1. Amazon : Founder Jeff Bezos whose father Mike Bezos was a Cuban immigrant. Today he’s the world’s richest man.
2. Apple : Founder Steve Jobs’s biological father is Abdulfattah Jandali, grew up in Syria and studied in Lebanon before moving to U.S.
3. Google: Co-founder Sergey Brin was Born in Russia but moved to Maryland. He is already joining other immigrants to protest against Trump policy.
4. Facebook: Founder Mark Zuckerberg’s grand parents are from Poland and Germany, his wife’s parents were refugees from China and Vietnam.
5. Facebook: Co-founder Eduardo Saverin is originally from Brazil. He’s also an immigrant
6. Uber: CEO Dara Khosrowshani is an Iranian immigrant who came to the US at the age of 9. Travis Kalanick is the founder and also an immigrant
7. Tesla/SpaceX : Founder Elon Musk is an ILLEGAL immigrant born in South Africa. Tesla is the world’s leading electric car manufacturer. He’s also the co-founder of PayPal and has employed thousands of Americans.
8. Whatsapp: Founder Jan Koum is an Ukrainian immigrant who moved to the US with his mother at the age of 16. He later sold whatsapp to Zukerberg for a jaw-dropping, earth-quaking, rib-cracking amount of $19 billion.
9. Instagram: Co-Founder Mike Krieger is a Brazilian software engineer born in Sao Paulo who moved to California in 2004. He also sold Instagram to Zukerberg 18 months after its launch for $1 billion: $300 million in cash, the rest in Facebook stock.
10. YouTube: Steve Chen was born and raised in Taiwan, he later immigrated with his family to the US at the age of 15. Google later bought YouTube for $ 1.64 billion in stock.
11. Ebay: Pierre Omdiyar is an immigrant whose parents are from Iran. He founded eBay in 1995 and today he is the chairman and board member of the company.
12. SanDisk: Sanjay Mehrotra is the founder of the memory storage company. He is from India.
13. PayPal: Max Levchin is from Ukraine and he co-founded Paypal with another illegal immigrant Elon Musk and Peter Thiel.
14. Intel: Andrew Grove is a Hungarian-born survivor who escaped from Hungary and moved to the US at the age of 20. He’s the founder of Intel
15. Yahoo: Yes ! Jerry Yang, The founder of Yahoo is actually from Taiwan. The company has suffered a lot of misfortune in recent years but that doesn’t mean we should throw him away. He deserves some accolades.
16. Qualcomm: Andrew Viterbi is an Italian born inventor and electrical engineer. All the big smartphone makers in the world including Samsung uses Qualcomms’s powerful chips.
This should serve as a motivation for the Black people to rise, emerge and start something!
We can do it, we can go Global in Influence, Impact and Wealth, if we Believe it.