How Immigrant Entrepreneurs Have Redefined Multibillion-Dollar Industries

by in Marketing

Immigrants make the business world go ’round. Although they make up only 13 percent of the U.S. population, they represent nearly 28 percent of American entrepreneurs.

Companies founded by immigrants tend to stick around, too. Among the current U.S. Fortune 500, more than 40 percent were created by immigrants or the children of immigrants.

Immigrants are not a drain on American resources. They are job creators and drivers of innovation at some of the most successful companies in the nation and across the globe. Take note of these six impactful immigrant entrepreneurs today and how their stories have redefined multibillion-dollar industries.

Read the full article on Forbes.

 

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Falon Fatemi
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Falon Fatemi is founder and CEO of Node, a stealth startup of ex-Googlers backed by NEA, Mark Cuban, Avalon Ventures, Canaan Partners, and more. Falon has spent the past five years as a business development executive doing strategy consulting for startups and VCs and advising a variety of companies on everything from infrastructure to drones. Previously, Falon spent six years at Google, starting at age 19. As one of the youngest employees in the company, Falon worked on sales strategy and operations focusing on global expansion, Google.org, and business development for YouTube.