Each entrepreneur on our list is an expert in their field, renowned and respected for their work with other entrepreneurs. They’ve also experienced significant growth in their businesses.
As leading entrepreneurs with proven track records, professionals worldwide follow them for their advice and insights. You should follow them too if you’re looking to improve and grow your own business or brand.
Jordan Belfort (The Wolf of Wall Street)
World’s #1 Sales Trainer
Jordan Belfort is known as “The Wolf of Wall Street” just like his movie with the same name. Many people don’t realize that Jordan is also the top sales trainer in the world. After spending years on the road teaching countless sales professionals, he pivoted in 2020 to bring his sales training courses and seminars online and impact millions more remotely. The Wolf’s Den, in which Jordan shares insights on sales and business by interviewing top entrepreneurs, is one of the most popular podcasts in the world.
Barbara Corcoran (Shark from Shark Tank)
Real Estate Queen & Business Expert
Barbara Corcoran is most famous for her time on ABC’s Shark Tank as one of the Sharks. She’s also become a prominent business expert and real estate mogul. Known as “The Real Estate Queen of NYC,” Barbara founded The Corcoran Group, a real estate brokerage in New York City that she sold for $66 million. She has invested in over 80 companies on Shark Tank, expertly turning many of her entrepreneurs into millionaires.
Online Marketing Educator
Amy Porterfield has become a household name in the online marketing world. Between her top-ranked business podcast, Online Marketing Made Easy, and her bestselling online courses, Amy is seemingly omnipresent online. She “teaches business owners, educators and entrepreneurs the profitable action steps for building a highly engaged email list, creating online training courses, and using online marketing strategies to sell with ease,” according to her website.
Book Publishing Leader
J.J. Hebert is known as the “Self-Publishing Guru” by The Good Men Project. He has reinvented self-publishing by helping independent authors and entrepreneurs connect with celebrities and become best-sellers. A four-time bestselling author himself, J.J. mentors authors through his programs and his company, MindStir Media, a brand partnered with renowned entrepreneur Kevin Harrington and actress Mariel Hemingway. J.J. shares his publishing and book marketing tips and insights as a contributor for Entrepreneur Magazine and Forbes.
Marie Forleo was named the thought leader of the next generation by Oprah. Marie is a New York Times bestselling author. Her online business program called B-School has helped tens of thousands of people in nearly 150 countries. She also hosts and stars in her own show, MarieTV, as well as The Marie Forleo Podcast.