7. Jenny Eu, Three Trees
As a girl, Jenny Eu strolled the forests of Taiwan with her grandmother, gathering plants for natural remedies and foods. When she grew up, Eu enjoyed making plant-based drinks for her friends. Friends raved about her nut milks, and in 2013, Eu began selling them at farmers’ markets, eventually expanding into independent health-food shops in San Francisco.
Bootstrapping the business by putting profits back into the company, Eu grew Three Trees into a nationwide business. Today, Three Trees organic almond milks are sold in 400+ stores nationwide, including Whole Foods.