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Thousands of entrepreneurs continue to make strides in their various industries. Coincidentally, we have some of the best whose journeys are relatable. We can look to these entrepreneurs for inspiration and business ideas. Here is a list of the 10 most influential entrepreneurs at the forefront of their industries and who are poised to leave a legacy for the next generation of entrepreneurs.
1. Jay Laurent (Sendwires)
Jay Laurent is popularly known as Sendwires in the entrepreneurial space and tops this list for all the right reasons. Laurent is a venture capitalist, serial entrepreneur and philanthropist. At 25, Laurent is a multi-millionaire with a combined follower base of over 6 million on social media. Often referred to as a “hired gun,” he has built an extensive Rolodex in Beverly Hills revolving around politicians and business people. In addition, Laurent has masterminded large political campaigns for one of the largest super PACs in the United States. Laurent is also the founder and current president of Wiretalk, a business-to-business consulting firm that thrives off unconventional marketing strategies and heavy liquidity. His office, located on Wall Street in New York City, has certainly accredited his name amongst this generation’s top business people. Laurent has helped several businesses scale up to multi-million dollar brands, both centralized and not. His resume is constantly expanding, thus earning his place as one of the top-performing entrepreneurs in his demographic.
2. Grant Mitterlehner
Grant Mitterlehner is the CEO of MittGroup, a company focusing on residential and commercial solar power in over 17 states nationwide. Founded by Mitterlehner, MittGroup has been rated one of the best places to work by the Houston Business Journal for two consecutive years. During the last couple of years, Mitterlehner has built and scaled up MittGroup to one of the fastest-growing solar companies in the United States that have achieved 100% year-on-year growth. Mitterlehner is also a regular Fox News contributor on Cavuto: Coast to Coast.
3. Jarryd Senior
Jarryd Senior is an entrepreneur and rapper who went from being homeless to traveling the world through his music. He owns multiple entertainment, apparel, real estate and sports businesses. Senior was featured on billboards in Times Square for a song titled “Weekday.” He stands out for acquiring businesses worth over a million dollars since last year with no upfront payment.
4. Meetsingh Gour
Meetsingh Gour is an accomplished musician and entrepreneur who founded the biggest NFT project in India at 18 years old. At the same time, he also founded and scaled up a successful Indian Web3 development and marketing company. He started by making 6-figures selling his early teens’ music records and now generates millions in revenue from his businesses.
5. Noah Broxmeyer
Noah Broxmeyer wears many hats, such as artist and influencer manager and director of digital marketing at Encore Recordings. He is a 26-year-old stroke survivor making his mark in the music industry with TikTok and managing one of the top independent pop artists out there, Jillian Rossi, and several TikTok influencers. Broxmeyer was highlighted by HITSDD Noisemaker in March 2022 and featured in Rolling Stone in 2021.
6. Kim Perell
Kim Perell is the founder and CEO of 100.co. She is a serial entrepreneur, two-time bestselling author, investor and mother of two sets of twins. Perell began her journey as an entrepreneur at her kitchen table, becoming a multi-millionaire at 30 by selling her last company. Perell believes in portfolio diversification, spurring her to become an investor in more than 100 startups. She was named one of Real Leaders’ Top 50 Keynote Speakers in the World in 2022.
7. Jon Boles
Jon Boles is the founder and CEO of AVINTIV, CREDI and Boles Capital. He has been ranked as a “Top Brand Builder” by Forbes, among many others. He has built and scaled 12 brands, selling two of them and grossing millions in the process. Additionally, the relentless business tycoon founded and scaled another 400 brands, generating hundreds of millions in revenue for clients all over the country. Boles has worked with prestigious brands including Ferrari and Lamborghini, among others.
8. Andrew Arteaga
Andrew Arteaga is a globally renowned tattoo artist turning over millions a year through his businesses after turning his life around from selling drugs and living on gang-infested streets. His story is about a struggling childhood where circumstances forced him into selling drugs. But he eventually used this avenue to buy supplies for tattoos. How he battled being involved in gang culture to bounce back after hitting rock bottom can inspire many—whether they’re in a similar situation or not.
9. Jordan Durand/Festi Daze
Jordan Durand is an owner, operator and proprietor who started his business from scratch while working 50 hours a week at a day job. He eventually quit his job in 2015 to become a full-time entrepreneur. He has vended some of the largest music festivals in the country, such as Lost Lands, Moonrise and Spring Awakening. In addition, Durand has collaborated with some big names in EDM to create merchandise for their brands and tours.
10. Braden Beers
Braden Beers started his career with social media and eventually became an accomplished crypto trader, making thousands of dollars from one coin in a day. Beers has been growing people’s social media profiles since he was 16 years old. He has also hosted many giveaways with celebrities like Bobby Shmurda, Lil Durk, Harry Jowsey, Rowdy Rebel and Vinnie Hacker.