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30 July

The growth of Airbnb is remarkable, the online travel platform has become the largest provider of accommodations in the world in less than a decade. Airbnb has disrupted the $570 billion hotel industry, its $100 billion valuation is now more than Hilton, Marriott, and Hyatt combined. It all started from a wacky idea of co-founders […]

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25 June

BTS, also known as the Bangtan Boys, is a South Korean boy band that began formation in 2010 and debuted in 2013 under Big Hit Entertainment. ‘Hitman’ Bang Si-hyuk, the founder of Big Hit Entertainment (now rebranded to Big Hit Music under Hybe Corp), is the man behind the success of BTS. The seven-member group […]

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11 June

Genshin Impact has been a global blockbuster since its release, having generated $1 billion in just its first six months from the App Store and Google Play. It is the fastest game title to hit the $1 billion milestone in player spending, surpassing titles like Pokemon GO. If we add up the revenue generated from […]

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04 June

With a net worth of $7.1B, China-born Forrest Li is the seventh richest man in Singapore, he is the Chairman & CEO of Sea Limited. Co-founded by Forrest Li, Gang Ye and David Chen, Sea Limited is the holding company for Shopee, SeaMoney and Garena. Originated from Tianjin, Li revealed that he wasn’t the most […]

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28 May

Leo Burnett founded the famous advertising agency that carried his name, as well as “Chicago school of advertising”. In contrast to the style of Madison Avenue, meaningful images were emphasized over clever copy or catchy slogans. People even talked of the “Burnettization” of American advertising. Leo Burnett was born in St. Johns, Michigan in 1891, […]

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21 May

Albert Lasker was the man who invented advertising, he is regarded as the father of modern advertising. In fact, a few men have done more to change the buying habits of American consumers. Sunkist, Palmolive, Goodyear, Kotex, Kleenex, Pepsodent, and Lucky Strike are some of the famous names launched and propelled by Albert. Albert was […]

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07 May

Evan Spiegel is the co-founder of Snap Inc., he is best known for reportedly rejecting a $3 billion offer from Facebook in 2013 to acquire Snapchat. Snapchat was only 2 years old, and Evan was only 23 back then, he went on and became the youngest self-made billionaire in the world 2 years later. Evan […]

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30 April

Launched in 2012 by Anthony Tan, Grab has become the largest ride-hailing company in Southeast Asia in just a few years. Grab is now a household name in the fast-growing region of 670 million people, fueled by a young and mobile population. Backed by SoftBank as the key investor, Grab provides not only transport but […]

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23 April

Ingvar Kamprad was a Swedish billionaire business magnate best known for founding IKEA. Ingvar was born in 1926, in a small farm called Elmtaryd near the village of Agunnaryd in Småland, southern Sweden. Ingvar started his first business at the age of 5, by selling matches to his neighbours, an essential item in every home […]

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16 April

Zhong Shanshan has dethroned the likes of Jack Ma and Pony Ma as China’s richest man in 2020, but how much do you know about him? Unlike Jack and Pony who are tech entrepreneurs, Zhong has made his wealth from bottled water and pharmacy companies. Zhong Shanshan is the founder of Nongfu Spring and owner […]

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