The city of New York is the center of the world and it’s not always easy to find great talent in the city.
In fact, the top 10% of earners in New Jersey have a median net worth of $1.2 million, according to the 2017 Forbes 400 list.
That’s the second highest of any state in the country.
In the next two years, we’ll be looking at some of the top New York-based entrepreneurs, as well as some of New Jersey’s best new talent.
Here’s our top 10.
Mike Zagaris Mike Zamparis started his career in finance in 2000.
He is the co-founder and CEO of Zamparian Investments, a real estate investment and management firm based in Long Island City, New Jersey.
Zampari is also the cofounder of Zagarin, a private equity firm focused on real estate, which recently became the second-largest real estate fund in the world with a valuation of $12 billion.
Zagares first business venture was in 1999 when he launched a hedge fund for investors in his personal portfolio.
After graduating from Yale Law School, Zamparelli joined the board of directors of Zillow, a property information site.
He has also worked as an advisor to several venture capital funds.
Zogaris is an entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist.
He received the 2013 Nobel Prize in Economics for his work in the field of economic policy and finance.
Zagaras philanthropic work is focused on helping the poor and underserved.
His family has invested in the Kresge Family Foundation, which works to help build better schools and communities in underserved communities.
Jason Ziegler Jason Zagler is a serial entrepreneur and investor.
His businesses have included the online travel platform Travelocity and the online real estate brokerage Zip2Home.
In 2012, Zaglin was named one of Forbes’ 100 most valuable young entrepreneurs.
He launched his personal investment firm Zagaris Private Equity Fund, which he co-founded in 2006 with his father, John Zagrin.
He joined Zip2 Home in 2013 and the company is valued at $20 billion.
Matt O’Leary Matt OʹLeary is a real-estate developer who is the chairman and CEO at OʼLeary Properties, a multifamily development company based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
OʻLeary is the founder and president of OʺLeary Properties.
He started the company as a broker in the mid-1990s and became a realtor when he sold his business.
O’Learys real estate holdings include five properties in New Orleans, two in Fort Worth and one in San Antonio, Texas.
Olesa is also a major investor in online travel service Airbnb.
He founded the Airbnb Business Development Company in 2014.
Ben Haskins Ben Haska is a technology and venture capitalist who founded the company Z-Tronics, which is the leading provider of online real-time services to the entertainment industry.
Haskin co-created and led the company from 2011 to 2014 and is a founding partner and former chairman of Z-Rites.
He holds a B.A. in economics from Stanford University.
Haska founded the startup with the goal of bringing new products to the consumer market.
Z-Codes and Z-Networks are products that make it easier for people to purchase products from online retailers, while Z-Comps allows customers to purchase Z-codes on-the-spot from a Z-Store.
Joe L. Siegel Joe Siegel is a veteran entrepreneur who has built companies that span industries including telecommunications, retail, consumer electronics and healthcare.
He owns the entertainment and technology company Zuma Entertainment and the gaming company Zynga.
Sells an online retail platform called Zigler.
Saves businesses billions of dollars through his services and has made significant investments in companies such as Amazon, Lyft, Zyngo and Shopify.
Daniel Vasek Daniel Vask is an investor and entrepreneur who co-launched his company, ZVasek Investments, with fellow investors.
Vask and his co-founders are among the best-known investors in the U.S. and Canada.
Vaseks companies include Zavvi, a company that provides cloud computing solutions to organizations, and Zavvisek, a cloud platform that helps companies deliver digital content to their customers.
Zavvisa has raised $3.4 billion in venture capital since 2013.
He currently has $3 billion in total funding.
Michael C. Sadowski Michael C Sadowsky is the CEO and founder of Sadowsk, an investment management firm focused exclusively on investing in private companies, companies in emerging markets and other emerging markets.
Sarkski was the co–founder of The Global Village, a global village that launched in 2013 in New Zealand.
In 2015, Sadowska