Wes Edens is a huge American businessman and the chair and founder of Fortress Investment Group. He is also the founder of Brightline which is the first major private intercity passenger railroad company in America. Recently Brightline teamed up with Richard Branson and Virgin Group to form a strategic partnership. Following this partnership, Brightline will be known as Virgin Trains U.S.A. The branding will begin in 2019.
Wes Edens launched its services between West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and Miami in May 2018. At present has it has plans to grow its wings Tampa and Orlando. If things will go as planned, it starts the construction of the railway that connects Southern California and Las Vegas come next year. See more information about Wes Edens at wealthx.com
A minority investment will be made by Virgin Group in Brightline. Affiliates of Fortress Investment Group and the executive team of Brightline will manage and the investment. Wes Edens mentioned that the private sector-led move to reinvent rail services for passengers in America is taking a greater turn with the involvement of the Virgin Team.
Wes Edens continued to add that Virgin has over time built a trusted brand in the travel and hospitality industry. He added that with this customer experience and his team’s culture of innovation and disruption, success will be certain.
Richard Branson also commented on how much fun and success they have had while coming up with innovative transport businesses that bring newness to the markets while at the same time establishing loyal followings.
They managed to change domestic air travel using Virgin America. He said Brightline was the best company to team up with as they are leading in innovation. Together, they plan to change perceptions and traveling styles across the U.S.A. This partnership is likely to aid customers with access to more ridership from other Virgin-branded travel business such as Virgin Voyages, Virgin Hotels, and Virgin Atlantic.
The Virgin Group has vast experience working in the UK rail industry. This includes present investment in Virgin Trains. Virgin Trains are an intercity passenger rail system that goes at high speed. Virgin Trains has been in operation for 21 years.
Flavio Maluf is the son to Paulo Maluf, born in December 2nd, 1961. He is a Brazilian businessman with a degree in mechanical engineering from Armando AlvaresPenteado Foundation (FAAP). But due to the love of becoming an entrepreneur, Flavio shifted to business studying full time. He is the president of Grandfood the parent company to premier Pet and Golden feeds, also the CEO and VP president of Eucatex. He joined Eucatex in 1987, with full of experience in the trade industry having worked in various sectors. Read this article of Flavio Maluf at Business and Economics.
There are many factors which may cause a business to fail, one of the reasons being tax burdens imposed by the government. To Succeed, therefore, becomes an uphill to many entrepreneurs although Flavio Maluf shares some suggestions on how to minimize the impact of taxes on Brazilian markets. He proposes the Fiscal Inventive Laws which will help companies to direct some of their taxes to support health, social, and cultural programs rather than the money going directly to the government.
This approach will help companies to strategically plan how to spend their fund instead of leaving that duty to the government. The results will leave a positive impact on the society that can be used to attract more customers also improving the company`s image. Granting tax incentives and decreasing tax burden through tax reduction, compensation, and exemption to specific companies will stimulate the success of this companies. Companies will be able to create more job opportunities, and then reinvest the surplus within the organization.
In addition to tax incentive, Flavio Maluf understands that entrepreneurs have roles to play too. They should have strong ambitions to stay focused as the ladder to entrepreneurship is not easy. Entrepreneurs should recognize existing limitations which may prevent business from succeeding and find positive ways of encountering them.
OSI Group is an American based company that majors in manufacturing and selling meat products. The products include meat patties, fish and poultry. It was founded in 1909 by Otto Kolschowsky serving as a family-owned business in Chicago as Otto & Sons USA. It has its headquarters in Aurora, Illinois, United States.
OSI Group McDonalds is headed by Sheldon Lavin who is the chief operating officer. He joined the company in 1975 while serving as its investment consultant. OSI Group McDonalds has grown to become one of the largest privately owned food providers in the world offering job opportunities to over 20,000 people.
A large number of employees work in over 65 facilities in 17 countries worldwide. Their services extend to custom food development and worldwide supply of food from the sourcing to the processing and finally to the distribution.
With over 100 years of offering food solutions, they have become masters of their craft and provide the best services to their customers with a commitment to food safety and quality assurance.
In the early years when it was still Otto & sons their primary task was to supply the ever-expanding number or regional McDonald’s restaurants. The McDonalds restaurant was first opened in 1955 by Ray Kroc in Des Plaines, Illinois.
Ray Kroc had earlier entered into a business agreement with Arthur and Harry the two sons of Otto Kolschowsky to be their first supplier of beef. Kroc later bought and became the chief executive officer of McDonalds Corporation.
OSI Group McDonalds taking over offered a platform for a symbiotic relationship with Otto & Sons. In 1973 Otto & Sons built a plant dedicated to McDonald’s in West Chicago, Illinois. In 1975 Otto & sons became OSI Group industries thus moving from becoming a family meat shop to a more advanced company.
Just like OSI Group McDonalds continued to grow internationally and thus resulting in the appointment of Lavin as the chairman and C.E.O. His election saw a growth in the company and continued business ties with McDonald’s which was a significant customer.
The OSI Group and McDonald’s joined the partnership and ventured in Germany and Spain.
Ryan Seacrest is the host of American Idol as it returns this year. Seacrest has won several awards, is an entrepreneur, and is a host in a national radio and cable television. Because of his entrepreneurial interests, Seacrest is involved with many entertainment and media companies. He is also involved with several charity organizations and has impacted thousands of people across the United States.
Ryan Seacrest is the host of the nationally syndicated On Air with Ryan Seacrest radio show. The show airs every weekday on the Los Angeles KIIS-FM. It airs in the morning drive time. Its affiliates air the radio later in the afternoon. The derives segments from the host’s L.A.’s Wake Up show and bundles them with music for the audience in other cities to listen later in the day.
Ryan Seacrest is also the executive producer and co-host of the morning show Live with Kelly and Ryan. On the 1st of May, 2017, Seacrest became the show’s co-host, succeeding Strahan. Apart from joining the morning show as a co-host, he also joined as one of its executive producers. On 5th September 2017, the show updated its look and introduced a different show opener. On the 1st of May, 2018, Ryan Seacrest and Ripa celebrated their first anniversary by looking back at the best moments the previous year.
The entertainer not only features on television and radio shows but also in the fashion and clothing industry. In 2014, Ryan Seacrest opened the Ryan Seacrest Distinction, a men’s clothing line which celebrates classic looks with a contemporary and modern eye. The firm sells well-designed and tailored clothes and accessories to men of all ages.
Ryan Secrest (@ryanseacrest) also has an interest in philanthropy and charitable events. His philanthropic endeavor includes being the chairman of the Ryan Seacrest Foundation. The non-profit organization has established ten Seacrest Studio—broadcast media centers—in pediatric health units in various cities across the United States. The Ryan Seacrest Foundation’s primary aim is to positively contribute to the children’s healing process and uplift the spirit of the healthcare community. Apart from that, Seacrest works for the Grammy Foundation as honorary chair.
Hussain Sajwani completed his studies at Washington University and quickly got started on his career at the Abu Dhabi Oil Company. While he was working at GASCO, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi National, Hussain managed to work his way up to a management position. Although Hussain didn’t stay long, he was able to build up his knowledge as a contract manager before starting up his very own company in 1982.
Hussain was one of the first few to jump into the property market and push its expansion throughout Dubai. In the past couple of decades, especially throughout the 90’s, the number of visitors and movers to the Dubai area was drastically increasing. This was an opportunity for Hussain and he started building up new properties and hotels to meet the demands of the increasing population. Hussain used this opportunity to start up a company known as DAMAC Properties, which has become one of the leading property development companies in the region. Today, Hussain is an expert when it comes to finances, administration, legal matters, property acquisition and development, and sale, making him the perfect man to lead DAMAC Properties with new projects. DAMAC has projects in many different countries, including London, Riyadh, and Beirut.
DAMAC properties plays host to more than 2000 employees at present with most of its shares spread throughout the public Dubai market. As far as track records go, no one of the markets can stand toe to toe with DAMAC Properties in luxury property development. DAMAC has been responsible for overseeing more than twenty thousand homes built throughout various stages of construction.
Hussain Sajwani, at sixty-five years of age has made tremendous achievements in the real estate world. He studied under scholarship at the University of Chicago majoring in industrial engineering. After clearing his degree, he was employed in Abu Dhabi Gas Industries for three years after which he decided to draw his own path into real estate development. This major step birthed the founding of DAMAC, a company involved in property development. Since the start of the company, there has been innumerable growth and successes thus prompting the listing of Hussain Sajwani among the top one hundred most influential Arabs. To top to that, his success has led him to the tenth riches Arab.
Before the glamour and fame from the success of DAMAC Properties, Hussain took part in helping others succeed. He put other peoples’ successes before his. While he was a student, Hussain Sajwani took his time and input into the family business. In turn, he gained experience and expertise while conducting businesses. Selling watches in the family shop gave him people skills and his hard work in school earned him a scholarship naming him the first student by the United Arab Emirates sent to the U.S.
During his stay in the United States, he was able to perfect his trade and earn some coins selling apartments. After his graduation from the University, he realized that it was his time to take the next step and earn money for himself. So, he set his mind into getting the right kind of experience to be able to get to his desired point. He took up work in a large company as a member of the finance department. There, he worked for two years. Through these two years, he realized he could actually make millions through his brilliant ideas. And that’s where his personal business journey begun.
In the year 1982, Hussain Sajwani birthed his own catering business. The trade quickly shot up giving him more than two hundred projects, serving more than 150,000 meals in a day. To date, the business still stands. Soon after that success, he saw another opportunity. This is when he decided to get into the Real Estate Market which at that time was fast growing.
JD.Com Continues To Build One of The Globe’s Largest Retail Operations
By revenue, JD.Com is the largest company in the field of e-commerce in China. The company is a member of the Fortune 500. JD.Com owns and operates an online website along with several mobile applications applicable for e-commerce. The company is on a mission to create foot pints in all the states of the globe through its thoughtful, user-friendly and customer oriented business module. JD.Com employs over a thousand employees who help in marketing, development and online support as well as online sales.
Recent endeavors of J.D.Com
JD has recently partnered with Central Group to launch a new e-commerce platform. Central croup is a leading retail conglomerate in Thailand. JD.Com has been plotting ways to further its reach in Southeast Asia and this collaboration the collaboration with the leading B2C e-commerce business in Vietnam, tiki and the establishment of yet another platform in Indonesia is set to do just that. The product of this collaboration is the JD CENTRAL e-commerce platform which was launched on 28th September 2018. The platform, which offers direct sales as well as models for the marketplace was opened for testing on the 18th of June which also happens to be the date of the anniversary of JD.Com.
The excellent reception from the users led to its official launch. The site offers a variety of categories which includes fashion, electronics, home appliances, digital products, music, cosmetics, toiletries, books and many more which basically covers all there is to offer. Users can access the site via mobile phones with FMCG and computers. In other news, JD.Com and San Miguel, a leading citrus organization located in the Southern Hemisphere also came together and launched a new e-commerce portal under JD.Com. This is part of the company’s mission to boost the fruit and vegetable market industry in that specific country. Apart from Sam Miguel, JD has also gotten more than 18 other companies in the fruit and vegetable industry to sign the corporate agreement aimed at boosting the industry. These companies include Wonderful Citrus and Zespri among several others. Through this agreement, JD also intends to expand its presence in this industry globally.
If there is a universal character that many real estate practitioners have it is an entrepreneurial spirit. Probably, you got into the industry since you loved the freedom of controlling your working hours and being able to come up with your business model and niche. But other reasons, a successful career in the real estate venture is just the beginning. This implies that if you want to start your business in real estate, you should plan smartly, conduct extensive research then follow expert advice. At the same time, you should be passionate about the business. Hussain Sajwani is one such individual who has successfully managed to achieve tremendous growth and success in the real estate industry.
Understanding Hussain Sajwani
Sajwani is one of the wealthiest entrepreneurs in the United Arab Emirates. He is also known as one of the wealthiest men in the Middle East. DAMAC Properties is one of his business empires and the sole revenue generating docket he has. Over the years, he has used this empire to expand his business into different countries. But before that, he built strong entrepreneurial relations to enable him to succeed in business.
Early Life and Career
Sajwani grew up in the Middle East. He was close to his father who owned a small shop in which he sold different commodities for men. When his father went to China to import goods, Sajwani was left in charge of the business. That is how he learned how to manage the shop. With time, he joined medical school in the same locality. But, he did not like the course. That is why he quit going to the United States of America and enrolling in economics. As a student, the philanthropist, learned how to allocate different resources across different business units. He also developed some interest for business.
Establishing DAMAC Properties
From school, Sajwani found a job at GASCO. He served as the senior manager in charge of contracts. Moreover, he oversaw different managerial roles in the company. However, he was more passionate about business hence his decision to quit and establish his first business. He delved into food catering and was very good at supplying clients with catering materials. After two years of serving more than 10,000 clients, he ventured into real estate. Today, Hussain Sajwani the DAMAC owner is known as the owner of DAMAC Properties, one of the world’s leading real estate businesses.
Entrepreneur Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade is the founder of The CAOA Group. The CAOA Group is an automobile distributor; they are currently a distributor of Hydundai, Chery, Fold, and Subaru in Brazil. In 2017 the CAOA Group spent sixty-million to acquire 51 percent of Chinese automaker Chery operations in Brazil, and was forming a new company naming it “Caoa Chery”. The CAOA Group has established itself as the largest Ford dealership in Latin America.
Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade got his start in the automobile industry in 1979, when he went to purchase a Ford Landau from a Ford dealership in Campina Grande before he had a chance to pick up his vehicle, the dealership went bankrupt. To compensate Dr. Carlos he stayed as a manager of that dealership to make up for his payment. Nearly six years later, he founded the company CAOA, through his strategic direction, the company’s success continues to grow.
In the early 90s, Brazil began to open its doors for importing vehicles. Importation in Brazil was previously prohibited. The CAOA group became the official importer in Brazil of the French automobile manufacturer Renault brand; they became Renault’s exclusive importer. Within the next 3 years, Renault rose to become the fifth imported brand in the entire market. Eventually, when Renault decided to take back its importing duties in Brazil, CAOA cased to represent the brand, because of this, the Renault dropped to number ninth place the following year.
In 1998 Carlos Alberto de Oliveira became the official importer of the Japanese automobile manufacturing giant Subaru. Subaru’s sales tripled in less than a year. Previously Hyundai sales in the country were not very successful, that was until in 1999 when CAOA became their official importer, Hyundai’s Tucson model grew to become their leading imported vehicle. The CAOA Group continued to expand its empire, in 2006 they became the largest Fold dealer in Latin America, and eventually, they were named the exclusive importer and distributor of brands Sabaru and Hyundai in the country.
In 2010, Dr. Carlos’s company built the first Hyundai plant in Brazil. The Hyundai CAOA automobile plant produced yearly revenue of 1.2 billion. His brilliant entrepreneurship is why E Dinheiro Magazine awarded him the coveted title Entrepreneur of the Year in Industry.
The entrepreneurship sector is one of the most lucrative ventures but not many become successful. Some entrepreneurs have achieved incredible success in the field while some have failed miserably. The reason why they fail to succeed in entrepreneurship is that they do not understand that business requires sacrifice and it takes a lot of time to invest and grow a business. Without hard work and dedication, the success you want may never come. That is the only way a company can thrive in the modern world. The business environment has also become competitive and requires in-depth research and analysis. That is why those who do not have the right knowledge should rely on those who have already achieved success. They can appreciate what they have done in the past and apply it in their businesses.
The best part is there are those who have succeeded in business. Matt Badiali is one of the most notable individuals who have been in the career for many years. He has become a guru in the financial world, and those looking to invest can rely on his thoughtful advice. With the experience and knowledge in various industries like the exploitation of natural resources and finance, Matt Badiali is outstanding. He has created a name as an entrepreneur who has the proper understanding of the markets. He has also established many connections in business, and this has made him rise to become one of the respected entrepreneurs across the globe.
Matt Badiali is among the entrepreneurs who have achieved a lot in their career that they have decided to diversify and venture into other things. He is also recognized for his effort in educating others through the Banyan hill Publishing. Through his writings, he gives others a lot of advice on the best ways to invest. Those who do not know how they can successfully invest have loved reading the work of Matt Badiali. Here is where they get a lot of insights that are helpful in running a business. Since he joined Banyan Hill Publishing, the company has attracted many readers. They believe Matt is the best person to offer advice when it comes to entrepreneurship.