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Adam Neumann

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

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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