17 People Making Way More Money After Leaving Finance for Start-Ups

Daniella Yacobovsky and Amy Jain, co-founders of Baublebar.
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Amy Jain and Daniella Yacobovsky began finance careers before creating a jewelry e-commerce company that decks out Rihanna and Justin Bieber, BaubleBar.

Amy Jain and Daniella Yacobovsky worked for the same investment bank, then later attended Harvard Business School together.

There, they came up with the idea to be an online destination for beautiful, affordable jewelry, the way Sephora is for makeup. But it wasn't an easy decision to give up finance for BaubleBar.

"We were at this crossroad," Yacobovsky tells Inc. "We could take this very secure road we had planned, or we could become entrepreneurs and turn this project into a real business. We chose to dive into the start-up world."