Jobrani was born in Iran. He and his parents moved to California when he was six years old. He was influenced to aim for a different career by his family and started a PhD program in political science but went back to the theatre program at UCLA, auditioned for a play and got in. He quickly realized that he loved being on stage and loved doing the plays. He decided to focus solely on just that. Jobrani is now a founding member of the Axis of Evil Comedy Tour who have also appeared on Comedy Central. Along with his appearance in numerous films, featured on the radio, in comedy clubs, and television shows, Jobrani has appeared on Better Off Ted, The Interpreter, Friday After Next, Superior Donuts, and Dragonfly. You can find some of his specials even on Netflix.
David Lee graduated from Entrepreneurship program at USC and joined the family business. He changed the business model to retail catering to growing Chinese-American market in southern California as well as the local clientele in the San Gabriel Valley. He has turned the Hing Wa Lee Group into one of the largest independent luxury watch retailers in the United States and the number one Rolex independent retailer in the US since 1995. The group also develops commercial properties in both California and Hong Kong. Among being an exotic and vintage car enthusiast, Lee is an avid Ferrari collector.
Cameron Herold is known around the world as THE BUSINESS GROWTH GURU. He earned his reputation as the business growth guru by guiding his clients to double their profit and double their revenue in just three years or less. Cameron was an entrepreneur from day 1. He is the author of the global bestselling business book DOUBLE DOUBLE – in its 7th printing and in multiple translations around the world. At age 21, he had 14 employees. By 35, he helped build his first TWO $100 MILLION DOLLAR companies. By the age of 42, Cameron engineered 1-800-GOT-JUNK?’s spectacular growth from $2 Million to $106 Million in revenue. Cameron is a top rated international speaker and has been paid to speak in 26 countries. He doesn’t simply speak at audiences, he creates conversations by sharing his experience and expertise.
Jesse Itzler is an entrepreneur, author, endurance athlete and former rapper. Straight out of college, Itzler signed his first record deal with a small independent record label. He knew he didn’t want to be an employee and work for other people which set him on the course of entrepreneurship. Among some of his entrepreneurial successes, Itzler co-founded Alphabet City Sports Records, co-founded Marquis Jet (one of the largest private jet card companies in the world), he created the 100 Mile Group (a brand incubator and accelerator), and is an owner of the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks.
Jon Crawford launched Storenvy with a friend who was into sales in the music industry. Today, Storenvy is an e-commerce platform which consists of an online store builder and social marketplace, with over 65,000 merchants and millions of products listed. Since launching the Marketplace in December 2012, there have been over $23 million in sales of products ranging from handmade goods to men’s and women’s apparel, jewelry, art, music, and home decor.
Chris Guillebeau has visited every country around the world and learned so many things from seeing all kinds of different cultures. Chris’s first book, The Art of Non-Conformity, was translated into more than twenty languages. His second book, The $100 Startup, was a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, selling more than 500,000 copies worldwide. Guillebeau started writing because he wanted to create a platform and share what he has learned along the way from his travelling. He founded The Art of Non-Conformity and started sharing and building the community and trying to reach the right people and making connections with them.
Tom Bilyeu is the host of Inside Quest and Co-founder and President of Quest Nutrition, guiding the company’s culture of passion and transformation. Bilyeu was personally driven to revolutionize the health and fitness industry in order to help his loved ones and others like them transform their relationship with food. This new focus on something deeply personal and passion-based led him and his two partners to found Quest Nutrition. Quest Nutrition is most known for their popular line of protein bars. By the end of their third year, Quest was named as the 2nd fastest growing private company in America. Bilyeu realized that Quest’s success could only be attributed to the true transformation of the mind that he and his co-founders achieved by finally following their passion. Hoping to share this revelation with the world and to help others follow their own true passions, Bilyeu created Inside Quest.