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Published on September 13th, 2015 | by webmaster


Inspiring Pinoys Entrepreneurs Under 40 – Joseph Calata, Edgar Sia and Bobby Murphy

Your business exists to make money, and it is your business to be successful in whatever you do.

While everyone is busy just dreaming of hitting it big, the rest are actually working hard to make an impact in their lives, their clients, the industry, and yes, even the world to an extent.


Here’s a roundup of the top 3 Inspiring Pinoy Entrepreneurs Under 40:


Bobby Murphy, co-founder of Snapchat

The Filipino-American co-founder of the popular mobile app Snapchat, which started in 2011, is the 2nd youngest billionaire on the 2015 Forbes’ Billionaire List.

A mathematics and computational science major, Murphy first started working with his friend, Evan Spiegel, who is the youngest billionaire on the Forbes’ list, to develop an online software that didn’t take off. It was in their next project, Snapchat, that they made a fortune.

Speaking during a Google Cloud Platform Live session in 2014, Murphy “basically understood that visual content was the most engaging, interesting form of content there was.”

Together with Evan, they wanted “to create a way that would enable that to be a means of communication, rather than a piece of content around which communication actually happens.



Edgar Sia, Mang Inasal Founder


The youngest billionaire in the 2015 Forbes Philippines’ Richest Filipinos, this aspiring architect put his studies at stake to start Mang Inasal, which now has over 500 outlets all over the country.

His lack of education did not hamper his goal to succeed in his business. Rather, Sia sought the best talents in the community and engaged in available opportunities. It was the P3 billion-deal with food chain giant Jollibee Corp that propelled Sia to the Billionaire’s list of Forbes.


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Joseph Calata, Calata Corp. CEO

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From the humble beginning of a backyard retail store and later emerging as the leading distributor of agriculture products and veterinary medicine in the country, Calata Corp. was catapulted into the prestigious list of 1000 Top Corporations in the Philippines, largely owing to the visionary leadership of Joseph Calata.

After earning his degree in Management of Financial Institution from DLSU in 2001, Calata started to take over the reins of the family business and adamantly insisted on putting up a system that would give them greater control and accuracy in running the business.

Through hard work, persistence, and innovativeness, Calata is deservedly a self-made billionaire who continues to ride on surging waves of prosperity.

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