There’s no question that our economy has faced challenges this year.
Despite that, The United States continues to charge ahead as entrepreneurs continue to meet the challenges we all face.
Today, our country’s Business Owners are some of the biggest movers and shakers and influencers in our society. They capture our newsreels and our attention and have a profound impact on the world around them. With less than 6 months until 2023 and having recently celebrated 4th of July, Entrepreneur Daily has decided to showcase “America’s Top Business Owners You Must Follow in 2022”. Find out their stories and how they rose to the top below:
– Grant Cardone
Grant Cardone is the bestselling author of The 10X Rule and has been buying real estate for over 30 years. Over those three decades, he has bought over two billion dollars worth of real estate in eight states. Grant currently manages 7,068 units with his private equity firm Cardone Capital. He is such a good real estate investor because of his extreme discipline, specific formulas, and good instinct to know when to exit the property. Throughout his career, Grant has been giving small investors a chance to start small and go big.
– Tai Lopez
Tai Lopez is an investor, partner, and advisor to almost two-dozen multi-million-dollar businesses. Through his popular book club and podcasts, The Tai Lopez Show, Tai shares advice on how to achieve health, wealth, love, and happiness with over 1.4 million people in 40 countries. The Tai Lopez Show gets around 800,000 downloads per month. In addition, Tai also owns the largest book shipping club in the world, Mentor Box, and was voted the Number 1 Social Media Influencer by Entrepreneur Magazine.
– Jeff Lerner
From broke jazz musician to $60 million in online sales, Jeff Lerner’s story and message are now inspiring millions to get control of their income and reshape their life around his “3 Ps of Excellence” (Physical, Personal, & Professional). After a decade of building multiple online businesses to over 8 figures and twice landing on the INC 5000, Jeff turned his focus to educating and inspiring entrepreneurs about the power of entrepreneurship in the modern economy. In 2018, he founded ENTRE Institute where over 100,000 students have developed their ENTREpreneurial skills. He is now regarded as one of the most inspirational voices online in business and personal development reaching millions with his videos and a dedicated audience in the hundreds of thousands. Jeff’s interest in entrepreneurship began in his 20s when as a pianist he was often hired to play in the homes of successful CEOs and business owners. In 2008, at age 29, after multiple failed ventures, including a restaurant franchise that left him with a half million dollars in debt, he found his first success online and paid off the debt in 18 months. He currently maintains an active schedule of speaking events and media appearances while working day-to-day as ENTRE’s CEO, hosting the popular “Millionaire Secrets” podcast and YouTube show, and working on his first full-length book “Millionaire Secrets: Sh*t Rich People Know But Don’t Tell You”.He is married, an active father to 4 children, and still enjoys playing the piano 1 hour per day.
Adam Jablin is a #1 bestselling author, certified recovery mentor, life coach and KeyNote speaker. Adam Is the creator of the Hero Project, a high-level coaching program that has helped thousands of people break free from addictions, faulty dependencies, fears, doubt, and anxiety. Adam not only created the transformative program; he also went through his own fight with alcoholism. and addictions – and has been clean and sober since July 14th, 2006. Jablin had a spiritual experience that shifted his entire life. From there, Jablin was committed to helping others, starting with those in recovery and then those in business. Day after day, month after month, year after year Jablin’s enthusiasm for helping people grew, until THE HERO PROJECT was born. Now, Adam uses all his experiences to help others become the hero of their own life. Jablin works with celebrities, professional athletes, influencers, entrepreneurs, entertainers and politicians to Wake Up & recover who they really are. Recently Jablin has been on National Broadcast Television with Fox, CNBC, TNT,
BET, CNN, ABC, NBC, and CBS News. He also offers a free online program called THE HERO 7.
Christoffer Groves is a successful serial entrepreneur, who is leading the way in the lending industry. Always having a passion for entrepreneurship, even starting businesses from the young age of 16, it’s no surprise that Chris started his own business and a successful one. After working as a real estate agent, appraiser, and broker he learned the ins and outs of the industry. There were aspects he didn’t like, but he took the liberty upon himself to make a solution. This is when he and his wife started Groves Capital Inc., a family owned mortgage company, with the lowest rates in the industry. His greatest accomplishments have been growing from 2 people to 550 across 25 states in less than 3 years on his own, creating a family feel where everyone works together to help others become successful, doing billions in volume and much more. In 2022 Chris plans to provide the best platform he can for each of his partners to help them grow and thrive, all while keeping his company standards to 5 stars.
–Brandon Ivan Peña
Brandon Ivan Peña is an incredible Entrepreneur, Business Consultant and motivational speaker. Having an accent he felt that his success would be limited, but with hard work and dedication he proved himself wrong. Now, Brandon is a well known and influential Business consultant, Founder of 787 Coffee, Hacienda Iluminada and a spanish motivational brand called ‘brandON’. Some of his greatest accomplishments include being one of the first latinos to be invited to a Facebook Conference, growing one of the world’s best coffees, attending and speaking in some of the best conferences in the world:Digital Shanghai, Social Media Week, SXSW, and much more. Brandon always knew he wanted to be a business owner, being able to build his own business, hear customers feedback, and be innovative. In 2022, Brandon wants to continue to impact customers, and switch over his coffee production into the United States. He also wants to keep his purpose the same, focusing on the wellbeing of his team. He knows that if his farmers, baristas, crews, editors, and office staff are well, his customers will be welcomed and appreciated.
-Robert Syslo Jr
Robert Syslo Jr is the Founder of Syslo Ventures, a full service creative agency that provides advertising on different platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, etc. From video production, to promotion training, marketing services, documentary film production, website development & design, and much more, Syslo Ventures provides it all. Robert is passionate about design, video production, and communication, and has dedicated his life to creating unique content for his clients that is hard hitting, impactful, and ethical. He sees social platforms as a great way to connect and enforce the attitude of a brand, and showcase it throughout the world. Through its innovative and unique approach to marketing, Syslo Ventures has remained above the competition. In fact, Robert makes his clients’ success his #1 priority, and works to seek out the solutions to attack any problems they may be presented with in their industry. Today, Robert continues to expand his brand through diverse social platforms to over 10,000,000 people.
– Hakki Akdeniz
Pizza is a staple food around the world. No matter where you are, finding a good pizza place is always a must. Hakki Akdeniz is one of the world’s most renowned pizza chefs, but that is just the start of what he is doing. Hakki’s Pizza founder and CEO, is making its next big steps toward a better future. This project, just like his pizzeria businesses in New York, was born with Hakki’s spirit of giving back to the less fortunate, of whom he once was. His generosity has even been recognized by the New York State Assembly as well as the Office of the Manhattan Borough. Akdeniz is also revered for his charitable efforts in both feeding and supporting New York’s homeless community and for giving aid to those in need, such as when he helped provide two trucks of supplies to Puerto Rico in 2017 after Hurricane Maria hit. To find out more about all that Hakki is doing, follow him on instagram here.
-Dr. Cameron Lewis
Many people have a singular event that ends up defining who they want to be for the rest of their lives. For Dr. Cameron Lewis, this was his fateful trip to South Africa. He knew growing up that he wanted to be a doctor, but didn’t know which kind. When he visited an emergency facility in South Africa, he took particular notice of the many people who were holding their jaws in tooth pain, and from then on, he knew that he wanted to help people by becoming an Oral surgeon. Now, he runs a corporation called Cameron Lewis, LLC, specializing in oral maxillofacial surgery in New York and Connecticut traveling to different general dentist practices bringing his services to people in need. Dr. Lewis’s personality, which consisted of open-mindedness allowed him to adapt to the medical field and is now assisting hundreds of people across the United States. Dr. Lewis will continue his legacy by giving back, uplifting, encouraging, and empowering every young person to persevere in order to get to their dreams. Follow him on instagram here.
-Jamie Patrick Lopez
Jamie Patrick Lopez is a young serial entrepreneur who owns a trucking company called JPL Transport, INC., and a brokerage under JPL Enterprises. He has been in the trucking industry for 8 years now. Some of his greatest success is building a 7 figure business by the age of 25, and overcoming adversity being a young entrepreneur.. Even during the hard times of the pandemic Jamie was able to adjust during that time and still have a successful business, and he prides himself on being able to provide employment opportunities to many people. Jamie is proof that no matter what your age is you can become a successful entrepreneur. Follow him on instagram here.
Sheka Johnson is a business consulting and coaching expert. She was motivated to start High Status Consulting after realizing the wealth gap among people of color, especially women of color. She believes it is important to educate and assist individuals about finance and investments. With High Status, Sheka helps people obtain the information they need to make a difference in their business and families. Sheka has been an entrepreneur since she was 19, and has been able to launch and scale multiple seven figure businesses. She now shares her expertise through High Status so others can build and sustain generational wealth.
Jonah Bautista has dedicated his life to helping people and changing lives. An entrepreneur from early on in his life, Jonah is now giving back to others through his tutelage by teaching people how to run their own e-commerce business. His team at his business, DFYdiversify, has 10 years of experience running Amazon, Walmart, and Shopify businesses and have generated millions of dollars in that time frame for their clients. They also assist in helping them get access to business credit, business funding, and credit repair services. In particular, Jonah makes sure that every customer has access to necessary resources for the start of their business, which can be a major stopping block for many people. What makes Jonah different from others in the same industry is that he puts the customer first every time. They have a guarantee built into their systems that if they are not able to generate a clients full investment back within one year or less, they will pay them the difference. To find out more about Jonah and his team, follow them on instagram here.
Bibi Nassar is a branding consultant with more than 14 years of experience. She has helped various celebrities and important stakeholders change their image and standing, and has also participated in numerous conferences and public speaking events. Back in 2008, Bibi launched one of the first branding schools in Mexico called B Image, which she later sold. In 2019, Bibi published her first book, “Guide to the imperfect image,” which was one of its kind, as the first book on branding and image that had so much color and illustrations. Bibi started her career as a young 23-year old, so she understands what it is like to be taken for granted and not trusted. She has built her own brand and now is a content creator, entrepreneur, writer and consultant who advises others to improve their image.
Hector Zuno is a pollster and university professor, graduated from the Tecnologico de Monterrey. He is the socio-director of Poligrama, a firm specialized in political innovation, massive positioning and public opinion surveys. Hector has directed more than 200 projects with Poligrama. In the last year, they recently opened a department on accelerated positioning, which helps clients grow their knowledge and quality of opinion through software of mass contact and digital reach. Poligrama has operations in Latin America and works with governors, mayors, deputies and presidential candidates. At Poligrama, Hector analyzes new technologies to be used in different industries to adapt them to the political market.
Evan Sharp is the co-founder of Pinterest, where he leads all design efforts. A former architect, Evan finds inspiration from pinning interesting maps, science facts, architecture, vacation plans, and fonts for his design projects. Before Pinterest,Evan worked at Facebook as a product designer. He received a bachelor’s degree in history from theUniversity of Chicago and studied architecture at Columbia University.
Nicola Kilner is the co-founder and CEO of Deciem, “the abnormal beauty company” known for flouting beauty-industry conventions and creating cult favorites in the process. Earlier this year, the brand launched something fans have long been asking for: the calming signature scent of Deciem brick-and-mortars bottled.
Afterpay Co-Founder and CEO Nick Molnar has raised the profile of ‘FinTech’ immensely over the last 12 months and at the tender age of only 27, he is one to watch for years to come. With his retail experience and out of the box thinking, Nick brings a refreshing addition to the retail space; an industry that is still tied to traditional financial models and practices.
Arianna Simpson is a San Francisco-based investor with a focus on cryptocurrencies. She holds a bachelor’s in International Politics and Spanish from the University of Pennsylvania Schreyer Honors College. She worked as an advisor and board member and became a partner at Andreessen Horowitz in 2020. Prior to joining Andreessen Horowitz, Arianna founded Autonomous Partners, an investment fund focused on cryptocurrencies and digital assets. She also helped launch Crystal Towers Capital, an early-stage fund investing primarily in YC companies, in 2015. Arianna previously spent time working in sales and product roles at Facebook and BitGo, an enterprise security company for bitcoin and other digital currencies. She grew up in Milan, Italy.
Bryony Winn is president of Anthem Health Solutions, where she is dedicated to using her platform to champion and advance health equity, maternal health, and whole health across the healthcare system. In this role, she is responsible for ensuring that the 45 million consumers in Anthem’s family of health plans have access to high quality, affordable care. Bryony’s experience includes helping develop a portfolio-optimization strategy for a government agency, identifying the projects and processes to invest in over the next five years. She has also assessed the opportunities in managed care for an American state, with an estimated five percent total cost reduction.
Evan Spiegel is the co-founder and CEO of Snap Inc., named for its flagship product, the photo- and video-sharing app Snapchat. Spiegel developed the idea for the popular photo- and video-sharing app while attending Stanford University, alongside former fraternity brother Bobby Murphy. Initially named Picaboo and released in 2011, the app gained steam the following winter, eventually making its co-founders billionaires when Snap went public in early 2017. Entering 2020, Spiegel was estimated to be worth $3.2 billion.