Jishan Ahmed, Zambia
Jishan Ahmed, 27, says he has always had the entrepreneurship fire burning inside him since he was a child. While in college, he sold phones, flash drives, laptops, and even cars. At 21, Ahmed quit a well-paying job at a steel works company to start his own business, Arete Steel. After several years of struggling to find jobs, now the company has more than 80 employees and turns over $700,000 a year.