Creating Wealth – A Survey of Entrepreneurs Worldwide: Their Insights. Their Challenges. Their Needs

by | Apr 14, 2015

The mindset of the world’s entrepreneurs is crucial for our future economic growth. They will build their businesses, invest in them and create jobs—if they are confident in their countries’ economies, and if they find the legal and social environments they operate in conducive to doing business.

Forbes insights and Societe Generale Private Banking conducted a survey of 210 entrepreneurs worldwide, augmented by in-depth interviews with more than a dozen entrepreneurs and Forbes wealth analysts, to take the pulse of how they see future economic growth.

Forty-three percent of survey respondents have business assets between $25 million and $500 million, 20% between $500 million and $5 billion, and 13% over $5 billion. Twenty-three percent have business assets under $25 million. All respondents have investable assets starting at $5 million. Sixty-two percent are self-made, 9% have inherited wealth, and 29% both inherited and created their wealth.

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Jeffrey Tobias

About Jeffrey Tobias

Dr Tobias is an accomplished innovation consultant and entrepreneurship strategist, drawing expertise from the academic, entrepreneurial and corporate worlds. Jeffrey’s commercial and business experience is particularly focussed on lean startup, design thinking and leadership. Prior to The Strategy Group, Jeffrey was Cisco’s Global Lead for Innovation in the Internet Business Solutions Group helping Fortune Global 500 companies improve customer experience and grow revenue by transforming how they do business.
Jeffrey is a professor of innovation and entrepreneurship teaching MBA students at the Australian Graduate School of Business at the University of New South Wales. An active angel investor, Jeffrey is on the board of various well-known startups.

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Managing Director, The Strategy Group

Dr Tobias is an accomplished innovation consultant and entrepreneurship strategist, drawing expertise from the academic, entrepreneurial and corporate worlds. Jeffrey’s commercial and business experience is particularly focussed on lean startup, design thinking and leadership. Prior to The Strategy Group, Jeffrey was Cisco’s Global Lead for Innovation in the Internet Business Solutions Group helping Fortune Global 500 companies improve customer experience and grow revenue by transforming how they do business.
Jeffrey is a professor of innovation and entrepreneurship teaching MBA students at the Australian Graduate School of Business at the University of New South Wales. An active angel investor, Jeffrey is on the board of various well known startups. Jeffrey’s corporate background includes leading global innovation strategy at Cisco, working with large corporates such as Adobe, Westpac, Telstra, Woolworths, and Perpetual.

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