Today’s world is full of young entrepreneurs who are focused and hardworking with a goal in mind to achieve. These young CEOs and founders have taken control over incredible projects which required great sacrifices and risks to get them to the positions they are today.
Almost all companies mentioned in this list are worth hundreds of billions in dollars and employs over hundreds of workers and even though most of them are private, young entrepreneurs are making big moves putting more young business man on the market with our first young capitalist running a public company. This list has five most young entrepreneurs that have really influenced the world in a positive way.
Most Influential Young Entrepreneurs
- Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberg now at the age of 28, launched Facebook at Harvard in the year 2004 and since then, the social media network managed to generate over 1 billion users every month. Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in the world and receives approximately 100 billion dollars from Facebook at it’s IPO.
Zuckerberg has influenced many young people by changing the way to interact with others and breaking down the walls of social media faster than anyone could imagine. In 2010, he was named by time magazine as the person of the year (keeping in mind he is the only one running a public company in this list). He also acquired Instagram, (a sharing free photo application) in April 2012 which had generated over 30 million users in the month of April only.
- David Karp
David Karp started his Tumblr social media application in 2007 from his savings which he acquired from a previous job in a software industry. By the start of 2010, Tumblr reported over 15,000 new joined users every day and almost 2 million posts being made daily. Now at 26 years, his project gets around $92 million blogs, around 150 workers and approximately 42 billion blog posts. After making a $13 million revenue in 2012 and since then he’s goal of getting over $100 million started in pursuit.
- Daniel Ek
Daniel Ek now at the age of 29, created Spotify which works in allowing listeners to instantly listen to albums or tracks of their choice without delays or buffering. The software application was launched at the end of 2008 and by September 2010, it had already generated around 10 million users with many more users joining every day. Over the years Spotify has produced around $500 million in revenue and landed a funding of over 188 million with a valuation in billions whilst changing the way we listen and own copies of music. Daniel Ek has revolutionised the music industry.
- Nathan Blecharczyk.
Nathan Blecharczyk now at 29, Air bnb online service with a couple of friends namely Joe Gebbia and Brian Chesky in 2008. An air bnb is an online service that help people looking for rentals or short term accommodations while they are on vacations.
Over the past years, the company has managed to gather listings in 192 countries and about 26,000 cities. The CEO stated their estimations in 2012 stating that air bnbs rented around 12-15 million rooms and that is only in 2012. This isn’t bad for a few random guys who began by renting out air mattresses on the floor to help them afford rent.
As mentioned earlier, the world is full of young entrepreneurs who have achieved or still chasing their goals and this is really helping the young generation because they are getting inspired and following the same path being set by the young and successful business men. Keep in mind that before they all reached to success, they had to pass through many challenges like taking huge risks and still failing but they didn’t stop chasing their goals. No matter how tough it gets, always keep pushing and working towards your goal.