November 9, 2012. A series of stories in Kiplinger about immigrant entrepreneurs, from a Salvadoran who came as an undocumented immigrant and started a successful concrete supplier to a Jamaican-born bakery owner to the Russian-born co-founder of Google.

“Immigrants are such a varied group with people from countries all around the world that have a wide range of skill sets . . . and these [fields] have always been a natural fit” both locally and nationally, says David Dyssegaard Kallick, director of FPI’s Immigration Research Initiative.

The seven entrepreneurs featured here come from diverse backgrounds. They made their millions (and, in one case, billions) in industries ranging from Internet technology to restaurant services. Here are their stories.