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FTX cofounder Sam Bankman-Fried amassed $22.5 billion before turning 30 by profiting off the cryptocurrency boom. His cryptocurrency exchange, FTX, which enables traders to buy and sell digital assets such as bitcoin and Ethereum, raised $900 million from the likes of Coinbase Ventures and SoftBank in July at an $18 billion valuation. In 2021, Bankman-Fried debuted at No. 32 on the Forbes 400.
Denver tycoon Linda Alvarado defied convention to crash the gates of construction, fast food and Major League Baseball. It's a long way from her family's two-room adobe house without indoor plumbing. Check out her entrepreneurial journey.
Natalie Madeira Cofield, assistant administrator for the Office of Women's Business Ownership at the U.S. Small Business Administration, has more than 15 years of experience in securing diverse capital and is the first Black woman to hold her post. Here, she shares her vision for women in business.
Only a quarter of new businesses survive 15 years or more, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Samuel Adams is working to combat this with its philanthropic program called Brewing the American Dream. Launched in 2008, the initiative supports small businesses and has provided $65 million worth of loans to food and beverage entrepreneurs in 39 states.