and chief executive of telecommunications companies Telmex and América Móvil. América Móvil, which in 2010 was Latin America’s largest mobile-phone carrier, accounted for around US$49 billion of Slim’s wealth by the end of 2010. His corporate holdings as of March 2013 have been estimated at US$73 billion. Read More
Nicolas Sparks was born on December 31, 1965 in Omaha, Nebraska. He is an American novelist who specializes in writing romantic novels. He has sold over 89 million print copies of his books world-wide (50 million alone in American sales) and they are sold in over 50 different languages. One of his most popular books’, The Notebook, was published in 1996 when he was just 28 years old! You can also find many of his books on the big screen; the newest production, The Best of Me, hits theaters October 17, 2014! He and his wife, Catherine, founded The Epiphany School in New Bern, North Carolina and the Nicholas Sparks Foundation, a nonprofit committee devoted to improving cultural and international understanding through global educational experiences for children of all ages. Mr. Sparks offers scholarships, internships, and a fellowship annually at the University of Notre Dame. Mr. Sparks has also coached track and field athletes and he was a full scholarship athlete at the University of Notre Dame. Read More
Jeff Steitz’s organization Serengetee is a wonderful example of social entrepreneurship. While cruising around the world with the Semester at Sea program in 2011, Steitz, now a senior at Claremont McKenna College, was inspired by the diverse fabrics he began collecting from country to country. One month after returning to the United States, his idea to use the fabrics to make T-shirt pockets became a reality. Jeff Steitz is on a mission to make compassion the next big trend in fashion. For each T-shirt sold, 13% of the profit goes to one of the 50 foundations across the globe with which Serengetee has partnered. Customers select a pocket made from one of over 50 fabrics. Serengetee invests in fabric-makers abroad by purchasing their patterns, but the company gives back in a more direct manner as well. Each fabric corresponds to a foundation affiliated with the region it’s from. Read More
Ephren W. Taylor, as CEO of City Capital, is the youngest African-American CEO in history of a publicly traded company. He also built GoFerretGo.com, a multi-million dollar technology company, by age 17 and he initiated the Goshen Energy program at City Capital in 2007. Read More
Donald John Trump, Sr (born June 14, 1946) is an American business magnate, television personality and author. He is the chairman and president of The Trump Organization and the founder of Trump Entertainment Resorts. Trump’s extravagant lifestyle, outspoken manner, and role on the NBC reality show The Apprentice have made him a well-known celebrity who was No. 14 on the 2012 Forbes Celebrity 100 list.
Trump is the son of Fred Trump, a wealthy New York City real-estate developer. He worked for his father’s firm, Elizabeth Trump & Son, while attending the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and in 1968 officially joined the company. He was given control of the company in 1971 and renamed it The Trump Organization.