The 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Index has been released and with it the world’s most entrepreneurial countries have been revealed.
The American Dream
Once again the United States has been crowned as the world’s most entrepreneurial country, and with names like Steve Jobs, Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos, this may come as no surprise. Canada and Australia follow closely behind.
Denmark climbs higher
In Europe, Denmark has climbed to an all-time high on the Global Entrepreneurship Index. Now listed fourth, Denmark is the most entrepreneurial country in Europe. While perhaps a rarely acknowledged attribute of this country, Janus Friis, the founder of Skype, is Danish, as was the founder of Carlsberg, and Danish design is widely and highly acclaimed. Sweden follows Denmark, couting the founders of Spotify, Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon, among their most entrepreneurial citizens.
52% of the world's entrepreneurial capacity
The UK is ninth on the index – with entrepreneurs such as Richard Branson, Alan Sugar, James Dyson, Duncan Bannatyne and J.K Rowling in residence. The index found that the world is at 52% of its entrepreneurial capacity – "there’s clearly a whole lot more room for the many fledgling entrepreneurs who are currently finding their feet in business."
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