With the rise of capitalism in the 20th century, the private businesses have overtaken the governments of the world in their influence. Today Google, Facebook and Microsoft have revenues comparable to GDP of some countries. They have effectively changed the world in adapting the internet quickly. Even most people in the less developed country don’t even understand the difference between Facebook and the internet. It actually shows how well they have impacted the world today.
Now, let us discuss some businesses that we think will make a huge impact on a global stage and may change the world as we know it.
Let’s start off with one of the most innovative car companies in the recent history. Elon Musk’s Tesla motors have managed to make an electric car cool which was thought to be impossible.
For a long time, NVIDIA was associated only with its GPUs. But currently, they are involved in some cutting edge development in the Artificial intelligence field. With over 7300 patents and massive investment in research, NVIDIA may be the trailblazer in the field of Artificial intelligence.
With some path breaking treatments for HIV and Hepatitis C Gilead is doing a lot to treat diseases which were considered untreatable.
The Clinton Giustra Partnership is the collaboration between President Bill Clinton, Carlos Slim and Frank Giustra to create jobs in developing countries. Their end goal is to eliminate poverty by creating more than a million jobs across the planet as a start.
The Icon is trying to launch a personal aircraft for people that will be as simple as a car. If it succeeds we would have taken the first step towards flying cars.
PK Clean converts plastic waste into oil by a chemical process. They have set up a few plants, but once the technology is adopted globally, the effect could be massive. It would solve two major problems that we face in one go.
Kickstarter has become the patron saint of anyone with an idea who wants people to fund it. It has helped more than 10 million people complete more than 15,000 projects by using crowd funding. Now for anyone with an innovative idea starting capital is not a deal breaker.
Bridge International has opened more than 300 schools globally that teach more than 100,000 students. With a target of more than half a million by year end, Bridge International could change the lives of millions in the coming years.
We have another Elon Musk’s company on the list. It’s as different from Tesla motors as chalk and cheese. Space X is at the forefront of private space exploration and has made massive strides in recent months.
Finally, we cannot complete the list without one of the most influential companies of our age. Starting off as a search engine company today Google has projects in a thousand diverse fields. They are changing the way we use technology and with their entry into non-driver cars may now change we use cars.
While it may be close to impossible to predict what will happen to a business tomorrow, we can only see their previous success and audacious goals. Some companies may emerge from nowhere to change the world. But in today’s highly connected world such events are becoming rarer. There are so many more companies that we could have and should have added to this list. We hope to keep updating it regularly to see how our bets are doing.