What is an Entrepreneur?
An entrepreneur is the founder or creator of a new business, bearing its risk and enjoying its rewards. They build a company (possibly from scratch), and aggregates capital and labor in order to produce goods or services for profit. They also play a key role in any economy, and depending on the success of their business, they provide employment and growth opportunities.
The entrepreneur is primarily responsible for how the company runs and operates. An entrepreneur who regularly launches new businesses, sells them and then starts new businesses is called a “serial entrepreneur.”
Examples of successful entrepreneurs
Here are some examples of famous and successful entrepreneurs:
- Steve Jobs of Apple
- Vera Wang
- Bill Gates of Microsoft
- Ariana Huffington of The Huffington Post and Thrive Global
- Jack Dorsey of Twitter
- Emily Weiss of Glossier