Roberto Santiago is a famous name in Brazil as a developer and an entrepreneur. He has found considerable success in the field of real estate through his strategic and timely investments. Over the years, Roberto Santiago has tried his hands in many different businesses to expand his business network. He started his career in the field of manufacturing and soon went on to real estate.
Roberto Santiago was always fond of developing and thus, he chose to remain in the real estate business. After spending considerable time in the manufacturing business, Roberto Santiago was in a position to invest a significant sum of money, which he did in buying land in the city of Joao Pessoa, where he was born. He used the space to build Manaira Shopping Mall, which would be the second mall he would construct after the success Roberto Santiago tasted with his first shopping mall named Mangabeira Shopping Mall.
Roberto Santiago wanted to develop a vast shopping mall that is comparable with the malls that he has visited and seen firsthand in other developing countries in the United States, France, United Kingdom, and other Western nations. It is how his journey into the world of construction started, and he developed his first mall, the Mangabeira Shopping Mall, which continues to be a favorite mall among the locals.
After the success he achieved with the development of Mangabeira Shopping Mall, Roberto Santiago went on to further polish his experience of developing shopping mall by producing yet another shopping mall in the city where he was born, Joao Pessoa. The Manaira Shopping Mall, the second mall developed by Roberto Santiago, is the most crucial mall in the city of Joao Pessoa as well as the entire state of Paraiba. Manaira Shopping Mall is also considered to be one of the top ten malls in the country. It is a significant achievement for the mall and Roberto Santiago, and he continues to ensure through constant supervision that both his malls are well-maintained and as per the international standards.
Roberto Santiago continuously adds new venues of activities and entertainment to the mall to keep the visitors engaged and entertained. The Manaira Shopping Mall has some of the best local, and world cuisines on offer at its food court and the movie watching experience at its movie multiplex are affordable and fabulous at the same time. Starting from adults to kids, everyone has something or the else to indulge in at the Manaira Shopping Mall. The unique gourmet space in the mall was recently added due to popular demand, and it consists of several restaurants with world-renowned chefs serving some of the most amazing recipes from across the globe. The first restaurant to open in this space was Capital Steak House, which continues to be locally popular and favorite of many.
Adam Milstein is one of the most respected Jewish-American philanthropists who has built a solid career as a real estate investor and broker. He cofounded Hager Pacific Properties back in the late 1980s and has been with the company for about 20 years. Milstein has built up quite a lot of wealth in real estate from being able to execute lucrative deals in buying and selling and expand its portfolio from the Los Angeles area across the rest of California and into Illinois and Texas as well.
Adam Milstein decided to share with Ideamensch how he runs the company and what others can expect to find in the real estate profession. He said that at his job there’s not usually a regular schedule of how things are run because real estate could have fast or slow-paced days depending on if a new property is being financed or a major deal is being conducted. Milstein believes he can work best on the fly, and he considers the ability to think outside the box as being key to his job.
Adam Milstein is not only a real estate expert, but he’s also highly involved in philanthropy and works closely with various Jewish political and religious leaders. He was born in Haifa, Israel and prior to starting his real estate career, he served in the IDF and also worked with his father in building framing and construction. After finishing his 4-year degree at the Technion, he moved to the US and completed graduate school at the University of Southern California. Several years after cofounding Hager Pacific Properties, Milstein started the Milstein Family Foundation and the Israeli-American Council.
Adam Milstein has several key demographics of Jewish-Americans he works with from young children and their families, to college students and senior groups. Other groups his foundation supports include Hillel International and its branches, Birthright Israel, AIPAC, the Anti-Defamation League Pacific, StandWithUs and several other college activist organizations. One of the Milstein Foundation’s priorities is to help families learn Hebrew with the inclusion of children’s stories, and they’ve put together the curriculum at Sifriyat Pijama B’America.
While Jeunesse Global is not exactly a household name, you still may have heard of it before. That’s because the company is the single fastest-growing health and beauty firm on the planet today. Founded in 2009 by a retired Florida couple, the astonishing rise of the company from complete obscurity to one of the largest direct marketers of niche health and beauty products on the planet has been one of the most jaw-dropping success stories of the last decade.
Jeunesse Global was founded by industry veterans Randy Ray and Wendy Lewis. First operating out of the couple’s sprawling Florida mansion, the company enjoyed the advantages of being run by two of the most skilled and experienced entrepreneurs in the industry. Their prior experience allowed Ray and Lewis to quickly build a competitive business, avoiding many of the pitfalls that so often consume the efforts of lesser entrepreneurs.
Lewis was able to leverage her extensive contacts in the industry, hiring the top research and development scientists to create products that addressed niche gaps in the market. The result has been nothing short of stunning as Jeunesse has developed its comprehensive YES package and confirmed that an independent startup can go from zero to billion-dollar company, simply by successfully answering niche needs in the marketplace.
One of the company’s most revolutionary products is its Zen 8 Project, including the Zen Bodi weight-loss supplement. Unlike many faddish weight loss programs, the Zen 8 Project makes no spectacular claims and it doesn’t rely on the use of terribly restrictive or imbalanced diets. Instead, the Zen 8 Project and Zen Bodi supplement teach the user to live a health-centric lifestyle.
The Zen 8 Project name gives some indication of this philosophical approach not only to weight loss but also to overall mental and physical health in general. The program teaches scientifically proven methods of maintaining a healthy lifestyle through the development of habits. The Zen Bodi supplement is a proven fat-burning agent that can increase the body’s metabolism of fatty tissue while also lessening the recovery times after workouts. But the Zen 8 Project’s real secret is that it harnesses the most powerful weight-loss tool in existence: the user’s mind.
Jason Hope has been one of the leading voices int he arena of the Internet of Things over the past couple of years. The Internet of Things is one of the biggest new niches in the technological field as it melds innovative new smart technology while leaning into our constant search for ways to ease the burdens of our day to day lives. Hope, a graduate of Arizona State University, has been making a name for himself in the entrepreneurial world for over a decade but he has not allowed his focus to become stale or jaded. Now, Hope is looking past areas of entertainment in order to focus on propping up one of the most important industries on the planet: biotechnology.
Jason Hope believes in biotechnology in a way that is immensely important. As a renowned futurist and an avowed forward-thinker, Hope knew that he had to seek out investments and philanthropic opportunities in areas that would be strong now and a decade from now. This led Hope to begin researching medicine and the role of illness in the aging process. Hope’s research would eventually lead him to discover the SENS Foundation, a California-based research facility that has been uniquely focused on discovering cures and remedies for age-related illnesses.
In Hope’s research into biotechnology, he would eventually learn of the work of Dr. Aubrey De Grey, the CSO at the SENS Foundation. Hope and Dr. De Grey would immediately hit it off and Hope would cite their chemistry and shared focus on the future as a leading reason for his desire to contribute to the SENS Foundation’s incredibly important work. Hope, after speaking with Dr. De Grey and learning about the work being done at the SENS Foundation, would go on to write a donation for a full $500,000 to the facility. Entrepreneur Jason Hope Invests in Research Against Aging
Jason Hope’s donation will go directly toward helping the SENS Foundation to address research for some of the most important age-related illnesses that currently plague elderly folks around the world. Scottsdale Philanthropist Jason Hope Helps Pioneering Nonprofit Fight Aging From Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s to hypertension, and everything in between, Hope and the SENS Foundation will be working to make biotechnology the way of the future for addressing our future health. Hope’s donation was announced at the Breakthrough Philanthropy event in San Francisco and Hope himself was there in attendance along with host Peter Thiel and the rest of the Thiel Foundation who were in charge of the event.
Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water is a water bottling company based in Hawaii. The company derives its name from two Hawaiian words ‘wai’ and ‘akea’ which translates to mean ‘broad waters.’ This promotes the authenticity of the brand and gives a ‘Hawaiian vibe’ to it. The company was established about six years ago in 2012.
Waiakea Water embraces creativity as a critical factor in filtering their products and making themselves distinct from other water bottling companies. They make use of the Mana Loa volcano to purify their water in the thousands of feet of porous rocks which are volcanic. The creativity of this method is that the water is now termed as volcanic water. The method uses no chemicals, therefore, avoiding poisoning risks.
Waiakea Water holds the environment in the highest regards and has put in place several measures to ensure that their carbon and pollution footprint is as little as possible. For instance, the vehicles used to transport and deliver their products are low emission vehicles. Also, their packaging bottles are made from plastics that are 100% recyclable. A better upgrade done by the Waiakea Water is the introduction of the fully degradable containers which are to be launched in 2018.
These steps have made the company to be ranked among the Inc. 500 rapidly developing companies all over America. Their concern for the environment is a rare quality among companies and corporates. Waiakea Water is involved in community participation in various ways. The company allocates 3% of their total revenue to nonprofit organizations and in support of the programs initiated by the local people. Waiakea Water also has a program in Malawi in which they provide water to the needy.
The company boasts of being sustainable, innovative, healthy and charitable. The water considered naturally alkaline with a pH of 8.8. I contains minerals and electrolytes which enrich it. It is then packaged in an adorable sleek bottle.
The company has scooped several awards over time, including Good Morning America under the ‘Top 10 most innovative companies’ among others. Waiakea Water has also featured in Forbes, People and Food Navigator among others.
George Soros is undoubtedly one of the greatest philanthropists of his generation. The famous Hungarian-American investor was born in 1930 in Budapest, Hungary. He came from a humble background and grew up during a challenging period among the Hungarian Jews community. George studied at the London School of Economics before relocating to the United States of America in 1947. It’s during this time that he joined the world of business, launching his career in finance investments.
After a couple of years in business, George Soros established his financial firm: the Soros Fund Management in 1947. George worked so hard for his organization and served his clients diligently. He grew his business to become one of the most successful investment firms in the entire USA’s history.
George Soros donates $18 billion to Open Society Foundations
George has made another huge financial contribution meant to support the operations of his brainchild organization: the Open Society Foundations. The $18 billion donation has been reported to tally his total financial support towards to foundations to over $30 billion. The breathtaking amount has also been heckled to raise this humanitarian organization to one of the biggest ever in the entire United States.
George established Open Society Foundation, an international network of organizations and partners, with the aim of building friendly global communities with accountable governments which are open to participation by its people. The organization has continued to fight for the fundamental human rights as well as the rights of the marginalized members of the society.
Headquartered in New York City, Open Society Foundations works in more than 100 countries in various parts of the world. The organization has reportedly intensified its operations in the US in the recent past. It has supported a number of programs in the global society including treatment of cancer outbreak in 2014. Its efforts haven’t gone unnoticed. Open Society Foundations has been praised by many for its good deeds. Darren Walker, the president of Ford Foundation, has reportedly heckled what the organization has been able to do within the last two decades alone.
Soro’s other philanthropic activities
George did not begin his philanthropic giving with the formation of the foundation. In 1979, he had already began awarding scholarships to black South African students. Having been brought up during the Nazi Occupation of 1944, George Soros understood what it means to grow up in challenging environment. He has since supported a number of community initiatives in different parts of the globe. His desire for what he believed to present good leadership to the region saw him make significant donations towards Hillary Clinton’s political campaigns.
At about 87 years of age, George has done much to both individuals and groups in various countries of the world. His relentless commitment towards making the world a better place for all can still be seen through his generous giving. It is reported that he will continue to give higher donations to Open Society Foundations over the coming years as he has already increased his annual contributions.
Visionary healthcare startup Tempus recently made the major announcement that its series C funding round closed with a successful $70 million in additional investments. This brings the total funding to $130 million and an estimated valuation of over $700 million (this total has not been confirmed). This valuation is absolutely staggering based on the fact that tempus was founded just two short years ago.
The key investors in the Series C funding round include Revolution Growth and New Investors (NEA). Eric Lefkofsky and his founding partner also invested in this round of funding, as they have invested in every funding round. Lefkofsky announced that he would invest up to $100 million out of his own pocket because he believes so much in the work that Tempus is doing. An interesting piece of information is that cornerstone investor Revolution Growth is a major investment firm founded by billionaire Steve Case. Revolution Growth typically selects just two to three major startups based outside of Silicon Valley.
Tempuses goal is to help doctors customize their cancer treatment plans by using human genomic sequencing and a wealth of collected physician data. This data will then be put into an operations system that physicians can easily access when creating their cancer care plans for patients. Tempus has already begun working with the Mayo Clinic, the Cleveland Clinic and Duke University.
Eric Lefkofsky chose to pivot to working in healthcare after an extremely successful career in the tech industry. He has founded several successful companies such as Lightbank, which is a venture fund that seeks out and invests in disruptive tech startups. He also founded Uptake Technologies, which serves the world’s largest industries with its innovative predictive analytics software.
His is a well known name in tech circles, both in Chicago where Tempus is headquartered and globally. He is very vested in the Chicago community and serves as a Trustee for some of Chicago’s most well known institutions including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Science, Lurie Children’s Hospital and World Business Chicago, among others. He is also an adjunct professor teaching at The University of Chicago and a published author of a fascinating book called Accelerated Disruption.
Market America is an international marketing firm whose core business revolves around internet marketing and brokerage of products. It is renowned for its effective distribution of various commodities in different nations of the world. Market America founded in 1992 by Loren Ridinger and JR Ridinger who currently serves as the President and CEO. Its headquarters are situated in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Every entity that sets out to commence operation has a vision of growing and attaining the next level. Market America has actualized that dream, and it currently operates at global scale. Its accumulated retail revenue amounts to more than $7.3 billion. As at 2009, its revenue had tremendously grown to a tune of $284 million while its total assets stood at $146 million. Moreover, its employee capacity was estimated to be well over 650, and this reflects how big a corporation has become.
Like other global corporations, Market America events are many. For starters, the firm holds International Conventions, World Conferences, Product Symposium, and Moving Up Seminars. Moreover, it also holds Certified Trainer Schools, WebCenter Certification Training, Conquer Entertainment, and Chinese Boot Camp.
These events are aimed at revolutionizing and reshaping the shopping behavior of people and their economic patterns in order to have financial independence. This way, the firm ends up building a distinct economy that is all-inclusive. As a result, Market America has been able to spread its vision worldwide. The approach has seen it grow from a being just a group to an international business powerhouse.
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Life is all about being successful and achieving one’s dreams and goals in life. However, this is not what everyone wants or is living for. Some consider a successful one through assisting others to accomplish their everyday dreams as they also achieve their long-term as well as personal goals. It is more fulfilling when others succeed because you have assisted them. Marc Sparks is one person who trusts that he cannot get a life as well as personal accomplishment without helping others. Mr. Sparks does not give himself all the credit for his successful life; instead, he believes being able to accomplish all that he has been through hard work and assisting others.
Marc Sparks is an American investor and philanthropist who has had multiple successful as well as unsuccessful ventures since his High School graduation. Marc graduated from High School in 1975 in Austin, Texas. Marc Sparks does not attribute his achievements because of his wealthy background or his education; instead, he believes it is all about God. The prominent American entrepreneur got a c+ in his High School graduation and despite the grades, he has realized his dreams and also helped others. He believes he was born with a keen interest because he did not and has never received any formal training. Marc trusts it is through God’s grace that he has been able to achieve his success. Marc Sparks has established dozens of startups which others think it is impossible to create. Some of the companies he has successfully established are Timber Greek Capital. He is also a venture capitalist who invests in businesses that seem to make profits.
Marc Sparks is also an author and a publisher he has written books including; They Can’t Eat You, where he talks about his success and his failures. In a statement, Marc says that he believes the book he wrote with a lot of pain will help his readers learn more of his failures in business than how they would learn about his success in the business world. Marc continues to say that he wrote the book out of his colleagues’ conviction and his book is for those who have lost hope in life and think that they can no longer realize their dreams. Most of the time when asked about his life and whether he fears to lose, Mr. Sparks says that he is not afraid of losing in life and enjoys every minute of it whether he has or not. Marc has a strong belief in God and says that “God gives us challenges and devastating circumstances so we understand the responsibility that comes with success and keep us humble”. Marc Sparks is not a renowned business person instead he is much involved in humanitarian activities in the community. He funds Samaritan Inn a homeless shelter in Dallas. Learn more: https://twitter.com/msparks5010?lang=en
Anthony Petrello, widely known as Tony, is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), President and Chair of the Board and Executive Committee of Nabors Industries and all its corporations. In 1968, Nabors Industries founded as Anglo Energy and is currently based in Hamilton, Bermuda. It operates as a land drilling contractor in the United States, Africa, the Middle East, and the Far East and owns the best land drilling rigs for oil and gas in the world,
Petrello graduated from the Harvard Law School, one of the best centers of legal education in the world, with a Juris Doctor (JD) degree. He is also a graduate of Yale University where he acquired his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Mathematics. Petrello’s career journey started in 1979 when he joined Baker and McKenzie law firm. He later served as the Managing Partner in the firm’s New York Office between 1986 to 1991.
Anthony Petrello was later hired as the Chief Operating Officer of Nabors Industries in 1991, where he held this capacity for a year before being promoted to the president of the company in 1992. In the year 2003, Petrello became the Deputy Chair of Nabors Industries, and in 2012, he was appointed the company’s Chairperson of the Board.
Since February 2011, Petrello has served in numerous positions such as the Director of MediaOnDemand.com. He presently works as the Director of Texas Children’s Hospital, Steward and Stevenson, LLC, and Hilcorp Energy Company. Also, he is an associate of the Board of Executives of Texas Children’s Hospital. Petrello sponsors research and clinical initiatives, which address issues related to children with neurological disorders. As a sign of his commitment, he donated $5 million to Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute.
For the fiscal year 2015, Petrello’s total compensation was $27,512,939, proving his net worth throughout all his years of excellent service.
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