Becoming an influential entrepreneur is about more than earning lots of money. Although that helps, it’s about repeating your success and building on it, spotting things that nobody has thought to try, and so much more. Here are 5 of the top entrepreneurs who have done this.
David Spector, ThirdLove, co-founder has worked on and invested in several companies. ThirdLove is one that stands out against many of his other successes because it has attracted several investors, and he and his wife won the 2019 Entrepreneur of the Year Award. David also has an impressive portfolio, which includes investing in companies such as Zoox and Capchase, and he holds several board and advisor roles. His strong work ethic and perceptive business sense have contributed to his successes and helped him increase his influence as an entrepreneur.
Maya Miranda Ambarsari
Maya is featured on the 2021 list of Asia’s most influential people. She co-founded and is a shareholder of PT Merdeka Copper and Gold Tbk, is a qualified lawyer, and holds a master’s degree in International Business, in addition to having many businesses in her portfolio. Despite all her success, she has also set up an institution that educates hundreds of students for free. This is just one of the many philanthropy projects. Her generosity in sharing her time, knowledge, and money on causes she believes in is part of what makes her so successful.
Danielle Gronich is the CEO of CLEAR STEM Skincare. She used her education (in biology, genetics, and immunology) to come up with her skincare line, which is vastly different from anti-acne and anti-aging formulas on the market. Not only are her products toxin-free, but they are more effective than similar products. One problem she and her business partner identified was many anti-aging products can cause or intensify acne breakouts, while acne creams can cause premature aging of the skin. So, they set out to create a line of products that wouldn’t counteract each other. As this can be a common concern for women with acne who are concerned about the appearance of aging, Danielle’s influence as an entrepreneur has skyrocketed as a result.
As the CEO and founder of Keystone Property Investments, Jorge Fajardo has built up his 8-figure portfolio in real estate. He’s also a published author and regularly shares his knowledge on podcasts through his mentorship program. He uses his influence to help others when he can, and this has also benefited him in business.
Naveen Jain’s story is particularly inspiring, which makes him more influential as an entrepreneur because his story shows people how possible it is to be successful. He came to the US with just $5 and his net worth is now $8 billion. The story in between involved a lot of hard work and determination, but for someone who received a low standard of primary education, Naveen is an inspiration.
With more people striving to become influential in the business world, it can be more of a challenge. However, overcoming those challenges can make those who succeed stand out from those who don’t.