CEOs need to be driven and passionate about their business. Without this, they cannot climb the ladder of success. To have a purpose and goal is almost always a requirement for being a successful CEO. You cannot make any difference within the society if you do not have a niche with which you assign your business to assume. It is in figuring out what you truly stand for as business can you become influential and inspire change. This week, CEO Weekly features ten of these business leaders, a phenomenon in their field:
- Jeff Bezos
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Jeff Bezos, born on January 12, 1964, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is an American internet entrepreneur, industrialist, media proprietor, and investor. He is the founder and CEO of the multinational e-commerce giant Amazon. He is the first centibillionaire according to the Forbes wealth index and is considered the second-richest person in the world. Bezos worked on Wall Street between 1986 to 1994 before building an e-commerce business. He began with an online bookstore until the digital store eventually carried more products and services. Bezos is also the founder of Blue Origin, an aerospace manufacturer and sub-orbital spaceflight services company. In 2013, the entrepreneur purchased The Washington Post newspaper.
- Robert Cannon, Cannon Wealth Solutions
Robert Cannon is the CEO of Cannon Wealth Solutions . Robert Cannon, AIFA® has more than three decades of experience working with affluent investors, businesses, and hedge funds across the United States. He is the creator of the Maverick Investment System . The system places a key focus on creating lifetime income plans for retirement, and in doing so, Robert guides his clients through a very distinctive wealth management and investment process that is specifically designed for financially successful individuals, couples, and families.
“Having a coordinating wealth advisor is important to make sure that all of the professionals are working together to maximize the achievement of your goals. We help you implement values based financial planning which ensures that your financial decisions are aligned with your most important life goals and values.”
- Jessica Lewis
Jessica Lewis is an ambitious self-made businesswoman and serial entrepreneur from Philadelphia, PA with a track record of Real Estate, Management Consulting, Project Management, Public Speaking, Corporate Training, and Commercial Lending. Jessica is also the CEO/Co-founder of Mobu Enterprises where she and her business partner have shifted the perspective of traditional housing by building disaster-resistant homes out of shipping containers, also known as “green construction”.
As a highly respected professional, Jessica Lewis has exceptional knowledge of developing strategic plans for service excellence. She’s fostered deep work-related relationships with national and international contacts, making her a Global Influencer.
- Fia Johansson
Fia Johansson is an entrepreneurial anomaly. The best-selling author, executive coach, film producer, licensed private investigator with a Master’s degree in psychology and psychic detective who works with law enforcement to help find missing people, known as Persian Medium, has worked with tens of thousands of people to help them reach unbelievable heights.
The very notion of helping people build incredible success isn’t just a part of her brand — she is the walking embodiment of it. She built her multi-million dollar empire from nothing, leaving her native country to Sweden, and then to the states where she currently works with celebrities, high-ranking executives and CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, doctors, lawyers, foreign dignitaries, and even US government officials. Johannson has spoken at the United Nations and has been featured in Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, CBS, NBC, ABC, and Fox News channels.
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- Stephen Scoggins
Stephen Scoggins is an award-winning, successful, multi-million-dollar serial entrepreneur, best-selling author, and creator of Transform U, a proprietary Life Mastery System dedicated to guiding others toward lasting breakthroughs in any area of life.
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- Tim Smith
Tim Smith is the CEO of Talented Independent Music, an upcoming musical powerhouse of the country. With Tim’s leadership skills and passion, he’d surely make his company be one of the top commercial marketing/promotional companies in the world. For Tim, it has been his mission to inspire people by helping them become more open-minded, self-motivated, and to love what they do.
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- Brittni Andra’Nique Mosbey
Nique Babie is the owner of Nique Nation, #LoyaltyB4Royalty Brand. Nique is an upcoming artist/boss Babe, public influencer, as well as an actress. There’s nothing that she cannot do. As a musical artist, Nique’s music is based on real life facts, featuring a real cool vibe and using language that is fit to all ages. All her songs are available on all streaming platforms.
Niqu Nation, her brand is based in New Orleans, LA. The Nique Nation brand is inspired from Black knowledge and history and encourages self-love. To Nique Babie, her goal is to “teach the young generation about positivity, generational wealth, and self-love.” Through this, she intends to change the nation.
“We have the responsibility to become role models to the children and ensure them a better future,” Nique said. Nique Nation sells customized shirts for women, men, and kids, and it comes in all sizes! As an added bonus, when customers order two or more shirts, a unique Nique Nation necklace will be given as a gift.
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- Grace Beverley
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TALA is a multimillion euro fashion company that produces activewear pieces made from recycled plastic bottles, yarn, etc. It was founded in 2019 and has been a big player in the global sales of sustainable fashion, earning more than £6.2 million in sales in just the first year of its operations.
Its CEO and founder Grace Beverley is a woman of passion and hard work. While she runs one of the most successful fashion companies in the world, she is also studying a degree in music at the University of Oxford. Beverly is also the CEO of fitness app, Shreddy.
- Samir Lakhani
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Samir Lakhani founded Eco Soap Bank, a company that works to help impoverished communities improve their well-being through proper hygiene and sanitation. After six years in the field, Samir has learned how these factors affect the community.
With a mission and a drive to help many communities across the globe, Samir founded Eco Soap Bank. The company recycles and redistributes soap in countries or communities that found the resource difficult to access.
His efforts landed him several awards and recognition, including the Young Entrepreneurs Award by Unilever and Heroes Award by CNN.
- Henry Elkus
Henry Elkus founded Helena to help uplift the lives of others. The company he founded partners with several NGOs, influential individuals and other sectors to create and execute projects that contribute to global causes. Helena, since its foundation, has been key to several projects like Factory in the Sky, America in One Room, Shield, and many more. These projects have been beneficial to the community and affect the youth in so many good ways. While the pandemic crippled the world, Helena reached out to affected communities and distributed necessary goods and medical assistance. This year, the company gears for more projects.