An entrepreneur is someone who organizes, operates, and assumes risk for a business venture. Sometimes those risks pay off, and sometimes they don’t, but for entrepreneurs like Ben Silbermann & Paul Sciarra, it paid off in a big way.
Silbermann & Sciarra are the brains behind the ever popular website Pinterest. Both failed app designers, Silbermann and Sciarra began development of Pinterest in December 2009 and launched the first closed beta site in March of 2010. Silbermann wrote to the first 5,000 users of the site with his personal phone number, a way to be contacted with any questions. Nine months after it’s launch, Pinterest had grown to 10,000 users and was by invitation only. The website has been steadily growing at a rate of 40-50% per month and is now one of the ten largest social network services.
Silbermann & Sciarra clearly made the top of the list of The 5 Biggest Internet Entrepreneurs of 2012. See who else made it big in 2012 with this infographic from BestFinanceSchools.
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