The United States is the land of opportunity. And it is called that way because it is a place that allows people to realize their dreams and pursue their passion. From businessmen and women to artists and other industry professionals, the US is a place for everyone. In the commercial world, it is especially hard to stay afloat, considering that there are thousands of aspiring entrepreneurs competing to dominate the landscape. But one thing is for sure, successful entrepreneurs all have their own stories to tell. Here are US Reporter’s Top 15 Entrepreneurs for 2020:
- Mark Zuckerberg
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Creator and CEO of the social media giant Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg is probably someone who is known to all entrepreneurs across the world. Zuckerberg was still 19 when he created the would-be media giant. The Harvard student has grown Facebook to be a domineering platform today. Since 2004, Facebook has created opportunities, streamlined several businesses, and was key to the success of many personalities here and abroad. The American media magnate is estimated to hold over $100 billion of net worth this year.
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- Remmy Castillo
Remmy is truly driven by helping others succeed, and you will find that very evident when meeting him. He simply doesn’t have an off switch. His early career started in the precious metals industry, where he and his management team were responsible for over half a billion in sales. During his tenure there, he was also host to national infomercials, and his on-camera work generated a staggering 65 million. His work has been featured on Fox, CNBC, BLOOMBERG, and countless other networks. He has the pleasure training thousands of sales professionals and executives across the globe.
He is a motivational speaker who speaks both domestically and internationally on topics ranging from the mindset to disruptive leadership. He most recently was the CEO of a beverage brand named Moonshine Sweet Tea where he spent the greater part of five years securing deals with Walmart, Target, and thousands other retailers.
- Atty. Kendra Stephen
Kendra Stephen is a trademark lawyer, business advisor, and entrepreneur. For years, Attorney Stephen has represented numerous companies, athletes, artists, entrepreneurs, and other media personalities. And she continues her legal practice that emphasizes brand management, protection, trademark enforcement, and monetization. As the founder of The Trademark Firm, she works with numerous clients worldwide on different aspects of brand protection, including trademark clearance, prosecution, enforcement matters, portfolio management, global brand strategy, due diligence, and licensing. Attorney Stephen also handles cases related to false advertising, domain name disputes, social media disputes, and strategy.
- Anthony Beverley
Anthony Beverley is from West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His success, he says, is not like others, and it didn’t come easy. While scrapping metal and living on public assistance, growing up in the project wasn’t easy. Anthony was never sure where his next meal would come from, but he always had the determination to become a successful businessman. After educating himself on how to strategically gather land for development and working long days and nights, things began to change for the better. Now, The Multimillionaire owns a portfolio of over 300 properties and 4 corporate healthcare agencies.
- Anthony Hyland
Anthony Hyland, a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania native, majored in Mass Communications while at Voorhees College, and holds a Certificate of Completion in Entrepreneurship Essentials from Harvard Business School Online.
Anthony holds the distinct privilege of having served the District of South Carolina and Southern Region of Alpha Phi Alpha as the Assistant Chair to the Belford V. Lawson Oratorical Competition. He is the Southern District, and Regional 1st place Oratorical Contest winner and 1st runner-up on the national level for the Oratorical Contest as well.
His book The Purpose of Power explores his life goal of becoming a world-renowned empowerment speaker through encouragement and uplifting his fellow peers. Anthony truly believes that “pacification is never an adequate substitute for honesty.”
- Linda Zander
Linda Zander is a serial entrepreneur, self-made multimillionaire, Learn@Forbes Success Instructor, Napoleon Hill Certified Science of Success Coach, best-selling author, and Global Peace Ambassador. She is a natural visionary who delivers a radical next gen definition and holistic model of sustainable success. Her revolutionary definition and model of success is the social imperative for attaining legendary success and positive social change amid today’s global challenges.
She has a proven track record of delivering success both for herself and others amid extreme personal, business, and financial challenges. She lives in Malibu, California.
“The most positive spiritually driven vibration always wins,” Linda Zander.
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- Melissa R. Williams
Melissa R. Williams is the epitome of leadership and entrepreneurship. Starting her entrepreneurial journey at the age of 9, Melissa has overcome every obstacle imaginable to become the owner of a bustling empire. Recherche’ Enterprises is home to interstate trucking company Tyme Transportation LLC, intrastate trucking company CurtaTruck Logistics, Recherche’ Properties LLC, a real estate investment company, and Recherche’ Premier Events, a full-service event planning firm. Through her success as an entrepreneur, Melissa has been invited to coach and speak all over the world, empowering women to go for their dreams and coaching them toward “mompreneurship.”
- Valentin Siroon
From being a business owner, to being a real estate agent, speaker, designer, creator, and writer, Valentin Siroon is a woman who is adept at many things. As young as 16, Valentin learned how to do different things by following a motto she has held firmly up until now: if I don’t know how to do something, I should learn it in 30 mins or less. Her mind doesn’t stop at anything. As a matter of fact, she has so many ventures that she has in her mind.
In her book, she tells of the freedom to go after what one’s heart desires. She further says that people should invest in themselves and their lives by choice. She said, ”Fear is something I don’t buy into. I don’t compete with anyone other than who I was yesterday. I am a natural born doer. We are called entrepreneurs because we create and live a path less traveled, anyone can travel this road. Choose, believe, and get going.”
- Eric Zhivalyuk
At only 32 years old, Eric has continuously delivered innovative technology solutions and services that help businesses create powerful web software and cloud systems. He has led and deployed various successful projects for Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 companies.
Eric is extremely motivated with every single endeavor, venture, or project. Eric’s colleagues describe him as an innovative technology leader, easy to work with, and open-minded in learning new concepts, techniques, and solutions.
His latest venture Germ Hero is on the leading forefront of innovating the disinfection and sanitizing industry and creating safer environments amid the COVID-19 pandemic throughout the country.
- Anr the Ace
Anr the Ace is an independent artist, label owner, and entrepreneur based out of New Jersey. His style of both singing and rapping mixed with his determination and work ethic makes him an impeccable artist and a force to be reckoned with.
Although he is only 21 years old, his knowledge and passion for business have shaped him into an unstoppable rising star in the music industry. His new single “No Caption” will be released on all streaming platforms on November 6th, along with a full-length music video and line of merchandise to follow.
- Joseph B Kenney
For over thirty years, Joseph Kenney has been a noteworthy serial entrepreneur and business consultant. You may know him from his award-winning work in the digital space as the President at 316 Strategy Group, but Kenney can also be credited with turning failing businesses around with a no-nonsense and creative approach.
Kenney has been honored nationally and internationally for his work in digital media and was recently awarded the esteemed Silver Davey Award for his contributions to the creation of immersive-in-store experiences in the retail sector. Kenney currently resides with his family in Omaha.
- Vasyl Ignatyshyn
Vasyl started his entrepreneur journey when he came to the United States. While he was trying to adapt to the new environment and culture, he was working two jobs, going to school, and generating revolutionary ideas. Today, he is running multiple projects across different industries, from automotive, energy, to IT, and fashion. Simultaneously, he managed to build his career as scientist in the nanotechnology field with multiple awards and patents on his name.
One of his business innovations, the extraordinary software development, Clio, is a one-of-a-kind platform with unique customized service that makes fine jewelry. Its customization process is easy and affordable for all types of preferences and budgets, made available to people as well as fashion and jewelry brands. Starting from a strong vision, he and his team have completed a cutting-edge software technology that does not require any installation or downloads, and allows to experience real life-quality 3D customization of the jewelry through the phone or PC browser.
- Akeem Mair
Akeem Mair is an up-and-coming movie superstar who has appeared in a myriad of films like All About Money, A Wonderful World, Limbo, Silent Love, Life of a Villain, Red, Fine Line, The Kidnap, and many more. His excellent work ethic has led him to work with several film productions like the Columbia College of Hollywood Production.
This 32-year-old star has a firm reputation for delivering the highest quality performance in all his roles, may it be lead or otherwise. He’s signed under Commercial Talent Agency and recently with Minc Talent under Mariko Bellentine.
Akeem also appeared on The Ellen Degeneres Show. The video he’s in has already amassed over 5 millions views to date. Ellen named the episode, “The best episode she’s ever seen.”
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- Lakshmi Natarajan
Lakshmi Natarajan is the founder of two businesses: Excelador, a business consulting firm and Travel Plus Them, coaching and education company to inspire parents on their journey to raise global citizens. Lakshmi has two decades of corporate experience across marketing, sales, and management consulting for Fortune 500 companies. Her passion for travel was fueled by her childhood trips to India. As an Indian-American, Lakshmi’s curiosity to learn about others stemmed from her being “the different one” in her surroundings. Leveraging her stellar global career, Lakshmi focused on her priorities as the foundation of her businesses: family, travel, education, and collaborating with clients. As a family, they have traveled to six continents and 30 countries. She said, “Travel Plus Them helps families experience the world through travel and raise inclusive global citizens from home.”
- Devin Henry
Devin Henry is a marketing entrepreneur from West Babylon, New York. He is the founder and CEO of the digital marketing agency, Next Level Marketing. The 21-year-old mogul emerged into the digital marketing scene in late 2019. Since then, Devin has helped hundreds of people increase their revenue with Facebook ads. As a Facebook ad expert, Devin is sure to bring his clients positive results. His handcrafted marketing strategies and the successes of it has led him to be nicknamed “The Marketing Wizard.”
Through Next Level Marketing, Devin Henry is on a mission to help 100,000 businesses grow with Facebook ads.
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