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Top 20 Entrepreneurs To Watch in 2020

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Starting a business and making it successful is never an easy task. You have to go through some significant challenges that may seem impossible to overcome, which is why most fail at it. However, some people thrive in their businesses and end up providing sources of inspiration to many others. Most top entrepreneurs have a sad background, but the fact that they overcame all of their struggles to make it big in their respective industries is admirable.

This year, Disrupt Media put together a list of what they consider to be some of the top entrepreneurs to watch in 2020. There are a lot of top entrepreneurs in the game right now, but here are the top ones that Disrupt picked who will most likely continue to create an impact in 2020 and beyond:

1. Jacob Galea

As one of the well-known Success and Transformational coaches across the world, Jacob Galea has built a great name and business. He is one of the most reputable life coaches, and he has worked with a lot of people, including celebrities and other business owners. Jacob Galea has invested in education just as much as he has invested in his business. He learned about psychology and martial arts, and he uses the knowledge he got from them in addition to his passion for helping as many people as he can. He is one of the entrepreneurs who have proven that you can achieve anything if you set your mind on it, and he teaches others to do the same. Jacob Galea has coached thousands of people and gives inspirational speeches in several forums across the world.

2. Paul Getter

Paul Getter is a self-proclaimed digital marketing nerd, and it’s safe to say that the title fits him perfectly. He is one of the entrepreneurs that overcame a lot of challenges growing up to prove that he could build a good life for himself. Paul ventured into the marketing world after losing his job and without any prior knowledge on the subject. His dedication and passion are what drove him to learn digital marketing, and within a few years, he has become one of the most reputable entrepreneurs in the industry. His level of expertise in digital marketing and his passion for helping others is what makes Paul Getter one of the top 20 entrepreneurs to look out for in 2020. He has built a strong network with most people still seeking his assistance with digital marketing. He has already helped many people take their businesses to the next level. Paul still spends millions of dollars on his clients yearly, and he isn’t showing signs of slowing down.

3. David Meltzer

David Meltzer is one of the entrepreneurs who has already built a fortune. David now uses that experience and expertise to help other people who are interested in transforming their businesses. He focuses on one of the most important aspects of any business, which is consultation. He provides a different approach to businesses in various industries, and that is one of the reasons why he has built a good reputation. David has expertise in various business areas ranging from fundraising and strategies to marketing and brand building.

4. Stephen Campolo

Stephen Campolo is a fitness expert, influencer, and muscle-building machine. Stephen went from overweight to fit and is now teaching others his secrets. With his many online courses and social media content, he has helped thousands of people get their dream bodies. Stephen is also the Founder of the 12-week transformation challenge.

5. Zach Benson

Zach Benson, a full-time entrepreneur, world traveler, dancer, and owner of Assistagram, has used Instagram to get sponsorships, travel the world for free, and generate leads for his business. His Instagram account is filled with content from his worldwide adventures which results in a unique and interesting page.

6. Kustas Kirsipuu

Kustas Kirsipuu is a serial entrepreneur and cryptocurrency investor from a small village in Estonia. Kustas has worked with world-class influencers including Eric Worre and he is widely known as a leader in the business community for his work in network marketing, scaling multiple 7-8 figure businesses and training young entrepreneurs to reach their goals and create financial freedom.

7. Dallas Basha

Dallas Basha is a real estate developer, philanthropist, and national speaker. He is the Founder and CEO of Basha Real Estate and is committed to changing how communities connect. Every day he becomes closer and closer to changing the Real Estate industry for the better.

8. Tony Delgado

Tony Delgado is a serial entrepreneur, internet personality and philanthropist who is mostly known for his work in Puerto Rico’s Entrepreneur & Startup ecosystem. Tony is the mastermind behind many of the most successful brands. Tony has collaborated with influencers like Tai Lopez, Gerard Adams, John Mallot, Casey Adams, Jason Capital, and Charlie Rocket and worked with brands like Armani, Steve Madden, Marvel Comics and K-Swiss. Tony is also the host of the Disrupt Podcast where he interviews the most disruptive entrepreneurs, leaders, and change-makers in the world.

9. John Mallot

John Malott is the founder and Chairman of Build Your Empire. John has built global originations doing 100’s of millions of dollars and has helped thousands of people achieve financial freedom. Recently, John Malott has joined forces with the brand-new Designer Nutrition company, ÜFORIA Science, that uses your DNA to look for variances when it comes to heart, brain, cholesterol, immune system, and much more.

10. Sam Bakhtiar

Sam Bakhtiar is a doctor, CEO, author, world-class bodybuilder, and multi-millionaire entrepreneur. He runs a fitness franchising business, The Camp Transformation Center, with 110 locations and two different supplement and nutrition companies. With a Bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University in sports science and life science and a doctorate from Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, Dr. Bakhtiar has helped over one hundred thousand people transform physically and mentally. He specializes in helping people get to the top 1% in any and every aspect of their life.

11. Ralph DiBugnara

Ralph DiBugnara is the President of Home Qualified, a digital resource for the buyers, sellers, and realtors driving today’s millennial market. Ralph has been a major disruption in the real estate space leveraging social media to dominate the marketplace in New York and New Jersey.

12. Ninos Shamo

Ninos Shamo is the high school student who is building an e-commerce empire built on the Shopify platform utilizing drop shipping. He has recently been featured on sites like Thrive, Disrupt and BuzzFeed for the accomplishments he has been making in the entrepreneur space.

13. Ben Buckwalter

Ben Buckwalter is an award-winning sales strategist and serial entrepreneur working with business owners, companies, and corporations to master their selling process so they can consistently magnetize ideal prospects and scale exponentially using the Infinity Sales Method™. Ben’s consulting and genius is trusted by global brands such as Bayer. He has also been featured in publications such as Entrepreneur, Disrupt, Future Sharks, and more.

14. Peter J Voogd

Peter Voogd is the author of the best selling book 6 Months to 6 Figures, as well as the founder of The Game Changers Academy. He’s a leading authority on Gen y leadership who has trained and inspired well over 4,500 entrepreneurs with his true story of going from dead broke to a six-figure income within six months. His podcasts, videos, websites, and social media reaches more than 200,000 people monthly.

15. Martin Mander

Martin Mander is a luxury and travel influencer who became an internet sensation because of his exclusive content on social media. He is an emerging name among bloggers and has many followers on Instagram. His content majorly caters to travel and lifestyle lovers.

16. Jason Capital

Jason Capital was recognized as a Top 100 Entrepreneur by President Barack Obama. He is the best-selling author of Higher Status and affectionately known as “America’s High-Income Expert.” He became a self-made multimillionaire by 24. Today he is the “Success Trainer To Millions”. He is the founder and chairman of Capital Research International. For 11 years, he has served as a coach and consultant to Fortune 500 executives, professional athletes, US Marines, and A-List Celebrities.

17. Travis Fox

Travis Fox is a doctor with 25 years of experience as a CEO. He is also a three-time published author and EMMY ® Award-winning producer. It is no surprise that this renowned man is also a Motivational Speaker. He is a Sports Performance & Personal Transformational teacher who has over 14,000 hours speaking on stage around the globe. His Architect of BEing ® program has helped thousands of people find their true passion.

18. Dean Graziosi

Dean Graziosi is a multiple New York Times Best Selling Author, creator of multiple 9 figure companies and one of the best real estate educators and marketers in the world today. He has touched the lives of millions of people annually for the past 16 years through his daily television shows and social presence.

19. Gabriela Berrospi

Gabriela Berrospi, also known as Gaby Wall Street, is the founder of Latino Wall Street, a movement to empower the Latino community, especially Latina women by giving them the tools and education necessary to achieve Financial Freedom. Thanks to her teachings, thousands within the Latino community have been able to trade within the stock markets, to obtain financial freedom. Originally from Peru, this powerful Latina can be seen traveling across The United States and Latin America giving conferences on the power of Wall Street and how Latinos can generate income from the stock market by trading from home.

20. Charlie “Rocket” Jabaley

Charlie “Rocket” Jabaley is a globally-recognized serial entrepreneur, speaker, and influencer on a mission to transform millions of people worldwide. Charlie is the former manager of 2Chainz (Grammy-nominated & winning rap artist) and the previous founder of Street Execs – an Atlanta based hip hop firm managing megastars such as Travis Porter. Charlie became a motivational speaker after being diagnosed with a brain tumor and losing over 100 pounds and taking his life into his own hands. Today, Charlie is taking the social media world by storm with his “winning streak” movement.

Conclusion

These top 20 entrepreneurs have effective methods in their various industries of operations. More than that, they have a vested interest in helping other people achieve their dreams, and they use that interest to do some good in the world. Many people and even young entrepreneurs can learn a lot from these great entrepreneurs.

This article was also featured in Yahoo Finance!

Founder & Editor-In-Chief of Disrupt Magazine Tony Delgado, is a Puerto Rican American software developer, businessman, activist and philanthropist. Delgado is also the host of the Disrupt Podcast where he interviews the most disruptive business owners, leaders and change makers in the world. Tony Delgado is best known as the founder, and chief executive officer of The Disrupt Foundation, a social impact movement to grow Puerto Rico’s technology ecosystem and host of the semi-annual Disrupt Puerto Rico Conference. Tony Delgado has also helped mentor thousands of students, create financial freedom, all from the comfort of his home in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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How Beauty influencer Melina Taj has Collaborated with Leading Brands Like Swarovski, Bobbi Brown and Several Others

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How has the beauty industry revolutionized so much you ask? Well it has, thanks to the likes of pro-influencers like Melina Taj. Just half a decade ago, the beauty and makeup industry was hidden and unexplored. It was limited to high-paid models only, featuring ‘already popular’ products for TV ads. The entire marketing space itself was restricted to a privileged few.

From then to now

Influencer marketing is shaping the future of beauty branding, and the internet has been a crucial contributor to this growth. Today, celebrity makeup brand launches are relying on independent beauty influencers to market their products and spread the word. This shift has not been easy, but now fortunately we are heading to a more balanced platform for the beauty industry. This has occurred due to the contributions of influencers like Melina Taj.

In a tête-à-tête with Melina Taj, we unveiled her journey on becoming an established beauty influencer, with over 1.4m followers in a short span of 3 years. Melina began her journey in the fashion industry in 2015 as she shooted with clothing and fashion magazines. She has also done TV ads for Dafy wet wipes, broadcasted across radio and television networks. In addition, she has acted in a cameo role for the climax of Avaye Baran TV series which is broadcast on the Channel 3 of Iran TV.

Since 2017, she began making exclusive Instagram videos for beauty product reviews and homemade beauty makeovers. “Ever since I started uploading IG content, my only aim has been to bring an insightful review of worthy products to my followers. With so many products around us, choosing the right one for our skin tone can be a challenge. At the same time, we look for trustworthy products that will enhance our skin. My first ever review for a famous brand, was for Fenty Beauty by Rihanna. From then on I have reviewed many small and large inspirational brands.

Where did it all start?

“I have always been interested in makeup and intrigued by its ability to uplift one’s self-confidence. I’ve been a professional makeup artist for many years, and when I started sharing my reviews on Instagram, it was great to see how so many people were appreciating such honest reviews. A lot of women find it difficult to go outdoors frequently for a makeover or for skin treatments. They were looking for homemade makeup solutions with simple ingredients. I received many questions regarding smaller details of makeup application, which many famous beauty reviews didn’t include. So, this was the need I intended to fulfil with my knowledge.” With time, Melina’s makeup tutorials and homemade masks have gained immense popularity.

Owing to her unique and consistent content on social media, Melina was invited to give a talk on beauty marketing in the first Iranian Beauty Conference, as the most influential Iranian beauty influencer. Acknowledging her success, she was awarded with a Master of Makeup degree from the French Makeup Studio and was also invited to work with them. She conducted several makeup master classes with some renowned artists such as Samer Khuzami and similar. It was not long before collaborations and events with stellar brands like Swarovski, NARS, Bobbi Brown came along the way. Taj also held a successful beauty master class in Istanbul, Turkey with prominent sponsors like Victoria’s Secret, Huda Beauty, Benefit Cosmetics, NYX Professional Makeup, Clarins, Tarte Cosmetics and similar.

Melina accredits her success to the warm and intimate relationship that she has nurtured with her followers. “I love to share little beauty tricks that have worked for me. It’s all about simplifying the complex. If you have an expertise, share it in the most humble way, and you will see how new doors open for you. I believe in this quote by Richard Bach, “You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it come true.”

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An Exclusive Interview with Actor Bahadır Ünlü

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Building a stellar reputation as a notable movie star is no easy task. Finding success as an actor is a long, arduous path, where many do not succeed. Still, some persevere and surmount impossible odds to realize their dreams and make a name for themselves. Turkish actor Bahadir Ünlü started from humble beginnings and is now a leading actor in the middle east and beyond. In this interview, Bahadir talks about his journey, career, and prospects.

Bahadir, could you more about how you began your career and became a leading actor?

I started my career with no support what so ever. I have faced a lot of challenges in the beginning. There were times when I felt like giving up, but I kept going. It is essential to value every opportunity that crosses your path. You never know where it may lead you. I stayed positive and continued working in advertisements, commercials, and small budget movies. I got my break in 2003, in a movie called “Aquarium,” which was a joint project between Iran and Turkey. From that point on, there was no looking back. Over the years, I’ve worked in several Turkish, English, and German movies as well as TV series. People must remember that there is no shortcut to success. If you stay focused and chase your dreams, you will indeed achieve the same.

What made you want to become an actor?

Acting has always been my passion. I grew up in awe of the power that entertainment possessed. I wanted to be an actor because it is an art-form that enables you to touch millions of lives. I wanted to spread positivity, hope, and humor through being an actor. I wanted to live a life froth with adventure. Acting served as a conduit for me to explore new countries, meet new people, experience new cultures, and expand my horizons. Today, I have achieved my childhood dream, and I am grateful to my fans for their love and support. I am receiving appreciation for my art as an actor, which is the highest form of gratification.

Bahadir, what are your plans for the future

I have had a long and fulfilling career thus far. I wish to push my limits as an actor and director. There are several international projects in the pipeline, and I am looking forward to them the most. It will allow me to explore new roles, opportunities, and a chance to connect with a whole new audience. I firmly believe that there is always room to learn, improve, and grow, and so this will continue to be my driving force in the future.

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How Claytonisokay’s Music is Bringing About Positive Societal Change

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Have you ever wondered why today’s music is so awful? Most of the songs are full of vulgar content, and center on sex, relationships, or wealth. The commonality of such songs makes most people wonder if today’s music tracks are meaningful at all. Recently, Science confirmed this suspicion. Research showed that pop music has gotten worse over the years.

Still, it would be unwise to say all music is terrible. Out of the sea of poor content, there are still some artists who work hard to produce great music. Billy Miller AKA Claytonisokay is one of the artists who are at the forefront of creating quality music. Claytonisokay recently released an album dubbed Overlooked Stories. We talked to Miller about his music, including its purpose and its story.

About Claytonisokay

Claytonisokay has been in music from an early age. At age 5, he was familiar with playing the violin and knew much about rhythm/harmony. Claytonisokay started writing lyrics on his own during school class. When he was a teenager, he was kicked out of school and had to attend transfer school. The transfer school exposed him to a world that he didn’t know existed. As a child from the middle class, Claytonisokay was blessed to have parents who provided him with a solid place to live, food on the table, and a supportive atmosphere. When he went to Transfer school, he saw that other people didn’t have the same thing. The transfer school exposed him to the reality of social inequality. “Going through what I was going through at the time with having to leave my high school and just things in my personal life, I turned to music as an outlet,” he says.

One of Claytonisokay’s friends, who was also a musician, took him to a studio. “I rapped the lyrics I had written over a youtube beat I felt fit the vibe. Looking back, I laugh whenever I listen to it, but I’ve progressed since then. I taught myself how to play guitar when I was 17, and now I make songs of all different kinds, ranging from hip-hop like Overlooked Stories to indie/psychedelic rock,” says Miller.

Miller’s songs are not limited to any genre. Why? Because he has mastered the art of creating a fusion of beats and developing his lyrics.

Using Music to Tell Stories

Claytonisokay uses his music to tell stories. The music makes listeners aware of the world around them, particularly the world that they don’t want to see. The key themes explored in his music are poverty, love-lost, greed, loneliness, the pains of growing up. Still, the music is not all negative. Claytonisokay takes these themes and turns them into self-reflective stories.

Claytonisokay also uses his music to create awareness of the prevalence of Lyme disease. The disease affects about 300,000 annually. What’s more, the economic burden of the disease is presently at 1.3 billion dollars. Although the condition affects thousands of lives, research, and funding on the treatment of the disease remains relatively low. Claytonisokay believes that Lyme disease deserves equal financing, similar to other conditions. He also believes that there is a need for awareness to enlighten people on the disease’s seriousness. As such, the proceeds from his album go to the support of the Lyme Disease Association.

Overlooked Stories reflects the musician’s experiences while in transfer school. It was while in school that he saw people who went through experiences revolving around poverty and violence. He observed that the rich did nothing to address the issues of poverty and violence. This experience is what led him to create the album. The album (Overlooked Stories), discusses the overlooked stories in the society as well as themes of greed, poverty, loneliness, love lost, etc.,

Final Thoughts

Claytonisokay’s music has depth. This music makes people more aware of the world around them, the world they don’t want to see. The raw truth in his lyrics made it difficult for him to get his music out there. Still, the hard work paid off when he completed his album. The album creates awareness of Lyme disease. His music also looks at issues such as poverty, the pains of growing up, love-lost, greed, and loneliness. If you are looking for quality music that informs, then this album is must-have.

There is no doubt that Claytonisokay represents a new breed of musicians. These are musicians who are not blind to the issues plaguing society. Instead, they use their music to change the narrative in the community, thereby bringing about social change.

Find all Claytonisokay music and projects here 

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