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Here are the top 10 entrepreneurs of 2022.
1. Gallant Dill
Gallant Dill founded his company in 2022, but he has been in the industry for more than 13 years and has been working since he was 17. The self-made millionaire has a highly motivating story and a dark past. A high school dropout and an award-winning serial entrepreneur, Dill has trained over 10,000 entrepreneurs worldwide and has spoken on some of the world’s largest stages, such as 10X Growth Con.
Dill is known for his keen eye and ability to pick wheat from the chaff. He recently acquired USA News. Moreover, he has been featured thrice in Forbes and is known for offering reliable advice. The star has more than 2,500 people in his paid training programs and millions benefiting from his social media posts.
He is presently the CEO of Acquirely Holdings, a platform that makes it easy to buy and sell businesses. The company focuses on established software companies and positive cash flowing e-commerce brands and serves all kinds of buyers and sellers.
Over the years, he has grown a network of thousands of young and experienced entrepreneurs who trust his recommendations and use Acquirely to buy and sell online businesses.
2. Bryce & Joy Monkivitch
Bryce and Joy Monkivitch are a brother-sister duo who have carved a niche in the e-commerce industry. Born in Australia, Bryce identifies himself as an internet entrepreneur, marketing genius and world traveler. Joy is a qualified Australian occupational therapist who focuses on her e-commerce business and specializes in online team management, brand building and logistics.
The siblings founded Sincere Sally in 2018, a globally known sustainable jewelry brand that provides high quality, ethically sourced, fair-priced jewelry to a growing base of customers in and outside Australia. Already one of the top 100 fastest growing companies in the country, Sincere Sally helped the duo find international success and they followed it up with Click Through College in 2022.
Click Through College is an online college platform where the siblings share their entrepreneurial journey with others and teach them to be successful entrepreneurs through courses focused on ecommerce. The duo doesn’t just publish courses but they show what they’re capable of by helping real people.
In each course, they choose one lucky person who they personally help to find success and log the journey to share with their growing base of students. In addition, they provide ongoing mentorship.
3. Shawn Wells
Shawn Wells is a thought leader on health optimization known for having formulated more than 700 supplements, beverages and cosmeceuticals. Moreover, he has patented over 20 novel ingredients including Teacrine, Dynamine, enfinity and Dihydroberberine, and is now known as the Ingredientologist, the scientist of ingredients. Additionally, Wells is a founding partner of Zone Halo Formulations, a full-service consulting firm catering toward clients in the dietary supplement, functional food and cosmeceutical arenas.
A nutritional biochemist by qualification, Wells has garnered success in many other areas, including as an author. His book, The ENERGY Formula, has been recognized by both USA Today and Forbes and is an Amazon international bestseller in multiple categories. He is currently focused on Ingenious Ingredients (ING2), a startup he co-founded with three other scientists and entrepreneurs. The company develops disruptive new bioactive ingredients for the dietary supplement, food and beverage industries.
One of his and ING2’s most exciting innovations is enfinity (paraxanthine), which he believes will soon be a multibillion-dollar ingredient with the ability to replace caffeine. Introduced in 2022, enfinity brings the clarity and benefits of caffeine without the chaos and negative side effects.
The next exciting ingredient coming from Wells and ING2 is RAMPS (dileucine), the ultimate muscle peptide that is safe, natural and sets a new bar for maintaining and gaining muscle mass, strength and performance. It debuts in 2023. Wells and his team have numerous ingredients in the development phase and are excited to continue to innovate and introduce new ingredients, including ones for brain health, metabolism and longevity.
To any other entrepreneur out there, Mr. Wells has a few words of advice: “Swing for the fences. Seriously, go big. Moonshot. You want it? Work longer and harder for it because this is your baby. There’s no one else to blame if it all fails, but if you look at the experience, the networking, the lessons, how can it ever be a failure?”
4. Clint Arthur
Clint Arthur’s entrepreneurial journey is quite exciting. After graduating from Wharton Business School, he chose to give book writing a try. He knew he had a good book in his hands but he didn’t know how to promote it. Instead of going to a marketing company, he learned promotional tactics so he could market his book on his own. He soon got really good at it and started teaching his friends.
Today he has 21 titles under his belt, including the Pulitzer Prize-nominated Wisdom Of The Men, Celebrity Entrepreneurship and Break Through Your Upper Limits on TV. He’s one of the most well-known speakers and celebrity entrepreneurs who regularly gets invited to TV shows and appears on platforms like Fox TV News, NBC and CBS.
He’s shared the stage with a number of well-known personalities, including Martha Stewart, Dr. Oz, Suzanne Somers, Caitlyn Jenner and five presidents of the United States. His accolades include speaking at Harvard, Cambridge, Oxford, the London Stock Exchange, NASDAQ, Mercedes, Porsche, Coca Cola, Microsoft, the Royal Society of Medicine, AT&T and Carnegie Hall.
Arthur now resides in New York City, Los Angeles and Acapulco, Mexico, with his wife, Ali, and their puppy, Nova. He helps businesses and individuals through his coaching programs and offers the world’s only course on using local TV channels to create a big image.
5. Grayson Cross
Grayson Cross is a marketer handling more than 300 brands and personally spending over 200 million pounds in advertising. Known as the Wonderkid, the man’s journey is truly inspirational. He taught himself to market and started from a very small room, but today he’s heading one of the biggest online marketing firms: WKND.
He’s the Head of Growth at the company and helps other companies bring in millions quickly and safely. Cross is known for using new techniques to help his clients achieve their growth and marketing goals. He is also one of the few marketers who have successfully defeated iOS 14.5 and the challenges it presents.
He takes great pride in being a growth hacker and not just a marketer. He believes that he is able to achieve great results for his clients due to his constant urge to learn more. He is an avid reader and makes it a point to read every day. He also recommends budding marketers and entrepreneurs make it a habit to read as much as they can.
6. Damien McSwine
More popularly known as Wellness Mogul, Damien McSwine is a former professional athlete who now wears several hats. He is an author, documentary film producer, businessperson and wellness advisor with a special focus on nutrition and psychology.
McSwine’s main focus is his wellness business, Powered By Nature Herbs, which he founded in 2017. The business has grown by leaps and bounds in the last few years and has recently added 25 new products to its growing line. The business focuses on people of all ages, including children, and offers a variety of products. In addition to natural products, he also offers 1-on-1 and group wellness consulting through his business.
He plans on continuing to introduce new products, enter new markets, and work more as an author and mentor so he can help more people. McSwine has helped a number of people and brands understand the importance of health through his mentorship and consultancy. He has natural expertise for simplifying difficult or otherwise challenging wellness concepts and making them practical for application. This has made him one of the most sought-after mentors in this field.
What truly makes McSwine unique is how he delivers information. He doesn’t believe in boring lectures and uses “edutainment” to connect with his students.
7. John Morgan
John Michael Morgan, known as “The Momentum Maker,” brings over a decade of experience to the table and a glowing list of brands and individuals he has served. Best known for being a bestselling author, he is also an in-demand consultant who has served some of the world’s largest brands such as Disney, Starbucks, Google, Nissan and Twitter.
One of the most effective consultants in the field, he has a record of retaining clients with many continuing to use his services for over a decade. Morgan, however, didn’t start as a consultant. His first major business was a real estate company that he sold in 2008 to start offering full-time consultancy services through his company ACHIEVR.
Morgan mainly works with entrepreneurs and offers coaching and mentoring programs. His clients are CEOs, entrepreneurs, authors, artists and celebrities. He’s known for his high energy, passion, enthusiasm and tell-it-like-it-is style that he brings to every interaction. In addition, he is also a keynote speaker and offers workshops worldwide.
Morgan is currently focusing on his writing career and growing consultancy business. He has plans to publish more books and continue to help entrepreneurs with their mindset and business while connecting them with like-minded people to create an environment for success. He reminds people that there is no one-size-fits-all path to success and that they should seek professional help when necessary.
8. Carlo Cisco
Founder and CEO of SELECT, Carlo Cisco is a serial entrepreneur with a background in marketing, entrepreneurship, finance and events. He started working at a very young age and built up a successful events company at 18 while also helping scale other businesses, including Groupon Japan. He is also credited for creating a first-of-its-kind restaurant recommendation engine.
Cisco currently focuses on his startup, SELECT, a next-generation membership card that offers exclusive benefits at more than 1.3 million physical and online stores. Launched in 2015, the brand mainly works with premium users, including successful entrepreneurs, executives, athletes, models, entertainers, technologists and investors.
Cisco aims to develop a community with SELECT and has introduced community-related features including member-only events and digital concierge access. It has more than 20,000 members in over 12 countries and more than 1,000 top businesses, including Michelin-starred restaurants and global brands like BMW, Hyatt and Bose.
SELECT offers exclusive perks that are not available anywhere else and a chance to enjoy the best of the best. The brand is fast growing and was even named a top up-and-coming brand of 2022 by Haute Living. Cisco is working aggressively to promote the brand and expects to grow to 400,000-plus members within the next five years.
A member of the Forbes Finance Council and The Young Entrepreneurs Council, Cisco has been featured on a number of local and international portals, including Forbes, Wall Street Journal, Fox Business, TheNextWeb, Entrepreneur, USA Today, Yahoo! and Inc.
9. Leonardo Climaco
34-year-old Leonardo Climaco is a shining example of the American dream. A Brazilian-born businessperson, he moved to the U.S. at a very young age and grew up in Queens, New York, with big dreams. He now lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and runs two very different businesses: a therapy agency for kids with Autism called Behaviors of NYC and an IT company called Green Lion Solutions LLC (GLS).
GLS mainly focuses on government contracts with an emphasis on service-based work, infrastructure building and software development, whereas Behaviors of NYC offers at-home and in-school behavior modification.
Climaco’s story is very exciting and full of learning experiences. He didn’t just start a business randomly but gained experience serving billionaire families and started his entrepreneurial journey in 2015 with his wife, a behavioral therapist, who had experience in behavior modification.
Behaviors of NYC hit it big and now directly works with the local education board. The business is recognized as a leader in the field and is constantly developing. After tasting success with Behaviors of NYC, he founded GLS a year later, which is winning big clients and is known for offering reliable services.
Climaco believes that his success lies in his ability to understand people and their problems. He works with his wife and offers not just excellent service to his customers but also a thriving work environment.
10. Issachar Lee
Issachar Lee, also known as the healer of wallets, is a financial coach, educator, entertainer and content creator. Lee started creating engaging content on the basis of stocks and personal finance in March 2022, in the hopes of simply breaking down the complexities of the industry. His genuine desire to help others create a better life for themselves allowed him to look past the few views he would get in return for countless hours of hard work.
Lee’s persistence soon paid off as he became an overnight sensation by early May. With Lee, passion is evident through his fun approach of personal finance, striving to make complex concepts easily understandable for the masses.
Just recently, he launched the pre-registration to his “Heal My Credit” credit success course revealing all of the myths of the credit industry and even how to cruise to a score over 800.