Stories of entrepreneurial capitalism through our 38 international editions

Around the world, our 38 licensed editions cover five continents, 25 languages ​​and 13 time zones. They all share the same mission: to celebrate entrepreneurial capitalism in all its forms.


Entrepreneur Eduardo Bastitta has transformed the Buenos Aires company Plaza Logística, which he co-founded in 2009, into a thriving $40 million business developing logistics and fulfillment centers. Next step: expansion into Uruguay and Colombia.


Forbes BrazilThe new 50 Over 50 list features successful Brazilians whose careers keep climbing as they age. On the cover: Nizan Guanaes, 64, a longtime publicist who now runs a consultancy that helps large corporations develop disruptive communications strategies.


“Money cannot buy the things that are truly valuable in life. However, it is a good way to change the environment around us.

—Tenko Nikolov, the Bulgarian co-founder of SiteGround, a global leader in web hosting that is committing over $50 million to create a foundation supporting education and healthcare.


Venture capital investments in Chilean companies jumped from $160 million in 2020 to $2.9 billion in 2021, when two Chilean-born companies achieved unicorn status: the dairy and meat startup plant-based NotCo and Uber Cornershop-owned grocery delivery.


Envision Energy headlines the latest issue as a member of China’s annual Top Employers list. The country’s second-largest wind turbine manufacturer, Envision stands out for its sustainability efforts.


Mexican unicorn Kavak, valued at $8.7 billion, is coming to Colombia, Peru and Chile this year, embracing the transparency and efficiency of the used-car market. CEO Carlos García Ottati co-founded the company in 2016.


Ecuador’s ‘palm king’, Eduardo Berg, runs the family business Danec Industries, the country’s largest producer of palm trees, which are used for oils and cleaning products. The company employs nearly 5,000 people and has 90,000 customers.


The face of ForbesFranceFourth annual issue of Influential Women, Virginie Delalande is deaf from birth, became a lawyer and runs Handicapower, a company in which she coaches and intervenes on topics related to disability.


From a team of three in 2018, including founder Vako Turnava, Tbilisi-based startup Sweeft Digital has grown to some 400 employees and $3 million in revenue (2021), deploying software development and marketing tools for customers in ten countries.


Since 2018, Weiterstadt-based startup Wingcopter has sent drones to four continents carrying medicine and other aid, including HIV treatments to Malawi. CEO and co-founder Tom Plümmer (center) announced a $42 million fundraising in June.


In February, the Union of Greek Shipowners elected its first female president, Melina Travlos, president of car transporter Neptune Lines. She will prioritize leading the green transition of the shipping industry.


New York-based journalist Kati Márton recounts Forbes Hungary about fleeing his native country at the age of 8 and his journalist parents, who reported on war crimes trials and were imprisoned in 1955 on allegations of espionage.


Gaurav Munjal (center) is tasked with resolving ‘toxic culture’ allegations at his Bengaluru test-prep startup Unacademy, which has hit a $3.4 billion valuation since its debut as a YouTube channel in 2010. What Won’t Change: Long hours a requirement if you want to make history, he says.


Domestic travel experiences and large-scale international events – such as the G20 annual meeting, which will be held in Bali for the first time in November – are priorities for the recovery from the pandemic, says Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno, Indonesian Minister of Health. tourism and the creative economy. .


Actress Noa Tishby has worked on the big screen with Hollywood stars including Scarlett Johansson and director Michael Bay. She faces Forbes Israelin the issue of Power Women for her latest role as Israel’s first special envoy to fight anti-Semitism.


Iris Ceramica Group, which makes porcelain and ceramic tiles, plans to open a new hydrogen plant by the end of the year. Federica Minozzi runs the company, which was founded by her billionaire father, Romano Minozzi, in 1961.


Since 2019, retail billionaire Yusaku Maezawa has randomly chosen 1,100 people to receive around $9,000 each to see if the money would make them happier. He says recipients reported an increase in average working hours and positive motivation.


Bulbul Kartanbayeva became the first Kazakh to play in North America’s premier hockey federation, the women’s professional ice hockey league, in 2019. Today, the 28-year-old trailblazer is preparing her country’s next generation for the women’s hockey academy she established in Nur-Sultan. .


Inga Pudža, a research assistant at the University of Latvia, won a L’Oréal-UNESCO award for young women scientists last year. She is studying copper molybdate, which changes color with temperature and could be used to monitor the proper cold storage of vaccines.


L’Oreal CEO Nicolas Hieronimus, who previously ran the cosmetics giant’s Mexican operations, visited Mexico City this year to celebrate the brand’s 60th anniversary. Its three main business lessons to take away from the pandemic: “more digital, more health and more sustainability”.


Based in Ulaanbaatar, Uguuj Chikher Boov manufactures more than 120 different kinds of wrapped candies, totaling 60-70% of the country’s pastry production. Gereltuya Tumengerel runs the business, which his father bought in 1997.


Central American countries are developing a mobility and logistics plan that would optimize trade between 36 ports, including the Panama Canal. Francisco Lima Mena, secretary general of SIECA, an economic NGO, says the plan could improve regional competitiveness.


Peruvian edtech Talently raised a $3 million seed round last year as it provides training and job placement to Latin American tech talent. “We want to position Latin America as a place where the best software in the world is made,” said CEO Doménica Obando.


Ekoenergetyka, a company headquartered in Zielona Góra in western Poland, made around $35 million in revenue in 2021. Co-founder Bartosz Kubik plans to install his electric vehicle charging stations in the United States. United next year.


In an assessment of 600,000 companies, Forbes Romania finds that Amazon’s Romanian Development Center is one of the largest companies in the country with the highest growth rate, with an average increase of 50% in annual revenue over the past decade.


Alpine skiing world champion Petra Vlhova beat American rival Mikaela Shiffrin to win Slovakia’s first-ever gold medal in skiing at this year’s Beijing Winter Olympics. The fronts of 27 years Forbes SlovakiaThe Sports and Money issue of .


Forbes AfricaThe eighth annual 30 under 30 list includes Brett Lyndall Singh (second from left), who studied pediatric medicine in China and founded Alpha and Omega MedTech, a company that created one of the first rapid test kits from South Africa for Covid-19.


Forbes SpainThe Best Gamers issue of focuses on Rubén Doblas Gundersen, nicknamed “El Rubius” by fans. The 32-year-old streamer and vlogger from Mijas, southern Spain, has 40 million YouTube subscribers, far more than global superstars Lady Gaga and Beyoncé.

United Arab Emirates

Since taking over as head of Abu Dhabi’s International Holding Company in 2019, Syed Basar Shueb has diversified his portfolio, growing his share price from 27 cents to $75 and making IHC the company most valuable in the Emirates.


UNITED24, the state-run fundraising platform to support the country in wartime, has raised more than $144 million from 90 countries since its launch in May. Hollywood actor Liev Schreiber, among other celebrities, has signed on as an ambassador for the initiative.

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