Mike Chilewe Jr., Malawi
Mike Chilewe Jr. says his successful entrepreneur Father taught him how to work hard. Eventually, Chilewe started selling his meal coupons, using the proceeds to start a small business selling blank CDs to fellow students. Chilewe, 27, is now the owner of Chilewe Brands Global, a pan-African diversified company involved in financial services, manufacturing, agriculture commodity trading, and commercial properties. He makes $2 million a year and employs 20 people.