Tony Chi

 tonyI only got to know about Tony Chi when he designed the Ritz Carlton in Singapore and that was about the time I left Singapore and migrated to Canada.  And if you’ve ever been to the Ritz in Singapore, you will know that Tony Chi is not an ordinary interior designer.  Hotels built by him are known as the Tony Chi’s hotel to folks who worked in the hotels before and the Ritz is not only beautiful but very classy.

Inspired by his work, I too stole his idea for some  sliding door for lofts  that we have in Canada , that we were renovating for rental.   This interior designer started designing restaurants and then moved to hotels  in Asia after the stock market crash.  And of course, Asia benefited from his expertise  In fact, Tony Chi started with small jobs like designing a restaurant in a hotel in Jakarta.  And even though he has been awarded into the Hall Of Fame Inductee for Interior Design, in 2009, he still kept his company small, with only 50 employees.  I am inspired by Tony Chi and even though the spouse’s business is doing well, I too am pleased to do it small like Tony Chi.

Casey Neistat

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You don’t need to be super rich or someone who have done a lot of good to inspire others.  And why I feel that everyone will be inspired by Casey Neistat is because after watching his youtube videos for months, you cannot help but feel this very, very strong and positive vibe that anything is possible.  If it isn’t – look at Casey Neistat, only 34 yrs old, this guy definitely has done more things and accomplished more than most of us have in a lifetime.

This guy is a dare-devil and even though he is from a very normal family and didn’t finish his high school, a school drop out at 15, he definitely, definitely is an inspiration to everyone out there as someone who is motivated and hard work and willing to try anything, you will get somewhere.

I love this guy and I highly recommend everyone to watch his youtube channel – oh did I forget to tell you that he is also a film maker, an entrepreneur and co-founder of a social media company that introduced an app called Beme.

Tiesto

01Dutch born DJ named by Forbes as the most paid DJs in the entire world making up to $22 million !  And I’m sure a lot of young men and women are inspired by it and wants to get all the  dj equipment speakers  that he is using and learn all the trades that he might have.

Born in Netherland in 1969, Tiesto founded the label Black Hole Recordings, voted world’s #1 DJ , he is well known for the remixed of John Legend song – All of me at the Grammy’s.  I don’t think he is ever married but there was an engagement that was broken.

Harold Hamm

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Harold Hamm came from humble beginnings and with only a high school diploma, you must be wondering how he became one of the most successful and richest man in USA.  His net worth is $18.7 billion and is the 76th richest man in the world.  I’m sure you and I would like to know how he did it.  Currently 68 years old Mr Hamm is a entrepreneur and best known for his involvement in oil and gas.

Coming from a huge family, his parents were cotton share croppers and only a high school diploma, Mr Hamm worked his way up from pumping gas and car repairs to owning his billion dollar company.  Very impressive right?  how many of us can come from nothing and becoming one of the richest man in the world.  No easy feat and whatever he had been doing or is still doing , I would want to know the secret too. Mr Hamm is also a huge contributor of a diabetic center in Oklahoma as he himself has Type 2 diabetes.  His company is also a major oil distributor/producer.

Tom & Judy Love

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Tom & Judy Love from Oklahoma have one of the most interesting stories to tell about their success.   The Love networth at $3.9 billion and with so many gas station around United States, I bet they have a very good   car insurance agent  since they needed to travel a lot for their 300 locations in 39 States.

Thanks to the Love, you now have mini convenient stores around the world when you pull over for a gas stop.  Children and adults can get a quick bathroom break and get a snack, pop or coffee before heading off the road again.  Being a family owned business, the Love started with only $5000 by leasing a abandoned service station.  Isn’t that an amazing story?

Charity Concerts

catsSummer is on full swing in our town and some very kind and charitable business are putting together a charity concert for our local non – profit organization.  We’ve bought some music gears at a very good price from  www.musiciansfriend.com  and for the rest of July and August, there will be singing and many talented local artistes invited for this charity concert.

Everything and every event at the water front is for a good cause and I can’t see nothing better to do then to support your local artistes and your local non-profit organization.  And for those businesses in town, who’ve spearheaded this event – I salute you.

Bryan Baeumler

I love watching renovating shows and Bryan Baeumler definitely make it to my list of inspiring people around the globe.  I love how he helps home owners repair their house and home with some of these  and that in his tool boxes.  Bryan is the host for one of the more popular tv shows on HGTV and he is very hands on and owns his own construction company.  He is also very passionate in what he does and even though he is in the construction business now and a very successful one, Bryan has a BA in Political Science – impressive right?   And who doesn’t love a handy man around the house – even if he was just a friend.  Bryan’s networth ?  15 million dollars – very impressive indeed!

 

Jack Heuer

The last name Heuer already gives itself away and I’m sure you could have guessed who he is already.  Jack Heuer is the honorary chairman of Tag Heuer, the well known Swiss watch brand around the world.  he is also the great grandson of the founder of Tag Heuer.  Everyone knows that Jack inherited the business but that doesn’t mean that he didn’t contribute to the success of Tag Heuer.

With an electrical engineering degree, he brought the company into greater heights of success, he also change the view of  marketing within the company by marketing the brand widely in  the USA.  Although he had left the company in 1982 due to restructuring of the firm, he remained as a consultant and an advisory member  with Tag Heuer.

Dai ZhiKang

Only 49 years old but already super rich and super smart and a net worth of $1.2 billion.  Dai Zhi Kang isn’t just your ordinary rich man, he is what they called, a modern and sophisticated business man who believe in repaying his debts.  Coming from a humble background, Dai was said look after pigs and cows during his younger days.

Dai earned his place in the university and his family encouraged him to pursue his dream and so finance he went into when he was in the university. After school, he paid the extended family for their support in his university and went into the government service but very quickly went into banking instead.

He then went into the property market but things didn’t go well as his business failed but that didn’t stop him from trying again and repaying all his creditors.  He became a little more shrewd in his business dealings and the rest is history as you all know.  And he is an avid collector of the modern chinese art.  I would love to see his collection if I can get a chance.