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Top 10 Entrepreneurs of 2018



Top 10 Entrepreneurs of 2018
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Grant Cardone

At the age of 60 in the year 2018, Grant Cardone is famous as an internationally renowned sales trainer and as the bestselling author of “The 10X Rule” and “If You’re Not First, You’re Last.” His primary venture, Cardone Training Technologies, provides Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, and entrepreneurs with an interactive sales training platform. Additionally, he has gained popularity for single-handedly building a massive real estate empire that has a present-day portfolio valuation of around $740.

Gary Vaynerchuk

Chairman of VaynerX, a modern-day media, and communications holding company and the active CEO of VaynerMedia, a full-service advertising agency servicing Fortune 100 clients across the company’s 4 locations. In addition to VaynerMedia, VaynerX also includes Gallery Media Group, which houses women’s lifestyle brand PureWow and men’s lifestyle brand ONE37pm. In addition to running VaynerMedia, Gary also serves as a partner in the athlete representation agency VaynerSports, cannabis-focused branding and marketing agency Green Street and restaurant reservations app Resy.

Jon Brooker

Jon Brooker (19) an American entrepreneur, CEO of Grip Works LLC a specialty motion picture and television grip company (member of IATSE) that provides turnkey solutions for on set lighting services and full equipment rentals. He landed his first at a gig at 14 years old repairing broken or cracked iPhones. Jon had a true passion for the film industry, he found himself grabbing unpaid internships and volunteer production assistant assignments in Los Angeles while his peers focused on the traditional aspects of high school. Jon’s impact was quickly noticed, and he began to edge out much older candidates for coveted on-set jobs. Jon worked constantly towards his dream to launch his own company, Grip Works LLC while only a senior in high school. Jon has been disrupting the film industry, we are looking forward to watching his journey. Jon currently attends a prestige college and juggles academics and business for 60 to 80 hour plus work week.

Daniel Patterson

An author, speaker, entrepreneur & founder of Patterson Perspective Inc. In 2018, Patterson published his first book The Assertive Parent to rave reviews while continuing to refine and expand his innovative consulting firm. Part educator and part motivator, Patterson draw from his intellect, humor and pragmatic approach to connect with his readers, clients, and audiences in order to deliver tangible and practical solutions for both teenagers and parents. As a former teacher, administrator and contributor to the Huffington Post, he’s gained noticeable traction and a national following, securing television, radio and podcast appearances, while making contributions to NBC News, Fox News, and TEDx Newport Beach, among others. Patterson successfully balances his thriving edu-centered coaching practice, media appearances and budding speaking career with his family, including wife Caroline and their three children. Undoubtedly, Daniel Patterson is an entrepreneur to watch in 2019. Connect with Patterson: Instagram: @pattersonpersective

Gaurav Khanna

Gaurav is more than just your run-of-the-mill tech investor. While he started his first profitable venture in high school when most of his peers were playing with Pokemon Cards, Gaurav’s passion for technology led him to later work with Google, and then with Silicon Valley legal-giant Atrium. Forever looking for ways to solve real-life problems using innovative technology, Gaurav saw an immense opportunity in the FinTech sector.

TK Kubvoruno and Matt Carroll

According to, “in 2020, the entertainment/event and media market in the United States is expected to be worth over 720.38 billion U.S. dollars.” This amount may be a surprise to you, but to Takudzwa Kubvoruno (TK) and Matt Carroll, this projected valuation came as no shock. In fact, the two take this number as a challenge to raise the bar. TK is a 25 year old originated from Zimbabwe who made his way to the United States at age 7 with a dream of becoming a successful entrepreneur.

Brosnan C. Hoban

A social media influencer with over 150,000 followers across all social media platforms and co-owner of Protos Development, A commercial real estate company started by his father in 2004, located in Pittsburgh, PA. Together they manage and own a real estate portfolio in excess of $20 million dollars to date. Currently specializing in strip mall development in the greater Pittsburgh area. Along with his knowledge and experience in commercial real estate, his strong presence on social media has helped him to be able to grow his personal brand and leverage his social media assets into other online business ventures.

Mario Peshev

CEO of DevriX, a next-gen distributed team of 40 building high-scale WordPress applications and magazines serving hundreds of millions of views. Peshevhas led training courses in CERN, VMware, SAP and other MNCs across the world. His work has been published in dozens of journals and known digital magazines, and he’s a prominent LinkedIn influencer, a Top Writer on Quora for 2018, and recently started producing educational YouTube videos for consultants and digital businesses.

Jay Halliburton

Co-Founder and CEO of JayBuysDetroit. Jay discovered his passion for real estate after his grandmother’s home of 30 years was foreclosed in 2013, due to delinquent property taxes. This unfortunate situation brought light to a bigger issue in Detroit known as the foreclosure crisis. Earlier this year, with his fraternity brother Kyle Kirkland, Jay founded the real estate solutions company, Jay Buys Detroit.

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