Without the daring business acumen of entrepreneurs such as John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Henry Ford, and Thomas Edison, who holds the world record of 1,093 patents for his inventions, America would not be what it is today. These men not only improved American lives; they set examples for other entrepreneurs who followed them. Today, there are daring, persevering people with excellent business acumen and management skills who have taken risks by investing heavily in new, innovative, and often disruptive ventures that have met with remarkable success. Among the top male entrepreneurs of today are the following:
At the age of 19, having founded his first company, Ferreira established himself as one of the youngest entrepreneurs in England. When he was 21, he sold his first company and continued working in the start-up sector, helping small businesses move to higher levels. Today, William Ferreira is co-founder and Managing Partner of Social Buff, a concern that provides valuable services to companies and assists them in growing online.
Larry Page is the co-founder of the number-one search engine, Google. While he was in the doctorate program at Stanford University, he and Sergey Brin made an initial investment of $100,000. The two young men grew their company into a multinational conglomerate. Page is now worth $82 billion.
The co-founder and CEO of the social networking service Facebook has been front and center in the news these days. His social directory was begun at Harvard University when Zuckerberg and his classmates worked on it. Today, Facebook is identified as one of the Big Five companies in the United States.
As one founder and as the CEO of Bloomberg, billionaire Michael Bloomberg has a media giant company. Besides this media company, Bloomberg has a software company and a financial service. Mr. Bloomberg is also a member of “The Giving Pledge”; that is, he has pledged to donate one-half of his wealth to charity.
Esteemed as one of the most successful investors of his age, Warren Buffet, whose worth is $82 billion, has pledged to give charities all but 1% of his wealth.
Larry Ellison founded Oracle, a software company primarily concerned with CRM (Customer Relationship Management) databases with a partner. This company has been valued at $62 billion. After the recent acquisition of NetSuite, Oracle has advanced with on-demand computer resources such as cloud computing that do not require users’ direct management.
Maxwell Hannah co-founded Social Tree Global, now recognized as one of the top authorities on social media marketing and social selling. Social Tree Global helps professionals and brands use social media to promote products and dominate the market. Social Tree provides innovative solutions for clients so they can reach their goals.