Young Malaysians you should be inspired by!
As you are studying, here are some young entrepreneurs/celebrities who have made it in a big way to inspire you.
While some people keep wondering and not willing to take the risk, they took their first step and walked to their success. Although they are young, they are successful in their own way.
1. Bryan Loo
Managing director, Loob Holding Sdn Bhd, 29
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Chatime is one of the biggest international bubble tea brands, Loo has successfully opened 100 outlets that can be found almost everywhere in Malaysia. Chatime was not an overnight success as perceived by outsiders. Loo faced a lot of uncertainties and rejections when he sought to get approval from franchiser in Taiwan as well as opening outlets in shopping mall. With an entirely unrelated degree in Bio-technology, Loo insists on constantly learning and overcome those circumstances with his passion and persistence.
2. Yunalis Zarai
Singer, Songwriter, Founder of November Culture, 27
Yunalis Zarai is a highly anticipated award-winning singer in Malaysia. She is also an independent singer in USA, the first artist from her homeland to conquer the American market. Instead of staying in her comfort zone, Yuna is willing to take the risk of reaching to USA and get herself experienced with a completely different environment. Yuna's U.S. debut self-titled album was released on 24 April 2012. It has successfully listed as No.23 on the Pop chart and No.86 on the Top 100 Albums on iTunes. Yuna was also No.23 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart. Besides music industry, she is also an entrepreneur, she opened “November Culture”, which is a successful women’s clothing boutique.
3. Zikry Kholil
Co-founder, Incitement, 28
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Zikry Kholil and his partner motivated Incitement movement, it has now reached 32 countries. Incitement movement is a global movement promoting peace and unity, they have talks where speakers share stories, visions and ideas to incite positivity into others. Incitement has grown to more than talks, it is a global organisation that focuses on helping people and the environment instead. A young entrepreneur, this man has much more ideas to contribute to the world!
4. Joe Chia
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Joe Chia is a well-recognised figure within the local fashion scene. Joe designed his success, he took merely 2 years to launch his own ready-to-wear collection — JOE CHIA after graduating from Raffles Design Institute. From winning Esquire’s “Brilliant Malaysian” award, Newman’s “Best Menswear Designer” title, to the recent “Top 40 under 40 for Young Achiever Award 2013” by Prestige, the young fashion designer has been attracting much media attention. As his work started to catch the eyes of international brands, established brands such as Shu Uemura, Chivas Regal, Uniqlo and G-shock asking for collaboration.
5. Vivy Yusof
Co-founder of Fashionvalet.com
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Vivy Yusof is famous for being the co-founder of fashionvalet.com, Malaysian's online fashion store that celebrates and sells Malaysian brands and designers. She has been on the covers of many prestigious local magazines. Thanks to her elegant and stylish outfits, which she posts regularly onto her lifestyle blog, http://proudduck.com, this gorgeous mother-of-one also has many followers.
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