Top 10 Latino and Hispanic Entrepreneurs

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Andres Ruzo, CEO

Link America
Rowlett, Texas

No. 66
2010 Revenue: $136.3 million
Three-Year Growth: 3,224%

Andres Ruzo was born in Peru and grew up in Lima where his father was an entrepreneur and his mother—a chef—was “the Julia Childs of Peru.” In 1994, Ruzo founded Link America, a firm that sells equipment within the communications industry, and says that his cultural roots are directly linked to his success as an entrepreneur. “Our origin, culture, ethnicity, and history is what defines your path as a person, and most importantly, drives your “why” for your life journey,” he says.