Entrepreneurship can be a long and difficult road, with success seemingly hard to reach. However, entrepreneurs don’t have to feel alone while going through that journey. The best entrepreneurs know how to look to those who have reached the summits of success and find inspiration in their journeys.
To help inspire entrepreneurs, US Reporter has compiled a list of the top 10 entrepreneurs to follow in 2021:
- Melissa Krivachek
Melissa Krivachek has been a problem solver to the 1% for the last 15 years. COO to the world’s largest drop-shipping company Automation Empire, LLC, she prides herself on the ability to connect, communicate, and curate relationships and profits that exceed 8 and 9 figure exits. “You invest. We manage.” A philosophy that has helped build, shape, and create an empire of hundreds of employees across the world, selling more than 1.7 billion dollars of goods on Amazon and generating tens of millions in profits for its investors.
- Gary Vee
Gary Vaynerchuk is a Belarusian-American entrepreneur, author, speaker, and internet personality. He is a co-founder of the restaurant reservation software company Resy and Empathy Wines. First known as a wine critic who expanded his family’s wine business, Vaynerchuk is now more known for his work in digital marketing and social media as the chairman of New York-based communications company VaynerX and as CEO of VaynerX subsidiary VaynerMedia.
- Grant Cardone
Grant Cardone was born on 21 March 1958 in a Christian family in Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States. He was brought up in the same city with utmost love and care by his family. He is currently 63 years old and is living in Miami Beach, Florida, USA. Once grown up, he chose to follow Scientology beliefs.
- Ania Halama
Ania Halama is a world traveler who has helped thousands of heart-centered entrepreneurs align with their ideal clients calling in wealth. One day she decided to take a leap of faith, quit her job, and begin a journey of self-discovery. The journey has taken Ania all over the world and helped her create businesses learning new skills and sharing them along the way. Ania is a Spiritual Life/Business Mentor & Intuitive Digital Artist.
She is also a Healer, Reiki Master, Angel Healer, EFT Certified Coach, Ho’oponopono Master, Akashic Records reader, Angel Card Intuitive and Law of Attraction master. Her passion is to use her eye for beauty, knowledge for business and love for self-discovery and healing to impact as many lives as possible!
- Brent B Sugabo
Brent Sugabo is a serial entrepreneur dominating everything he sets his mind to accomplish. He is exceptionally creative in bringing up new business ideas and works hard on those ideas to set up a new venture. This is someone who can fail over and over again and get back up. This is someone who can take the lesson from their failures and turn it into greatness. This 25-year-old from Anchorage, Alaska, runs a digital marketing agency (Look To The Sky), an e-commerce shop (Caduceus Coffee Company), and a trading service in the foreign exchange market (AIM Trades).
- Mike Infante
Mike Infante is a warrior and inspiration to many. At 20 years old, Infante lives with a physical disability known as Cerebral Palsy. Being only 20 years old, Infante has created a name for himself as a wheelchair bodybuilder for the WNBF, an actor, a huge advocate for youth with disabilities, and a music video videographer in Sacramento, CA. He went from starting a YouTube page at 11 years old to now being featured on media outlets such as ABC 10 News on TV, Medium, Disrupt, and Yahoo News.
Mike has always had the drive to change the stigma and break the status quo on disabilities. Mike hopes to inspire people with disabilities and people without disabilities to chase their dreams no matter the situation. He says, “You can conquer and reach for the stars to go above and beyond.”
- Blair Kaplan Venables
Blair Kaplan Venables is an expert in social media marketing and the president of Blair Kaplan Communications, a British Columbia-based PR agency. Yahoo! listed Blair as a top ten social media expert to watch in 2021, and as a pioneer in the industry, she brings more than a decade of experience to her clients, which include global wellness, entertainment, and lifestyle brands. Blair has helped her customers grow their followers into the tens of thousands in just one month, win integrative marketing awards, and more.
She has spoken on national stages and her expertise has been featured in media outlets, including Forbes, CBC Radio, CEOWORLD Magazine, She Owns It, and Thrive Global. Blair is also the #1 bestselling author of Pulsing Through My Veins: Raw and Real Stories from an Entrepreneur and co-host to the Dissecting Success podcast. When she’s not working on the board for her local chamber of commerce, you can find Blair growing the “I Am Resilient Project,” an online community where users share their stories of overcoming life’s most difficult moments.
- Frank Song
Frank Song is a confidential advisor to multi-million-dollar businesses and politicians. Frank Song is currently managing $20 million in committed capital to pursue buyouts of, partnerships with, and/or building highly profitable businesses in unsexy markets. Frank increases enterprise value by implementing large, sustainable competitive advantages into the businesses, such as increasing operating sophistication, pursuing strategic acquisitions or partnerships to create a national oligopoly or local/regional monopoly dynamic, implementing technology advantages, and increasing performance marketing returns.
Additionally, Frank currently works as a confidential advisor to business with at least $10mm in revenue and politicians to advise on how to implement an art of war campaign in their markets or campaigns to defeat competitors who are larger or better resourced. Previously, Frank worked at Accel-KKR, one of the top private equity funds (based on returns), where we helped manage the $4.0 billion fund by completing buyouts and growth equity investments of $20mm to $1bn technology companies.He has contributed capital to HighJump (sold for $750 mm), Zinc Ahead (sold for $130 million), and PageUp (sold – amount undisclosed).
- Robin Rivera
Robin Rivera is a transformational facilitator and sacred business strategist who guides spiritual leaders to awaken their unique power and ability to create Divine abundance with humility, mastery, and amplified intuition. She has extensive masters level training in consciousness and transformative studies as well as ceremonial facilitation with expanded states of consciousness. Robin comes from a lineage of Mexican curanderas who have inspired her to blend their traditional practices with modern day technologies.
What makes Robin’s offerings most impactful is her background overcoming incredible adversity. Her path has led her to be mentored by the most experienced practitioners in the world. In addition to her ceremonial work, Robin is an inspirational speaker & trainer in the survivor led anti-human trafficking movement & has been the recipient of over 37 awards for her leadership, advocacy, and community service.
- Jesse P
Jesse Penner is the Founder & CEO of Fixe Beauty and Jessie J Coaching. She was born in California and grew up in Alberta, Canada. She started Fixe Beauty, with just one client and quickly grew her business into the world’s first pink collar university. Fixe Beauty teaches women the tools and business skills to grow a 6-figure beauty business. The beauty business gave her life back and freedom. Jesse’s mission is to empower women to take their power back and live life on their terms.