Immigrant Entrepreneurs by Country of Origin


Argentina

Australia

Barbados

Bolivia

Canada

China

Cuba

France

Germany

Greece

India

Iran

Iraq

Ireland

Israel

Mexico

Pakistan

Poland

Russia

South Africa

  • Elon Musk
    PayPal and Tesla
    Ranked 134 and 100 in the 2021 Fortune 500

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

Taiwan

Turkey

Ukraine

United Kingdom

Zambia

Fortune 500

Some of the largest companies and best known brands in the United States were founded by immigrants. A study conducted by the Partnership for a New American Economy concluded that 40 percent of the Fortune 500 companies were founded by immigrants or the children of immigrants.

Here we have profiled 29 of these immigrant entrepreneurs. They are inventors, financiers, pioneers and philanthropists. Today, the companies they founded collectively produce more than $1.1 trillion in annual revenue. Click on a name or logo to learn more about these impressive business leaders.

Biotech/Healthcare

Information Technology

Consumer Goods/Services

Manufacturing

Financial Services and Real Estate

Retail

Social Entrepreneurs