It is a nice list but without Asians. I admit… our achievements haven’t been quite groundbreaking compared to the West but we are really working our way up.
As of now, I would pick Alibaba Group’s Jack Ma as my favorite entrepreneur in Asia. Qihoo’s Zhou Hongyi is also another entrepreneur worth mentioning. It is quite a feat for China Daily to name him the “new economic figure” for the next ten years.
There are also several successful Asian entrepreneurs featured on Businessweek and Inc.. They are certainly worth a look too. One of the up and coming entrepreneurs, Leon Ho, founder of Stepcase who recently had his startup covered on Penn Olson was also featured in Businessweek. In fact, we have featured a total of 32 Asian start-ups in the last three months. More to come, we promise.
Enjoy the stories and let us know your favorite entrepreneur via comments below.