Accomplishment Highlights:

  • Youngest ever minority CEO of publicly-held company
  • Companies have raised, been sold for, and earned over $1M
  • Bestselling author
  • Business Week 25 under 25 and Inc. 30 under 30
  • Recognized in top national press
  • Businesses that are changing the world through innovation, improving the environment, and helping the world’s poor.
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  • Alexandra Mysoor
  • Jake Nickell
  • Hezekiah Griggs
  • Elizabeth Davis
  • Jeremy Johnson
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  • Hiten Shah
  • Duane Spires

Rahim Fazal

Rahim Fazal's life planning program, "Gettin' It", provides alternately hilarious and sobering education to youths on how to truly get what they want out of life. A young "dot-com millionaire" who sold his first business in high school and later became one of the youngest directors of an American public company, Rahim has always urged young people to use business principles to map out a fulfilling life path. This mission culminated, after several business adventures, in Rahim's recruitment by Canada's top MBA program at the Richard Ivey School of Business to act as a student leader in their new entrepreneurial stream. An engaging and popular speaker at youth business conferences and advisor to entrepreneurial groups in Canada and the US -- and still only 25 years old -- Rahim continually urges youth to apply the business planning process to relieve the anxieties they suffer when facing uncertain futures.

In 2008, Rahim was named one of the "Top 30 Entrepreneurs Under 30" by Inc Magazine for his company, Involver, which helps individuals drive grassroots movements in social networks like Facebook.

More about Rahim

Biggest obstacle overcome...

Suits and various other authorities constantly telling me I'm too young or inexperienced to do what I want to do...even after I graduated with my MBA and started 2 companies! The haters are always going to be there, so I've learned to just ignore them.

Biggest mistake you've made in business...

Getting a big head when I made a little money.

Biggest vice...

I think I'm addicted to Facebook.

Biggest advice for others...

Start today.

What do you do for fun when you aren't working?

Party like a rock star.

Most embarrassing business moment...

I can't stand long meetings. I think I've fallen asleep once. No...that's not right, actually, twice. I've fallen asleep twice.