Immigrant Edge: 9 Wildly Successful Entrepreneurs

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Sujay Jhaveri
CEO and co-founder of Flatiron Media, an online ad agency with $10 million in revenues
Country of origin: Hong Kong

My dad’s entrepreneurial instinct to move from India to Hong Kong, and to open an office for the family business there, was pivotal for our family. My parents raised all four of us there and we’ve always been appreciative of the life we had. I came to the U.S. to study business and I found that people here and in Hong Kong share similarities in their desire to succeed. My dad talks at length about how fortunate he was to move to Hong Kong. The foundation that my parents gave me there allowed me to come here and start my own business.