Why Are Immigrants More Entrepreneurial? (Infographic)

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All great entrepreneurs share two key characteristics:

– They see the world differently
– They’re not afraid to embrace risk

When you consider this, it’s not surprising that many of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs are also immigrants.


In fact, history is full of successful immigrants, from the German native and pharmaceutical legend Charles Pfizer to the Scottish-born founder of AT&T Alexander Graham Bell. This strong legacy is continued today by many world-famous entrepreneurs such as the Austrian-born Dietrich Mateschitz who founded Red Bull or the South African-born Tesla founder, Elon Musk.

So why are immigrants more likely to become entrepreneurs? Hansen & Company has created a fascinating infographic exploring this very question. This infographic shares stories about some of today’s most successful immigrant entrepreneurs and also looks at the various contributing factors linked to immigrant entrepreneurship.

Read below for more information.

Why Are Immigrants More Entrepreneurial? (Infographic)