Stories of entrepreneurial capitalism through our 36 international editions
All over the world, licensed editions of Forbes magazine covers five continents, 25 languages and 13 time zones. They all share the same mission: to celebrate entrepreneurial capitalism in all its forms. Here’s a global perspective on the real-time business landscape.
A 25 year veteran in the insurance industry, Fatima Monteiro has been running the Seguros branch of Banco BIC since the Luanda-based bank introduced services such as healthcare, car insurance and more in 2014.
Since taking over his grandfather’s home construction business, CRIBA, for the past ten years, 47 years Santiago tarasido increased her income with a variety of miscellaneous projects, including a Christian temple in Salta and a public school in Buenos Aires.
Forbes Bolivia calls Jean Pierre Antelo, 36 (right), and Demetrio Soruco, 50, the “new blood in corporate leadership”. The two are respectively president of the Non-Governmental Institute of Foreign Trade and the Federation of Private Entrepreneurs of Santa Cruz.
As Covid-19 forces a rethinking of shopping, some malls are calling on the urban agriculture company BeGreen to set up farms in parking areas and offer guided tours to shoppers. CEO Giuliano Bittencourt calls it a “sustainable amusement park”.
Sevdalin Spasov operates an estimated $ 28 million (revenue) business comprised of Mania, a chain of about 40 second-hand clothing stores, and GreenTeam, which collects clothing through 1,600 donation bins across the North America for resale in Africa and Latin America.
Sales reached $ 8 billion last year at China’s largest solar panel producer, Xian-based LONGi Green Energy Technology, making both Chairman Li Zhenguo (pictured) and shareholder Li Chunan billionaires.
Forbes Colombiathe list of countries most promising entrepreneurs in 2021 includes the founders of Vaki, a crowdfunding platform focused on startups, and Tül, an app that connects hardware stores to construction sites to deliver supplies within 24 hours.
Veganism “isn’t fashion, it’s the future,” says Óscar Toribio, whose Costa Rican clothing and accessories line, Toribio & Donato, uses bamboo and cactus and has made a virtual appearance in Fashion New York Week in 2020.
Medochemie is funding a $ 2.4 million, 322,000 square foot park in the coastal city of Limassol that will be named after the founder and CEO of the generic drug, Dr Andreas Pittas.
Czech Forbes, ranking the 160 largest family businesses in the country, highlights the Wałach brothers, who cashed in on Walmark vitamins and drugs six years ago. They are now supporting other entrepreneurs through their multi-million dollar family investment group.
The 7 foot 1 inch native of Saint-Quentin Rudy Gobert, 28, signed a five-year, $ 205 million contract extension with the Utah Jazz in December. The deal is the biggest for a center in NBA history and makes him the highest-paid athlete in France.
The 186-room Lopota Lake Resort and Winery has placed the country on the world map since it opened in 2008, writes Forbes Georgia editor-in-chief Giorgi Isakadze in tribute to the founder of the hotel, Goga Maisuradze.
Valérie Bures-Bönström, co-founder of German gym chain Mrs. Sporty, is now riding the home fitness wave with the VAHA interactive mirror, attracting capital from the VC branch of carmaker Porsche.
“Greece 2.0”, The country’s post-pandemic economic recovery plan (pending European Commission approval) hopes to attract $ 30 billion in private investment – from sustainability to digital innovations – by 2026.
After a year of isolation, Forbes Hungary offers a 30-page “getting better” supplement. Among the stories: one detailing the signs of burnout and another on the Japanese practice of “forest bathing”, a long walk to cleanse the mind.
Tiger Global of New York, a backer to Flipkart, a $ 25 billion online retailer from Bangalore, made its first Indian crypto investment in April: $ 25 million in BitCipher Labs, parent company of the CoinSwitch exchange. Kuber. Ashish Singhal is co-founder and CEO.
A seasoned journalist in Jakarta, Najwa Shihab makes Forbes IndonesiaAnnual list of inspiring women to start Narasi.tv, funded by YouTube and two venture capitalists and focused on current affairs and anti-corruption.
A proposed railway between the Persian Gulf and Israel presents an alternative Asia-Europe sea route, after the recent blockade of the Suez Canal disrupted supply chains already riddled with pandemic delays and political disputes.
The great-great-grandson of Fiat founder Giovanni Agnelli, John elkann is Chairman and CEO of Exor, which owns stakes in Stellantis, Ferrari and the Juventus football team. “Happiness solves problems,” says the new billionaire, who plans to launch the first all-electric Ferrari by 2025.
In a list of leaders at the forefront of “positive change”, Forbes Japan features Hidenobu Nakahata, director of human resources at the multinational Hitachi, who says personnel measures such as diversity are becoming a key factor in business success.
Led by Kunsulu Zakarya, the Institute for Biosafety Problems, which opened in 1958 to research and manage animal and plant viruses, developed and shipped 50,000 doses of the first Covid vaccine made in Kazakhstan in April.
Earlier this year, Latvian cosmetics maker HABrieger acquired and resurrected an insolvent skin care brand Dzintars and, in the first month, sold nearly $ 500,000 worth of soaps, lip balms and hand creams.
Universal Music commissioned Wassim “Sal” Slaiby to elevate Arab artists to the world. The Lebanese native, who manages The Weeknd, early projects include the remix of a teenage star’s viral TikTok single.
Obtaining an Oscar for The sound of metal, Mexican sound engineer Michelle Couttolenc attributed Lora Hirschberg’s victory in 2011 Start to open doors to women working in film mixing and sound editing.
To showcase the technological talents of the mineral-rich country, three Mongolian co-founders, including CEO MJ Amartaivan, launched a marketing software company, Erxes, in California in 2017. They have raised $ 1 million online since November.
Krzysztof Napora started making dry dog food south of Krakow using leftover charcuterie from a butcher’s shop. In 2020, his company Petmex generated some $ 6 million in sales in 17 countries.
Diogo Monica, a 34-year-old Portuguese computer scientist who obtained a doctorate. in Lisbon, co-founded a crypto bank in San Francisco in 2017; this year, it became the first federally chartered digital asset custodian.
Fourth most populous city in the country and seat of several universities, Cluj-Napoca, which approved plans to build a metro in March, ranks No.2 for business, behind Bucharest.
Alexey Mordachov, who honored the first Forbes Russia hedging in 2004 when it acquired global steel producers, now has a diversified portfolio worth $ 29 billion.
About 100 local governments, including Menlo Park, Calif., Send alerts and surveys through the Simplicity app from Forbes Slovakia 30 laureates under 30 Andrej Krupa (right) and Juraj Gago.
For Forbes Africa‘s 100th issue, its Johannesburg-based staff have scoured the continent in search of 100 examples of innovation and growth. The list includes, among others, human rights activist Desmond Tutu and Lifebank, a Nigerian service that provides blood and oxygen on demand.
BTS Tops Forbes KoreaPower Celebrity’s annual ranking for the third time. K-pop group’s agency HYBE spent $ 1.05 billion in April to acquire Ithaca Holdings, the US group that represents Justin Bieber.
With a contract with Sony and his third album, which recently entered No. 8 on the Latin American pop charts, the Madrid rapper C. Tangana, 30, intends to generalize rap in Spain.
Sales of Bangkok-based IT equipment company SVOA, led by CEO Kulapa Intanat, rebounded to $ 216 million in 2020 after two years of decline. The company launched a SaaS cybersecurity subsidiary in January.
Forbes Ukraine details the scandal involving insider lending and money laundering that led central bank chief Valeriya Gontareva (left) to hand Privatbank over to the government in late 2016.
Named one of Forbes VietnamThe most inspiring women in, Tran Thi Le (center) runs Nutifood, a leading dairy farmer fighting infant and child malnutrition.