Name: Stephanie Chai
Occupation: Chief Nomad at The Luxe Nomad
How she got started: A friend sent Chai a link of a luxury travel portal in the United States and five minutes later, she emailed back and said she was going to do the same for Asia.
Notable achievements: Albeit raising only $2.5 million over a period of four years, The Luxe Nomad has managed to organically build a brand which now reaches over 250,000 people. The site currently features over 1,800 curated listings and runs its own online travel magazine, WanderLuxe. From a monetary standpoint, the company has also managed to grow their average booking size from USD1,000 to USD3,000.
Something you might not have known about her: Chai once starred in a film called Fair Game with Naomi Watts and Sean Penn. That was her closest brush with Hollywood.
A quote she lives by: "Don't leave the world just having paid the taxes."
Read more about The Luxe Nomad here.