It’s one thing to have a successful career, but it’s another thing altogether to reach a remarkable level of success in the early part of one’s career. But that’s the predominant thread tying this year’s class of 50 Under 40 together.
The members of this diverse group have very different backgrounds, upbringings, educational attainments and even family histories. Some come from longstanding families heavily involved in real estate, while others had no such background and changed the direction of their careers after starting in other fields. Some have built businesses from the ground up, while others are instrumental in the current success of their companies. Many also take time out of their schedules to make notable contributions to their communities or charitable causes.