By 2060, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates that 28.6% of the U.S. population will be Hispanics. Most millionaires within the U.S. are Caucasian (21%), and there are currently less than 7% that are Hispanic.
However, immigrants are risk-takers, and the Kaufman research group reported that immigrants to the U.S. are twice as likely to start their own businesses than U.S.-born citizens. USAFIS reports, “We have seen many foreign nationals move to the U.S. where they can start their own businesses and become successful entrepreneurs.”
Many entrepreneurs in the U.S. are Hispanic, including these five immigrants. Alberto “Beto” Perez from Brazil started the Zumba fitness classes, and his business is valued at $500 million. Jordi Munoz, the founder of 3D Robotics, has left the company, but he’s still a shareholder with the firm that has raised $159 million in venture capital.
Jorge Perez from Argentina helped found The Related Group, and he has a net worth of $2.8 billion according to Forbes magazine. Maria Contreras-Sweet is the former administrator of the SBA and founder of the ProAmerica Bank. She has a net worth of $3.5 million.
Carlos Castro runs a supermarket chain, Todos Supermarket, that is now a multimillion dollar business. Contact USAFIS for information on determining eligibility to apply for a U.S. visa to work in the United States of America.