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Adam Neumann

Net Worth: $2.6B   |   New York, New York
WeWork CEO and Co-Founder
WeWork Adam Neumann
WeWork founder and CEO Adam Neumann

After serving as an officer in the Israeli Navy for five years, Neumann moved to New York at age 23 to start a business career. His early failed businesses included a women’s shoe line and a company that made baby pants with kneepads in them. While enrolled as a business student, a professor dissuaded Neumann from pursuing a “concept living” idea for a class project. The idea was essentially what would become WeLive, WeWork’s co-living brand.

Neumann co-founded WeWork in 2011 with Miguel McKelvey. It is by far the world’s largest provider of shared office space and carries a $20B valuation.

Neumann graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Baruch College in June — 15 years after first enrolling. — Scott Klocksin

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