ENTREPRENEURS

THE MOST VALUABLE MILLENNIAL ENTREPRENEURS IN THE WORLD

Some of the most influential people alive are millennials and that trend is only going to continue, as the generation reaches its maximum career impact over the next two decades.

02.06.2021
BY AYU MARTHA
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Millennials—anyone born from the early 1980s until around 2000 — - are about 80 million strong.

They are determined to do more so by mission and values than by money Millennial is the one who combines individualism and genuine value to the world. In many ways, millennials are quick to return the rewards given to them from their successes.

Some of the most influential people alive are millennials, and that trend is only going to continue, as the generation reaches its maximum career impact over the next two decades. 

Here are the top 5 valuable millennial leaders in the world!

1.Jessica O. Matthews (Co-founder of Uncharted Power)

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Jessica O. Matthews is the Founder & CEO of Uncharted Power, an award-winning renewable power company that specializes in harnessing the energy from motion to create entire ecosystems of power for communities around the world. The company was founded by Jessica when she was only 22 years old. 

2. Dan Price (CEO of Gravity Payment)

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He gained recognition after he had raised his company’s minimum salary to $70,000, and lowered his own from $1.1 million to $70,000 in 2015. He extended the same minimum wage to all employees of ChargeItPro, a company Gravity Payments acquired. In March 2020, Price said that the pay raise has worked well for the company in particular, but he hesitated to call it a full success because income inequality in the broader world has continued to grow.

3. Evan Sharp (Co-founder of Pinterest)

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Evan Sharp is co-cofounder and chief creative officer of visual bookmarking site, Pinterest. Did you know that each month, 175 million people use Pinterest to collect and post images related to fashion, travel, cooking and other interests?.  After building the service in 2009 and launching it a year later, he has seen the company grow to more than 250 million active monthly users who pin cookie recipes, wedding ideas, dream vacations, and the like.

4. Fraser Doherty Young (Founder of SuperJam)

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Fraser Doherty started his incredible business career at the age of just fourteen. After being taught how to make jam in his Grandmother's kitchen in Scotland, he came up with a way of making jam 100% from fruit. SuperJam has since grown into a company that has sold many millions of jars through thousands of supermarkets around the world. As well as being a commercial success, the business has invested in successful charitable projects — - running hundreds of free tea parties for the elderly in Europe, Korea, and Australia, and setting up community beehives in the UK and Korea.

5. Sarah Paiji Yoo (Co-founder and CEO of Blueland)

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In 2011, Sarah Paiji Yoo, a new mother who had been shocked by the number of microplastics discovered to be in daily-use water, embarked on an ambitious journey to eliminate single-use plastic containers. Starting with a simple but powerful mission—that no one should have to sacrifice a clean home for a clean planet—she co-founded Blueland, a New York City-based startup that makes and ships eco-friendly cleaning solutions to its customers.

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