The Greatest Entrepreneurs the World has Ever Known

EntrepreneursThey have risen to magnificence through their hard work and persistence. They have worked relentlessly to make a mark and they have done that very efficiently. Through their determination to start off on their own and make it big, they have become some of the greatest entrepreneurs the world has ever known. Here is a list of a few who have managed to make it BIG in this world of tremendous competition:

Evans Wadongo

He is the chairman of SDFA or Sustainable Development For All. This organization aims at educating poor Kenyans about solar lanterns and how they can make them in order to sell them for money. He shot to fame by making the first solar powered LED lantern. He called it MwangaBora. In the rural areas of Kenya there is no electricity. He distributes these lanterns to the residents of these rural areas. Guess what? He is only 26 years old.

Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu

She started off around a decade ago in 2004 as SoleRebels that revolved around hand crafted shoes. Right from the start, she knew how to work her way to being among the best. It took her less than a decade to win the WFTO Fair Trade Certified Footwear Company title. Her company is actually the only achiever to have won this award! Through her shoes she spreads her local heritage far and wide.

Cosmas Ochieng

Cosmas Ochieng is the owner of the East Africa firm named Ecofuels Kenya. This firm works to produce only organic fertilizers, green biofuels, and other environment friendly products. All of them are made from renewable resources such as croton nut.

Carmen Tal

She turned disappointment she faced at a salon into her own glory! She is now popular as The Leading Lady of Moroccan Oil thanks because she started off with argan oil trading in partnership with her ex-husband. She had undergone an argan oil treatment and the hair color service she received was truly awful! That served as the motivating factor for her to start off on her own. It took her six years to grow. When she started off in 2006, she had only ten core members. Now, she has over three hundred people working under her. Last year, her company also launched body care products.

Jonathan Liebmann

He is only 28 years old and he is the Managing Director of Propertuity, which is a South African Real Estate Development company. He transformed a neglected district named Maboneng into a colorful, cultural community. The community now has all facilities including offices, artist studios, art galleries, retail spaces, and so on.

Patrick Ngwoi

He hails from Tanzania and he set off to start his own business with only a small loan that he took from his mother. His company revolves around installation, supplying, and maintenance of numerous solar systems. His company covers all of the northern part of Tanzania. His first contractors were Helvetic Solar Contractors. Since then, there was no looking back for Patrick Ngwoi.

Lorna Rutto

28-year-old Lorna Rutto is a well-known face in Kenya because of her social enterprise EcoPost. As the name suggests, the enterprise is all about the environment. It works to manufacture durable, environment friendly, and aesthetic fencing posts. The company uses plastic waste instead of timber. Her efforts have been acclaimed internationally because she has seen to it that the plastic waste in Kenya is channelized appropriately.

Kimiti Wanjaria and Ian Kahara

These two Kenyans are two of the four co-founders of the SVP or Serene Valley Properties, which is a Real Development Estate Company. Located in Nairobi, this company constructs and sells properties that middle-class Kenyan residents can afford. Their aim is to ensure the best for middle-class families in Kenya.


You can see here how they worked hard to succeed and came up with flying colors. Most of these entrepreneurs are young and have achieved great success in their twenties. You can do that too. All you need is a great idea and a plan to convert that into reality.

Entrepreneurial Learning

All these entrepreneurs started off with a small loan or a small idea or an experience and they managed to transform that ‘small’ substance into something substantial! These entrepreneurs are living proof that it takes relentlessness, hard work, and determination to establish yourself firmly in this world of competition.

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