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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.
After achieving profitability in August, ridesharing giant Lyft set its sights on becoming a "transportation network," which it says presents a $1 trillion opportunity. Cofounder John Zimmer shares what's next for the company and how it plans to break free of Uber's shadow.
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.